I would like to know what happens in the...

Asked by Floyd on 09-02-2023 23:15:05
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

I would like to know what happens in the Deceased Estate when the Estate owner passed away without a valid will. Therefore Rules of the Intestate Act need to followed.  In our case, my brother elected himself an Executor and never told anyone. He then went on to get a Letter of Authority, again without anyone knowing. Then he changed Title Deed to his name and his wife's, again without anyone knowing. And I think the process is as follows: 

                Descendants need to meet and choose an Executor.

                They then draft the Affidavit, fill out the Nomination Form, draft a List of Descendants, etc.

                Then they need to instruct the Executor to approach the Master's Office with the above documents

                Then they instruct Executor who to put in the Title Deed.

So what happens in a Case where someone got the Letter of Authority fraudulently like in our case?

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