Renunciation of inheritance in enforcement

Only notify us of the renunciation of inheritance, if you have enforcement debts and you want to prevent the enforcement of your share of the estate in order to pay your debts. When you have renounced the inheritance before the enforcement decision was made and submitted the notification to us for deposit, your right to the inheritance or will may not be seized. 

Renunciation of inheritance in enforcement requires the following:  

  • You have not accepted the inheritance. 

  • You're renouncing your right to the whole inheritance. Your share of the estate goes to the heirs who come in your place.  

  • The enforcement decision has not been made yet. 

In what ways can I prevent the attachment of the share of the estate? 

You can renounce the inheritance and prevent the attachment of the share of the estate in the following ways: 

  1. By showing to the enforcement authority that you have renounced the inheritance when the testator was alive. For example, you have accepted the will or notified the testator in writing of the renunciation of the inheritance. 
  2. By proving to the enforcement authority that after the testator's death, you have notified the estate of the renunciation of the inheritance in writing. 
  3. By presenting a certificate to the enforcement authority that, after the testator died, you have submitted a notification of renunciation of inheritance to us at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency for deposit. 

Depositing a notification of renunciation of inheritance at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency 

If you cannot act using methods 1 or 2, you can submit a notification of renunciation of the inheritance to us for deposit. Deliver it only after the person you are about to inherit from has died. 

You have deposited the notification on the day it arrives to us. 

If the enforcement decision has already been made, you can no longer prevent the attachment of your share of the estate. 

We do not comment on the content or validity of the notification. 

Do the following

  • Draw up the notice of renunciation in writing. The form of the notice is free, but it must include sufficient information on the testator. It is not possible to register the notice before the testator has died.
  • Fill in the request to record the renunciation.
    Request to record the renunciation
  • Bring the copy of renunciation and the request form to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. The documents can be mailed to the service locations.
  • When the notice of renunciation has been registered at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, inform the shareholders and the administration of the estate of it immediately.

Price

Handling fee is EUR 35. 

Frequently asked questions 

Renunciation of inheritance

Renunciation of inheritance in enforcement

Links to acts related to the matter

Code of Inheritance

Enforcement Code

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