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  • Who pays off your mortgage on completion?
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    A common question asked by client is how their mortgage is redeemed in the course of selling a house. When a property is in the process of being sold, the seller’s conveyancer will order an initial redemption statement from the outset. This is so they can have an indicative figure and ensure the seller is… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    UK trustees: are you ready for FATCA?
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    Deadline October 2014: penalties apply for non-compliance UK Trustees who have not yet checked whether the US tax rules under FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) applies to them must do so now, even if the trust has no US citizen settlors, beneficiaries or US situated assets. Read on if you are a UK… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Fake Wills
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      BBC’s ‘Fake Britain’ recently reported on the increasing number of fake Wills being drawn up by disinherited or disgruntled family members. The investigative programme reported on a particular case where the son of the deceased faked his fathers Will and subsequently presented it to the bank along with a death certificate in order to… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Proposals for Financial Remedies in Divorce
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    The Financial Remedies Working Group have recently published their report. The group’s task, as given by the President of the Family Division, was described as “to explore ways of improving the accessibility of the system for litigants in person and to identify ways of further improving good practice in financial remedy cases, confined to matters… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    How long will my conveyance take?
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    A common question raised by many first time buyers is how long will their purchase take. It is extremely hard to set a time frame on any sale or purchase as there are many factors to take into account and every transaction differs. If you are selling to a cash purchaser the likelihood is that… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Revolution of Child Contact Centres
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    The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has proposed that all Children’s Centres should be turned into “Family Hubs”. The Family Hubs will focus on long term family stability by offering ante and postnatal services as well as advice on debt, careers support and relationship advice. The CSJ found that family breakdown was most prevalent among… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Tax planning doesn’t have to be complicated
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    5 simple Inheritance Tax planning tips Transfers to spouses are tax free – any transfers to spouses do not attract inheritance tax.  It may be useful as part of your income tax and capital gains tax planning for one spouse to own more of an asset than the other.  This would take full advantage of… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    EHL Harrow
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    It has been three months since we opened the doors to our North Harrow office and what a fantastic three months it has been. Over the past three months we have met with many individuals and businesses and have started to form good relationships with the community. At Edward Hands & Lewis we aim to… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Rangers and the Revenue
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    HMRC has announced that it is looking to appeal against the tax ruling. The BBC reported that HMRC has said it had applied for permission to appeal the Rangers case to the Court of Session. HMRC has already appealed to the Upper Tier Tax Tribunal, which substantively upheld the First Tier Tax Tribunal ruling in… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Local Councils raise funding concerns
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    Local Councils have raised concerns over plans to cap the amount of money people in England spend on their social care due to a lack of funding. Recent changes in the adult social care system, caps the amount some people pay towards their care at £72,000. Funding in cases where the cap applies will be… Learn more


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