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How to Make a Lasting Power of Attorney

To make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in England and Wales, you need to fill in the necessary forms and register your LPA with the Office of the Public[...]

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What to Consider When Renting a Commercial Property

There’s a lot to consider when renting a commercial property. This doesn’t just extend to the look and space of the premises; you need to be aware of any hidden[...]

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Probate: Frequently Asked Questions

If your loved one has recently died, then you may have come across the term ‘Probate’. Most people don’t encounter the Probate process until a friend or family member passes[...]

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Are Christmas Gifts Exempt from Inheritance Tax?

Christmas gifts can be exempt from inheritance tax. It all depends on who receives the gift and how much the gift is worth. Gifts and inheritance tax A gift is[...]

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Buying Commercial Property at Auction

Buying a commercial property at auction is different to buying a commercial property on the open market. It requires more planning and preparation, meaning you will need to instruct a[...]

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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

If you die without a Will, your assets will be distributed amongst your next of kin. The law decides who inherits from your estate and in what proportion. This might[...]

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Commercial Tenants: Renegotiating a Commercial Lease

As a commercial tenant, you are entitled to renegotiate your commercial lease. Your landlord is not obliged to agree to your proposed terms, but given the current market conditions, they[...]

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What is a Grant of Probate?

A Grant of Probate is a legal document that is issued by the Probate Registry after someone’s death. It gives a person (or group of people) the authority to administer[...]

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How to Set Up an Estate Planning Trust

An estate planning trust is separate to your Will and must be made during your lifetime. Trusts are complex legal documents, so you must ask a specialist solicitor to set[...]

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