Some people will find it surprising that you can make a claim when you have not inherited what you expected from someone who has died. The courts are empowered under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to order further payments from the deceased’s estate to those who have not inherited as much…

Last year, HM Courts and Tribunals Service proposed a massive increase to the fees charged to obtain probate. This would have seen the charges for the most valuable estates increase to £20,000. Currently, the fees are fixed at £155 for Solicitor applications and £215 for personal applicants. The plans were dropped ahead of the 2017…

The Clock is ticking on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in leasehold properties. For private properties required to have an EPC certificate: From 1 April 2018 it will be unlawful to grant a new lease of residential or commercial property with an EPC rating of less than E. From 1 April 2020 the above restriction…

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