—(1) Upon proof to the satisfaction of the Official Receiver that there is vested in him by operation of section 346 or by operation of any corresponding previous written law or of a law of a designated country corresponding with section 354 any estate or interest in property, whether solely or together with any other person, of a beneficial nature and not merely held in trust, the Official Receiver may sell or otherwise dispose of or deal with such estate or interest or any part thereof as he sees fit.
(2) The Official Receiver may sell or otherwise dispose of or deal with such property either solely or in concurrence with any other person in such manner for such consideration by public auction, public tender or private contract upon such terms and conditions as he thinks fit, with power to rescind any contract and resell or otherwise dispose of or deal with such property as he thinks expedient, and may make, execute, sign and give such contracts, instruments and documents as he thinks necessary.
(3) The Official Receiver shall be remunerated by such commission, whether by way of percentage or otherwise, as is prescribed in respect of the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by subsection (1).
(4) The moneys received by the Official Receiver in the exercise of any of the powers conferred on him by this Subdivision shall be applied in defraying all costs, expenses, commission and fees incidental thereto and thereafter to any payment authorised by this Subdivision and the surplus, if any, shall be dealt with as if they were unclaimed moneys paid to the Official Receiver in pursuance of section 322.
[Aust., 1961, s. 311]