REAL PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Devolution of real estate to personal representative

   4   Vesting of real estate of intestate without heir

   5   Trusts on which personal representatives shall hold realty

   6   Assent of personal representative to devise of land

   7   Appropriation of residuary estate in satisfaction of legacy or share

   8   Priority of specialty debts abolished

 

THE REAL PROPERTY REPRESENTATIVE ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st December, 1903]

Cap 332.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Real Property Representative Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "personal representative" means an executor or administrator who has obtained probate or letters of administration;

   "the Court" means the Supreme Court, or any Judge thereof; and in cases within the jurisdiction of any Resident Magistrate's Court, the Judge of such Court;

   "prescribed" means prescribed by rules of Court;

   "registered land" means land registered under the Registration of Titles Act.

3   Devolution of real estate to personal representative

   (1) Where real estate is vested in any person, without a right in any other person to take by survivorship, it shall on his death, notwithstanding any testamentary, disposition, devolve to and become vested in his personal representatives or representative from time to time, as if ;it were a chattel real vesting in them or him.

   (2) This section shall apply to any real estate over which a person executes by will a general power of appointment, as if it were real estate vested in him.

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