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  • Coral Lacey - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying the house you’re renting

    Are you thinking about purchasing a home that you’re currently renting ? This might be an option for you as buying the home that you’re renting makes sense from a financial and practical point as rent payments are typically higher than mortgage payments, buying this house might reduce your monthly housing costs. For this to happen… Learn more

  • Pramila Meghani - Family Law
    We have been living together, do we have same rights as married couple

    If the parties are married then irrespective of whose name the assets are in, all assets are taken into consideration when deciding what the party’s needs are and what would be a fair division of the assets. However in the case of parties living together the outcome is very different and there is no such… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Employment Law Update October 2015

    National Minimum Wage From Thursday 1 October 2015, the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage has increased by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission in March 2015 this year. The increase in wages are as follows: the adult rate will increase by 20 pence to £6.70… Learn more

  • Elizabeth Gardiner - Wills and Probate
    Will Disputes – The Main Reasons.

    Many Will disputes involve the procedure in which the Will was executed. In order for a Will to be valid it must comply with the requirements set out in s9 of the Wills Act 1837 and if these requirements are not followed correctly the Will could be invalid. One of the main requirements is that… Learn more

  • Raman Thandi - Residential Conveyancing
    Can a court order prevent someone from making a claim on an estate?

    “I have a court order preventing my former spouse from making a claim on my estate; does this mean they will never be entitled to a claim?”             Unfortunately the short answer to this is no. The month of August saw yet another landmark case in the area of private… Learn more

  • Coral Lacey - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying a house leasehold or freehold

    Leasehold and freehold – these are the two fundamentally different forms of legal ownership.             Purchasers often encounter the issue of whether to buy a leasehold or freehold property and the distinction between the two can often be confusing. Here’s a brief explanation of what they both mean: The difference… Learn more

  • Neusha Mazaher - Residential Conveyancing
    Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Market Harborough Branch

    After much hard work and a long night of baking, the Market Harborough branch held a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Tuesday 15th September 2015 at the office. The branch managed to raise a total of £226.74 which was absolutely fantastic and completely unexpected. The people of Market Harborough demonstrated their generosity and support throughout the… Learn more

  • Nisha Gorania - Commercial Property
    Selling a house without a solicitor

    A common question for people selling their house is, ‘Can I sell my house without instructing a solicitor?’                 Unfortunately the transaction may not be as straightforward as you think. There can be many unforeseen problems and complex issues that require a solicitor or conveyancer to resolve. Here… Learn more

  • Ashley Patel - Residential Conveyancing
    Residential Conveyancing – What are Freehold Title Deeds?

    Title Deeds can come in two types: Leasehold or Freehold. When buying a Freehold property you are buying the outright ownership of the property and you are entitled to permanent residence for as long you wish.           Title Deeds compromise of 3 parts:   Part A – Property Register The Property… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Property: Shared Ownership with Parents

    Buying a property on your own can be hard. Many first-time buyers opt to purchase their house with the help of their parents, by going down the route of shared ownership, but what are the implications of doing this?             Implications of shared ownership with parents   Shared ownership with parents… Learn more

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