July 2018 | Curtis Parkinson
Statutory Wills

Statutory Wills – what are they for?

Statutory Wills offer robust protection for vulnerable people, protecting them from potential contentious claims after they die. When someone who has not made a Will loses mental capacity, it is possible to apply to the Court to make a Statutory Will. Establishing what will happen to their home and valuables, including money, when they haven’t…

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The Help to Buy scheme – is it for everyone?

Launched in April 2013, the government’s Help to Buy Scheme was introduced to help first-time buyers get a foot on to the property ladder. Heralded by many as an enormous success story, the value of properties sold in the first 4 years reached £39.28 billion. And, according to official government statistics, most of the home…

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Making a will. What are you waiting for?

2 in every 3 UK citizens haven’t made a will, according to a recent survey by Macmillan Cancer Support. And, worryingly, over 1.5m people may have unknowingly made their wills void by getting married. At least 20% of those surveyed, admitted they planned to update their wills to include children and grandchildren, but hadn’t got…

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Buying a house with your partner?

Buying a property with your partner is exciting but it’s a big commitment. It’s not usually a step you take if you don’t know each other well. After all, getting onto the property ladder isn’t always easy or cheap. So, once you’ve agreed on the area, type of house and your budget, it’s best to…

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