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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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Right to buy changes
Right to buy is the process that allows council tenants to buy their homes at a discounted price. You can apply to buy your home if it is your only or main home, it is self-contained, you’re a secure tenant, and you’ve had a public sector landlord for three years (although this doesn’t need to […]28th July 2022
Senior solicitor appointed to head up Beswicks’ in-demand Stoke-on-Trent commercial property team
Experienced lawyer Laura Pyatt has joined Beswicks as a senior associate and head of our Stoke-on-Trent commercial property team. Laura has 15 years’ legal experience, with the last 12 spent at a large city law firm acting for regional, national and international clients. Ryan Yates, Beswicks Legal Group Operations Director, said: “We are delighted to […]
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!