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.... But they say they were too scared of the brewer’s financial muscle to fight back, deciding instead to change the name of their pub to the Wolf and adjust the signage and web page at their own expense. Sallie McFadyen told the Guardian: “We had an email one day from their solicitors – and that was the first we knew of it – saying they had a trademarked spirit coming out. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The financial services minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, has committed to introducing the reforms this year. The Financial Rights Legal Centre’s principal solicitor, Alexandra Kelly, said further delays would have real consequences for vulnerable borrowers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Consumer advocates call for crackdown on irresponsible payday lending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:35:58 PM
....The financial services minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, has committed to introducing the reforms this year. The Financial Rights Legal Centre’s principal solicitor, Alexandra Kelly, said further delays would have real consequences for vulnerable borrowers. ...
Brewdog accused of hypocrisy after forcing pub to change name image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:42:58 PM
.... But they say they were too scared of the brewer’s financial muscle to fight back, deciding instead to change the name of their pub to the Wolf and adjust the signage and web page at their own expense. Sallie McFadyen told the Guardian: “We had an email one day from their solicitors – and that was the first we knew of it – saying they had a trademarked spirit coming out. ...
NHS trust triples injury payout to £9.3m under controversial new rules image
....29m. Her solicitor, Leonie Millard of Forbes Solicitors in Accrington, said: “The benefit for the claimant from the new -0. ...
How a £1 million inheritance slipped from our family’s grasp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
.... She was a lonely woman who started getting invitations to meals at the school. She said they were lovely people, all accountants and solicitors. ...
Britons pay almost £2billion in extra inheritance tax over next five years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This lets families pass on an additional £100,000 in property value to children or grandchildren tax-free, rising steadily to £175,000 by 2020. Alexandra Gordon, chartered tax adviser with law firm Furley Page, warned that grieving families already face a sharp rise in probate application fees: “These will rise from a flat rate fee of £155 through a solicitor to between £300 and £20,000, depending on the value of your estate. ...
Britons pay almost £2billion in extra inheritance tax over next five years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....This lets families pass on an additional £100,000 in property value to children or grandchildren tax-free, rising steadily to £175,000 by 2020. Alexandra Gordon, chartered tax adviser with law firm Furley Page, warned that grieving families already face a sharp rise in probate application fees: “These will rise from a flat rate fee of £155 through a solicitor to between £300 and £20,000, depending on the value of your estate. ...
Why are Britain’s new homes built so badly? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The developer admitted there were defects, but argued the cost of fixing them was £150,000. Morrisons solicitors, acting on behalf of the former directors of Indigo, which has gone into liquidation, stated in a letter to the Heatons: “The property did not need to be rebuilt due to defects caused by Indigo Development. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Requirements: five GCSEs, including maths and English, at grade C or above, and three A-levels at grade C. The government will soon be launching an apprenticeship scheme to enable school leavers to become fully-qualified solicitors without completing a degree. ...
Should we hand all our house money to our conveyancer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:00:29 AM
....Q We are using a conveyancer to do our legal work when we buy a house for £305,000 in cash, but are concerned about the security of the funds for the purchase while they are with the firm before we complete the sale. Is there a way we can send the funds directly to the seller’s solicitor to avoid this difficulty? I don’t like to ask the conveyancer as it might appear we don’t trust them. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
.... . Leigh Day solicitors is representing about 20 people who have between them lost almost £100,000. ...
Five-minute guide to the new 'death tax' coming into force next May image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....The overhaul, which was announced last year, will replace the existing system where all families pay a flat fee. Currently, this costs just £155 if applying through a solicitor, or £215 for individual applications, regardless of the size of the estate. ...
The Crusader: Customer challenges dealer over £11,000 SECOND-HAND motor’s breakdown image
....When buying a used car consider: buying close to home in case things go wrong, paying a proportion at least by credit card, checking the vehicle thoroughly immediately after purchase to see it conforms with the contract (although if you don’t until later it does not rule out a complaint), and if tempted by an extended warranty, check the parts covered are really worth it, as the general test of satisfactory quality should apply anyway. As solicitor Joanne Lezemore of consumer advice site consumer-genie. ...
