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Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA
Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA

For those people saving for their first home there are two options available for ISA’s to help save for a deposit: Help to Buy ISA - launched in December 2015 but the scheme is due to...

10 Reasons to make a will
10 Reasons to make a will

Half the population hasn’t made a will. Surveys show that people put off making a will, often until they’re in their 50s. Three-quarters of the population have a will in place by the time...

Are you going batty over bats?
Are you going batty over bats?

With Halloween behind us, we can forget about all those blood sucking bats and vampires for another year. Or can we? Did you know? There are no less than 18 species of bat living in the UK. I am...

New Or Used
New Or Used

Would you buy a new or used property? It is likely that those who wish to buy a new property have made that decision on the basis that no work will need to be done in order to make a house their...

Commercial Landlords – Rent or Possession?
Commercial Landlords – Rent or Possession?

It has been a tough year for the retail sector this year, with many retail tenants falling into arrears. When managing their portfolios, commercial landlords need to consider their remedies in such...

Care Fees – How we can help
Care Fees – How we can help

 One of the perks of my job as a private client solicitor is that I get to visit lots of residential care homes. Contrary to the common view of many, residential care homes today are warm and...

Fifty & Fabulous!
Fifty & Fabulous!

The last month has been quite a milestone one for me as I reached my fiftieth birthday on the same day that our wonderful NHS reached its seventieth anniversary. After several months of fretting...

End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?
End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?

New rules approved last week could see the end to the large amount of disclosure currently required in Civil Litigation cases. Currently, in most cases, parties are expected to give...

Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!
Residential letting fees are nearly a thing of the past!

The Tenant Fee Bill (“the Bill”), originally published in November 2017, has undergone the committee stage of pre-legislative scrutiny with no amendments. The Bill will now head to...

Why aren’t there more longer tenancies for private residential properties?
Why aren’t there more longer tenancies for private residential properties?

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has recently launched a consultation on “Overcoming the Barriers to Longer Tenancies in the Private Rented Sector”. The...