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  • Posted on December 5, 2019
    Christmas is a time for giving and if you are struggling for ideas about what to give your nearest and dearest, and you are keen to reduce the amount of inheritance tax paid to HM Treasury when you die, it may be beneficial for you to talk to your solicitor about how to give away money and assets tax-efficiently.
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  • Posted on November 29, 2019
    If you have put your life plans on hold to help out a family member who has promised to leave you land or property in their will by way of reward, you will understandably feel aggrieved where they fail to make good on this.

    Whether there is anything you can do about it depends on the circumstances and in particular whether the facts of your case entitle you to ask the court to enforce the terms of the promise.
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  • Posted on November 15, 2019
    Everyone has the right to make a Will leaving their money and property to whomsoever they choose. But what happens where decisions about who gets what have been unfairly influenced by another person? Does the Will stand or can it be challenged by relatives who are convinced that it was made under duress?
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  • Posted on November 14, 2019
    As an executor, you are likely to need a Grant of Probate to enable you to carry out the deceased’s wishes as set out in his or her will. The grant is formal confirmation from the probate court that the executors are legally entitled to administer the estate. Where required, you must apply for the Grant of Probate before you can make headway with the estate administration and, officially, it should only take up to eight weeks for the grant (or Letters of Administration if there is no will) to be sent to you.
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  • Posted on November 12, 2019
    Recent stories in the press have focused on some of the problems associated with leasehold houses, and the government has now promised to ban the creation of any new ones except in limited circumstances. But what should you do if you already own a leasehold house?
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