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This Act concerns the administration of real estate and personal property of a deceased person by an administrator or executor by will. The Act also makes provision for the distribution of estates under intestate and other administration or disposal of assets. The Administrator and Registrar General shall initiate the procedure for Letters of Administration. The estate of every person dying intestate after the date of the operation of this Act shall devolve upon the Administrator and Registrar-General. However, upon the grant of letters of administration, the estate shall be divested from the Administrator and Registrar-General and be vested in the person or persons to whom letters of administration have been granted. An estate left unadministered shall vest in the Administrator and Registrar-General or other person so appointed with all the rights, powers and subject to all the liabilities of the administrator.

Amended by: Administration of Estates (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 5 of 2006). (2006-04-18)

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Rudolph Hupperts (CONSLEGB)

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