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Cohabitation Awareness Week

Cohabitation Awareness week is from the 27th November 2017 to 1st December 2017. The organisation  'Resolution first for family law'  is campaigning to raise awareness that couples who are not married, notwithstanding the length of the relationship and whether there are children, do not have the same legal rights as a married couple.  It is [...]

By |2018-09-27T15:49:38+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SDLT relief announced for first time buyers

First time buyers will be pleased to note that SDLT relief has been introduced with immediate effect. From 22nd November 2017, first time buyers will be subject to the following SDLT bands: Brackets Rate Upto £300,000 0% £300,001 - £500,000 5%   The new rates apply to all residential property transactions completing on or after [...]

By |2017-11-22T15:19:04+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bank of England announces interest rate rise

The Bank of England has announced a rise in interest rates, increasing from 0.25% to 0.5%. For householders on variable rate mortgages, this means higher interest payments. The Bank estimates that almost four million householders in the UK will be affected by the higher rates. The majority of new mortgages are issued on a fixed [...]

By |2017-11-02T13:43:46+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Financial, Property|0 Comments

Ilott v The Blue Cross And Others: Supreme Court Judgment

To recap, the landmark case of Ilott v Mitson made its way in front of the Supreme Court judges in December 2016. Mrs Jackson died in 2014 and by her Will left the majority of her estate to charities. No provision had been left for her only child, Mrs Ilott, and a detailed letter explaining [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:23:28+00:00March 27th, 2017|Wills|0 Comments

Minimum Energy Efficiency

Following the passing of the Energy Act 2011, the government has introduced The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) setting minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for domestic and commercial rented property. A higher rating indicates greater energy efficiency. The average energy rating for a home in England & Wales [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:09:32+00:00January 19th, 2017|Property|0 Comments

The ‘Right to Rent’ Scheme

Since 1 February 2016, all private landlords in England are obliged to review the immigration status of an incoming tenant or occupier prior to renting out their property, thereby establishing the tenant’s legal right to be in the UK and therefore their right to rent. This rule does not yet apply to tenancies in Wales. [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:00:54+00:00January 9th, 2017|Property|0 Comments

Ilott v The Blue Cross And Others

A landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal in Ilott v Mitson has made its way to the Supreme Court. This case illustrates a balancing act between the testamentary wishes made under a will and the statutory rights and financial needs of an applicant. Mrs Ilott made an application under the Inheritance (Provision for Family [...]

By |2017-03-27T09:06:04+00:00January 9th, 2017|Wills|0 Comments
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