NHS faces £1bn annual bill after 'reckless' change to injury payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 10:45:09 AM
....There are concerns that much of the increased payouts will fall into the hands of no-win, no-fee lawyers pursuing the NHS. The NHSLA said that in 2015-16, of payouts of £100,000 or less, where no-win, no-fee cases are common, 55% of all the compensation went to the hands of solicitors. ...
TalkTalk scam victims say it’s time for answers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 06:59:33 AM
.... Is this body there to protect consumers’ data or not?” he asks. Sean Humber, a partner at Leigh Day, the solicitors acting for Smith and around 20 other victims, is also surprised at the delay. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... “In any case where we are getting a change in quantity, we would adjust for it,” he says. Gooding and his colleagues complement the price collectors by gathering another 80,000 prices for 190 items over the telephone and internet, such as solicitor fees and mobile phone charges. ...
Pimlico Plumbers loses appeal against self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:12:29 PM
....The firm argued Smith was an “independent contractor” rather than a worker or employee. Smith’s solicitor, Jacqueline McGuigan, said the ruling held wider implications for gig economy firms such as Deliveroo or Uber, both of which are embroiled in rows over employment status. ...
Candy brothers accused of blackmail and extortion in high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 11:40:18 AM
....The case, which has reached trial after a year of legal wrangling, is being brought by the entrepreneur Mark Holyoake, whose reputation was dented after the collapse of his fish importing business, British Seafood, six years ago. Christian and Nick Candy, best known as the creators of the luxury One Hyde Park apartment complex in Knightsbridge, central London, are embroiled in a bitter and costly battle in which millions has already been spent on private investigators, public relations advisers and a small army of solicitors and QCs. ...
UK supreme court backs woman's right to receive late partner's pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 10:31:29 AM
.... We need pension scheme rules which reflect the world we live in today, and not the world of 50 years ago”. Shlomit Glaser, a solicitor specialising in family law at the London firm Glaser Jones said: “This is an important breakthrough for cohabitees in accessing their partner’s pensions, putting them in the same position as a married person on the death of a partner. ...
Funds still missing after  our house move from hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 06:59:20 AM
....I was due to complete the purchase of a house in Enfield on 19 December 2016. The completion did not take place, as my solicitors did not receive the mortgage funds of £364,000 in time. ...
Are you a serious buyer? Estate agents can now ask you to pay up to prove it image
.... as we feel our time is being wasted unnecessarily”. Money has seen a copy of a document relating to the couple’s £900 payment which states that in return, the agent would liaise with the parties and their solicitors “in an effort to get the transaction completed expeditiously”. ...
I want to repay my Help to Buy loan in order to let my house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... As a result I’m looking to repay my Help to Buy equity loan but don’t know how to go about doing this. Do I contact the mortgage provider or a solicitor? Also, once my mortgage repayments increase does this mean the house is fully mine or is this not the case until its fully repaid? JD. ...
‘Barclays took my £440,000 and put me through hell’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Instead it send him on a wild goose chase between departments, all of which gave him contradictory information before falling silent. “After my account was closed, I was told that my solicitors’ bank would have to send an electronic swift message confirming that the money it had deposited was legal and I was the intended beneficiary,” he says. ...
Seeing red when Green Motion took £2,500 for a refuelling ‘mix-up’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Last May we reported how several customers – often those from abroad visiting the UK – had found themselves charged several hundred pounds for small scratches, for which they claimed they were not at fault. We sent these two letters to Green Motion via its solicitor, which it now insists that all contact should go through. ...
Whistleblower wins 13-year campaign against HSBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:17:13 PM
....The case involves HFC and John Lewis Financial Services customers who were struggling with their credit card payments. The FCA said that between 2003 and 2009, those who fell into arrears were referred to the firms’ solicitors, who added 16. ...
