Stamp Duty holiday explained Yesterday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary holiday on Stamp Duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland, starting with immediate effect. He temporarily raised this tax threshold until March 2021 in order to give the property market a welcome boost and give a [...]
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A remortgage means to take out a new mortgage on a property you already own and is done to either replace your existing mortgage, or to borrow money against your property. Remortgaging is a very common thing to do and it can prove extremely worthwhile if you do it at the right time and in [...]
It’s advisable to appoint at solicitor when dealing with a remortgage so that you have complete peace of mind that everything has been done by the book and there is no room for costly errors. Although less complicated than the original purchase of your home, remortgaging does involve some specific legal legwork best carried out [...]
Home viewings are now permitted, but many people are still concerned as to the correct Covid-19-aware etiquette when hosting or seeking to look round a property. We’ve listed some advice below for both parties to ensure happy sellers and happy buyers during this uncertain period. House viewing tips for the seller You want your [...]
We’re proud to announce that we have partnered with Age UK Lancashire to provide local people a low cost Will writing service. Alexander Grace Law is offering basic Wills for up to half price, from which 100% of the money will be donated to a charity which helps older people at a time when [...]
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown up a number of uncertainties for us all. No matter whether we are playing an active part in the national effort to combat it, or simply staying at home to ‘do our bit’, we’re all anxious about what the future holds for ourselves and our loved ones. While no one [...]
We are proud to announce that we have forged ahead with our Blackpool office launch despite having to postpone an official opening by the world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. The Gypsy King was due to open Alexander Grace Law’s new offices on the Blackpool Business Park on Friday last week and bosses Donnamarie [...]
If you have been appointed as an executor in a Will you might consider dealing with the administration of the estate without instructing a solicitor but before you do so you should think carefully. As the executor you are the person legally responsible for making sure the estate is properly administered. This means that if [...]
I’m an Executor. What do I do? If you are the executor of someone who has died, then you are the person legally responsible to administer their estate (their money, property and possessions) and to carry out the terms of their Will. Acting as an executor can be a time-consuming task and a daunting prospect [...]
What is Probate? If you are trying to sort out the estate of someone who has died you might be told “you need probate”. What does this mean? Probate is the word used for the legal process of validating the Will of someone who has died. It involves making an application to the Probate Registry [...]