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Is redundancy pay taxable?
In simple terms redundancy pay, including any severance pay, under £30,000
What’s the difference between joint tenancy and tenants in common?
Joint tenants mean both owners will own the whole of the property together.
Can I give my home to my children as a gift?
Gifting your home can seem like an attractive solution, perhaps to help fun
How are finances and property divided on divorce?
As well as savings and property, you will also need to consider on-going sp
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What is the Breathing Space scheme and how does it affect landlords?
Creditors, such as private residential landlords, are being warned about an urgent change to the arrears process, which has been brought about by the government’s Breathing Space initiative. Breathing Space, or the Debt Respite Scheme, was launched on 4 May 2021 to give people in debt up to 60 days’ legal protection from creditors. The […]6th May 2021
Are solicitors still taking on new conveyancing clients?
The housing market is currently busier than ever due to the extension of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday. This is leading to some solicitors being unable to take on new conveyancing clients. People who are desperate to move are searching for solicitors to help them but being told by many that they have […]
Five top tips on settlement agreements
Formerly known as a compromise agreement, settlement agreements are used to bring employment to an end on mutually agreed terms. They often involve payment of ‘compensation’ by the employer, on the basis that the employee won’t bring any claims against them
Majority of people unaware of the risks of using unregulated will-writers
Six out of 10 people are completely unaware that will-writers in the UK are unregulated, leaving consumers with no protection at all. By having a will written by a qualified solicitor, however, people can be sure of their adviser's professional credentials and the body that regulates the services that they provide.
Top five things to ask when choosing a solicitor for your house move
Once you’ve accepted an offer on your property your estate agent will usually ask you for details of the solicitor you’ve chosen to act on your behalf. Your choice of solicitor can make a huge difference to how smoothly your move goes, as well as your stress levels!