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Can a house (property) stay in a deceased person’s name?

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No, all assets in the name of the deceased will have to be transferred to the heirs of the Estate to be able to close off an estate and obtain the filing slip from the Master of the High Court, according to the deceased Administration Act.

*For the purposes of answering this question the term Beneficiary(ies) refers to Heir(s) and Legatee(s) as well as the Beneficiary(ies) of a Trust.