How to be an executor

Lauren Marlow provides a simple guide setting out how to be an executor, tackling the main concerns for those who have not undertaken the role before

If you are appointed as an executor when the appointment is unexpected or you have not carried out the role before, it is likely you will have a lot of questions. Ten of the most typical questions that I am asked are set out below with my response to provide a simple guide on how to be an executor. As each administration can differ greatly, this guide is not a substitute for legal advice on your specific circumstances. 

1. What is an executor?