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  • Jack Kent - Residential Conveyancing
    1 Week in Beeston EHL Solicitors – The story so far

                  Today marks the one week anniversary of the opening of our new office in Beeston, and what a week it has been! It started off with a bang when the Mayor came to cut the ribbon first thing on Monday morning. Pictures, handshakes and cups of tea all… Learn more

  • Paul Simon Oxley - Residential Conveyancing
    Buying a house: When do I need a solicitor?

    Buying a house – especially if you’ve never done it before – can be a daunting and stressful process, and will often take longer than expected. Your lawyer will do everything they can to keep things running smoothly, while flagging up any genuine causes for concern. It’s worth saying, if your solicitor is worried about… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    When do you need a Grant of Representation?

    ‘Grant of Representation’ is a legal term and includes ‘Grants of Probate’ meaning that there is a Will and ‘Grants of Letters of Administration’ meaning that there is no Will. However, even if there isn’t a Will most people just use the term ‘Probate’. A commonly asked question is, “when is a grant of representation needed?”…. Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Would it be better to buy property through a company?

    The Treasury has proposed a higher stamp duty rate to be paid by companies who purchase their first residential property, however, it is unlikely that a first home would be bought through a company. The valuable exemption proposed is for companies holding more than 15 properties.  If the portfolio is more than 15 properties then… Learn more

  • Jenna Mistry - Commercial Property
    Exclusion of sections 24-28 Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA)

    Commercial leases generally benefit from the security provisions under the LTA. This security applies to all premises used for commercial reasons except for specific exceptions which are set out in the LTA such as. Some examples of these exceptions are tenancies for a term of 6 months or less, tenancies at will and agricultural or… Learn more

  • Stuart Southall - Litigation
    Are there any risks with Litigation?

                Any dispute, by its very nature, contains elements of risk. There is no such thing as a definitive ‘solid’ win in any matter. This is because formal advice can only be provided on a subjective basis. Indeed, if this wasn’t the case, there wouldn’t be a dispute. The only… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Do you have to pay inheritance tax when someone has died?

                Personal representatives (or Executors) are responsible for finding out if inheritance tax is due as a result of a person’s death. If it is, the personal representative has to make sure that it is paid. Whether inheritance tax needs to be paid can depend on: how much the property… Learn more

  • Janki Raikundalia - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health Issues

    There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA): Property and Financial Health and Welfare The Health and Welfare LPA only takes effect if (and when) one loses mental capacity. The LPA allows the attorneys to make decisions in the donor’s (the person who made the LPA) best interest, regarding the donor’s health, including… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Are staff entitled to be paid an extra day as 2016 is a Leap Year?

      The quick answer is ‘no’ for salaried employees.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news for all those eager employees but unfortunately 2016 is one of those leap years that doesn’t include an extra weekday.  If you look at the calendar, what we get is an extra Saturday as there are a total… Learn more

  • Jason Hathaway - Senior Partner
    Did you know we are opening 3 new branches in Beeston, Hinckley and Oadby?

    I am excited to reveal that EHL Solicitors’ branch network will be expanding and in the next few month’s offices in Beeston, Hinckley and Oadby will be officially opened. I am especially thrilled about Beeston, as this is our first branch in Nottinghamshire. I am sure having a presence in Nottingham will present many exciting… Learn more

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