Section 361: Changes in trustees and personal representatives
1436.This section sets out what happens if there is a change in the trustees or personal representatives who are carrying on a property business. It is based on section 113(7) of ICTA, as applied by section 21B of ICTA.
1437.In section 113(1) of ICTA the phrase “change in the persons engaged in carrying on any trade” is wide enough to include a change in trustees. There is no need to treat a property business as ceasing solely on account of a change of trustees. So in section 113 of ICTA subsection (7) overrides subsection (1) “for the purposes of this section”. The same rule applies to personal representatives as to trustees.
1438.The property business is treated as continuing even if there is a complete change of trustees or personal representatives. And, in the case of a partial change of trustees or personal representatives, this section makes it clear that for the purposes of the property income Part no person is treated as ceasing to carry on the property business. There is a similar rule for trading income in section 258.