The Executor’s Commission - NSW Probate

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NSW Office Locations

Bondi Junction

Level 23, 520 Oxford St
Bondi Junction, 2022

Sydney

167 Macquarie Street
Sydney, 2000

Chatswood

10 Help Street
Chatswood, 2067

Parramatta

30 Cowper Street
Parramatta, 2150

All Mail

PO Box 29, 127 Bondi Road
Bondi, NSW, 2026

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(02) 9167 8141

Executors

The job of a probate executor is often a thankless task, met with impatience and suspicion by the beneficiaries of the estate. In addition, executors and trustees have traditionally been expected to perform their duties free of charge!

One would think - why would anyone agree to be an executor for probate?

For most, it is a sense of duty to their friend or family member. Despite this, the law recognises that if executors or administrators were not compensated for their work many would simply renounce their role once they discover what being an executor or administrator actually entails. As a result, the section 86 of the Probate and Administration Act 1898 allows for executors and administrators to be paid executors commission for their efforts.

section 86 of the Probate and Administration Act 1898 allows for executors and administrators to be paid executors commission for their efforts.

What is executor’s commission?

Executor’s commission, or administrator’s commission, is a discretionary estate payment to Probate executors or estate administrators as compensation for the “pains and troubles” they’ve gone through in administering the estate.

Executor’s commission can either be made by:

1. Having all residuary beneficiaries agree and consent to the sum the executor or administrator is seeking as commission for their efforts.

-or-

2. Applying to have a NSW Supreme Court Registrar approve an amount that is “just and reasonable” in the circumstances.

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NSW Office Locations

Bondi Junction

Level 23, 520 Oxford St
Bondi Junction, 2022

Sydney

167 Macquarie Street
Sydney, 2000

Chatswood

10 Help Street
Chatswood, 2067

Parramatta

30 Cowper Street
Parramatta, 2150

All Mail

PO Box 29, 127 Bondi Road
Bondi, NSW, 2026

Speak With Us

(02) 9167 8141