ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES (SMALL ESTATES) (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT.


ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES (SMALL ESTATES) (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT.

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

 

   1.   Interpretation.

 

   2.   Jurisdiction to grant probate, etc. of small estates.

 

   3.   Application for grant of probate, etc.

 

   4.   Grantee of probate or administration alone to sue.

 

   5.   Effect of payment to executor or administrator.

 

   6.   Appeals.

 

   7.   Appeals to the Court of Appeal.

 

   8.   Probate rules.

 

   9.   Punishment for false averment in petition or declaration.

 

   10.   Application.

 

   11.   Saving for jurisdiction of the High Court.

 

   12.   Administrator General not precluded from grant.

 

 

 

CHAPTER 156
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES (SMALL ESTATES) (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT.

 

Commencement: 06 June, 1972.

   An Act to confer jurisdiction on magistrates courts to grant probate or letters of administration in respect of small estates of deceased persons and for other matters connected therewith.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

 

(a)   "small estate" means any estate the value of which is specified in section 2(1);

 

(b)   "Minister" means the Minister to whom functions under this Act are assigned.

 

2.   Jurisdiction to grant probate, etc. of small estates.

(1) Notwithstanding any provision of the Succession Act or the Administrator General's Act to the contrary, jurisdiction to grant probate or letters of administration in respect of small estates of deceased persons shall be exercised by—

 

(a)   a magistrate grade II, where the total value of the estate does not exceed 10,000 shillings;

 

(b)   a magistrate grade I, where the total value of the estate exceeds 10,000 shillings but does not exceed 50,000 shillings;

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