Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act

The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 offers much-needed changes to the Freeholder / Leaseholder relationship. We guide you through, alerting you to potential pitfalls for both sides.

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Leasehold Reforms June 2022

After the shocking escalating ground rents scandal, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 is enacted from June 2022

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No fault divorce - finally

It’s been a long time in the planning, and we’ve watched it every step of the way. From April 2022, divorcing couples can access a ‘no-fault’ divorce

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Deeds of variation

An inheritance sometimes creates tax or state benefit issues for a person receiving it but what are these potential issues, and can anything be done about them?

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Opportunities for IHT-free giving

Did you know you can reduce your inheritance tax liability on death by making tax-free lifetime gifts? We are now about to end the tax year 2021/2022, and with the next tax year beginning on April 6th you are running out of time to make use of the year’s exemptions and allowances. Making use of […]

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ContentsWays we can help the elderly in the winter monthsAct early, don’t be too lateKeeping Wills up-to-dateThe importance of Powers of AttorneyHow Cunningtons can helpOther sources Winter can be a dangerous time for the elderly, as they are more vulnerable in the cold It is a sad fact that every year approximately 20,000 more people […]

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Rise in probate fees

Costs of probate – or the administration of a Will – are rising by 26%. And the system is still taking far too long. We hope that increased cost will be accompanied by an improved service. Time will tell …

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Braintree solicitor firm Cunningtons

Braintree has been home to Cunningtons solicitors since 1748. They have expanded with branches across England, but their head office is always in Braintree, Essex.

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Our Intestacy Rules Flowchart goes through all the steps taken to decide what happens if you die without having a valid Will.

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Intestacy is easy to avoid

What is ‘Intestacy’? And what happens if you die with no Will? In the event that an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part thereof) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy – described in […]

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Divorce: 5 Great Ways To Put Children First video

When a marriage ends in divorce, children often suffer the most. Feelings of guilt, anger and sadness are inevitable. Resolution have assembled a guide and video that should help.

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Types of property fraud

The large sums of money changing hands mean property transactions are a tempting choice for scammers. To look after ours money, we all need to be very careful of how we trust information in emails. These easy steps can save you thousands.

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