ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND ACT.


ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND ACT.

 

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

 

   1.   Interpretation.

 

   2.   Management of estates of persons of unsound mind.

 

   3.   Inquiries by the court.

 

   4.   Power of manager in respect of estate.

 

   5.   Inventory, statement and annual accounts.

 

   6.   Removal of managers.

 

   7.   Termination of appointment of manager.

 

   8.   Procedure on a person ceasing to be of unsound mind.

 

   9.   Powers of court in regard to property of person where no manager is appointed.

 

   10.   Pension of person of unsound mind when no manager appointed.

 

   11.   Power to make orders concerning affairs of persons of unsound mind.

 

   12.   Execution of conveyances and powers by manager or other person under order of court.

 

   13.   Power to order transfer of property of person of unsound mind residing out of Uganda.

 

   14.   Power of Chief Justice to delegate power to magistrates.

 

   15.   Power to make rules.

 

 

 

CHAPTER 155
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND ACT.

 

Commencement: 13 September, 1951.

   An Act to make provision for the administration of the estates of persons of unsound mind.

 

1.   Interpretation.

   For the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

 

(a)   "court" means the High Court;

 

(b)   "estate" includes all the movable or immovable property of any person;

 

(c)   "person of unsound mind" means any person adjudged to be of unsound mind under section 4 of the Mental Treatment Act or any person detained under section 113 or 117 of the Magistrates Courts Act;

 

(d)   "relative" includes a member of a clan or other customary organisation.

 

2.   Management of estates of persons of unsound mind.

   The court may appoint a manager of the estate of a person of unsound mind on the application of a superintendent or other person in charge of a mental hospital, the commissioner of prisons or a relative of any such person of unsound mind.

 

3.   Inquiries by the court.

(1) On application being made under section 2 for the appointment of a manager of the estate of a person of unsound mind, the court shall inquire of the applicant or any other person whom it may summon whether or not the person of unsound mind has any suitable relative who is willing to manage that person's estate.

(2) If as a result of inquiries made under subsection (1), the court is satisfied that a relative of a person of unsound mind is a suitable person to act as manager of the estate of the person of unsound mind and that he or she is willing so to act, the court shall appoint him or her to be the manager of that estate if it is of the opinion that a manager should be so appointed.

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