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The fate of the property market was unknown during the peak of the British lockdown, however, some national surveyors & agents are reporting their busiest June on record. We are seeing that individuals are keen to move onto the property ladder, or help their children to do so, when doing this by transferring part of…

The effect of the coronavirus pandemic continues to change long-standing practises, witnessing for wills is no exception. The Government will allow wills to be witnessed remotely for the next two years. Previously, wills required two witnesses’ signatures to be made in the physical presence of the testator. This validates wills in England & Wales. During…

We are sad to announce the retirement of Roger Miller from the firm. Roger’s consultancy has come to an end and he will be pursuing other interests with which we wish him the best of luck. Roger has been with the firm for over 4 decades, most of which has been at the helm. He…

Separate court entrances for domestic abuse victims: An expert-led review has given way to the Ministry of Justice pledging a ‘major overhaul’ of family courts. The review generated a report that shows the risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases, it has been said that the report highlights many long-standing…

As many are aware, in order to begin divorce proceedings immediately, one spouse must allege that the other has committed adultery, or behaved in such a way that it is no longer reasonable for him or her to continue to live with the other. There are also grounds based on being separated for 2 or…

Yesterday saw the launch of the portal through the government gateway, HMRC have stated that the portal can cope with high levels of traffic and that claims will be paid six days after submission. The Government have also released further amendments to the scheme and we have summarised the key points below. Specifically looking to…

Something that may be at the forefront of your mind, given the current times we are in, is what would happen to your business if you were currently unable to work. We have put together the below article to guide you through some of the steps you can take depending on your circumstances. Whilst no…

It is important for many to remind themselves of the current position on ratings relief for vacant properties. Currently, ratings relief for vacant properties are governed by legislative instruments, they are often complex and difficult to follow.  As an overview, the legislation states that where a property is unoccupied, the owning ratepayer and the property…

Amongst a range of measures introduced by the Government amid the Coronavirus, recent communication has alluded to the sense that additional measures to assist ratepayers with business rates will be unveiled. The details of these measures are yet to be revealed, however, we have detailed all of the given information to date below. Government Measures…

As with many areas, residential transactions have been impacted by the Coronavirus. We have summarised our key advice and support we are offering. Homebuyers and renters are being advised to delay moving to a new house as far as possible, during these unprecedented times. However, if a delay cannot be agreed and contractual reasons mean…

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Retirement & COVID-19

Retirement:

Roger Miller has now retired from the firm after many dedicated years of service.

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COVID-19:

We will remain open, with our staff working from home. This may slightly impact response times.

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