News archive: October 2015

  • Posted on October 29, 2015
    A lasting power of attorney is generally thought of as something that you make in later life if you begin to lose mental capacity, however, losing mental or physical capacity is not always age related and can be a result of illness or injury.
  • Posted on October 19, 2015
    What is it?

    The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is a tax mainly payable by companies that own residential property in the UK valued at more than £1 million.
  • Posted on October 16, 2015
    Historically farming families are notorious for failing to succession plan, and often the intention and the process by which ownership of the farm moves from generation to generation do not align. It is necessary to discuss, plan and implement whilst managing external forces such as divorce and taxation. A failure to plan can have a powerful detrimental influence on the development of a business and at worst leave the farm lacking a successor.
  • Posted on October 16, 2015
    One of the long standing governmental objectives is to achieve energy efficiency savings, and therefore various policies have been and are being put in place constantly in order that significant improvements can be made to the UK existing property stock. The private rented sector in particular has been under scrutiny with statistics showing that despite the changes in recent years to energy efficiency policies, there are still a large proportion of properties within the sector with the worst rating for energy efficiency, those with a rating of F or G on the EPC.
  • Posted on October 15, 2015
    On 14th October 2015 judgements were given in the Supreme Court in the cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil.
  • Posted on October 14, 2015
    Want to avoid a financial dispute 5, 10, 15, 20 years down the line?
  • Posted on October 2, 2015
    Buying that first house together needs careful thought especially when you are not married.

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