Q: Should executor pay rent as exclusive user of vacation home in probate?
My brother-in-law is (or will be once he finally files--it's been 9 months) executor of his father's estate (mother died first). A vacation home is part of the estate, and it has been closed up for the winter, so nothing needs to be done to "preserve" the property. The b-i-l is planning on opening it up, turning on water, electricity, gas, internet, etc., and charging the estate for all of those costs over the summer. He and his family will be the only ones using the property, which seem to me would violate his fiduciary duty. It's an Ohio estate, the executor lives in Illinois, the property is in Wisconsin.
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