Chapter 12:22 - Official Receiver

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LAWS OF GUYANA
OFFICIAL RECEIVER ACT
CHAPTER 12:22
Act
18 of 1891
Amended by
19 of 1891
5 of 1892 29 of 1900
6 of 1905 4 of 1972
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Note
on
Subsidiary Legislation
This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.
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CHAPTER 12:22
OFFICIAL RECEIVER ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER
3. Abolition of office of Administrator General.
4. Official Receiver.
5. Appointment of Official Receiver to be guardian of infant in certain
cases.
6. Remuneration to be paid into Treasury.
7. Duty of Registrar to report neglect by Official Receiver.
8. Remuneration when in joint administration.
9. Official Receiver to be read for Administrator General in Acts.
__________________________ 1929 Ed.
c. 182
1953 Ed.
c. 44 _______________________________________________________
18 of 1891 An Act to abolish the Office of Administrator General and
to make provision for the performance of certain of the
duties hitherto performed by that Officer.
[1ST APRIL, 1905]
Short title.

Interpretation.
1. This Act may be cited as the Official Receiver Act.
2. In this Act—
“the Court” means the High Court and also the Chief Justice
of the Court during its non-session;
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Abolition of
office of
Administrator
General.
Official
Receiver.
c. 12:21
[4 of 1972]
Appointment
of Official
Receiver to be
guardian of
infant in certain
cases.

Remuneration
to be paid into
Treasury.

Duty of
Registrar to
report neglect
by Official
Receiver.
“the Official Receiver” means anyone appointed under this
Act to the office of official receiver or to discharge the
duties of that office;
“the Registrar” means the Registrar of Deeds;
“trust” means any guardianship or curatorship to which the
Administrator General of Guyana has been appointed by
the Court, or substituted or surrogated with leave of the
Court before the coming into force of this Act, and any
guardianship to which the Official Receiver may be
appointed under this Act.
THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER
3. The office of Administrator General is hereby
abolished.
4. There shall be an Official Receiver for the purposes
of the Insolvency Act, and such other officers as may be
required to assist him in the performance of his functions.
5. In cases where no suitable private person can be
found, the Court may appoint the Official Receiver to be the
guardian of any infant or other person under disability, either
alone or in association with another or others, and may fix the
rate of remuneration to be paid to him for his administration.
6. Any remuneration paid to the Official Receiver in
that capacity by virtue of this or any other Act, or by any
order of the Court, shall be paid to the Accountant General
for the public use.
7. It shall be the duty of the Registrar to bring to the
notice of the Court any neglect on the part of the Official
Receiver in rendering his accounts to be examined and passed
as required by law.
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Remuneration
when in joint
administration.


Official
Receiver to be
read for
Administrator
General in
Acts.
8. Where the Official Receiver administers a trust in
association with another, the Court, where the remuneration
is not fixed by the will, may fix the rate of remuneration to be
paid to him and the other person in connection with their
administration of the trust, and define the proportion in
which the remuneration shall be divisible between them,
having regard to the services performed by each of them
respectively.
9. Where in any Act, written law, contract, agreement,
or other document relating to insolvency, or the liquidation or
winding up of companies, the Administrator General is
mentioned or referred to, the Official Receiver shall be
deemed to be thereby intended.
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