Moving house can be a stressful time so we aim to make the conveyancing process as simple as possible for you. Whether you are a first time buyer, moving to a new home or looking to buy an additional property, we can guide you through the process, ensuring you are aware of all fees and potential costs upfront. We will discuss our fees, the cost of searches, the implication of stamp duty, the legal procedure, the process of a mortgage application the Land Registry fees and ensure that on the day of completion there are no surprises. Frequently Asked Questions
Leases & Tenancies
Leases and Tenancy Agreements are often detailed and complex documents. Whether you are a potential Landlord or Tenant, it is vital that you know what you are signing up for, as mistakes can be costly. Instructing an experienced solicitor can make the whole process much easier. Our extensive experience and local knowledge will ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish.
We can assist you with general commercial matters whether you are a sole trader, partnership, family business or limited company. Our experienced and approachable team can assist in business sale and purchases or commercial land transactions such as with planning agreements, options and pre-emptions. This is potentially a complex and confusing area of the law which we will do our best to make as simple and straight forward as possible. Frequently Asked Questions
Trusts, Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney
We understand the need to ensure that you have your wishes heard and think it is very important that your loved ones know your requests. This is where our team in private client can assist, with any trusts, tax planning and will writing. It is important to have a will if you are marrying or your marital status is changing, if you have children, or if you have specific items you would like to leave to a person or charity. You also need to name executors who will ensure your wishes are carried out. A Lasting Power of Attorney gives you the peace of mind that if and when a time comes during your lifetime that you are no longer able to manage your personal or financial affairs that the attorney that you have chosen can take on that responsibility on your behalf. Frequently Asked Questions
Administration of an Estate - Probate
Losing a loved one is obviously an extremely emotional and difficult time. You may also be feeling daunted at the task that lies before you in arranging a loved one’s affairs. You can rely on our expertise and compassion to make a very difficult time that little bit easier. We can help with the paperwork in the administration of the estate including advising on inheritance tax implications and thereafter liaising with the Inland Revenue. Frequently Asked Questions
Breaking up is never easy, whether you are married, in a civil partnership or co-habiting, we can help you through this difficult and stressful time. Should you or your partner wish to separate then it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Although we don’t offer mediation here we can make a recommendation and you will be able to use our office to make it easier for you.
Disputes over children are emotional but we aim to help to resolve any issues in a practical sympathetic way.
Cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements are for all couples who want to have a plan for their finances, and are definitely not just for the wealthy. You can contact us to discuss this and whether it would benefit you and your circumstances. Frequently Asked Questions