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Archive for September 2016

Man left out of will can buy partner’s home

A 91-year-old man has been granted the right to buy the home he shared with his partner because her will had not made reasonable provision for him. The court heard that the man had lived in the home with his partner for 20 years. She had made a will leaving all of her estate to…

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Second marriage sparks disputes over wills

High divorce rates and the increasing number of people entering into a second marriage or relationship are leading to more and more disputes over wills and family inheritance. Conflicts due to a second marriage have now become one of the main reasons for families taking legal action following the death of a relative. A typical problem…

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House prices increase by 8.7%

House prices in England and Wales rose by 8.7% in the year to June, according to the latest figures in the UK House Price Index provided by the Land Registry. The monthly increase from May was 1.0% taking the price of the average house in the UK to £213,927. In England, the June data showed…

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