The housing market has restarted allowing people to buy and sell homes if they follow social distancing rules. When lockdown restrictions were implemented in March, more than 450,000 people had to put their plans to move home on hold.
Family Law Solicitor Michele Noy clarifies the shared custody position during Covid-19. Despite some initial confusion the Government has made clear that children of parents who are separated can move between households during the coronavirus restrictions. However, parents should be mindful of their own particular circumstances
Homes England has issued advice for Help to Buy: Equity Loan customers on how they can proceed with purchasing a home during the Covid-19 outbreak. It says that many people are worried because the situation seems so uncertain. In response, it has published a document containing the answers to some frequently asked questions. These are some of the main issues covered:
Wills and Probate specialist lawyers have been classified as Key Workers by the Ministry of Justice They continue to operate in all our offices and are available initially by telephone, or other social media communications. Office appointments and home visits will be offered as necessary.
Making a Will is an important step to exercising control over your assets when you die. However, as time passes circumstances for you, your family or your beneficiaries may change. Importantly, some of these life events may, in fact, invalidate your current Will whereas others may have unforeseeable impacts on the consequences of it.
A digital questionnaire designed to make home moving ‘cheaper, quicker and less stressful’ is now being tested in a pilot scheme. The Buying and Selling Property Information (BASPI) has been developed by the Home Buying and Selling Group, an organisation made up of property specialists including solicitors, estate agents and mortgage advisers.
Nicola Browett, our Head of Private Client Department is again supporting ‘Make a Will Month – April 2020‘ in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. This initiative offers local solicitors an opportunity to support the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice
Testimonials 2019 These are some of our client’s comments taken from our ‘Client Satisfaction Questionnaires’ received following completion of their matters during 2019
The government has pledged to provide more affordable homes and to clamp down on leasehold abuses on newbuild properties. The measures were announced in the Queen’s Speech
A gardener was unfairly dismissed after he was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, a tribunal has ruled.