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  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Lasting Powers of Attorney – What You Need to Know
    January 18th, 2018 by Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts

    Many people believe once they have completed and had their LPA registered they need not review it and can leave it in the drawer for safe keeping. This is not the case. As those with LPAs shall know, these documents are regulated by a government body called the Office of the Public Guardian or ‘OPG’… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Inheritance Tax in the UK hits an all time high
    September 12th, 2017 by Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts

      In the tax year 2016/2017 the amount of Inheritance Tax (IHT) paid to HMRC was in excess of £4.7billion. Official bodies have also calculated that in the next five years this figure could increase by up to a third, this is a payment of up to £6.1billion. The reason for this increase is a… Learn more

  • Chris Barber - Residential Conveyancing
    August 31st, 2017 by Chris Barber - Residential Conveyancing

    Radon Radon is a noble gas which has been classified as “carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It is the second largest cause of lung cancer, being a factor in 1,100 deaths annually nationwide. It is odourless, tasteless and colourless making it impossible for those without specialised equipment to detect… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Declaration of Trust for jointly owned rental properties
    June 13th, 2017 by Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts

    Did you know?   If you own a rental property with your spouse or civil partner but you don’t split the income equally between you both, there is a dedicated tax form to let HMRC know.   Usually, the shares of a property between two or more people are written in a “Declaration of Trust”:… Learn more

  • Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts
    Probate Fees to increase
    February 21st, 2017 by Kate Godber - Wills, Probate, LPA, Tax and Trusts

    Probate Fees to Increase Probate Fees have been charged at a flat rate of £155 (the Court Application fees) but this is changing to a value based charge, depending on the value of the estate. From the 1st May the application fee will depend upon the value of the estate: Estate Worth Application Fee £50,000.00… Learn more

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