Who Will Inherit my House and my Mortgage?

There is a lot involved in the purchase of a house. When you have found your ideal home, you will have to enter into a written purchase agreement and you will have to find a bank that is willing to give you a mortgage – that is, if you need one. And then you will have to go to a civil law notary for the signing of the transfer deed and the mortgage deed. And then… you can call yourself the owner of the home.

But what happens to the home, should you pass away? Who has a right to it and who is liable for the mortgage debt? And what about the life insurance and the inheritance taxes?

Yolanda Bokhorst offers helpful tips and insights.



Yolanda Bokhorst
2015 Winter

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