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Is there a deadline for paying legacies under a Will?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/11/2013

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  • Is there a deadline for paying legacies under a Will?

Is there a deadline for paying legacies under a Will?

Whilst there is no fixed deadline by which legacies must be paid, the personal representatives have a duty to pay the deceased's debts with due diligence, having regard to the assets in their hands that are properly applicable for that purpose and all the circumstances of the case.

Due diligence will normally require payment to be made before the end of the ‘executor's year’, which is one year

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