Every adult has the right to manage their own affairs, but illness, disability or an accident might mean that choice is taken away from you, if the last 12 month has shown us anything it’s that lie can be unpredictable. By putting a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place you can choose the people you want to make decisions about your health and finances should a time when you are unable to do so yourself.
The decision to divorce without a solicitor may seem like the best option if you and your partner have reached an amicable decision to separate. When you do not have children and you agree how your finances should be split a quick, online divorce saves money in the short-term.
For most people the last year has been challenging. Sadly, the pandemic has caused a rise in divorce and separation. Relationship breakdowns are tough, and they are especially complicated when child arrangements are involved.
On 13th May the residential property market reopened with conveyancers, estate agents, surveyors and removal firms restarting their businesses. But you might be wondering - is this the right time to move house?
Over 50% of adults in the UK do not currently have a Will and during these worrying and uncertain times, a Will is one way to take control and give yourself peace of mind that your wishes are properly recorded should the worst happen. Here we talk about the easiest way to make a Will under lockdown and the reasons why every adult, whatever their age and circumstances, should do so.
When you’re looking to buy a leasehold property it is important to be aware of the pros and cons. The leasehold scandal currently overshadowing the housing market, in which thousands of homeowners are trapped in new-build properties they cannot sell, highlights the importance of understanding the implications of a lease agreement before you buy a property.
Over the last few years, residential property taxes have undergone significant changes with further reforms to come this year. Both individual homebuyers and property investors need to be aware of the potential impact of some of these changes. Here we provide an up-to-date overview of residential property taxes and what they could mean for you.
When you run a business you have a professional expectation that you will be paid by clients on time and in line with the payment terms specified on your invoice. However, this isn’t always the case. Unpaid debts can have a severe impact on the health of your business. Chasing debts is stressful, wastes your time and negatively affects your profits. Healthy cash flow is the lifeblood of your business and debt can leave you fearful for the future. Here we talk about how to manage and recover the debt to minimize the impact on your business.
An estimated two million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic violence in the year ending March 2018. Women were twice as likely to experience domestic abuse than men, equating to an estimated 1.3 million female victims and 695,000 male victims. Sadly, these figures have been under-reported as many victims don’t come forward.