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Mark Ollier

HELP TO BUY?

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 29th 2013 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , MOVING HOUSE .

There is no doubt that the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme is promoting a great deal of activity in new home sales, although its effect on the remainder of the local housing market remains to be seen.  This is of course only the start, as Help to Buy will be...

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Frances Griffiths

Home Loans to Children?

Posted by Frances Griffiths on August 20th 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

In the current difficult economic times and with the unwillingness of most banks and buildings societies to loan much more than 75% of a property’s value, many parents are lending or giving money to their children to use as a deposit so that they can buy a decent home while...

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Emma Northover

Can someone else decide what is in your Will?

Posted by Emma Northover on July 23rd 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Everyone knows that it is important to make a Will and to keep it under review but like catching up with distant friends or grand plans to ... , life takes over and it gets forgotten about. Unfortunately, for some people not keeping their Will under review could pose difficult...

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Mark Ollier

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 3rd 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

The high profile dispute involving the winner of the popular TV show “The Apprentice” highlights how important it is to clearly set out what is the nature of the role for which an individual is being employed.

The winner of the competition on “The Apprentice” was awarded a job within one...

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Victoria Emmett

HMRC can see Accountants’ tax advice to client

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 3rd 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

A major principle, on which the legal system in England and Wales relies, is that any communication between a client and his/her Lawyer is private. This principle is known as “legal professional privilege” or LPP.

Is this also available for Accountants?

In a recent case Prudential Plc had sought to withhold from...

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Frances Griffiths

East Devon District Council changes to council tax on empty properties:

Posted by Frances Griffiths on July 3rd 2013 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Unoccupied and unfurnished property – the current 100% exemption for up to 6 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 100% for up to 3 months.

Uninhabitable property – the current 100% exemption for up to 12 months has been abolished. Instead you will get a discount of 50%...

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