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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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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Effects of domestic abuse in Covid-19

ContentsDid you know the Family Courts are still open and operating hearings throughout the Covid19 pandemic … ?Contacting the PoliceChannel 5’s Abusive Partner documentaryHelp available from our Family Law teamYour access to Family CourtsContacting our Family Law department Did you know the Family Courts are still open and operating hearings throughout the Covid19 pandemic … […]

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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

ContentsTime to move house? We’ve been waiting …The new normal?Changes in the way house buying worksSanitise and keep your distance!We’re all doing our bestWhat is YOUR new normal? 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 […]

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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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Tenant Fees Act guidance - rented homes getting protection

ContentsThe Tenant Fees Act?Why was the Act deemed necessary?Tenant Fees Act summaryAnd if a tenant is overcharged …What should a landlord do about the new Tenant Fees Act? 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 […]

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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

ContentsIt’s not exactly *breaking news* that we should all have a Will – though given the current panic, you’d think it was!Making your Will – your optionsHow can my Will be correctly witnessed if I am in isolation?What do I need to consider when writing my Will?I want to write my Will now. Where do […]

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