Property (succession)

Key statutes

  • Administration Act 1969
  • Wills Act 1837 (UK)
  • Wills Act 2007
  • Simultaneous Deaths Act 1958
  • Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949
  • Succession (Homicide) Act 2007
  • Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (for more information about this Act and family law, see adult relationships)

Key secondary legislation

  • Administration (Declared Country) Order 2002
  • Administration (Fee) Amendment Regulations 2001
  • Administration (Prescribed Amounts) Regulations 2009
  • Administration (Prescribed Rate of Interest) Order 2011

Information/links to recent or currently underway reviews

Forward work

The Law Commission’s review of succession law began in December 2019. The Law Commission intends to report to the Minister Responsible for the Law Commission with its recommendations by the end of 2021. The Ministry of Justice will consider the Law Commission’s recommendations after its review.