Property News, Some Good, Some Not So Good

Records shows that UK house prices jumped 10% in 2015 to a record height – but Halifax, who provide the figures, say growth will soften in 2016. House prices continue to rise – obviously by greater percentages in specific areas. Across the UK, we are told the average property prices picked up by 1.7% between ...

Update and Recent News in the World of Probate

“Your Will can be ignored”, say Judges. This was just one of the headlines following the latest, but perhaps not the last, judgement in the long-running case of llott –v- Mitson. This was the case involving a daughter who was deliberately excluded from any benefit from her mother’s Will, following an estrangement triggered when she ...

Extending Your House Downwards

We have in the past written various articles about ways in which you can maximise the extent and value of your home. We have considered going upwards into the attic, sideways into a garage or backwards into above-ground conversions or extensions. No doubt you have read about the basement conversions being made by the super-rich ...

The Cost of Caring

I read recently that the Health Service Journal made an application under the Freedom of Information Act to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Journal was trying to find out what the cost of inspections were when the CQC went out to inspect care homes and other organisations under its remit. The information obtained showed ...
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