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If I place my main home and buy to let properties into trust

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If I place my main home and buy to let properties into trust can I apply for housing benefit on another new property I choose to rent out?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
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Unless you have divested yourself of the other properties completely and have no further interest in them or the Trust that you create then no you will not be entitled to Housing benefit I am afraid
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare,

How would I divest myself from these properties without selling them?

Would I need to put them in a Trust?

Can you do the divestment paperwork for a fee?

Thanks

Shobir

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Who do you wish to give the properties to?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare,

I wish to give the properties to my 6 year old son.

If this is not permitted who is suitable for the transfer?

Thanks

Shobir

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
May I ask why you wish to do this?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

The reason for doing this is to rent out another property and then claim housing benefit.

Thanks

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am afraid that that is not possible.
You cannot give the property to your son as he is not old enough to own property.
Clare

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