I am looking for advice from my fellow practitioners.
Our borough has many homes which are empty as a result of the owner passing away. However in some cases the executors (often family members) are reluctant to progress probate.
This means that the property is sitting empty, with a class F council tax exemption. Without paying council tax there is even less of an incentive for probate to be achieved.
I understand this can be an emotional time for many people, however, how long would you leave it before you contact a family for regular updates or even consider enforcement action?
Your advice is greatly appreciated.