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Where a deed of variation has been signed by the executors, but not the new proposed beneficiary, and no distribution has been made, can the executors revoke the deed of variation?

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Published on LexisPSL on 26/07/2016

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  • Where a deed of variation has been signed by the executors, but not the new proposed beneficiary, and no distribution has been made, can the executors revoke the deed of variation?

Where a deed of variation has been signed by the executors, but not the new proposed beneficiary, and no distribution has been made, can the executors revoke the deed of variation?

A deed of variation may be made to vary the disposition of an estate made by the deceased’s will or on intestacy.

There are further requirements for such a variation to be effective for IHT and CGT purposes (under Inheritance Tax Act 1984, s 142 and Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, s 62 respectively)—including that the deed must also be signed by the personal

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