Article 1171. The protection of inheritance and its management.

1. In order to protect the rights of heirs, legatees and other interested persons, the executor of the will or the notary at the place of opening the inheritance shall take the measures specified in Articles 1172 and 1173 of this Code and other necessary measures to protect and manage the inheritance. 2. The notary takes measures for the protection of the inheritance and its management upon the application of one or several heirs, the executor of the will, the local government, the guardianship and custody agency or other persons acting in the interests of preserving the estate. In the case when the executor of the will is appointed (Article 1134), the notary takes measures to protect and manage the inheritance in consultation with the executor of the will. The executor of the will takes measures to protect the inheritance and manage it independently or at the request of one or several heirs. 3. In order to identify the composition of the inheritance and its protection, banks, other credit organizations and other legal entities are required, at the request of the notary, to inform him about the information of these persons about the property belonging to the testator. The notary can communicate the received information only to the executor of the will and heirs. 4. The notary shall take measures to protect and manage the inheritance during the period determined by the notary, taking into account the nature and value of the inheritance, as well as the time required for heirs to take possession of the inheritance, but not more than six months, and in cases provided for clauses 2 and 3 of article 1154 and clause 2 of article 1156 of this Code, not more than within nine months from the date of opening the inheritance. The executor of the will shall take measures for the protection of the inheritance and its management for the period necessary for the execution of the will. 5. In the case when the inheritance property is located in different places, the notary at the place of opening the inheritance sends, through the judicial authorities to the notary at the location of the relevant part of the inherited property, a binding order for the protection and management of this property. If the notary at the place of opening the inheritance knows who should take measures to protect the property, such an order is sent to the appropriate notary or official. 6. The procedure for the protection and management of inheritance property, including the procedure for the inventory of inheritance, is determined by the legislation on the notary. The maximum amount of remuneration under the contract of storage of the hereditary property and the contract of trust management of the inheritance property shall be established by the Government of the Russian Federation. 7. In the case when the right to perform notarial actions is granted by law to officials of local governments and officials of consular offices of the Russian Federation, the necessary measures to protect and manage the inheritance can be taken by the relevant official.

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References to other articles of chapter 64. Acquisition of an inheritance:
Article 1152. Acceptance of inheritance.
Article 1153. Ways of accepting inheritance.
Article 1154. Deadline for accepting an inheritance.
Article 1155. Acceptance of inheritance upon expiration of the established period.
Article 1156. Transfer of the right to accept inheritance (hereditary transmission).
Article 1157. Right to refuse an inheritance.
Article 1158. Refusal of inheritance in favor of other persons and refusal of a part of inheritance.
Article 1159. Ways of non-inheritance.
Article 1160. Right to refuse to receive a testamentary.
Article 1161. Increment of hereditary shares.
Article 1162. Certificate of Inheritance.
Article 1163. Terms for issuing a certificate of inheritance.
Article 1164. The common property of the heirs.
Article 1165. The division of inheritance by agreement between the heirs.
Article 1166. The protection of the interests of the child in the division of inheritance.
Article 1167. Protection of the legitimate interests of minors, incapable and partially capable citizens in the division of inheritance.
Article 1168. Preemptive right to an indivisible thing in the division of inheritance.
Article 1169. Preferential right to items of ordinary home furnishings and households in the division of inheritance.
Article 1170. Compensation of the disproportion of inherited property with a hereditary share.
Article 1172. Measures for the protection of inheritance.
Article 1173. Trust management of hereditary property.
Article 1174. Reimbursement of expenses caused by the death of the testator, and expenses for the protection and management of the inheritance.
Article 1175. Responsibility of heirs for the debts of the testator.