Who do you think they are?

Implications of Immigration Bill for landlords and their tenants As a landlord, how much do you know about your tenants? You might know, for instance, if they are animal lovers or, from viewings, who their favourite sports teams are. But do you know if they have the right to be in the country legally? Government…

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Charity Begins At Home

“Charity begins at home” as the old expression goes. An expression recently adhered to in the Court of Appeal hearing involving Melita Jackson’s estate when her daughter attended disputing the Will. In her last will and testament drafted in April 2002, Mrs Jackson left her estate (worth in the region of £500,000) to three separate…

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RIGHTS OF COHABITING COUPLES

Despite common belief, the rights of unmarried couples are not as protected as they are for their married counterparts. Unmarried couples have no basic rights to their partner’s property if they split up. Forward planning is key. Whilst it is not considered the romantic thing to do, it is always a good idea to consider…

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“LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP”

More and more people these days are choosing to live together (co-habitation) rather than marrying. No doubt one of the considerations, especially for those who have pre-existing assets such as a home, is that they view they may be better protected financially if something subsequently goes wrong. It is certainly true the law is different…

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