Hanlie Ferreira is a Director of the firm and practises as an Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public at the Claremont branch. She joined STBB in 2001 where she is currently practising in all aspects of property law but primarily in development law where she has gained extensive experienced in. This includes large plot and plan developments, retirement villages small to large sectional title schemes, consolidations, subdivision and servitudes relating to property. Her knowledge provides clients with quick and accurate advice on all property law questions and problems. She also practises as a Notary and apart from complexed servitude registration also deal with Ante Nuptial Agreements. Her experience as a conveyancer goes hand in hand with a thorough approach and consideration of all aspects in relation with property. She is passionate about her career and STBB.

Thought of the Week | Sale of property directly from deceased estate to third parties

Family members/heirs of a deceased person often erroneously sign an Offer to Purchase on behalf of the late property owner only to find that they had no authority to do so and that the agreement is therefore invalid.

When a property is sold directly from the deceased’s estate to a third party, it is the duty of the estate agents, heirs or family members negotiating the sale to obtain a copy of the deceased’s last will and testament to determine who has been nominated to act as Executor of the deceased’s estate.

Once the Executor(s) has been identified, Letters of Executorship appointing such Executor must be issued by the Master of the High Court and only an Executor who has been so appointed may accept and sign an Offer to Purchase on behalf of the deceased estate, thereby making such agreement lawful and binding on the deceased estate.

For more information, contact us at STBB.

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