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Bequeathing property in your will – how it can go wrong

By David Knott of Private Client Trust, the fiduciary services division of Private Client Holdings, and a member of the Fiduciary Institute of South Africa. When it comes to leaving fixed property to someone in your will, unless you have had professional assistance in the drafting of the will, you may be creating unnecessary complications for...

Is your will worth the paper it’s written on?

There are times when the instructions contained in your will might not be carried out as you intended. South Africans have always believed that they enjoy total freedom of testation – unlike many other countries where legislation imposes forced heirship, which means that the State dictates that a portion of one’s estate must devolve upon...