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Would a coin collection and/or Kruggerands fall within the definition of chattel with regards to a person's estate?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/10/2018

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  • Would a coin collection and/or Kruggerands fall within the definition of chattel with regards to a person's estate?

Would a coin collection and/or Kruggerands fall within the definition of chattel with regards to a person's estate?

We direct you to the definition of personal chattels in section 55(1) of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925). The original wording (ie pre Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014)) of the section defined ‘chattels’ as:

‘…carriages, horses, stable furniture and effects (not used for business purposes), motor cars and accessories (not used for business purposes), garden effects, domestic animals, plate, plated articles, linen, china, glass, books, pictures, prints, furniture, jewellery, articles of household or personal use or ornament, musical and scientific instruments and apparatus, wines, liquors and consumable stores, but do not include any chattels used at the death of the intestate for business purposes nor money or securities for

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