Being an executor or an administrator isn’t easy. It takes a lot of responsibility and time. Often it is a thankless task!
you are only entitled to be remunerated for your time and effort in managing the estate if you obtain an order from the Supreme Court of Western Australia for compensation (known as an ‘executor’s commission’).
The Court will award an amount depending on various factors including:
The Court may take into account lengthy delays, lack of communication and inappropriate conduct by the executor to reduce or extinguish any claim for a commission.
The maximum amount that the Court can grant is 5% of the gross value of the estate.
You can maximise your prospects of claiming an executor’s commission by:
You must apply to the Supreme Court of Western Australia. If you want to make or are considering making such an application, you should seek legal advice on your prospects and the procedure.