52. An administrator, failing agreement between the interested parties, may grant to one or more persons of the family of a deceased lessee whom he deems sufficiently solvent, a prolongation of the lease in his or their name, for the benefit of such family, in the same manner as he might have granted it to the lessee himself if the latter had not died.
If the prolongation of the lease is granted to more than one person of the family, they are jointly and severally responsible for the rent and for the performance of the other obligations resulting from the lease so prolonged.
The administrator may also, on the same conditions, grant to the separated or divorced spouse of the lessee an extension of the lease in his name.
1951-52, c. 17, s. 15; 1953-54, c. 12. s. 4; 1975, c. 84, s. 12.