Operation of a trade after the death of the trader without a qualified representative permit Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
After the death of a trader, the trade may, on behalf of the
- surviving spouse or surviving partner
- of the minor heirs during the minor
- the administrator of the estate, the caretaker of the estate or the executor of the will
as a rule, only by alternates(s) qualified in accordance with Section 45 of the German Commercial Code (GewO).
On request, the competent authority may allow the trade to be operated without such a representative for a period of one year after the death of the trader.
This does not affect the specific regulations existing for individual trades (e.g. crafts).
Section 45 Trade Code (GewO)
- If necessary, identity card or passport
If necessary, additional documents are required, which result from the relevant specialist law. Please contact the appropriate body.
Section 46 paragraph 3 Trade Code (GewO)
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