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An individual (not domiciled in the UK) makes a gift of UK property to an individual who is resident in the UK. The donor retains a benefit in that gift. The donor then becomes domiciled in the UK. Do the gifts with reservation rules apply and therefore, would the gifted property fall within the donor's estate?

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Published on LexisPSL on 27/06/2016

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  • An individual (not domiciled in the UK) makes a gift of UK property to an individual who is resident in the UK. The donor retains a benefit in that gift. The donor then becomes domiciled in the UK. Do the gifts with reservation rules apply and therefore, would the gifted property fall within the donor's estate?

An individual (not domiciled in the UK) makes a gift of UK property to an individual who is resident in the UK. The donor retains a benefit in that gift. The donor then becomes domiciled in the UK. Do the gifts with reservation rules apply and therefore, would the gifted property fall within the donor's estate?

This Q&A considers the gifts with reservation of benefit (GROB) rules contained in the Finance Act 1986 (

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