How do I open (report) an estate of a deceased person?


The Estate of a deceased person must be reported to the Master of the High Court within 14 days of the date of death. The death is to be reported by any person having control or possession of any property or document (normally a fiduciary company) that is or intends to be a Will of the deceased individual. The Estate is reported by lodging a completed death notice and other reporting documents with the Master of the High Court.