‘I thought I’d bought my first home, but I lost £67,000 in a conveyancing scam’ image
. A charity worker buying his first home has had his £67,000 life savings stolen after fraudsters hacked into emails sent between him and his conveyancing solicitor. ...
The Crusader: Cold comfort for families caught in ice shows' seating slip-up image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:21:00 AM
.... While the venue did give them an email contact, some still felt a response was slow in coming and they were unclear as to where they stood legally if they faced a fight. We asked solicitor Joanne Lezemore of consumer advice service consumer-genie. ...
Should we buy a property in an area of coalmining subsidence? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:00:42 AM
.... Property near to both past and current mining activities can be at risk of subsidence because of being on unstable ground. If your solicitor doesn’t automatically do such a search, you can do it yourself using the Coal Authority’s online search service. ...
Celebrity deaths: Stars highlight the inheritance tax risk image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . Jessica Broxup, a solicitor at Wilsons, says taking action now could save your family large sums: “Sensible tax planning can help parents and grandparents pass on assets to the right people and also cut their tax bills. ...
Hospice charity 'locked into fundraising deal that misleads public' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
.... Way said that the negative publicity around Hospice Aid UK had reduced its fundraising potential. “The solicitors who drafted our basic contract had extensive experience working with charities and we would hope they avoided provisions that would make it appear unfavourable to a charity,” she said. ...
Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
.... He plans to use his share of the compensation award to set up his own car valeting business. The legal action was led for the Lithuanians by solicitors Leigh Day on a mixed basis of no-win, no-fee and legal aid. ...
The Crusader: Joy as ‘ghost train’ tab settled image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 02:22:00 PM
....Trainline also offered to cover Rebecca’s extra travel costs, which she has accepted. So what rights do passengers have if they find themselves in a similar predicament? Nobody it seems has thought about the repercussions for the travelling public because, according to solicitor Joanne Lezemore of advice service consumer-genie. ...
We’re £15,500 out of pocket after a Lloyds blunder over house sale image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:00:44 AM
.... We have only the clothes we stand up in, are running out of money as you can imagine due the unexpected extra costs, and are at a loss as to what to do. The solicitors for the receiver have threatened legal action against Lloyds. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 06:59:15 AM
. I am a salaried solicitor in my late 40s, employed by a medium-sized firm. ...
Someone I recruited has been promoted above me – what should I do? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:00:05 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I am a salaried solicitor in my late 40s employed at a medium-sized firm. ...
Ryanair says woman’s delay claim must go through Irish courts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 06:34:52 PM
.... If the court agrees, all Ryanair passengers could be forced to go through the Irish courts to chase denied compensation. Nicholas Parkinson, a panel solicitor for the flight compensation firmFlightDelays. ...
Asos accused of underpaying new warehouse staff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:29:02 PM
....”. Zoe Lagadec, a solicitor at Mulberry’s Employment Law Solicitors, said: “This is another example of a structure designed to avoid measures to ensure that workers get treated equally and fairly. ...
Banks act to stop transfer scams and errors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:30:45 AM
.... Over two years £26,000 of her pay went to another individual with a Nationwide account, and she has spent years fighting to recover it. A new-style fraud, meanwhile, is seeing criminals hijack the emails of builders or solicitors. ...
Government promises to stamp out abuses of new-build ground rent scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
....Clair Scott was another new home buyer devastated by soaring ground rents that have made her £200,000 mid-terrace three-bed house in Bolton, built only six years ago, almost unsaleable. She claims solicitors advised her buyers not to touch her house as the terms of the lease meant that by 2060 the ground rent would be £9,440 a year. ...
Handcuffed in Waitrose: the innocent man in search of justice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:25 AM
....”. As a result, Seddon says he was forced to hire first a solicitor and then a barrister at a cost of £6,000 plus VAT. ...
Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:59:54 PM
....”. The forum’s solicitors, Leigh Day, said the plans “would have seen thousands of victims of asbestos exposure denied justice”. ...
Protecting your finances from the threat of dementia image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:30:00 AM
.... . Fiona Heald, partner and head of court of protection at Moore Blatch solicitors, says you should set up both types of LPA. ...
