Bankruptcy Act 1988

Order for administration under Part VI .

(New)

117

117. (1) On presentation of a petition the Court may, unless it appears that there is a reasonable probability that the estate will be sufficient for the payment of the deceased's debts, make an order for the administration under this Part of the deceased's estate or may, upon cause shown, dismiss the petition with or without costs.

(2) Where the petition is presented by a creditor, he shall prove his debt to the Court before an order is made.

(3) An order may be made under this section notwithstanding that there is no known personal representative of the deceased.