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Can an offshore trust give or sell a life tenancy in one or

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Can an offshore trust give or sell a life tenancy in one or more of its UK residential properties to one of the UK beneficiaries(not the settlor) of the Trust ?
Alternatively can theUK beneficiary be given or purchase a 99 year lease of the residential
properties for a low sum of money.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 1 year ago.

Can you explain the situation here in detail please?

Do you want them to do this or are you trying to stop them?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We are trying to do this as a means of reducing the market value of the UK residential properties currently held by the offshore company and thereby the forthcoming IHT charges on the non dom settlor . This reduced value would also influence the ATED rate
Expert:  F E Smith replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Unfortunately, this is outside my sphere of expertise. I will opt out for another expert. Best wishes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your time
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I wish to have something in writing .
I am concerned that my debit card company has advisd me that it has already cashed my card for £38 .
My understanding is that I am on a free trial for a week and if I DO proceed after the trial then the card would be cashed for future enquiries . Please advise what is happening on the fee front on both , as your action was not part of the Agreement .Thank you
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry to be a bore on this but I would like to settle the fee issue before proceeding .
My debit card has been charged £38 over this trial period without an answer to my question .
If I call you does that mean I pay an additional £44 . I am at a loss as to why my £38 was taken , when no advice has been given .
look forward to hearing from you
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