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Mark Ollier

New Japanese Knotweed (fallopia japonica) Case Causes Concern

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 13th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

As you may be aware, Japanese Knotweed is an invasive species in the UK, which although superficially attractive, causes major structural problems to buildings.  At its most prolific, it can grow up to 20cm a day. Its roots are 3 metres deep and it can grow through concrete. It spreads...

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Emma Northover

Boundary Disputes: Practical Tips

Posted by Emma Northover on January 29th 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The excesses and expense of boundary disputes never seem too far away from our national press.  Often we scoff at the number of years of stress and the legal expense invested by the protagonists.  Only recently an expensive house is being sold to meet the costs of a lost boundary...

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Mark Ollier

A Year Of Challenge For Buy To Let Landlords

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 12th 2017 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for buy-to-let investors as tax changes take effect, the stamp duty surcharge continues to bite and new rules come into play with regard to lettings.

Landlords face changes to Mortgage Tax Relief which will be phased in from April 2017. The Society...

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Emma Northover

Inheritance Disputes - Your Local Experts

Posted by Emma Northover on April 7th 2017 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Emma Northover, a Partner in the Litigation Department, and her Senior Solicitor colleague, Stephen Fisher Crouch, are both recognised as Inheritance Dispute experts being accredited members of The Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).  They have therefore established their experience and expertise in a wide range of cases...

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Robert Mitchell

Making Proper Arrangements: LPA

Posted by Robert Mitchell on February 20th 2017 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

Robert Mitchell, one of Beviss & Beckingsales Private Client Solicitors based at our Honiton Branch, has been writing about making proper arrangements to sort out your affairs and the importance of making a will:

"If you lose mental capacity in old age, or for any reason find yourself relying on your...

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Emma Northover

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

Posted by Emma Northover on December 20th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case that should clarify the law on challenging wills on the grounds that they do not make reasonable provision for family and dependents. Animal charities are appealing a...

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