In 2008 my parents split their property retaining the kitchen a bedroom and a bathroom and gifting the remainer of the property to a trust for the benefit of family members. From 2008 to January 2020 the part of the property owned by the trust was largely mothballed, since January 2020 a bedroom in the trust owned part of the property has been occupied by a carer for my parents, I would have thought that a rent ought to be charged for the occupation of a bedroom by a carer which would also establish genuine occupation by the donee, however the solicitor has written as a reason why rent does not need to be charged.
"The trustees may allow a person to reside in the Trust property. The trustees have decided to permit a person who is a carer to reside in the Trust Property"
I would be interested in any comments