Succession Act 1965

PART II

Devolution of Real and Personal Estate on Death

Devolution of real and personal estate.

[1881 (c. 41) s. 30; 1959 (No. 8) ss. 6, 7 (1), 15 (pt.)]

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10. (1) The real and personal estate of a deceased person shall on his death, notwithstanding any testamentary disposition, devolve on and become vested in his personal representatives.

(2) The personal representatives for the time being of a deceased person are deemed in law his heirs and assigns within the meaning of all trusts and powers.

(3) The personal representatives shall be the representatives of the deceased in regard to his real and personal estate and shall hold the estate as trustees for the persons by law entitled thereto.

(4) The references in this section to the real and personal estate of a deceased person are to property to which he was entitled for an estate or interest not ceasing on his death, and include property over which he exercised by will a general power of appointment.

(5) This section shall apply to property vested on any trust in a deceased person solely, as it applies to his real and personal estate.