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  • Jason Hathaway - Senior Partner
    The Results are in: We are OUT
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    Having sat up through the night to watch the counts come in, it is clear that there is a relatively even split throughout  the United Kingdom and the vote has been won by a relatively narrow margin.  But looking at each region individually, there are huge differences in specific areas.  Turnout has been higher than… Learn more

  • Helen Sanderson - Deputy Practice Group Head of Residential Conveyancing
    Buying your first home
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    Buying your first home can be daunting, but if you want to take your first step on the property ladder, it’s important to know the basics – and to have the right people to fight your corner.   Most people would think the priority is to find a good estate agent, but that can actually… Learn more

  • Jack Kent - Residential Conveyancing
    One Month in EHL Beeston
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    It’s been one month since we opened our doors in our new office in Beeston. It has been a fast-paced and exciting month which has flown by. It seems like we have been here for much longer! The highlight for all of us was our official opening last Saturday. Our opening took the theme of… Learn more

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

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

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