WHAT DOES THE ADMINISTRATION OF DECEASED ESTATES ENTAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA?
Administering a deceased estate requires specialised skills and insight by specialist deceased estate attorneys. Administering a deceased estate is not a task that should be approached lightly or by someone who does not have a working knowledge of what to do which can only cause unnecessary delays and more harm than is necessary.
When a person dies, the Executor of the deceased estate must complete a death notice and report it to the Master of the High Court within 14 days. The Master registers the deceased estate and formalises the appointment of the nominated Executor with a Letter of Executorship which authorises the Executor to represent the deceased estate.