ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS

Utilities, including British Gas and other providers are currently offering to take 25 year leases of roof spaces of residential dwellings to place solar panels on the roof. The benefit for the home owner, aside from the knowledge that they have helped the environment, is that they may obtain around £1,000.00 per annum plus a …

The Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

You may remember reading the results of the recent Care Quality Commission’s report. They made unannounced visits at hospitals for the purposes of assessing the care provided to elderly patients. The findings were described as alarming. The elderly in hospital are vulnerable at times of illness and the involvement of relatives and close friends can …

My grandson is buying a house with his girlfriend and I would like to help him out with a deposit.

My grandson is buying a house with his girlfriend and I would like to help him out with a deposit. How can I make sure that if they split up that money comes back to me. The best way to do that would be for there to be a declaration of trust signed by your …

PROBATE

When a family member or dear friend dies you may not only have to deal with your feelings of loss you may also have to wind up their financial affairs. This may involve the obtaining of a grant of probate (where there is a will) or a grant of letters of administration (where there is …

Make a Will

One third of us die without leaving a valid Will. Dying without a Will can cause a problem for your family and it can mean that your estate will end up with the government. The government claims approximately £25 million each year from unclaimed estates. You may well have said to yourself “there is no …