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Over-60s failing to protect legacies if their children divorce

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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New reservation agreements ‘could reduce house sale failures

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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More than 450,000 homes sold to people using Help to Buy

More than 458,000 homes have been sold to people using one or more of the government’s Help to Buy schemes. Just over 400,000 went to first time buyers. Under the Help to Buy: ISA, the government will boost your savings by 25%. So, for every £200 you save, you receive a government bonus of £50.…

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New plans to improve service for home buyers, sellers and tenants

The government has unveiled plans to ensure home buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and leaseholders receive the best possible service from property agents. A new working group, chaired by Lord Best, and made up of experts from across the property sector will consider areas that can be improved. This will include the case for regulation and…

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Most new homes to be sold as freehold – leases capped at £10

Most newbuild homes will in future be sold as freehold, while leases will be capped at £10.   The new measures are part of a government clampdown on unfair practices in the housing market.   Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has launched a consultation on plans to improve the leaseholder sector, which will bring an end…

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Court orders sisters to pay £325,000 to dead father’s partner

Two sisters have been ordered to pay their dead father’s partner £325,000 from his estate, worth approximately £1m.   The court heard that James Redmond had made a will 20 years ago leaving everything to his two daughters.   However, since making the will he had formed a relationship with Carole Anne Taylor after meeting…

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