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Government plans to ban leasehold sales of new houses

25/09/17 Author: Charles Wilson

The government has announced plans to clamp down on unfair practices involving leasehold homes. The measures include a ban on new build houses being sold as leaseholds as well as restricting ground rents to as low as zero. Leaseholds... Read More

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Court awards wife £350,000 plus half husband’s pension

25/09/17 Author: Michele Wright

The husband was ordered to pay the wife a lump sum of £350,000. The judge found that the wife was also entitled to an equal share of the husband's pension, but he adjourned that aspect of the wife's application on the basis that a pension sharing... Read More

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Move to bring ‘outdated law’ on wills into 21st century

21/09/17 Author:

The law governing the writing of wills needs to be updated to reflect modern understanding of dementia and mental capacity. The government should also consider the introduction of electronic wills and reduce the age for making a will from 18 to... Read More

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£90m to be repaid to thousands with lasting powers of attorney

06/09/17 Author:

In its annual report, the MoJ said: “More people have been registering for lasting powers of attorney in recent years. Increased volumes coupled with greater efficiencies in processing applications have resulted in fees being charged above the... Read More

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British families pay a record £5 billion inheritance tax

24/08/17 Author:

Families in the UK have paid more than £5 billion inheritance tax in a single year for the first time ever. The record figure reflects the increasing value of estates, largely fuelled by rising house prices. HMRC says that £5.1 billion... Read More

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