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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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Mark Ollier

Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to Buy Scheme provides certain tenants with a right to purchase their Council (or in some circumstances ex-Council) home. Furthermore, the length of time you have spent as a tenant could...

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Emma Northover

Court of Protection - Misuse of Powers

Posted by Emma Northover on April 24th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The Court of Protection is the part of the Court which is designated with the task of looking after the affairs of people without capacity.  This means that it makes decisions on all sorts of matters ranging from the question of whether or not a person has the capacity to enter...

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Frances Griffiths

Energy Saving Home Improvements and Building Regulations

Posted by Frances Griffiths on April 2nd 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Making improvements (particularly to improve energy efficiency) to your home can add value but in some cases failure to obtain correct consents or not using a professional company can lead to costly mistakes when coming to sell or rent your property.  

If you own a home or rental property, you are...

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Zoe Gaitskell

Pre Nuptial Agreements

Posted by Zoe Gaitskell on April 2nd 2014 in All , FAMILY .

A pre-nuptial agreement is a contract entered into between two people prior to their marriage confirming how their assets will be divided should they separate or divorce in the future.

Historically, pre-nuptial agreements were considered contrary to public policy in England and Walesand therefore void, despite the position being different in many European countries...

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