Important news regarding Representation Grants and estates

April 22, 2020 Category News

If you are an executor and have a Representation Grant dated October 23, 2019 or later, you should be aware that the suspension of all legal limitation periods effective March 27, 2020.  This suspension applies to the 210 day period from the grant of probate prohibiting distributions from an estate in s. 151 of the Wills Estates and Succession Act.  This means that the number of days after March 27th will not count toward the 210 days and the counting of days will not be resumed until the day the suspension is lifted.   In the circumstances, Horne Coupar LLP highly recommend that you seek legal advice before making any distribution of the estate.


April 22, 2020