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On October 4, 2018

3 First Steps to Getting on to the Property Ladder

Owning your first home can be quite the challenge no matter how old you are. At times, frustration can take over but, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Below are our best steps to help you get your foot in the door and onto the property ladder. 1. Start Saving The very first thing
On September 17, 2018

What Should I Do If My Tenants Don’t Pay?

It’s not always smooth sailing when it comes to tenancy and this is certainly true when it comes to unpaid rent. Although it can be a stressful situation for you as the landlord, it is important to remember that there may be an unfortunate reason behind the lack of payment from your tenant’s side. So,
On September 3, 2018

Avoid Falling Victim to Solicitor Scams with These 5 Tips

Criminals presenting themselves as solicitors is a common occurrence nowadays, which sees an attempt to scam you of your money. The 5 tips below should ensure that you are fully aware of the possible scams in place and how to successfully avoid them. 1. Don’t be deceived Even if the supposed solicitor has a professional
On August 19, 2018

Power of Attorney: Guide to Managing Loved Ones’ Finances

It can be a difficult issue to consider, and even asking the question of how to get power of attorney may seem daunting, but the time may come when you need to take over the finances of a loved one. Where mental incapacity exists, legal power of attorney enables you to take control of your
On August 5, 2018

Tenants in Common: What is it and how will it affect my mortgage?

Many couples – or groups of friends – who are first time buyers are unaware that there are two different agreements to choose from, to co-own your property. One is to become joint tenants, with a joint mortgage. The other is known as “tenants in common”. Don’t be misled by the use of the word
On July 15, 2018

A guide to making your will

Making a will is not the most thrilling job you have to complete, but it is essential if you want the peace of mind of knowing that your loved ones are properly provided for in the event of your death. Leaving a will ensures that your assets are distributed exactly as you wish, with no
On July 5, 2018

Factors to consider when buying an existing business

Taking over a business isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. There are many things to consider and some possible pitfalls to look out for before you take the plunge and become a CEO. But buying an existing business does come with some advantages, too, in that you don’t have to start from scratch, and
On June 15, 2018

Your guide to inheritance tax and probate when a family member dies

There are many emotions that you have to work through when a family member dies that includes those associated with any practical formalities. The loss of a loved one comes with the responsibility of having to deal with the expense of handling all financial matters, including their estate. Below we offer a quick guide to
On June 2, 2018

5 Reasons To Use a Conveyancer Local To You

Buying a house is a huge investment – perhaps the biggest you will make in your life. It also represents a major upheaval in your life, especially where there is a buying chain to consider and a tight schedule to meet. It is essential that everything goes well with the transaction, to make your home
On May 15, 2018

What are landlords’ responsibilities to tenants?

If you own a property in England and you’re considering renting it out, our summary of landlords’ responsibilities to tenants will help you understand the most important things you need to do. NB: The following applies to private landlords in England; for more detailed information which covers a wider range of circumstances, please visit GOV.uk.