Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is the legal tool that allows you to appoint someone to make certain decisions on your behalf. The appointed person can manage your finances for you in the future if you reach a point where you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. They can, if you ...

Who Is Justice There To Serve

I have been a solicitor for more years than perhaps I care to remember. I have been a lawyer working in North Cornwall and West Devon for the best part of 40 years. One of my greatest concerns throughout this time has been the rights of people living and working in rural communities to have ...

A Guide to Being a Good Landlord

Landlords have gained a pretty poor reputation in recent years. A reputation that in the large part, is totally unjustified. However, by being one of the “good guys” you have an opportunity to win your tenant over. That means they are more likely to renew their tenancy each year and that you can get the ...

Buying Your Home – The Stamp Duty Sting

I was interested to see in my inbox this week a flyer from a loan company. It was no ordinary loan that was on offer, but a loan “to cover larger than expected stamp duty costs”. For those of us of grandparent age, it will not be an unfamiliar sight to see the stamp duty ...
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