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

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No. All assets in the name of a deceased individual will have to be transferred to the Beneficiaries for the fiduciary company to attend to the closure of the Estate and obtain the filing slip from the Master of the High Court, as according to the Administration of Estates 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.