Operation of a trade after the death of the trader/trader without competent representation Permission
After the death of a trader, the trader may be charged for
- of the surviving spouse
- of minor heirs during the age of minority
- the administrator of the estate, the trustee of the estate or the executor of the will
as a rule, only by deputies qualified in accordance with § 45 of the Industrial Code (GewO).
Upon request, the competent authority may allow the trade to be operated without such representation for a period of one year after the death of the trader.'
Existing special regulations for individual trades (e.g. crafts) remain unaffected by this.
§ 45 Industrial Code (GewO)
- If applicable , identity card or passport
If necessary, further documents resulting from the relevant specialist law may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
§ 46 paragraph 3 Of the Industrial Code (GewO)
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