September 2020 | Curtis Parkinson

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Coronavirus – COVID-19: Whilst our offices remain closed, all our staff are working and our telephones are fully operational. We’re also offering meetings via video for advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney or Probate and 'Drive In' appointments for Notorial services. As ever, please contact us if you have any queries. More >>

Energy Performance Certficates and Seling Your House

Energy Performance Certificates and Selling Your House

By law, if you’re building, renting out a property or selling your house, you’ll need a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, introduced in phases from 2015, make it unlawful to sell, let or build properties with an energy performance rating of F or G.…

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Lasting Powers of Attorney & Joint Property

We always advise clients to put a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place whilst they still have the mental capacity to do so. And, it seems people throughout the UK are convinced of the benefits. Over 800,000 LPAs were registered during 2019, and an average of 20,000 per month in the first couple of…

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Care Costs & Protecting Your Assets

We’re all living longer and longterm care costs are significant. So, protecting your assets is something you should look at sooner rather than later. Plan Ahead & Stay in Control Amid other very serious issues, the government is still being lobbied hard to get to grips with funding the cost of care. However, not surprisingly,…

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Recent Case Proves Persuasion Is Not Undue Influence

The recent case, Coles v Reynolds & Another [2020] EWHC 2151 (Ch), shows clearly how persuasion isn’t the same as ‘undue influence’ when it comes to challenging a Will. The case involved a dispute between two sisters over their mother’s Will. Made in May 2012, the mother had changed her previous Will. This had divided…

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Stopping a Property Chain from Collapsing

Everything is set and you’re ready to move. But then, someone pulls out and the whole property chain is at risk of collapsing. It seems moving into the house of your dreams is dependent on other transactions running smoothly. Property chains are common, even if you’re a first-time buyer. It’s likely that the person selling…

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