Renunciation of inheritance
Heirs and beneficiaries of a will have the right to renounce their right to inherit. The precondition for the renunciation is that the heir must not yet have undertaken activities that can be considered to mean accepting the inheritance.
The right of the debtor to inherit or receive a legacy must not be distrained if the debtor has after the death of the testator submitted a notice of renunciation to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency for registration. When a distraining decision has been made, the debtor can no longer renounce their right to inherit.
It is not obligatory to inform the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of the renunciation of inheritance.
It is only necessary in situations where protection is sought against a distraining decision made by the enforcement authorities.
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