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An individual domiciled in England holds the majority of their assets there except for a holiday home in Scotland. Can the Scottish property be dealt with under the English Will or will a separate Scottish Will be needed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/07/2019

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  • An individual domiciled in England holds the majority of their assets there except for a holiday home in Scotland. Can the Scottish property be dealt with under the English Will or will a separate Scottish Will be needed?

Succession to immovable property is governed by the law of the country where it is located and succession to moveable property will be governed by the law of the country where the owner is domiciled when they die.

A form of forced heirship, known as ‘legal rights’, applies to an individual’s net moveable estate in Scotland. For further guidance, see P

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