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Know your Boundaries!

Avoid a Dispute by Knowing your Boundaries Boundaries are everywhere.  For our homes and properties, the boundary lines indicate the extent of what we own or live in.  The physical boundary could be a wall, a fence or a hedge and there is usually some indication of where the boundary lies.  Sometimes the cause of …

Put Your Faith in a Declaration of Trust

Are you thinking about buying a property with someone else, whether they are your partner, friend, brother or sister, but have a larger amount to invest than they do? It is becoming increasingly common for home buyers to get a boost onto the property ladder in the form of financial assistance. If you have received …

Rita Sen Solicitors Celebrates Joining Coole Bevis LLP

Rita Sen Solicitors which has an office in Rose Green, near Chichester has joined leading Sussex law firm, Coole Bevis LLP.  Rita Sen Solicitors was founded in 2003 and since then it has grown to become a thriving business that is highly regarded by the community they serve. The practice specialises in advising on Wills, …

Are You in the Dark About Your Right to Light? 

It will probably not come as too big a surprise to hear that one of the impacts of the numerous lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic was an increase in the number of homeowners looking to extend their properties. Either by extending or by adding new buildings in their gardens, sources have suggested that over 250,000 …

Four Questions Commonly Asked by Separating Couples

Julia Dyson, Family Law Partner provides answers to four questions she is often asked by couples that are separating. Can I change the locks? If one person moves out of a property after separation, I’m often asked “can I change the locks?”.  This is understandable as clients want to change their locks to feel safe …

Ten Reasons to Use a Solicitors for the Elderly Accredited Lawyer

The decisions and plans you make now will have a huge impact on your later life. Getting them right is essential to protect you, your family and loved ones from potential future legal disputes later on in life. Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) is a national community of highly qualified and regulated professional advisers that …

A Quick Guide to Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney are often overlooked and not many people are aware of what they are or how they work. With legal jargon being thrown all over the place, understanding how a Power of Attorney could benefit you can be challenging. We have prepared a quick guide to help inform you of the different types …

One Month to Register Non-Taxable Trusts

The deadline for registrations for non-taxable trusts in existence on 6 October 2020 is 1 September 2022. Those non-taxable trusts created after 6 October 2020 must register within 90 days of being created or otherwise becoming subject to registration by 1 September 2022 (whichever is later). Once registered, trustees will have 90 days from when …

The Digitalisation of LPAs: The Pro’s and Con’s

Emily Wardrope, Private Client Partner looks at the Government’s announced reforms to the process of setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney. The Government recently announced that, for the first time, people will be able to make a Lasting Power of Attorney online as well as via a paper application. The Government believe that the …

No Fault Divorce – An Update by James Leach

The 6th April 2022 heralded a seismic change in the divorce law of England and Wales with the long-awaited introduction of non-fault divorce. James Leach, Family Solicitor, discusses the changes to the divorce laws following their introduction earlier this year. For around 50 years, divorce law remained substantively unchanged and for couples who had been …

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