WILLS ACT - 1971 (ACT 360)

    Section - 8 - Lapsed Dispositions.

    (1) A disposition made to a person who predeceases the testator or which is contrary to law or otherwise incapable of taking effect shall lapse and fall into residue, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a disposition made by a testator to his descendant (other than for an estate determinable at or before the death of that descendant) shall not lapse where that descendant predeceases the testator leaving issue surviving the testator, but shall take effect as a disposition to such issue per stirps, unless a contrary intention appears from the will.