Beware of misleading Property Protection Trusts

Products claiming to protect assets from care fees are sometimes too good to be true. Most people are responsible for the cost of their care if their assets exceed £23,250 (although the home may sometimes be disregarded). Due to worries about the cost of care, I’m often asked how to protect assets in order to... Read more »

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Challenging the validity of a Will – Undue Influence

A Will is only valid in the UK if it complies with specific formalities. The vast majority of Wills that have been drafted by a qualified solicitor will have been executed in the correct manner and therefore valid, however there may be certain circumstances that invalidate a Will. Undue influence One of the ways of... Read more »

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Making an Inheritance Act Claim

Dealing with the death of a loved one is an extremely distressing time, and can be made even more traumatic if there are disputes between those involved. Having vast experience in dealing with family disputes I understand probate disputes can be complicated and stressful and I hope this articles provides some clarity about Inheritance Act... Read more »

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Boundary Disputes Part Three: Boundary Agreements and Determined Boundaries

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” G.K. Chesterton If both you and your neighbour have read Part 2 of this series of articles and have reached a sensible agreement as to the line of the boundary, what can the... Read more »

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Top tips on buying property in Spain

Despite the general concerns of the latest events, Spain is still one of the most popular destination for British people to buy properties. It is also one of the best countries to invest, as not only is it a great and friendly country (I may be biased here) with a great deal of sun, but... Read more »

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Spanish Power of Attorney – Your questions answered

On numerous occasions, people have been unable to travel abroad to carry out the necessary paperwork to buy or sell a property, or complete a Spanish probate for a family member or a friend. Not being able to travel, should not put matters on hold. You can still instruct solicitors to deal with your Spanish... Read more »

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New property tax values under Spanish law – Lookout, they bite

The 1st of January 2022 marks the date in which new property tax values are applicable in Spain. They have been implemented by the Law of Preventive Measure against Fraud of July 2021 and are likely to bring lots of controversy. Here’s a quick outline of what to be aware of when it comes to... Read more »

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How much will I spend when buying a property in Spain?

It is many people’s dream to buy a property in Spain, even after Brexit. The quality of life, generally low prices and the sunshine are appealing factors. When buying a property in Spain, it is important to anticipate the general costs and expenses you will incur, as well as possible pitfalls as a result of... Read more »

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Parenting through Separation – A free guide

It’s Good Divorce Week (yes, there is such a thing as a good divorce), and this week I am supporting Resolution in their campaign to build awareness that there is a better way to separate. Separation is a traumatic and stressful time for any couple, but when children are involved emotions are heightened and the... Read more »

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Winding Up Petitions – The new provisions

As part of the Government’s loosening of the legislation introduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the temporary provisions put in place to give breathing space to companies from the threat of a winding up petition expire 30 September 2021. These provisions were within the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) and designed... Read more »

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