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Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part three)
Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part three)

Having recently returned from our holiday (the wedding was fantastic!), we resumed our house research. The saying goes, ‘Once bitten, twice shy’, but we were more careful this time round....

Defending a claim under the Inheritance Act
Defending a claim under the Inheritance Act

If you are a beneficiary or a personal representative it can come as a shock to learn of a claim against the estate. You may be unsure of what you should do and how you can protect the estate from...

Legally Speaking: Unregistered Properties
Legally Speaking: Unregistered Properties

I thought I might start with a caravanning update. Our caravan came with an air awning, which the salesman assured us was the simplest available; slide it into the awning rail, attach the electric...

Bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act
Bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act

When someone close to you dies and does not provide for you either within their Will or under the Intestacy Rules you may wonder if there is anything you can do. Whilst the starting point is that...

Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part two)
Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part two)

Update from last week’s blog: we saw a house we liked, made a reduced offer (by £7000) which was accepted! We now have to get a mortgage… To broker or not to broker We...

Challenging the validity of a Will
Challenging the validity of a Will

Disappointed beneficiaries often query whether they can contest a Will. Not being named within a Will is not sufficient grounds to challenge it, regardless of how frustrating it may be. A failure to...

Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part one)
Diary of a First Time Buyer (Part one)

Buying my first house It was back to reality. Two years travelling had come to an end, and we were now back in the UK. The travelling had been great, but now in our late twenties we were ready to...

The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney
The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney

“Err Mr and Mrs [Insert appropriate surname], do you mind if I ask if either of you have made Lasting Powers of Attorney?” Mr and Mrs [Insert appropriate surname] often respond with...

Residential Landlords - Provide a Gas Safety Certificate on time or lose the right to no fault eviction
Residential Landlords - Provide a Gas Safety Certificate on time or lose the right...

Since the Deregulation Act 2015 came into force, landlords are under an obligation to provide their tenants with copies of various documents at the outset of a tenancy, including the most recent gas...

The Memory of Walking
The Memory of Walking

Having recently found myself un-able to drive, I have re-discovered walking. Like many drivers, the car has become my second pair of legs for even the shortest of journeys. The corner shop - less...