It is with great sadness that we report the death of our friend and colleague, Francis Whitehead, at the age of 55. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Brian his Partner and all his family. Francis fought his illness with courage and stoicism.
A person who occupies land belonging to someone else without permission (i.e., without a formal licence or lease, or a verbal consent) is a Squatter. A Squatter can become the lawful owner of land by virtue of adverse possession after a certain period of time. To be in adverse possession, a Squatter must show factual and physical possession of the land and at the same time, show that he or she has the necessary intention to possess the land, which means excluding everyone from the land, even the true owner.
How many decisions did you make today? Did you choose what you wore, ate, where you slept, how much you spent, who you spoke with and where you went? Perhaps without realising it, you make hundreds of decisions – big and small – every day. Some decisions feel onerous and we labour over them, while others we reflexively quip exactly what it is we want.
The role of an executor carries with it a number of duties and responsibilities. If you’ve been entrusted with this role of administering a loved one’s estate, chances are you’re going to want to follow the letter of the law exactly and ensure any express wishes are fulfilled. When it comes to selling property, there may be lots of emotions and sentimental value attached to someone’s home. This guide offers a brief overview of what executors will need to consider if faced with the task of selling a loved one’s property.
Losing a family member, close friend or a loved one can be a difficult to cope with. When you’re trying to come to terms with your loss, whether sudden or expected, you’ll have a lot to process. Understandably, dealing with the practical, financial and legal matters will be the last thing on your mind. If you’re the executor of the Will, though, these are matters that you’ll need to face given you’ll have a number of legal obligations and responsibilities under the Will.
If going through the estate administration is something you’re concerned about or would like help with, our approachable probate solicitors in Wrexham and Mold can help. So that you know generally what to expect from the probate process, we’ve put together this six-step guide.