The High Court has settled a family dispute over who should inherit a house that had belonged to a man who died 17 years ago. The court heard that the man, a grandfather, had purchased the property in 1994 when he separated from his partner and wished to provide for her. He was then 73…

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Most people over 60 are not taking the necessary action to protect the assets they leave to their children in their wills, according to new research.   The risk is that if their children divorce, some of the assets they’ve inherited from their parents could go to their ex-partner.   Research published in the Times…

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The government is planning a new system for buying and selling homes that it hopes will reduce the number of failed transactions.   Currently, house buyers can have an offer accepted for the purchase of a home but then pull out at the last minute causing great inconvenience to the seller. The same problem can…

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