Administration of Estates of Persons of Unsound Mind Act, 1951
- Commenced on 13 September 1951
- [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. InterpretationFor the purposes of this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
2. Management of estates of persons of unsound mindThe 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
4. Power of manager in respect of estate
5. Inventory, statement and annual accounts
6. Removal of managersThe court may, for any cause which seems to it sufficient, remove any manager appointed by it under section 3 and may appoint any other fit person in his or her place, and may make such order as it considers necessary to ensure that the person so removed makes over the property in his or her hands, and of which he or she was manager, to his or her successor and accounts to that successor for all money received or disbursed by him or her in connection with the property.
7. Termination of appointment of managerOn the termination of the appointment of any manager for any reason whatsoever, the manager shall deliver an account, in such form as the court shall direct, of the property of which he or she was manager, to the court.
8. Procedure on a person ceasing to be of unsound mindWhere any person who has been of unsound mind ceases to be of unsound mind and that person’s estate or any part of it has been administered by a manager, the manager shall deliver an account in such form as the court shall direct of the property of which he or she was manager both to the person who was of unsound mind and to the court, and shall take such steps as the court shall order to ensure that the person who was of unsound mind is given full control of his or her estate or such part of his or her estate as he or she managed.
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 mindNotwithstanding the other provisions in this Act, the court may upon application made to it by a petition concerning any matter whatsoever connected with the estate of a person of unsound mind make such order, subject to the provisions of this Act, regarding the application as in the circumstances of the case the court may think fit.
12. Execution of conveyances and powers by manager or other person under order of courtA manager, or such other person as the court may appoint for the purpose, shall in the name and on behalf of a person of unsound mind execute all such conveyances and instruments relative to any sale, mortgage or other disposition of such person’s estate as the court may order, and any conveyance or other instrument executed by the manager, or any other such person, with the sanction of the court, shall be as valid and effectual in all respects as if it had been executed by the person of unsound mind while he or she was of sound mind.
13. Power to order transfer of property of person of unsound mind residing out of UgandaWhere any movable or immovable property is standing in the name of or vested in any person residing out of Uganda, the court may, upon being satisfied that such person is of unsound mind and that a manager has been appointed for his or her estate according to the law of the place where he or she is residing, order some fit person to pay, deliver or transfer the property, or any part of it, to the name of the person so appointed, as the court may think fit.
14. Power of Chief Justice to delegate power to magistratesThe Chief Justice may, by statutory instrument, confer upon any magistrate, either generally or in respect of a particular person or class of persons, all or any of the powers conferred upon or vested in the court under this Act.
15. Power to make rulesThe Chief Justice may make rules prescribing—
History of this document
31 December 2000 this version
13 September 1951