Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in California

Does a trustee have a legal right to charge a beneficiary rent

Asked on 4/08/13, 6:40 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Victor Waid Law Office of Victor Waid

A trustee has the duty to preserve and maintain the value of the assets of a trust, and that may include notice to raise the rent of an asset to preserve the asset value and the asset value of the trust as a whole.

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Answered on 4/08/13, 7:43 pm

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

That would depend on the terms of the trust, the number of beneficiaries, and their respective rights under the trust.

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Answered on 4/08/13, 10:01 pm
Charles Perry Law Offices of Charles R. Perry

Unless the trust document specifies that the beneficiary in question can live in the property without paying rent, or there are other extenuating circumstances, the answer is "yes." This is part of the trustee's duties to maintain the value of the estate.

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Answered on 4/09/13, 1:35 am

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