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Wills & Probate

Why should I leave a gift to a charity in my Will?

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | posted in Wills & Probate

Leaving a gift to a charity in your Will can make a huge difference to the causes that you care about. Better still, valuable inheritance tax reliefs apply to gifts left to charity, as the amount left to the charity is exempt for inheritance tax purposes.

Refunds on Power of Attorney registration fees

Friday, 16 February 2018 | posted in Wills & Probate

From 1 February 2018, the Ministry of Justice have announced that it is possible to claim a refund for the Lasting Power of Attorney registration fee.

What is the residence nil rate band?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | posted in Wills & Probate

From 6 April 2017, a new residence nil rate band ('RNRB') has been introduced allowing individuals, in certain circumstances, to apply an additional nil rate band...

Will inheritance tax affect my will?

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | posted in Wills & Probate

Inheritance tax (IHT) is an extremely unpopular tax which no longer only affects the very wealthy. The rise in value of property makes anyone who owns a home a prime target for the taxman on death.

Will I obtain any benefit from gifting my home to my children while still living there myself?

Monday, 18 April 2016 | posted in Wills & Probate

You can transfer the title to your house into your child's name while continuing to live there, but this does not necessarily achieve anything. It is a popular misconception that such action...

What does it mean to be an executor of a Will?

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 | posted in Wills & Probate

An executor is a person appointed in a Will to undertake the sorting out of an individual's money and property after they have passed away.

What can I do to prevent my Will being challenged?

Thursday, 20 August 2015 | posted in Wills & Probate

It is always best to have a Will to avoid any uncertainty after you have died. There are various steps to take to reduce the risk of your Will being disputed.

It is really important to make a Will

Friday, 06 February 2015 | posted in Wills & Probate

No one likes to think about dying and so people tend to put off making a Will. Sadly, coming to the end of your life is unavoidable but it is possible for us to help you...

What is Probate and is it always necessary?

Monday, 12 January 2015 | posted in Wills & Probate

Probate is a document obtained from court after someone has died which names the people who have the right to deal with the deceased's property and financial affairs.