HS2 claim - house held in trust

we have a trust where a beneficiary is given the right to occupy the sole trust asset - which can only be sold at her behest - a home which is potentially within HS2 tracks & thus their appears to be a claim under the relevant Homeowner Payment Scheme.

The application form requires the occupant and homeowner to sign and make the application. Clearly the beneficiary is the occupant and ‘owner’ in an IHT sense - but the property title sits with the trustee. This is problematic for completion of the application - who is entitled to any claim monies and who should complete the application?

Interested in any thoughts or similar experience

I’d have it signed by the occupier and the Trustees. They are the legal owner.

Julian Cohen

Simons Rodkin

we have a trust where a beneficiary is given the right to occupy the sole trust asset - which can only be sold at her behest - a home which is potentially within HS2 tracks & thus their appears to be a claim under the relevant Homeowner Payment Scheme.

The application form requires the occupant and homeowner to sign and make the application. Clearly the beneficiary is the occupant and ‘owner’ in an IHT sense - but the property title sits with the trustee. This is problematic for completion of the application - who is entitled to any claim monies and who should complete the application?

Interested in any thoughts or similar experience