Administration of Estates Act 1925

The Administration of Estates Act 1925 is a law passed in 1925 in England and Wales that changed the historical rules of inheritance for example gavelkind and primogeniture to that of modern-day norms. This statute does not apply to Scotland or to Northern Ireland.

The Act plays a major role (as the 'Property Act') in the 1927 mystery novel Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers, its commencement providing the motive for a seemingly motiveless murder which Lord Peter Wimsey must solve.

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