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A deed of sale will remain valid and enforceable, should the seller or the purchaser die before transfer has been registered. The executor of the deceased’s estate would have to act on behalf of the estate.
When a person dies, the Master of the High Court appoints an executor to administer the deceased’s estate.
In this article our attorneys in Cape Town discuss in brief, the role of the executor in a deceased estate and what qualities to look for in a potential executor.
When describing the role of an executor to my clients, for simplicity, I reference the fact that the executor ‘steps into the shoes’ of the deceased. However, there is a lot more that an executor must know and do, in accordance with the Law, as briefly discussed below.
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