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  Mental Health still seems to be a stigmatised subject. Although more and more people are opening up about the subject and attempting to address their own mental health, it now almost seems futile to enter the conversation because of the struggle to enter public services and receive proper treatment. For many who can’t afford…

  Buying a house with a partner is a big commitment. If you’re unmarried and thinking about buying a property with a partner, it’s crucial to discuss and agree on the property ownership with them and your conveyancing solicitor.  It might be a difficult and sometimes awkward conversation to have, but if you don’t, things…

During the eagerly awaited budget on 3rd March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a three month extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday in relation to purchasing a new property which was due to end on 31st March 2021. The extension tapers the Stamp Duty Holiday as follows: No standard Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will…

The COVID-19 outbreak has left many people concerned over what might happen to their property or assets. We have seen signs that a high number of people have chosen to make a new will or codicil at this time. Those making wills as a result of the pandemic may be doing so when they are…

When returning to work after the festive break, our industry usually sees an increase in divorces being filed for. As many burn out after trying to keeping a failing relationship together for the holidays. We are here to tell you that if you have found yourself in this situation, it will get better and we…

A new statutory instrument has come into effect across England from 17th November 2020 until 11th January 2021. This directly results to tenants receiving eviction notices or tenants that are in arrears. Ground For Evicting Tenants Under the new instrument enforcement agents may not carry out residential evictions or serve notice of eviction unless the…

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…

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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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