What to avoid when buying a house

House buyers’ complaints about misrepresentation and being lied to – how not to fall victim to the same traps that could end up costing you a fortune.

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Using the SDLT holiday to buy your dream home

Anyone who has been living on planet Earth since March 2020 knows that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a problem. Governments across the world are desperate for some extra tax receipts to fill the yawning hole in budgets created by the cost of supporting their economies. Different countries have taken a variety of approaches to […]

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Free Wills October 2020

As Wills and Probate solicitors, we hope you forgive us for going on about the importance of having a valid Will. Making a Will is a relatively inexpensive way of ensuring that your assets go to the right place when you are no longer around. Dying without a Will means that your loved ones are […]

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Facing a Property Misrepresentation Claim

This collection of cases of property misrepresentation claims should remind all of us how important it is to tell the truth on a Property Information Form

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Electronic Will witnessing

The law which sets out how a Will is to be signed in order for it to be valid stems back to 1837 The Wills Act 1837 sets out that for a Will to be valid it must be signed in the presence of two independent adult witnesses, if this is not complied with the […]

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Software licensing issues

Software licensing issues can seriously affect a business, often through misreading licenses or malicious reporting. And it’s an issue that you might not even notice until you get the letter.

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No-fault divorce to become law in 2021

After years of campaigning for a no-fault divorce to be an available option for couples, we are very pleased to confirm that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received Royal Assent last week. Pre-2020 divorce options This now means that separating couples will no longer have to play the “blame game” in order to be […]

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No-fault divorce nearly in law

A no-fault divorce edges closer now Parliament has voted it through At long last Cunningtons’ family department can welcome the news that MPs have voted in favour of the latest stage of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill . This will, when passed, enable separated couples who have managed to maintain an amicable relationship to […]

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Tenant Fees Act guidance - rented homes getting protection

The Tenant Fees Act? The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019 and provided yet another tranche of requirements for private landlords to adhere to on pain of losing the ability to serve a Section 21 notice and regain possession of the premises after the expiry of a fixed-term Assured Shorthold […]

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Property auction problems

Property auctions are an increasingly popular way for property owners to sell their properties and for potential buyers to snap up a bargain. However, what at first sight appears to be a bargain can turn out to be an extremely costly mistake.

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Domestic violence in isolation

Domestic violence is not in lockdown. We understand that there is still physical violence, emotional abuse and financial control and you now feel isolated more than ever. Help is still available. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline continues to operate and has stated “Whilst our advice is to stay at home, anyone who is at risk […]

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Cunningtons virus position

Since being established in 1748 Cunningtons has continued serving clients through many turbulent times. We will continue to do so in these current unprecedented times amid the impact the COVID19 virus is having on all our lives. We are committed to the safety of all our staff and clients, so whilst we are no longer […]

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