What do I need to consider when buying a new house?

Sarah Barnes - August 9th 2017
There are plenty of benefits in purchasing a newly built property. As the property and the contents are new, the buyer has fairly low repair and redecoration costs. A particular attraction can be choosing the colour and style of the fixtures and fittings and tailoring these elements to suit different tastes.
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Caution for cohabiting couples

Lisa McLachlan - July 31st 2017
With the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics confirming that the number of people marrying has declined constantly for the past ten years, and that a substantial number of marriages do end in divorce, it may not be surprising that the growing trend has been that couples tend to live together.
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Wills & Estate Planning Solicitor Blackburn - Victoria Cross

What is ‘Dementia tax’?

Victoria Cross - July 12th 2017
Under current rules, if a person has assets of over £23,250 and requires residential care, they must pay for that care in full. Assets, which count towards this threshold of £23,250 include the family home, if vacant.
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Adverse possession

Sally Calvert - June 22nd 2017
What is adverse possession? Adverse possession means someone occupying land which belongs to someone else, without their permission. If someone occupies the land for 10 years (in the case of registered land) or 12 years (for unregistered land), then if certain requirements are met, then the land may become theirs.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Summer holidays: arrangements for children

Helen Lucking - June 13th 2017
Family holidays… it’s a time to look forward to sun, sea and sand. Probably the last thing on your mind when planning a holiday is whether your ex partner agrees to you taking the children abroad. But, if they don’t, you could get more than you bargained for at the airport when attempting to get through passport control.
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Why consider Enterprise Investment Schemes?

David Hardman - May 30th 2017
Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) were introduced by the government in 1994 as a way of encouraging investments into “smaller UK business” by offering attractive tax reliefs to investors in qualifying businesses.
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