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Archive for March, 2016

Mar 16

What is a House?

Another case on the definition of what constitutes a house for the purposes of the 'right to buy' legislation has been heard, providing further clarification on this contentious point. The premises...

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Mar 16

Ignoring Legal Advice Proves Costly

When a woman ignored legal advice and lent more than £600,000 to her uncle without taking proper steps to protect herself, the outcome was always likely to be regrettable. While the...

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Mar 16

Do You Hold US Assets?

If you hold assets in the USA, you should be aware of an issue that has started to arise in estates in which there are US shareholdings, especially where these...

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Mar 16

Overzealous Executor Faces Cost Penalty

Choosing the wrong executor for your will can create considerable problems, as a recent case shows. A woman had appointed two executors to administer her estate. One was her son, the...

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Mar 16

It’s all Down to the Planning!

The demand for new homes and the call for development sites provide a real opportunity for landowners with suitably placed land. Developers and builders are very active and options and...

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Mar 16

Succession Planning – The Top Tips

Succession planning for land and business owners is complex. As well as a multitude of family considerations there are numerous legal and other issues. It is far from a checklist...

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Mar 16

European Court to Decide on Jurisdiction in International Maintenance Dispute

The arrangements for custody of children and for meeting their financial needs when a marriage breaks down are often problematic. When there is an international element, things can get very...

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Mar 16

Neighbours From Hell Pay Price for Bad Behaviour

Nuisance neighbours are one of the most unpleasant issues that a property owner can face. Where the conduct is sufficiently bad, however, the law does provide a remedy, as was...

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Mar 16

New Law Provides for Prison for Tormentors

A new law which provides for prison sentences for people who attempt to torment or exert psychological control over others has come into force and includes online harassment in certain...

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Mar 16

Reminder – Non-resident CGT Returns

Non-residents who sell a property they own in the UK are reminded that they are required to inform HM Revenue and Customs through the submission of a non-resident Capital Gains...

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Mar 16

Son Who Fleeced His Dementia Sufferer Mum Stripped of Power of Attorney

Most people would rather have their affairs looked after by a loved one if they lose the ability to make decisions for themselves. However, a case in which a son...

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Mar 16

Impractical Child Custody Order Leads to Court Appearance

The family courts are kept busy these days with disputes over which parent children should live with – especially when the parents are of different nationalities. In a recent case, an...

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Mar 16

Boundary Argument Costs Teacher £50,000

Boundary disputes can take a long time to resolve and can be ruinously expensive, as a recent case illustrates. It involved a teacher who put up a fence along what she...

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