Handicraft business; application for continuation of a business after the death of the owner

The continuation of a craft business after the death of the owner must be applied for.


After the death of the owner of a business, the spouse, the partner, the heir, the executor, the administrator of the estate, the insolvency administrator of the estate or the guardian of the estate may continue the business without fulfilling the requirements for registration in the register of skilled crafts.

They must ensure that a business manager is appointed without delay.


It is a prerequisite that the owner of the business was entered in the register of craftsmen at the time of his death.


The continuation of the business must be applied for at the responsible Chamber of Crafts.


The plant manager must be appointed without delay. In cases of hardship, the Chamber of Skilled Crafts may set a reasonable deadline if proper management of the business is guaranteed.


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