Legal background to trusts & estates: the items which form the deceased's estate
When a person dies, his various possessions form his estate. They may include money,clothes, furniture, investments, land and property.
The personal representatives become the legal owners of all types of property left by thedeceased. But they do not become the owners of any gift on account of death(donatio mortis causa TSEM6033). They are required to duly administer the estate onbehalf of the legatees.