Why you need a will and how to start one

What are the benefits of having a will? A will settles future arguments Bereavement is a stressful time for people and when it comes to what to do with your effects, you will want to reduce the number of decisions that your beneficiaries would need to make. If you know that certain items, such as […]

The Governments NewBuy or Help to Buy scheme

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What is it? The NewBuy Guarantee scheme aims to help buyers who have a deposit of at least 5% to buy a new-build home. This is a smaller deposit than is normally required. This Help to Buy scheme comes in two parts: The first part which is a Help to Buy Equity Loan, available now, […]

Woman wins right to remain in former partner’s home

On May 3rd 2013, Pauline Greaves won the right to remain in her deceased partner’s home (Leslie Stolkin) despite a legal challenge from his son. The case involved Leslie Stolkin, a wealthy property developer, and Pauline Greaves, who were not married but had lived together for 12 years. Leslie died in September 2009 after having […]