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    Bangladesh has both private and public trusts. Profits from a private trust are allocated to a chosen set of persons known as beneficiaries. For example, A may transfer its land to B in trust for C, and B will act as C’s trustee. To establish a trust, the trust property must be named as the holder, and a person or group of individuals must be named as trustees. Only persons who are legally capable of holding property and executing contracts should be considered when choosing trustees.

    A minor or someone who is insane, for example, cannot be a trustee. Trustees have important, if not onerous, legal obligations that must be followed to the letter. As a result, the chosen settlor trustees must always be informed of their legal obligations. These trustees are entitled to any fees or remuneration for their services.

    Furthermore, there must be a clear and simple ‘intention’ or ‘intent’ to build trust. Cannot be made for unknown or undefined reasons. It should go without saying that the trust’s purpose must be legal. A trust can be established for the benefit of a single person or a group of people, such as for the education of poor children in a particular area, for certain medical purposes, for charitable purposes, for the protection of someone, for the establishment of a scholarship or school, or even for the benefit of a single person or group of people. The “beneficiaries” of the trust are the individual or groups of individuals who profit from the trust.

    In Bangladesh, a charitable trust is extended to the general public as a form of mutual confidence building. The names of the recipients are hidden here. Charitable trusts support activities relating to general health and education. This could be religious or charitable faith. For example, A may transfer its property to B for the purpose of constructing a general population hospital.

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    If the trust property is an immovable property (such as land), the trust deed must be registered under the terms of the Registration Act. There is no legal requirement to register the instrument of trust unless the property in question is not fixed but mobile, such as money or otherwise. Your father will transfer the fiduciary interest to the trustees regardless of the disposition of the fiduciary interest, as required by the legal formalities associated with the transfer of that type of property.


    It’s important to remember, however, that no authority is required to obtain permission to establish a trust. To establish a Waqf, however, permission/registration is required. Waqf refers to a person professing Islam’s permanent dedication of any movable or immovable property for any reason recognized by Muslim law as holy, religious, or charitable. However, there are differences in the legislation’s intent, implementation, and enforcement.

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    In Bangladesh, Muslim law acknowledges a waqf institution, which is similar to the English notion of trust. A property owner, whether mobile or immovable, has the option of settling his property in perpetuity for the benefit of beneficiaries. A waqf can be established by a declaration in an instrument signed by the owner. A waqf is a fixed property, and a waqif is the person who establishes a waqf. A trustee known as a mutawalli is appointed by the waqf instrument to supervise the waqf.


    The Waqfs Ordinance of 1962 requires all waqfs to be registered at the Waqf Administrator’s office after a request from the Mutawallis of the waqf property. Following receipt of the letter, the Administrator will complete the registration of the waqf property, after which he will keep detailed records of the deeds, the name of the mutawalli, and the rules of succession to the mutawalli office. The waqf cannot be terminated under the 1962 Ordinance because it requires a permanent dedication of a house.


    However, the Waqf Administrator is empowered by the Ordinance to take over and assume administration, control, and management of any waqf property if the waqf’s objectives are not being properly achieved in the context of its intended purposes, and when this happens, the Administrator or the waqif may contact the court for guidance.

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    FAQs For Trust In Bangladesh

    Who is eligible for a trust in Bangladesh

    For example, people with disabilities and older individuals who are unable to engage in major gainful activity are included in this category.

    How do I know which trust is suitable for me

    Please contact us if you have any additional questions or require assistance. So, we can gladly assist you in determining the proper trust for you or a loved one.

    How much money do I need to establish a trust?

    A pooling trust can be established with very little money. Other trust arrangements, on the other hand, need bigger initial investments. Please contact us for additional details.

    How long does it take to open a trust?

    We understand the urgency of establishing a trust when benefits are at stake. However, t he majority of our trusts can be set up in as little as 48 hours.

    Contact us as soon as possible. So, we can work with you to get an account set up as soon as possible.

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