Beneficial interest definition

What does Beneficial interest mean?

The holder of a beneficial interest is entitled to enjoy the use of the property in issue although not necessarily being the legal owner of the property.

Once a beneficial interest is established, it would entitle a party to long-term rights in respect of the property notwithstanding that party not being a party to a marriage/civil partnership or being a joint/sole owner of the property.

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Beneficial interest is referenced 4 in Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

Beneficial interest is referenced 5 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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