Settling one's debt with the inheritors of the creditor after his demise

Q: If someone is paying someone in instalments for a house and during the time for example a course of 5 years they paying a certain amount every month and before the 5 years is completed the person passes away what happens? Like do you pay the inheritors the balance or what? The person that you are buying the house off they die, not the buyer.

A: The remainder of the debt will have to be paid to the heirs.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)