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'[I]t is necessary to remember that the statutory power is to provide for maintenance, not to confer capital on the claimant...If housing is provided by way of maintenance, it is likely more often to be provided by such a life interest rather than by a capital sum.’However, in the present case HHJ Jarman QC recognised that granting a life interest rather than conveying a property outright was not an absolute rule, stating:
‘All cases are fact sensitive and in the present case that possibility is a reality.’Article continues below...
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