Trust Registration Service API
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The Trust Registration API provides resources related to registering a trust.
This REST API allows clients to register a trust.
In particular, this API can:
- register trust information
- check trust existence
When an API changes in a way that is backwards-incompatible, we increase the version number of the API. See our reference guide for more on versioning.
We use standard HTTP status codes to show whether an API request succeeded or not. They are usually in the range:
- 200 to 299 if it succeeded, including code 202 if it was accepted by an API that needs to wait for further action
- 400 to 499 if it failed because of a client error by your application
- 500 to 599 if it failed because of an error on our server
Errors specific to each API are shown in the Endpoints section, under Response. See our reference guide for more on errors.
Testing the API
Q. What is DOVTypeAddition used for?
A. For a Will Intestacy Trust Type:
isDOVTypeAddition = true, means “Deed of Variation Trust or Family Arrangement” as an “Addition to the will trust”
isDOVTypeAddition = false, means “Will Trust or Intestacy Trust”
Q. What are the values DOVTypeReplace and DOVTypeAbsolute used for?
A. DOVTypeReplace and DOVTypeAbsolute are the two possible values of the dovType property of an Inter Vivo Trust:
Having no value in the dovType enum means this trust is an Inter Vivo Trust.
Having a value in the dovType enum means this trust is a Deed of Variation or Family Arrangement. In this case the values in the enum map to:
DOVTypeAbsolute maps to “Previously there was only an absolute interest under the will”;
DOVTypeReplace maps to “Replaced the will trust”
Q. How can I create a Deed of Variations or Family Agreement?
A. Deed of variation or Family Agreements are modelled as either a Will Trust or Intestacy Trust, or and Inter-vivo Trust in the Trust Registration Service API.
All the possible combinations are summarised here:
A trust established by a Will or under the rules of intestacy => Use Will Intestacy Trust API type, with isDOVTypeAddition = false
A trust established by a Deed of Variation or family agreement:
Where previously there was only an absolute interest under the will => Use Inter Vivo Trust API type, with dovType = DovTypeAbsolute
That replaces the will trust => Use Inter Vivo Trust API type, with dovType = DovTypeReplace
In addition to the will trust => Use Will Intestacy Trust API type, with isDOVTypeAddition = true
A trust established by a living settlor (inter-vivos settlement) => Use Inter VivoTrust API type, with no value on dovType