In relation to the Law of Succession, what are the duties of a personal representative?

• To provide and payout of the deceased‟s estate reasonable funeral expenses.
• To get in all the free property of the deceased including debts and monies payable to the personal representative.
• To pay out of the deceased‟s estate all expenses of obtaining the grant and other reasonable expenses of administration.
• To ascertain and pay all debts owed by the deceased.

• To give the court a full and accurate inventory of the assets and liabilities of the deceased within 6 months of the grant.
• To distribute or retain in trust all assets remaining after payment of expenses and debts.
• To complete the administration of the estate in respect of all matters other than continuing trusts and produce a full and accurate account of the administration within 6 months of confirmation of the grant.

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