2. Incorrectly keeping Records One of the most important aspects of the job of executor is maintaining documents of all important items, expenditures, and assets. A properly maintained record ensures that you have the ability to provide proof whenever a beneficiary needs details regarding particular expenditures. It is easy to lose crucial documents if you do not keep these records. That's something you must keep track of. 3. The estate is not administered in a timely manner Personal liability can be a concern if you fail to administer the estate in a timely manner in the event of the negligence of others. You could also lose your authority as executor in the event that you do not take action in the best interest of the beneficiaries. 4. Inability to determine all estate assets If you're caught in the midst of a deadline and don't include specific properties, your application for the grant of probate might be considered to could have negative consequences for beneficiaries. Always double-check your paperwork to ensure you include all the properties, since the property you have not included must be disclosed to any missing ones to the court afterward. The months following the death of a loved one may be overwhelming for the administrator for their estate. The above information will aid you to identify where to start and the steps required to close an estate. This guide will help you prepare for the role sufficiently and meet your obligations efficiently as well as protect yourself from pitfalls.