What is Right to Buy? The ‘Right to Buy’ is a government led scheme enabling those who currently rent their property from the council or housing association, to buy their property for a discount provided they meet the necessary criteria. The Right to Buy scheme provides access to special mortgages, some of which do not…

Equity release refers to a range of products that allow clients to access the equity (cash) tied up in their home if they are aged over the age of 55.  Clients can take the money released as a lump sum; in several smaller amounts; or a combination of both. There are generally two equity release…

Continuing our series of understanding conveyancing terminology, we look at what fixtures and fittings are and the key differences between them. Fixtures are defined as “forming part of the land” and therefore, as a buyer, you would expect to take over ownership of these items when purchasing a property. In many ways, this makes perfect…

For many separated or divorcing families, the summer period may be the first school holiday where everyone is living separately. Organising time with your family can become complicated and this can lead to tensions between parents and children alike. The fundamental advice is that, wherever possible, do try to keep all arrangements for seeing the…

The programme is based on the work of probate detectives trying to find an eligible relative for a surprise inheritance. So why did 55,000 estates last year pass to the Bona Vacantia Division of the Government? Simply because the deceased failed to make a Will and did not leave any eligible relatives. If you do…

“Rectification” is the process by which documents are changed by the Court to correctly reflect the intentions of the parties at the date on which the agreement set out in the document was reached. The question arose as to whether or not a “Disclosure Letter”  (a letter produced by the seller during the course of…

If you have just received your exam results, you may be interested to find out more about how you have been marked, the comments made about you and your exam paper. You may even want to make an appeal against a mark you have been given. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) gives you the…

The Charity Commission recently issued an alert to the charity sector about cyber crime and how to report it to them. Cyber crime has a number of definitions but usually involves attacks on or through computer systems and networks. It often includes the theft of data or the disruption of systems to enable further criminal…

Going to Court to obtain a possession order is not something that a Landlord will normally undertake lightly. Obtaining possession via the Court can not only take time, but also be costly and expensive, particularly if solicitors are involved. But obtaining a possession order is not the end of the matter. Whilst the order gives…

This is a brief guide on the law on surrogacy. It does not cover all aspects of surrogacy law and does not cover the situation if the child is born outside of the UK. Surrogacy is legal within the UK, but parties cannot generally rely on a surrogacy agreement as this is not binding on…

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