For most people, buying a house will be their most expensive purchase ever. It is not surprising that you may want to shop around to find a solicitor and compare their charges.

Do beware, if you ask for the solicitors’ charges for buying the house without a detailed breakdown, you may miss hidden charges which can turn the cheapest quote into the most expensive.

Selling your old house and buying a new one will involve payments for searches and for transferring money electronically. Solicitors’ charges for this can vary enormously. Most solicitors’ fees will include paying off your old mortgage but some solicitors charge extra, adding a significant amount to their overall charges.

It is a good idea to get a complete breakdown confirmed in writing or by email before making a decision.

For more information about our competitive, transparent charges please call us on: 01785 213234.

QUICK DIVORCE ? 

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE

Clients often tell us that they want to get divorced as quickly as possible, but with the best will in the world, the experience of many couples is that it takes several months, sometimes even longer. 

For most, the delay will not be the divorce procedure itself, which could be completed in five months, but sorting out all the other “stuff”, most importantly financial arrangements.  Most will be advised not to finalise the divorce until the financial settlement is sorted, and many will be surprised at how long this can take.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING A

WILL AND HAVING A

LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

“Nothing in life is certain except Death and Taxes”

If you die without a Will, the first £250,000.00 of your estate will go entirely to your spouse or civil partner. Depending on how you own your family home, this might not form part of your estate. If your estate is worth more than £250,000.00, your spouse or civil partner will get the first £250,000.00 and the remainder will be divided equally between your natural children.

Not making a Will might mean that your children or step-children that you regard as your own get nothing. If children inherit, they will get their hands on the money when they are 18, do you really want them to inherit at 18, or would you rather they had to wait until they are more mature?

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