Administration of Estates (Small Estates) (Special Provisions) Act
- Commenced on 6 June 1972
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2000.]
- [Note: The version of the Act as at 31 December 2000 was revised and consolidated by the Law Reform Commission of Uganda. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for ULII.]
1. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Jurisdiction to grant probate, etc. of small estates
3. Application for grant of probate, etc.An application for the grant of probate or letters of administration shall be made in the prescribed form and shall contain such matters as may be prescribed.
4. Grantee of probate or administration alone to sueAfter any grant of probate has or letters of administration have been made, no person other than the holder of the grant may sue or otherwise act as representative of the deceased, until the grant is revoked.
5. Effect of payment to executor or administratorWhere any probate is or letters of administration are revoked, all payments bona fide made to any executor or administrator under the probate or administration before its revocation shall, notwithstanding the revocation, be a legal discharge to the person making the payments; and an executor or administrator who has acted under the revoked probate or administration may retain and reimburse himself or herself in respect of any payments made by him or her, which the person to whom probate or letters of administration shall be afterwards granted might have lawfully made.
6. AppealsAn appeal shall lie—
7. Appeals to the Court of Appeal
8. Probate rulesThe Minister may, in consultation with the Chief Justice, make rules—
9. Punishment for false averment in petition or declarationIf any person makes in his or her application or declaration which is required to be made or verified under this Act any averment which he or she knows or believes to be false, he or she commits an offence and is liable to the penalties provided by the law for the time being in force for the punishment of the offence of giving or fabricating false evidence.
11. Saving for jurisdiction of the High CourtNothing in this Act shall affect the jurisdiction of the High Court to grant probate or letters of administration in respect of estates of persons having no fixed place of abode in Uganda.
12. Administrator General not precluded from grantNothing in this Act shall be deemed to preclude—
History of this document
31 December 2000 this version
06 June 1972