Frequently asked questions


How long does it take to get inheritance money?

The length of time it takes to administer an Estate depends on the complexity of the Estate, which in turn affects how long it takes to receive an inheritance.

How long does it take to get a letter of executorship ?

Under normal circumstances, the Master can take up to 6 weeks to issue an appointment letter provided that all the correct and relevant documents have been submitted.

How long does it take to finalise a deceased estate?

This is difficult to specify as every Estate differs depending on the challenges unique to the Estate.

How do I settle an estate after someone dies?

The Estate Administration process is often known as “Winding up of an Estate”. An Executor, as appointed by the Master of the High Court, finalises an Estate after someone passes away.

How do I register a deceased estate?

When an individual passes away, you need to notify the Master of the High Court in the deceased’s jurisdiction of domicile within 14 days after the notice of death.