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SUCCESSION ACT 1981 - SECT 49
Particular powers of personal representatives
49 Particular powers of personal representatives
(1) Subject to this Act a personal representative represents the real and
personal estate of the deceased and has in relation to all such estate from
the death of the deceased all the powers hitherto exercisable by an executor
in relation to personal estate and all the powers conferred on personal
representatives by the Trusts Act 1973 .
(2) Upon the making of a grant and
subject thereto, the powers of personal representatives may be exercised from
time to time only by those personal representatives to whom the grant is made;
and no other person shall have power to bring actions or otherwise act as
personal representative without the consent of the court.
(3) Subject to the
grant, the powers of those personal representatives to whom a grant is made
shall relate back to and be deemed to have arisen upon the death of the
deceased as if there had been no interval of time between the death and the
(4) The powers of personal representatives shall be exercised by them
(5) The court may confer on a personal representative such further
powers in the administration of the estate as may be convenient.
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