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Make sure you have an up-to-date will in place

By Will | January 10, 2022

Making a will is one the easiest and best things you can do to protect the interests of the people you care about. It’s also the only way of ensuring that your wealth is passed on in the way you want. Unfortunately, many people never get round to making a will, which means they are…

Lasting Powers of Attorney could help protect your future

By Will | January 10, 2022

Each year thousands of people create a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to protect their interests in case their health and their mental capacity should start to deteriorate. LPAs enable you to nominate someone such as a family member or trusted associate to make decisions on your behalf if you ever lose the ability to…

Taylor Wimpey frees leaseholders from ground rent terms

By Will | January 10, 2022

Taylor Wimpey has agreed to remove terms from leasehold contracts that cause ground rents to double in price every 10 years. The effect of these increases has been that people have often struggled to sell or obtain a mortgage on their home. Their property rights can also be at risk if they fall behind on…

Key workers step on to housing ladder through First Homes scheme

By Will | January 10, 2022

The government scheme to help key workers and local first-time buyers on to the housing ladder has now got under way. A nurse and a police officer from Derbyshire are among the first people to benefit. The First Homes scheme offers homes at a discount of at least 30% of the market price to local…

Widow granted injunction to prevent husband’s will being challenged

By Will | December 1, 2021

A widow has been granted a court order to prevent her deceased husband’s children from challenging his will under the Italian legal system. The deceased was born in Italy but moved to England aged 20, where he remained resident until he died aged 78 in 2018. His entire working life and most of his assets…

£8.6 billion allocated to boost the number of affordable homes

By Will | December 1, 2021

The government has allocated £8.6 billion to boost the number of affordable new homes and help thousands of people on to the property ladder. The Affordable Homes Programme is expected to deliver around 119,000 homes, including 57,000 for ownership, 29,600 for social rent and 6,250 affordable rural homes. The cash injection could support up to…