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UK House Prices Hit Record High

UK house prices hit record high UK house prices have recovered dramatically following lockdown to hit a new record high.   Nationwide building society said August brought the highest monthly price rise for 16 years, defying the economic crisis...

North West Property Boom

North West Property Boom – act now to secure your chosen Conveyancer! The UK housing market has seen a significant rebound in terms of property sales post lock down, particularly in the North West. Sales have increased by 137% between 13 th...

Government Agency Delays - Probate/Land Registry?

Government Agency Delays – Probate/Land Registry?   The job of an Executor appointed in a Will is to gather in assets pay off bills and distribute the money in the estate.   A Grant of Probate is needed before an...

Quickie Divorce - is it her at last?

Divorce – is it here at last? First the good news – the Divorce Dissolution and Separation Bill has passed through the House of Commons and is likely to become law. Now the bad news – it is unlikely that no fault divorces will...

Bereaved Families suffering Financial Penalties

Bereaved families suffering financial penalties Did you know that if bereaved families delay in administering the estates of their relatives they could incur fines for filing documents late needlessly paying death or income duties or interest on tax...

Stamp Duty Holiday accounced today!

Stamp Duty Holiday announced today! The Chancellor has announced today that there will be a temporary holiday on stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland. This applies to all properties under £500,000 and runs until 31 st March 2021. The aim is...

Covid 19 lockdown Strained Family Relationships

Covid 19 Lockdown – STRAINED RELATIONSHIPS – DIVORCE/FAMILY? The coronavirus crisis and the ongoing lockdown are redefining attitudes, lifestyles and behaviours within families and social circles. These changes may be temporary...

Landlords - Tenant fees Banned/fines

Landlords – Tenant fees Banned/fines/rent deposits Landlords beware – you may recall our blog on 24 th January last warning that property owners and letting agents in England have been banned from charging fees to tenants who have signed...

Settlement Agreements May 2020

Settlement Agreements In order for a Settlement Agreement to be valid and binding the employee must have received advice on the terms and effect of the agreement from an independent legal adviser. The adviser must be clearly identified in the written...

We all need Protection - Lasting Powers of Attorney

We all need protection – Lasting Powers of Attorney   Irrespective of age all adults need to take steps to protect themselves, their assets and their families. At any time we could be isolated, ill, suffer an accident or indeed...
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