Certificate of Inheritance

Συμβολαιογραφικές & Νομικές Υπηρεσίες


In certain cases, like e.g. if the inherited assets include also bank accounts of the inherited party, shares or other immaterial titles e.t.c., it requires the issue of certificate of inheritance for the inheritance right of the inheritors and for the share connoted to them, which is issued by the court where the inherited party had their last residence, following an application to be filed by the inheritor or inheritors (Civil Code 174), the trustee, the legatee or the executor of the will (819 Code of Civil Procedure).

A necessary condition to file the application for issue of certificate of inheritance is that the applicant or applicants have expressly or silently  accepted the inheritance connoted to them.

The filing of the application to issue a certificate of inheritance by the inheritor or inheritors constitutes silent acceptance of the inheritance.