Certification of the shareholders in an estate inventory deed
You can apply for confirmation that the right persons have been entered in the estate inventory deed as shareholders in the estate. The shareholders’ details are certified based on the information in the Population Information System or other available information.
Applying for the certification is not obligatory.
You cannot apply for confirmation of the entire contents of the estate inventory deed, but only for that the estate inventory deed contains correct information on the shareholders of the estate and the spouse of the deceased.
What is the certification used for?
The certification decision is not a legally binding decision on who the shareholders of the estate are. However, it facilitates the management of the estate – for example, the sale of the property or the apartment – because the shareholders can use it to show that they have the right to jointly represent the estate. A person outside the estate, on the other hand, can trust that a contract concluded with the shareholders recorded in the certified estate inventory deed binds the estate even if it were later found out that a shareholder was missing from the deed.
How does DVV certify the information?
We check the shareholders entries in the estate inventory deed and its attachments. If they lead us to believe that the shareholders are most likely correct, we will confirm the shareholder details. If the entries in the estate inventory deed concerning shareholders or the attachments are incomplete or incorrect, we will not confirm the shareholder details. At the same time, we will report any shortcomings or errors we have found.