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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New start 2021

January is traditionally a busy time for family lawyers.  Couples whose relationships are in difficulties often put off plans to separate until after Christmas, not wishing to disrupt the children’s or extended family’s celebrations. Time to make decisions? This year of course the coronavirus pandemic has put an enormous strain on all of our relationships.  Citizens […]

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A separated Christmas is bad enough for you and your children, but Christmas 2020 offers new challenges for us all. We talk you through some tips for keeping things as simple as possible.

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Misuse of DNARs

The misuse of DNARs has become more common in the 2020 pandemic – we feel you should be aware of ageism in their use.

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Using the SDLT holiday to buy your dream home

ContentsThe importance of the housing marketWhat about property tax?Why does stopping collecting all that tax make sense?What has been the effect of 2020 issues on house prices?Does this mean the north/south divide is lessening?What will happen when the SDLT holiday is over?Should I take advantage of the SDLT holiday? Anyone who has been living on […]

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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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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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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

ContentsA no-fault divorce edges closer now Parliament has voted it throughThe existing system of ‘Fault Divorce’The benefits of a no-fault divorceTalk to our Family Law solicitors: 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 […]

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