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Contents

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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II RENUNCIATION

Part III GRANT OF PROBATE OR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION

Where will lost, etc.

Where will destroyed, etc.

Where will proved and deposited outside Singapore

Where codicil propounded after probate

Letters of administration with will annexed

Letters of administration until will produced

Letters of administration on intestacy

Letters of administration pending probate action

Letters of administration during infancy

Letters of administration during lunacy

Letters of administration limited to trust property

Letters of administration limited to collection and preservation of property

Death of one of several executors, etc.

Part IV OATH

Part V SECURITY

Part VI REVOCATION OF GRANT

Part VII CAVEATS

Part VIII DISTRICT COURTS

Part IX PROTECTION OF ESTATES PENDING GRANT

Part X RE-SEALING OF PROBATES AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED OUT OF SINGAPORE

Part XI GENERAL

FIRST SCHEDULE Rules As to Payment of Debts Where Estate Is Insolvent

SECOND SCHEDULE Order of Application of Assets Where the Estate Is Solvent

THIRD SCHEDULE Names of States

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Letters of administration on intestacy
Letters of administration on intestacy
18.
—(1)  When a person has died intestate, the court may grant letters of administration of his estate.
(2)  In granting such letters of administration the court shall have regard to the rights of all persons interested in the estate of the deceased person or the proceeds of sale thereof, and in regard to land settled previously to the death of the deceased, letters of administration may be granted to the trustees of the settlement.
(3)  Any such grant of letters of administration may be limited in any way the court thinks fit.
(4)  Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) —
(a)
letters of administration may be granted to the husband or widow or next of kin or any of them;
(b)
when such persons apply for letters of administration, it shall be in the discretion of the court to grant them to any one or more of such persons;
(c)
when no such person applies, letters of administration may be granted to a creditor of the deceased;
(d)
in any case where —
(i)
the next of kin of any person dying intestate, or the greater number of such next of kin, so desire; or
(ii)
no next of kin or creditor or other person appears and makes out a claim to letters of administration,
letters of administration of the estate and effects of the intestate may be granted by the court to such person as the court thinks fit for the purpose.
(5)  Nothing in this section shall affect any law by which special provision is made regarding the estates of persons of a particular religion or race.
Letters of administration to attorney of person entitled
19.  Where a person entitled to letters of administration in case of intestacy is absent from Singapore, and no person equally entitled is willing to act, letters of administration may be granted to an authorised attorney of the absent person, limited until he obtains a grant to himself.