WILLS ACT - 1971 (ACT 360)

    Section - 7 - Rules of Construction.

    (1) A will shall take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.

    (2) A disposition of immovable property without any words of limitation shall pass the whole of the estate or interest therein which the testator has power to dispose of by will.

    (3) A general disposition of the land of a testator or of his land at any place, or in the occupation of any person or otherwise described in a general manner, shall include lands of whatsoever estate or tenure, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.

    (4) A general disposition of the movable or immovable property of a testator shall include any property to which he may have power to appoint in any manner he may think fit.

    (5) A general or residuary disposition shall operate to confer a power to exercise a power of appointment, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.

    (6) A residuary disposition shall include property comprised in lapsed and void dispositions, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.

    (7) Where a testator and a beneficiary under his will die in circumstances:-

    (a) in which it appears that their deaths were simultaneous; or

    (b) rendering it uncertain which of them survived the other,

    the beneficiary shall be deemed to have survived the testator for all purposes affecting the entitlement to property under the will of that testator; but for the purposes of the entitlement of such testator to that property under any will of the aforementioned beneficiary, that beneficiary shall be deemed to have survived the aforementioned testator, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.