Ground rent issues

Ground rent

The issue of ground rent has been a regular highlight in the news over the last couple of years and is beginning cause concern with those in the property industry. Ground rent is where a person with the leasehold of a property must pay an annual ‘rent’ to the freeholder, under the terms of the […]

What happens if I don’t write a will?

what happens if i don't write a will

When a person passes away without a will or had a will that was considered invalid, they are considered to die ‘intestate’, If you pass away without a will, what happens to your estate will depend on the intestacy rules depending on where you live in the UK.  The rules follow an order of succession […]

Witnessing your will in lockdown

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Under UK law, a will maker must sign the will in the presence of two witnesses, over the age of 18, who then must also sign the will to state they have witnessed the event.  The two witnesses to the signing must also not be people who will benefit under the will or a spouse […]

Surrogacy In The UK

surrogacy in the UK

For many who are unable to conceive or have been unsuccessful through fertility treatments, an option available to have a child of their own, is surrogacy. Couples looking at this option however need to ensure they know the intricacies of the law surrounding surrogacy, which if not followed could cause issues of parental responsibility in […]

Post-Lockdown Conveyancing Explained

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Conveyancing experts are here to guide you through the legal side of the home buying and selling process. This fundamental process will not change despite lockdown and social distancing measures currently impacting the property market. However, some elements of the work will adapt to adhere with these changing requirements. After instructing us, how will we […]

What happens if I do not want to be an executor for a will?

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A person is able to entrust their estate to relatives, friends or organisations like banks or a firm of solicitors when deciding who they would like to administer their final wishes. A person making a Will also has the right to appoint as many executors as they feel necessary to administer their estate effectively and […]

Can I make a lasting power of attorney during lockdown?

creating a lasting power of attorney

The UK has been forced to consider what will happen if we become ill and even die over recent weeks. As Covid-19 spread, enquiries for Wills more than doubled and more people were considering what would happen if they lost capacity. Those looking to secure a lasting power of attorney during the Covid-19 outbreak have […]

Getting ready to sell a property post-lockdown

selling a house after Covid-19

The current pandemic has had a profound impact on society with many industries grinding to a halt because of social distancing advice. For those needing to buy or sell property, the situation is unprecedented and incredibly frustrating. The UK is making its way through a second set of lockdown measures and the government has intimated […]

How to make your will during lockdown

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Many essential services have struggled in recent weeks as traditional ways of working become increasingly difficult. Social distancing measures introduced to prevent the spread of Covid-19 have hindered the way legal professionals are able to facilitate the increased demand for Wills. However, rest assured that Wills are still being written. Legal professionals have just needed […]

Do parents need to adhere to Child Arrangement Orders in lockdown?

Child Arrangement Orders during lockdown

We are all struggling with restricted access to loved ones at the moment but for a parent of children and young people, the potential of losing access is likely to be the most frightening aspect of the pandemic. If, in a time before Covid-19 entered the UK and drastically changed the way we live our […]