| Commentary

169 Variation

| Commentary

169 Variation

An alternative solution where the testator is not clear as to the precise charitable purpose or where a long term charitable trust is created, is to include a power of variation. Normally, such a power is exercisable by deed, but a less formal method may be specified if preferred. The power to vary should always be subject to a proviso to prevent variations which would defeat the trust’s charitable status1.

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