Why it’s important for parents to write a will

Making a Will is important for all, especially for parents.  It ensures their children have security for the future. Parents need to consider what would likely happen to their children when they are no longer around and by making a Will they are making specific wishes to be granted upon administration of their estate. A......

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Does my solicitor need to carry out a chancel repair searches ?

Overriding interests are legally binding against a landowner even if not apparent from an inspection of the title register or unregistered deeds and are of considerable historic origin.  They can include interests such as “manorial” rights and rights for churches to claim a contribution towards chancel repair. Chancel repair liability came to prominence in 2004......

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SOMEONE OWES ME MONEY – WHAT CAN I DO?

The following options are available if you are owed money by an individual or business. Use a mediation service; Go to court; Send a statutory demand; Make someone bankrupt if a person or business owes you money. MEDIATION Mediation is when an impartial person – trained in dealing with difficult discussions between 2 opposing sides......

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What Arrangement Do You Have With Your Estate Agents?

Most sellers will use an estate agent to market their property and to negotiate on the sale. The agent usually charges the seller a percentage of the selling price as commission. Types of Agency Contracts Sole Agency Only one estate agency has the right to sell the property. If the seller finds a buyer personally......

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How Much Stamp Duty Land Tax Do I Need to Pay?

How Much Stamp Duty Land Tax Do I Need to Pay? SDLT on Residential land or property – Freehold or Leasehold Purchase price/Lease premium or transfer value                             SDLT rate     Up to £125,000                                          ......

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Buying Your Council Home – Right To Buy

Buying Your Council Home Buying your council home known as ‘Right to Buy’ allows most council tenants to purchase their council home at a discount. You can apply to buy your council home if: it’s your only or main home it’s self-contained you’re a secure tenant you have had a public sector landlord (e.g a council, housing association......

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The average property price in the UK has risen by 12 per cent

The average property price in the UK has risen by 12 per cent annually to a new high of £215,749, despite the mortgage market tightening, according to new figures. New buyer registrations increased by 29 per cent, while the supply of homes rose by only five per cent, leaving seven per cent of buyers chasing......

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Local Family Contact Centres – Click Here!

Bexleyheath Contact Centre BEXLEYHEATH To make a referral, contact: 07503 546953 Alternate Saturdays 10am to 1pm (from May 2014 10am – 4pm)   NRS Contact Centre LEWISHAM To make a referral, contact: 0208 6909010 Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm & Sa-Sun 10am to 5pm   A&A Family Centre Limited LEE To make a referral, contact: 020......

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