How to Draft a Petition for a letter of Administration in Tanzania.

The “Petition for Letters of Administration” is a formal request submitted to the probate court by an interested party (usually a family member or other beneficiary) seeking to be appointed as the administrator of the estate.

This done when Deceased die without leaving a Will or leaving Will which is not confirmity with the laws governing. Here is sample.

IN THE HIGH COURT OF TANZANIA AT ………………….

PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION CAUSE NO……….. OF ……….

In the Matter of the Estate of the Late ……………………..

AND

In the Matter of the Application for Letters of Administration by ……………………………

PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (Section 56 of Probate and Administration Act)

I, …………………………, of P.O. Box……………. hereby petition this Honourable Court for grant of letters of administration of the late ……………………, who died at …………………. on the ………..day of …………… , ………….

1. That the said deceased left surviving him the following relatives.

2. That this petition is made by me as the ……………. of the deceased.

3. That I believe that the assets which are likely to come to my hands will be: …………………………………

4. That the said deceased died intestate and due and diligent search has been made for a WILL but none has been found.

5. That the deceased at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at …………………… and had property within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court.

6. That the said deceased was a Tanzanian and professed the ………………. religion.

7. That no proceedings for the grant of probate or letters of administration or otherwise for the administration of the estate of the deceased have been commenced before any court or authority whether inside or outside Tanzania.

8. And I, …………………….., the petitioner above-named declare that what is stated above is true to the best of my knowledge.

DATED at ……………….. this ………… day of ……………….., .…….

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PETITIONER
Presented for filing this …………… day of ………………, ……..……
………………………..

REGISTRY OFFICER.

Drawn and Filed by:

Sheriazetu.com and co.

Box 25.

Dar es salaam.