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.

Related Links

  • § 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.

Related Links

  • § 46 paragraph 3 Of the Industrial Code (GewO)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018