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Court upholds a woman’s second will despite suffering from dementia

By Lambert Pugh News Team | December 26, 2019

An 86-year-old woman has had her will declared to be valid by the High Court despite suffering from dementia when she created it. A dispute between the two brothers and two sisters was at the heart of the case. The mother died in 2015, ate the age of 86. Her will created in 2010 left…

12-year high for the number of first-time buyers

By Lambert Pugh News Team | December 19, 2019

The number of first-time home buyers has reached its highest level for 12 years. Data collected from mortgage lender shows that 35,010 people started their journey on the property ladder in August 2019. This is the highest in a month since August 2007. Information from both UK Finance and the Ministry of Housing state that…

Three brothers fail to overturn their mother’s will which leaves the estate to their sister

By Lambert Pugh News Team | December 12, 2019

A mother’s will, which left nearly all her estate to her daughter, was not overturned by her three sons. The original will divided her estate equally between the four children. Unfortunately, her health started deteriorating in 2009 and her daughter moved in as her carer until her demise in 2016. During this period, her sons…

People who have been overcharged for deputyships are eligible for claim refunds

By Lambert Pugh News Team | December 5, 2019

People who have been overcharged when arranging deputyships for over a seven-year period can now claim refunds. The average pay is thought to be £240. The fees for the appointment of deputies, who help people that lose the capacity to manage their financial and welfare interests are set by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) while…

A Shared ownership scheme to help people get on to the housing ladder

By Lambert Pugh News Team | November 28, 2019

The Government are looking at new ways to get people on low incomes on the property ladder. A review of a new model for shared ownership should allow more people to be able to buy more of their home including purchases with 1% increments. The new system is to be rolled out nationally. Thousands of…

£600 million funding for new homes has been announced by the chancellor

By Lambert Pugh News Team | November 25, 2019

A government investment of £600 million has been provided to build 50,000 in England. According to Chancellor Sajid Javid, the new homes will be in high demand areas with money from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF). Potential sites all over England lack the required infrastructure such as roads, rail links, or schools. More of these…