How do we find out who is handling probate for someone who has been paid for work which remains undone and who has subsequently died?
DD1 has had a kitchen extension done - well almost done. There were hand made units which were successfully incorporated in the new kitchen but they decided they wanted an island unit made to 'go with' the existing units.
Following recommendations from friends, and looking at his work, they commissioned a local man to make the unit, 4 stools and to fit a sink and shelving in the new utility room.
Sadly, work was held up as his baby granddaughter was born with health issues and died.
There was then catalogue of disasters, the top warped, the stools were wrong the sink unit didn't fit rhe wall etc. The man kept promising to redo and dd was very patient, bearing in mind the sad circumstances.
Eventually, they started to push to get the job done only to be told that the chap had had a stroke but that they had arranged for another man to come and put it right.
He didnt turn up on the appointed day so DD rang the first man to find he had had a heart attack and died!
The widow said everything was in the hands of the accountant who was sorting out probate.
Whilst being very sad for the family, dd now has an island unit with no electrics, a droopy breakfast bar, the wrong stools and a freestanding sink in the utility room. This all began last November.
Sorry for the long post.
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