Grant of Administration

Grant of Administration

In England and Wales, authorization by a court for an appointed person to begin to administrate the assets of a decedent. A grant of administration is given when the decedent dies intestate, that is, when he/she dies without a will. This contrasts with a grant of probate, which is a similar authorization given to the executor of a will.
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Grant of administration of the service of foods and beverages through vending machines for a period of 6 years with possible renewal option, at the discretion of the University, for an additional 6 years.
In the event that an individual dies, an application to court is required to obtain a grant of administration which is a document acknowledging the personal representative's right to administer an estate.