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Can I Do Probate Myself?

You can do probate yourself, or you can ask a probate solicitor to help you: the choice is yours. The benefit of using a solicitor is that you can pass[...]

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What is a Long-Stop Completion Date When Buying a New Build?

A long-stop completion date is the date by which a new build must be finished. If it isn’t, the buyer has the right to cancel the contract and get their[...]

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What is ‘Sideways Disinheritance’ and How Can You Avoid It?

Sideways disinheritance is when your estate moves ‘sideways’ after your death, rather than down through the generations. This usually happens due to remarriage, with the effect being that your children[...]

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When is Probate Needed?

Probate is likely to be needed in England and Wales where the deceased owned a property in their sole name. It may also be needed if the deceased held a[...]

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How Does a Lasting Power of Attorney Work?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that appoints someone else to make decisions on your behalf. You draw up the document and you decide who should[...]

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Can You Buy Your Parents’ House for Under Market Value?

You can buy your parents’ house for under market value. However, there may be some tax implications, as well as some other potential pitfalls. You need to be aware of[...]

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How Do Marriage and Divorce Affect a Will?

Marriage and divorce both have a significant impact on your Will. If you marry, then your current Will could be revoked, meaning you’ll need to make a new one. If[...]

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Providing for a Vulnerable Beneficiary in a Will

You can provide for a vulnerable beneficiary in your Will by creating a Trust. This is often preferrable to leaving money with another relative, as it provides greater protection and[...]

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How to Sell a Probate Property

Selling a Probate property is very similar to selling any other type of residential property. The main difference is that you cannot complete the sale until a Grant has been[...]

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