The Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond set out a series of measures to boost house building and provide more homes. The government plans to invest more than £7 billion, which will effectively double the capital spending on housing over the course of this parliament. The latest official figures show that housebuilding is at its…

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More than 6 out of 10 people prefer to have a qualified solicitor to write their will so they can be confident that it’s done properly, according to new research.   A survey carried out by Will Aid, the organisation that encourages people to leave some of their estate to charity, found that 62% of…

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When family members buy a property together it is advisable to draw up documents outlining the extent of each person’s share, together with their rights and responsibilities. Failure to do so can lead to a dispute over ownership of a property, as occurred in a recent case before the Court of Appeal. It involved a…

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