April 2021 | Curtis Parkinson
Buying a Home Using the Help to Buy Scheme 2021-2023

Buying a Home Using the new Help to Buy Scheme

Taking that first step on the property ladder hasn’t always been easy, but the current climate means it’s challenging. Undoubtedly, the government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme has helped, and the latest Help to Buy 2021-2023 version is likely to offer first-time buyers much-needed hope. Help to Buy Scheme – Eligibility Under the new…

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Making Wills Together

The vast majority of couples who think about making their Wills together, do so at the same time. In most cases, they want to leave their estates to each other on the first death, passing their assets on to their children in a straightforward way. However, one concern high up most people’s agenda is making…

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Being the Bank of Mum and Dad

In the past year, almost 25% of home purchases were funded by the “Bank of Mum and Dad”. And according to a recent Legal & General study, last year more than 50% of homes bought by the under 35s involved gifts from parents, grandparents, other close family or friends. Even though government Help to Buy…

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Is a Copy of a Will Legally Valid?

When someone dies, their Last Will must be found. It’s crucial to find the original, not a copy, as this will be required to administer the person’s Estate and obtain the Grant of Probate. Furthermore, many financial institutions and those dealing with the estate assets require a copy of probate documentation before releasing funds to…

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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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