Who are Executors and what do they do?

A key decision when making a Will is who you want to deal with your estate in the event of your death. These people will be your Executors. Executors are usually family members, close friends or professionals, such as Solicitors.
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Cybercrime and Conveyancing

You might have seen a number of articles in the news recently about people falling victim to cybercrime. Cybercrime is a type of fraud. Modern technology, including the use of emails means that cybercrime is on the increase and as a house purchase/sale…
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Concerns Regarding Probate Costs

Many people were concerned to read at the weekend that some of the major banks in the UK who had offered clients ‘free wills’ would later make a charge of up to 2.5% of their total estate plus a £1500 fee if they appointed the bank to be their executor.…
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Being a Landlord isn't Always Easy

A quick internet search will show that the number of Residential Landlords have declined over the recent years. There is a number of reasons for this including changes to the legislation making being a Landlord not only harder but potentially less…
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How Are The Assets Divided When a Married Couple or Civil Partnership Split?

When a married couple or civil partners separate or divorce/end their civil partnership, how are their assets and monies divided? Every case is different. The aim is to be 'fair'. In striving to achieve 'fairness', English law requires that 'all the…
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What Happens When You Can’t Make Decisions For Yourself?

We all dread the thought of ill health robbing us of the ability to make important decisions about our lives. We would like to explain how to take control of your future by doing a Lasting Power of Attorney. The number of people suffering from dementia is…
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Freehold Management Companies and Rent Charges

There is a common myth amongst purchasers of property that management company fees only affect leasehold estates. However it has become increasingly more frequent that freehold property is also subject to management company fees, and both private estates…
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Family Mediation

Family mediation can offer separating couples the opportunity to come together with the aid of a purely impartial mediator to discuss the issues, whether these be in relation to children, property and finances or all of these issues. The mediator ensures…
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