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Care fees planning and stamp duty on second homes

Rebecca Laffan
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My parents’ Wills set up a trust for the family home to help with care fees planning. Will I have to pay second home stamp duty rates on the purchase of my own property as I am a beneficiary of a property under my parents Will? This is a question we...

Don't make a Charlie of yourself when it comes to litigation

Mark Jones
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Just before Christmas I wrote a blog which was based on Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol . It’s a book which is known the world over. What’s less widely known is that it gave rise to a real life Dickensian tale. It is one of the...

Update on commercial tenancies during the Pandemic

Richard Hugill
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Unsurprisingly, the restrictions on forfeiture of business tenancies for non-payment of rent are to continue in England until 30 June 2021 - but what is likely to happen after that? Central government are likely to want to avoid an abrupt cliff-edge...

Harrowells now has an office in Malton

Peter Mills
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Our Agricultural, Commercial and Private Client Teams have been successful in winning new instructions in the Ryedale area in recent months. As a result, we have opened a base in Malton so that we can more easily look after our clients and contacts in the...

The four things you need to know about Lasting Powers of Attorney

Pamela Precious
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Hopefully the vaccine rollmout means the threat of Covid-19 will recede as we move further into 2021. However, media stories over the past year, and possibly personal experiences, will have underlined the important and beneficial role of having your affairs...

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