Limited Owner’s Charge

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Definition: Limited Owner’s Charge



Full Definition of Limited Owner’s Charge


A limited owner’s charge is a rather rare equitable interest in land. It arises when a person who takes a Freehold estate in land does so as the Tenant For Life under a settled land act settlement. Because the tenant for life becomes the legal owner of the estate, the burden of inheritance tax falls on him or her, even though the tenant for life is only the owner for administrative convenience. In reality, the tenant for life is effectively (although not formally) a trustee for himself and his successors. The inheritance tax paid by the tenant for life can be recovered if the land is sold, but the right to do so must be registered as a Class C(ii) land charge if it is to be enforceable against the purchaser of the land.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Limited Owner’s Charge are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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