Autumn statement: why the chancellor mustn’t cut stamp duty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
.... Pay that today for a home and the stamp duty will be £1,860 (we have a good calculator on our website). Few people relish paying stamp duty when they are putting down a large deposit, paying solicitors’ fees and watching money slip through their fingers. ...
New-build ground rent scandal could spark legal battles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
....But a lifeline has emerged for distressed buyers in the form of the Council of Mortgage Lenders handbook, which is meant to guide the process of conveyancing. Graham Balchin of solicitors Carter Lemon Camerons says: “It is a requirement of most lenders [see the CML Handbook section 5. ...
Two-hour daily commute 'on rise among UK workers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 03:19:13 PM
....Longer periods travelling to and from work have therefore become an accepted part of many people's daily routine. "It makes life difficult but it's become the norm," said Nick Seymour, a solicitor from Exeter, who spends at least three hours a day travelling by car and train to and from Bristol. ...
Boy, 17, admits TalkTalk hacking offences image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:40:03 PM
.... . His solicitor Chris Brown said he had played a small part in the scam, adding his behaviour had been that of an immature 16-year-old. ...
Writing a will isn’t a job you’ll relish, but it is a matter of life and death image
....It’s also worth noting that anyone can set themselves up as a will writer, so it is important to ensure you are using a specialist legal professional who is regulated and insured. North from Rose & North adds: “While using a solicitor is more expensive than going down the DIY route, it will ensure that everything is set up correctly – and could prevent some serious mistakes. ...
St Ives moves step closer to restricting second home ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 05:57:31 PM
....”. Chris Tofts, RLT’s solicitor, said the hearing had given some clarity about how the policy might work. ...
How can we calculate what we have each contributed to our house? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 07:00:26 AM
.... TF. A Thank you for your timely reminder to any unmarried joint purchasers about to buy property that they should pay attention when their solicitor asks them whether they want to draw up a deed of trust. ...
The Crusader: Mother and daughter win dream tickets for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe image
....Perhaps they should be a special case, as there is also the factor of an ageing population with the means and capacity to be spectators as well as special needs. “If a show is cancelled or an error made then most companies are only obliged to offer a refund of the ticket price,” warns solicitor Joanne Lezemore of advice site consumer genie. ...
The ground rent scandal that is engulfing new home buyers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:01:40 AM
....In an open letter to MPs and the housing minister Greenwood asks: “How can a six-year-old apartment be worth nothing? And how can freeholders be allowed to fleece residents who are essentially held to ransom, not able to sell, so forced to live there forever and pay the spiralling ground rent charges?”. After last week’s story many readers asked why conveyancing solicitors appear to fail to warn buyers of the potential costs. ...
Investment scams peddled by rogue law firms double image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 06:06:00 PM
.... This is often highlighted in promotional materials to make the projects seem trustworthy and safe. Although only a tiny minority of solicitors will be involved in such operations, says the SRA, the impact on the public is huge. ...
I am a landlord buying a new home – will I pay extra stamp duty? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
.... My wife and I bought a house in Cornwall in 2009 and sold it this year in April to move to Devon, where we have been renting and looking for a house to buy. Now we have found somewhere, two solicitors have told us that we will have to pay an extra 3% stamp duty because I own the two properties in Scotland. ...
How a trip to B&Q to buy paint can wreck your car image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
....”. David Foster, a partner at Guildford solicitor firm Barlow Robbins, said it would look at acting for the O’Reillys and others. ...
The new-builds catching house buyers in a leasehold property trap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
.... But, like Clare, she has found that her lease has been sold to E&J Estates by Taylor Wimpey and has been told by surveyors that she will have to pay up to £40,000 for the freehold – one-third of the house’s value. Paula can’t afford it and says “the house is almost unsaleable”, with solicitors warning potential buyers to stay away. ...
