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A person inherits property when the estatet goes through some form of probate, a representative is appointed and they convey the property from the estate to the heir, beneficiary or legatee.
With a safe deposit box, a bank would not let a stranger access it unless the paperwork provided for a right of survivorship. In the case of survivorship the asset title transfers automatically at the time of death.
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