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Succession (Scotland) Act 1964

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Intestate Succession

    1. 1. Assimilation of heritage to moveables for purpose of devolution on intestacy.

    2. 2. Rights of succession to intestate estate.

    3. 3. Succession of collaterals.

    4. 4.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    5. 5. Representation.

    6. 6. Division of intestate estate among those having right thereto.

    7. 7. Saving of right of Crown asultimus haeres.

  3. Part II Legal and other prior Rights in Estates of Deceased Persons

    1. 8. Prior rights of surviving spouse, on intestacy, in dwelling house and furniture.

    2. 9. Prior right of surviving spouse to financial provision on intestacy.

    3. 9A.—. Provisions supplementary to ss. 8 and 9.

    4. 10. Abolition of terce and courtesy, and calculation of legal rights.

    5. 10A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    6. 11. Representation in, and division of, legitim.

    7. 12. Legitim not to be discharged by ante-nuptial marriage contract.

    8. 13. Equitable compensation.

  4. Part III Administration and winding up of estates

    1. 14. Assimilation for purposes of administration, etc., of heritage to moveables.

    2. 15. Provisions as to transfer of heritage.

    3. 16. Provisions relating to leases.

    4. 17. Protection of persons acquiring title.

    5. 18. Provisions as to entails and special destinations.

    6. 19. Estate Duty.

    7. 20. Executor dative to have powers of a trustee.

    8. 21. Evidence as to holograph wills in commissary proceedings.

    9. 21A. Evidence as to testamentary documents in commissary proceedings.

    10. 22. Court of Session may regulate procedure in commissary proceedings.

  5. Part IV Adopted Persons

    1. 23. Adopted person to be treated for purposes of succession etc. as child of adopter.

    2. 24. Provisions supplementary to s. 23.

  6. Part V Financial Provision on Divorce

    1. 25—27.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous and Supplementary

    1. 28. Power of minor to test on heritage.

    2. 29. Right of tenant to bequeath interest under lease.

    3. 30. Effect of testamentary dispositions on special destinations.

    4. 31. Presumption of survivorship in respect of claims to property.

    5. 32. Certain testamentary dispositions to be formally valid.

    6. 33. Construction of existing deeds.

    7. 34. Modification of enactments and repeals.

    8. 35. Transfer of certain jurisdiction to Sheriff of Chancery.

    9. 36. Interpretation.

    10. 37. Exclusion of certain matters from operation of Act.

    11. 38. Citation, extent and commencement.

  8. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Form of Docket

      1. I, AB, being by virtue of the within confirmation [or...

      2. to the following item of estate, that is to say,...

      3. Testing clause+

      4. +Note—Subscription of the document by the granter of it will...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Modification of Enactments

      1. General modifications

        1. 1.Subject to the specific modifications made by the following provisions...

        2. 2.Subject as aforesaid references in general terms in any enactment...

        3. 3.References in any enactment relating to the confirmation of executors...

        4. 4.References in any enactment (other than in this Act) to...

      2. Specific modifications

        1. The Registration of Leases (Scotland) Act 1857.

        2. 20 & 21 Vict. c. 26.

        3. 5.In sections 8 and 9, and Schedules (C) and (F),...

        4. 6.In Schedule (C), for the words from “court before which”...

        5. 7.In Schedule (F), for the words “court before which the...

      3. The Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1868.

        1. 31 & 32 Vict. c. 101.

        2. 8.In section 20, for the words from “equivalent to a...

      4. The Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act 1886.

        1. 49 & 50 Vict. c. 29.

        2. 9.In section 16, for the words from “a member” to...

        3. 10.In section 16, at end of paragraph (e) there shall...

        4. 11.In section 16, in paragraph (f), after the word “legatee”,...

        5. 12.In section 16, for paragraph (h) there shall be substituted...

      5. The Executors (Scotland) Act 1900.

        1. 63 & 64 Vict. c. 55.

        2. 13.In section 6— (a) . . . . . ....

        3. 14.In section 7, after the words “estate contained therein”, there...

      6. The Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911.

        1. 1 & 2 Geo. 5. c. 49.

        2. 15.In section 21, for the words from “a member” to...

        3. 16.In section 31, after the words “whether as” there shall...

      7. The Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924.

        1. 14 & 15 Geo. 5. c. 27.

        2. 17.In section 32, after the words “person be dead, the”...

        3. 18.In section 33, after the words “then to the” insert...

      8. The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1949.

        1. 12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 75.

        2. 19.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        3. 20.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        4. 21.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        5. 22.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      9. The Agriculture Act 1958.

        1. 6 & 7 Eliz. 2. c. 71.

        2. 23.. . . . . . . . . ....

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

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