Volkswagen’s US compensation deal leaves British drivers fuming image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 06:00:12 AM
....Alders says he is trying to sell his car, but feels the emissions issue has had a negative impact on his negotiating position. “I could try my luck via the various solicitors and legal firms that are offering me assistance in this matter, but I would rather see Volkswagen offer me compensation directly. ...
Uber drivers win key employment case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 01:35:46 PM
.... Nevertheless other firms who rely heavily on the 'on-demand' freelance workforce will be watching cases like this keenly," he said. Alex Bearman, partner at Russell-Cooke solicitors, said Uber could look to meet any additional costs by increasing the percentage of each fare that it kept as commission: "It seems likely that this decision will be appealed and we may not see a final determination for some time to come. ...
Beware the small print that could hike one-bed flat’s ground rent to £8m-a-year image
. You’ve just bought your first flat, and were told by your solicitor that the ground rent is £250 a year. ...
Older leaseholders who fought for right to manage their block – and won image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of October 2016 06:00:07 AM
.... It took the residents eight months to gain the RTM, costing £9,000. The bulk of the bill was for legal costs – residents must pay the freeholder’s costs as well as their own, and there’s no legal obligation for the freeholder to use a competitively priced solicitor. ...
We’re paying the price for a nightmare house move image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 06:00:28 AM
....We sold our house last month. On completion day our solicitors had received the funds from our buyer, and were transmitting them to our seller. ...
Whirlpool told to do more to ensure safety after tumble dryer blaze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:01:46 PM
....”. Tom Jervis, of solicitors Leigh Day, said he was acting for the Defreitas family and four other families living in the block whose homes suffered the worst damage, along with other victims of related tumble dryer fires across the UK, and preparing legal action against Whirlpool. ...
Five-minute guide to getting covered for bad weather image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of October 2016 03:36:00 PM
.... He says: “This could include paying for a full flood risk report, investigating flood defences, or finding out if protection measures have been installed. ” Many homebuyers only discover the danger shortly before completion, often after spending hundreds of pounds on surveys and solicitors’ fees, losing money in the process and breaking their property chain. ...
Here’s how over-55s can plan for the future with Free Wills Month image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 12:00:00 AM
....Get up to date. Nicola Waldman, private client solicitor at law firm Hodge Jones & Allen, says making a will in later life can be complex and earlier wills may need updating. ...
Have you got a 'killer' tumble dryer? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of September 2016 06:00:25 AM
....The LFB has already advised consumers to stop using tumble dryers that are subject to product recall or safety notices. Its Total Recalls campaign, consumer group Which?, and the “Expect it’s safe” campaign set up by solicitors Leigh Day, who represent hundreds of the victims of white goods fires, offer similar advice. ...
Which? files supercomplaint against banks over transfer fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 11:01:24 PM
....There are many financial frauds that directly target customers, such as phishing emails and phone- and text-based scams. However, among the biggest growth areas are impersonation and deception scams where fraudsters hack into someone’s email account and then pose as the builder, solicitor, landscape gardener or other tradesperson that the consumer has legitimately employed. ...
Fraud soars by 53% in a year as scammers get sophisticated image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 11:01:44 PM
....Among the biggest growth areas are impersonation and deception scams, which involve criminals duping victims into disclosing their details. Fraudsters have increasingly been hacking into email accounts and then posing as the builder, solicitor or other tradesperson that the consumer has legitimately employed. ...
Government urged to press for recall of faulty tumble dryers over fire risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 11:39:48 AM
....The he London Fire Brigade, UK’s biggest, advised consumers to stop using tumble dryers that are subject to product recall or safety notices following the blaze. Its Total Recalls campaign, Which? and ‘Expect it’s safe’ set up by solicitors Leigh Day who represent many of the victims of white goods fires, have offered similar advice. ...
Is employment law fit for the gig economy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 06:00:51 AM
.... Also, the law has to recognise the distinction between those who are effectively controlled by an organisation (employees), those who have slightly looser arrangements (workers) and those who are genuinely in business sacrificing rights for greater flexibility (the self-employed). • Matt Gingell is a partner at Gannons solicitors and specialises in employment law. ...
