Succession Act 1965

Abolition of existing rules of descent, escheat, etc.



11.(1) Without prejudice to the succeeding provisions of this section, all existing rules, modes and canons of descent and of devolution by special occupancy are hereby abolished except in so far as they may apply to the descent of an estate tail.

(2) Dower and tenancy by the curtesy are hereby abolished.

(3) Escheat to the State and escheat to a mesne lord for want of heirs are hereby abolished.