Property misrepresentation

If you’re relying on a seller telling the truth on their Property Information Form, you could be in for a nasty shock. Our post covers some of the issues, and the comments below the post cover even more live issues from flooding to planning permission.

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Effects of domestic abuse in Covid-19

Did you know the Family Courts are still open and operating hearings throughout the Covid19 pandemic … ? Do you need urgent assistance: to facilitate child contact arrangements, or to enable the return of your child to your care, or to provide protection for yourself against an abusive partner? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous […]

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Helping deliveries during the pandemic

Acting as a deputy or an attorney is an onerous task in the best of times and has become more difficult recently.

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House for sale at the end of lockdown

Time to move house? We’ve been waiting … Not many in the game will have missed the Government’s change in the regulations allowing those who wish to move house to do so, even if it was kept under wraps until 10pm on Tuesday and came into effect on Wednesday 13 May. Many stakeholders have become […]

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Man Discussing a Deed of Variation

Using a Deed of Variation you can legally change a Will – but there are strict conditions. It is a way of reducing your inheritance in favour of someone else.

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Dying matters: talking about death is important

Dying Matters awareness week 2020 runs from 11th May to 17th May. This year’s theme is ‘Dying to be heard.’ Starting a conversation about death is never easy, especially with someone who is terminally ill or elderly, but we will all die one day. Having a conversation about death will not bring death any closer. […]

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Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Covid-19

The Office of the Public Guardian has provided this guidance during the coronavirus outbreak You may not think that now is the best time to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney given the current Coronavirus measures. However, you should never delay planning ahead for your future and the Office of the Public Guardian has […]

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Inheritance Tax Changes Under Covid

Changes to Inheritance Tax procedures following Coronavirus measures At Cunningtons, we welcome the changes that HM Revenue and Customs have announced in an attempt to minimise delays during the Coronavirus lockdown. Cheques and repayments HMRC will no longer be accepting cheques to pay inheritance tax, payments must now be made in one of the ways […]

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Time To Write Your Will - coronavirus

It’s not exactly *breaking news* that we should all have a Will – though given the current panic, you’d think it was! By now, most of us will know someone who hasn’t made it through the current Covid-19 pandemic – and hopefully they would have left a valid Will to look after those left behind. […]

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UK Housing Market Recovery Coronavirus

Too many commentators are full of doom and gloom about the property market with the Covid-19 virus lockdown, thinking this situation will never end. Many people will be wondering why they should make the biggest investment in their life at a time of great economic uncertainty. As the government has requested that the housing market […]

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Cunningtons virus position

Following the announcement of the Prime Minster on 23rd March 2020 our offices are now CLOSED. A skeleton staff will be operating remotely where possible. Please contact us by email (and, but only where necessary, by post; our letter boxes remain open at this time). Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption to service, we […]

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Family isolation issues - COVID-19

At Cunningtons we understand that matters concerning your family life are amongst the most stressful things that you could ever have to deal with.  In addition to that stress, we are now facing unprecedented times with the threat of the coronavirus – and all the new pressures that come with it. The Family Law team […]

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