Death and estate inventory deed

If a member of your family dies, we help you to draw up, register and confirm the necessary documents.

When a person passes away, an inventory of their estate needs to be carried out within three months of their death. To determine the heirs of the deceased, a report on family relationships is needed at the estate inventory. The report on family relationships can be acquired from the parish or the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. In some cases, managing the matters of the estate can be easier if the Digital and Population Data Services Agency confirms the shareholders of the estate inventory deed on the basis of the report on family relationships.

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Public authorities usually inform the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of a person’s death, after which the Agency updates the information in the Population Information System. If a person dies abroad, the next of kin need to notify the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.

  • Notification of a death abroad

Heirs also have the right to renounce their inheritance. The right of the debtor to inherit or receive a legacy must not be distrained if a notice of renunciation has been deposited to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency for registration.

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