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4. Can a beneficiary refuse to take up the entitlement to an estate?  

A person will not be forced to take up if he or she does not want to. In such circumstances, the entitlement will go to the residuary estate and be distributed according to the will and/or intestacy laws, as may be applicable. For more information about the distribution of estate under the law of intestacy, please see “If the deceased made no will, how can the relevant estate be distributed” and What if there are no beneficiaries to distribute to? E.g. what if all the beneficiaries under the will have predeceased the deceased and have left no issue, and the deceased has no surviving families under the laws of intestacy?.