Three charged over Tesco accounts fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 11:37:30 AM
....Mr Bush was managing director of Tesco UK, Mr Rogberg was UK finance director and Mr Scouler was UK food commercial director. Mr Bush's solicitor said that he was not guilty and planned to fight the allegations. ...
We are splitting up, what should we do about the house? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 06:00:13 AM
.... The outstanding mortgage is approximately £196,000 and we are tied into a two-year deal that expires in March 2017 and therefore have an early repayment charge of £6,000. How do I calculate how much it would cost to buy my partner out of the property? Who should pay ongoing housing costs such as home insurance and repairs until we’ve sorted out what should happen? Can the early repayment charge be taken into account? Do I have to appoint a solicitor or can I just agree terms with my partner?. ...
Land Registry sell-off plan put on hold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 02:54:10 PM
....”. The proposed £1bn sale of the Land Registry, which was announced on the eve of the Easter break, has attracted criticism from a range of groups, including solicitors, media firms and the UK’s competition watchdog. ...
Dukes and other super-rich are not the only ones who can reduce death duties image
.... “When you set up a trust through a life office, such as Standard Life or Clerical Medical, they will provide ‘trust wording’ for free,” says Smith. If you are saving a large amount of money, or need to add complicated conditions, you might need a solicitor to draw up the trust. ...
Four of us inherited a house from our mother – now my brother wants to sell image
....He can’t force you all to sell the property, but he can ask a court to order a sale. This can happen only after he has formally written to all of you – or gets a solicitor to write – setting out his case for selling the property and giving you the chance to reply with the reasons why you don’t want to do so. ...
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The climate change brigade are wrong again
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 05:30:00 PM
.... This claim was taken from the latest report by that curious body the Committee on Climate Change, which, under the Climate Change Act, has more influence than anyone else on Britain’s energy policy. This report on the risks posed to the UK by climate change was produced by a special sub-committee chaired by the zoologist Lord Krebs, and made up of a solicitor, a doctor, an engineer, an economist and the former chief executive of the RSPB. ...
Millions of Britons paying ‘ethnic minority penalty’ for car insurance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 05:01:03 AM
....The report prompted an angry reaction from the insurance industry, with the main trade body, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), saying it “makes serious accusations using a flawed analysis” and was compiled “by people with no understanding of how car insurers price their policies”. The report was published by Webber Phillips, a consultancy co-founded by Phillips, the former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and was commissioned by a firm of personal injury solicitors. ...

Former Pirelli model Christina Estrada yet to receive a penny of record £53m divorce settlement
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....However, Dr Juffali died in a Zurich clinic from cancer a week before the payment was due. Miss Estrada’s solicitors returned to the High Court on Tuesday to inform Mrs Justice Roberts - who had earlier said she awarded the lump sum to reflect the "exorbitant standard of living" and "magical" lifestyle enjoyed by their client - that the money had not been received. ...
I thought I'd found my first home – instead I found Japanese knotweed image
.... Digging it up is usually a thankless task; chemicals are favoured but can take years to kill it and cost thousands of pounds. I had asked my solicitor to find out if there were any issues around knotweed after seeing online that it was an important question in the conveyancing process. ...
Gold can be a big deal for small investors, but nothing is certain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 06:00:25 AM
....Demand surged in the run-up to the EU referendum, with the Royal Mint’s online trading platform reporting a 32% increase in people snapping up coins and bars in June, even before the result was announced. “The speed of investment is unprecedented and the types and range of investor are more diverse than we have experienced, including teachers, doctors, property developers and solicitors,” says Josh Saul, chief executive of The Pure Gold Company. ...
How a ‘rent to buy’ scheme is making home ownership a reality image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of August 2016 06:00:25 AM
....Unlike shared ownership schemes, tenants do not have to pay for service charges or repairs while they are renting the property. At the end of the agreed rental period, as long as the original tenant is still living in the property, Rentplus will transfer a 10% cash deposit to the tenant’s solicitor prior to the property purchase. ...

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