Specific bequest

Specific bequest is a testamentary disposition in the form of a notarial deed under which the testator decides that a designated person acquires the subject of the legacy upon opening the inheritance.

The subject of such a bequest may only be:/p>

  • things marked as to identity,
  • property rights that may be disposed of,
  • an enterprise,
  • a farm,
  • establishment of a usufruct or easement for the benefit of the legatee.

The effectiveness of a specific bequest depends on the testator's possession of the legacy at the time of death. The person for whose benefit a specific bequest has been established may also be encumbered with an ordinary legacy (as a result of which the legatee does not become the owner of the objects by operation of law, but only when they are transferred by the heir)

The effectiveness of a specific bequest depends on whether the last will was drawn up in the form of a notarial deed.