As Administrator (Full Authority), can I pay a gardener to clean up real property, mow the yard, throw away garbage? Also, the property has a roof leak, the estimates are $700-$800 to repair. Estate has plenty of cash and no debts. Can I safely pay to make these repairs?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Yes, you have a duty as Administrator of the estate to maintain the property, and may use estate funds.
Yes. You are potentially personally liable if you do not take reasonable steps to maintain and preserve Estate assets. You should have an attorney helping you administer the Estate so you can proceed toward final distribution more efficiently.