If you are the person responsible for estate administration after a loved one has died, we know it can be an emotionally fraught and overwhelming time. Here we guide you through the probate process and share the key things you need to know before you begin.
Many commercial property sectors were hit hard by Covid-19 lockdowns with people working from home, and non-essential shops and leisure facilities closing. However, there were some winners – warehouses, DIY shops and convenience stores were amongst them.
Christmas can be a tricky time for parents who are divorced or separated. Naturally both parents want to spend the holiday with their children, but there will usually need to be compromises. Here we share our tips to help the whole family to enjoy the festive season.
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.