Administration
of Deceased Estates

WHAT WE DO

A deceased estate comes into existence when a person dies leaving property or a document which is a will or purports to be a will. Such estate must then be administered and distributed in terms of the deceased’s will or failing a valid will, in terms of the Intestate Succession Act, 81 of 1987. The procedure which must be followed to administer a deceased estate is prescribed by the Administration of Estates Act, 66 of 1965 (as amended).

  • We ensure that all parties concerned are updated at predetermined intervals.
  • We provide a free no-obligation first consultation to explain the processes, distribution and costs associated with the administration of a deceased estate and provide the following services in respect of the administration of deceased estates:
    • Consultations with clients
    • Regular updates to clients
    • Completing reporting documents
    • Attending at the Master of the High Court’s office (Johannesburg & Pretoria)
    • Obtaining letters of Executorship / Authority
    • Advertising in terms of Section 29 and Section 35 Drafting and finalizing of the liquidation and distribution account
    • Completing and submitting of the Estate Duty addendum Obtaining Master of the High Court’s permission to sell immovable property
    • Transfer of immovable property
    • Opening an Estate Late Account
    • Obtaining Master of the High Court’s permission to distribute assets or cash surplus