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Fast Track Buy-to-Let Conveyancing

If you’re thinking about investing in a buy-to-let property, it is important to act soon. Changes announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the 2015 July Budget are expected to come into effect from 1st April. The changes are subject to a consultation which closed on…

Can you Disinherit your Children?

Disinheriting your Children The question in the recent case of Ilot –v- Mitson, was whether a mother could disinherit her daughter who she had fallen out with almost 30 years earlier. The case which rumbled on for over ten years has finally been decided. The…

Brighton Architecture: A Guide

Brighton architecture is both diverse and impressive. Famous for our regency squares and the dramatic Royal Pavilion, the city is also graced with many more lesser known architectural treasures. In fact, there are over 1200 listed structures with ‘special architectural or historical interest,’ in the…

Claiming An inheritance

Can you claim against the estate of your parent if you were not included in the Will? There has been a recent case which highlights the issues the Court will look at.

Who inherits if I die without a Will?

The Intestacy Rules determine who gets your estate if you die without a Will. October 2014 brought us the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014, which included important changes to the Intestacy Rules (for England and Wales). We take you through the changes and outline…

Brighton Festivals 2015

Happy New Year! And what a year 2015 promises to be for those of us lucky enough to live in and around Brighton and Hove. Down here on the Sussex coast, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to festivals. The next 12 months…

Dementia Friends Initiative

The Alzheimer’s Society launched its ‘Dementia Friends’ Initiative back in February 2014. Since then the joint campaign with Public Health England has successfully enabled people to help those with dementia by developing understanding of the condition. This help can take many forms, from practical assistance…

Groups and Activities for Older People in Brighton & Hove

Labels like old, elderly, senior citizen, and worst still old age pensioner have no place in today’s society. The truth is that we all have the right to live a full, active and dignified life regardless of our age. As we grow older, it’s all…

How Do I Protect My Finances As I Get Older?

As we get older, we turn our attention more and more to planning for the future and making provisions for all eventualities. We want everything to be in place to ensure that our affairs are managed correctly when we can no longer make our own…