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EPCs for Commercial Property

What is an EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides a measure of the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of A – G (A being the most efficient). The EPC must be prepared by an...

Conveyancing Process

There are various words or phrases commonly used by conveyancers and it may help you to have a list of these and their meanings. Breach of Contract If either party to the contract fails to do...

Building Regulations

When are they required? Building regulation consent is usually required if you want to put up a new building or extend or alter (structurally) an existing one or install drains, heating or...

Chancel Liability Repair

This search is commissioned to reveal whether or not the property you are proposing to purchase may be affected by a potential "chancel repair" obligation to a Parish Church. Such obligations...

Owning Property Jointly

Ways to hold jointly owned property When buying property jointly there are two ways in which you can hold the title. These are known as Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common. Both terms describe the...

Moving Day

Within the conveyancing process your moving day is called Completion or the Completion Date. There are many arrangements you will need to take care of, some in advance and others on the actual...

Debt Collection

We assist both individuals and companies with debt recovery. In the event that monies are still outstanding despite reminders by you and our firm, there are various methods available to recover...

Partnership Agreements

What is a partnership agreement? A written document between two or more business partners which sets out the rules as to how the internal business of the partnership is to be conducted.  ...

Disciplinary & Dismissal Procedure

The ACAS Code of Practice is a practical guide for employers, employees and their representatives to use when dealing with disciplinary situations in the workplace. All employers’ disciplinary...

Redundancy

Redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissing an employee. An employee may be made redundant for several reasons including the following: The business is closing down or relocating; The...

Settlement Agreements

A Settlement Agreement is a written agreement entered into between an employer and employee at the end of the employee’s employment. The basis of the Agreement is that the employee receives a...

Why Make a Will?

1. Avoid Intestacy rules 2. Tax planning 3. Choose your Executors and Trustees 4. Funeral instructions 5. Peace of mind   1. Avoid Intestacy rules There are many reasons why it is sensible...

How to make a Will

1. Instructing a solicitor 2. Information we require 3. Signing 4. Updating 5. Storage   1. Instructing a solicitor A Will is an important document which must comply with certain legal...

Inheritance Tax

A. EXEMPT TRANSFERS Provided these gifts satisfy the following conditions they are completely exempt from Inheritance Tax.   1. Small Gifts A Donor may make any number of gifts of up to a...

Normal Expenditure out of Income Exemption

What is the Normal Expenditure out of Income Exemption? In our experience many clients are unaware of the normal expenditure out of income exemption which is a very useful exemption allowing an...

10 Tips for Digital Estate Planning

Giving thought in your lifetime to your digital assets and digitally stored information can help your Executors with the administration of your estate. Here are 10 tips to consider for digital...

Digital Afterlife

Digital afterlife Most people, when making their Wills, do not give digital assets any thought. However, the majority of people in the UK own some sort of digital asset, be it an online bank...

Lifetime Discretionary Trusts

Please note that these notes are in no way intended to be exhaustive. Their purpose is to give clients some insight into the nature of a discretionary trust and the work involved in the creation...

Lasting Powers of Attorney – Health and Welfare

What is a HW LPA? A Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare (HW LPA) is a legal document by which you (the Donor) can appoint one or more persons (the Attorney) to make personal welfare...

A guide for personal representatives (executors)

At the outset The role of the personal representative arises when someone who has died has named you in their Will as an executor. Personal representatives are also those individuals entrusted...

A guide for beneficiaries

What is the residue? The residue is what remains in an estate after paying any tax due, the deceased’s debts together with any cash legacies in the Will including specific gifts. In most Wills...

UK Trusts and FATCA

What is FATCA? FATCA (The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) was introduced in the United States in 2010 to ensure their citizens were fully disclosing their worldwide income to the US Internal...

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