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Administration of Estates Act (Northern Ireland) 1955

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44Meaning of “real estate”, etc.N.I.

For the purposes of this Act—

(a)the expression “real estate” includes chattels real, and land in possession, remainder, or reversion, and every estate or interest in or over land (including real estate held on trust or by way of mortgage or security, but not money to arise under a trust for sale of land, nor money secured or charged on land) to which a deceased person was entitled at the time of his death;

(b)an estate or interest vested on any trust in any deceased person solely shall be deemed not to be an estate or interest as to which that person dies intestate;

(c)the estate or interest of a deceased person in an estate tail shall be deemed to be an estate or interest ceasing on his death, but any further or other estate or interest of the deceased person in remainder or reversion which is capable of being disposed of by his will shall not be deemed to be an estate or interest so ceasing;

(d)the estate or interest of a deceased person under a joint tenancy where any tenant survives the deceased person shall be deemed to be an estate or interest ceasing on his death;

(e)on the death of a corporator sole his estate or interest in the corporation's real estate shall be deemed to be an estate or interest ceasing on his death.

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