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Mark Ollier

Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over the next 2 years many will see great advantages in either being able to repay their mortgage early or at least make overpayments towards the mortgage debt.

No one is suggesting...

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Liz Heron

Intestacy

Posted by Liz Heron on September 30th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

I haven’t got a Will  – what happens when I die?

It is estimated that in the UK only one in three adults have a valid will, and if you die without one, you are described as “intestate”.  You are then subject to a set of statutory rules governing how your property will be distributed...

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Mark Carlisle

Renting commercial property

Posted by Mark Carlisle on September 30th 2014 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

Paying for commercial premises often represents the lion’s share of operating costs for most new businesses.  Not many new businesses can afford to buy a freehold property so taking on a lease is often the only available option.  If you are considering taking a lease of commercial premises it is...

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Victoria Emmett

Fixed costs for Probate Services

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

At Beviss & Beckingsale we are always asking our clients how they feel we can improve our services and, yes, to make us more attractive than our competitors. 

It is a criticism often levelled at solicitors that their charges are not clear and are hidden amongst caveats and jargon.  Victoria Emmett the...

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Emma Northover

Increase in DIY Probate leads to 300% increase in Estate Administration Claims

Posted by Emma Northover on September 30th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

There is always the temptation in life to try and save money but equally, there is the well known saying, “you get what you pay for”. 

Many people think that it is fairly straightforward to administer the estate of someone who has died and that in doing so themselves they can...

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Victoria Emmett

Application to Appeal IHT Relief Claim on Holiday Lettings Rejected

Posted by Victoria Emmett on May 27th 2014 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

The door appears to have finally slammed shut on a family’s attempt to obtain Business Property Relief (BPR) from Inheritance Tax (IHT) in respect of a property which had been operated as a furnished holiday letting by their late mother. It has recently been announced that a verbal application to...

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