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Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874

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12Heir not liable beyond value of estate. May renounce

An heir shall not be liable for the debts of his ancestor beyond the value of the estate of such ancestor to which he succeeds, and if an heir shall renounce the succession, the creditors of the ancestor shall have the same rights against the estate as upon a renunciation according to the law before the commencement of this Act. When an heir has, before renunciation, intromitted with the ancestor's estate, he shall be liable for the ancestor's debts to the extent of such intromission, but no further.

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