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can a liferent property be sold. can a fiar claim

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Thank you for your question.
A liferent property can legally be sold subject to the liferent but that would not be terribly attractive to a purchaser as they would not have vacant possession or indeed any other benefit of the property.
The liferenter can of course renounce the liferent either free of consideration or for money thus freeing the title and giving a purchaser vacant possession.
Housing benefit relates to occupancy of property, not ownership and is means tested. If the fiar lives in the property he could apply for housing benefit and could get it if he qualifies financially.
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