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Keeping you abreast of important everyday legal issues

This is where you can find some useful background information on a range of legal areas covered by KWW’s specialists. Please remember, the law has a habit of changing, so always check with us for the very latest legal position.

Settlement or compromise agreements

One of the hardest aspects of the whole Covid-19 period is the long shadow it has cast over so many businesses and livelihoods. Without wishing to sound too pessimistic, unless the Chancellor can find a suitable carry-forward arrangement to protect jobs when the furlough scheme expires at the end of October 2020, we could well

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Why a legal expert is best for estate administration

Like many government organisations, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS) has been increasing its digital services over the past few years as it aims to provide a more streamlined system for probate registries. While the online service provides an option for executors and administrators to deal with an estate themselves, Karen Starkey, a solicitor

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Developers’ incentives. Are they really worth it?

If you are looking to buy your first home or trade up, you may feel tempted by some of the freebies offered on new build properties. These can range from free white goods or a new carpet to a significant financial contribution to your purchase costs. Here, Anjum Khaliq, one of our conveyancing specialists, takes

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How to spot abuse of the elderly and vulnerable

As we continue our adjustment to living with Covid-19, concern over its effects on elderly and vulnerable people is mounting. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline has seen a 25 per cent increase in requests for help but many people do not associate domestic abuse with the elderly. For the sake of their physical health, many

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When KWW met the Foreign Secretary

It’s not every day the Foreign Secretary stops by for a catch-up, but that’s exactly what happened at KWW today. Dominic Raab, MP for Esher and Walton, took some time out from Westminster and global politics to check the pulse of local business life, and KWW was delighted to accept an invitation to share our

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Stamp Duty holiday: Sunak delivers

The KWW property team is poised to handle an increase in conveyancing enquiries now Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a temporary stamp duty land tax holiday. The move announced yesterday (July 8) aims to help buyers who have taken a financial hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while also seeking to stop house prices from

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How to get moving again

Estimates suggest close to half a million property transactions have stalled because of the coronavirus crisis. Recent easing of restrictions means these sales can now progress. What if you were thinking of moving but had not yet put your house on the market? Some agents are predicting a buoyant market as we come out of

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Let lockdown be your spur to action on care planning

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened interest in taking control of your personal affairs and addressing important matters like Wills and powers of attorney. We have certainly seen an uptick in ‘private client’ work, and the lockdown measures have not prevented us from helping scores of people get these documents prepared. In some cases, we have

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Look out for the Covid-19 tricksters

While the country adjusts to life under the cloud of Covid-19, criminals are using this period of upheaval and uncertainty to their advantage. We wanted to alert you to some of the exploitation tactics being used – particularly against the elderly – and encourage you to be on your guard. The following are some of

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Ready, willing and able to get you moving!

We are pleased to see the Government taking steps to reboot the housing market and want to send a clear message that KWW Solicitors is very much ready, willing and able to help get you moving. Anyone in England can now move home as long as they follow amended guidance published by the Ministry of

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Accidental Landlord Covid-19 Q&A

The Government hurriedly introduced legislation to protect tenants during the current Covid-19 crisis, and these changes came into force from March 26, 2020 and will apply to most types of tenancy. Press coverage has largely focused on renters. But what if you are a buy-to-let or accidental landlord, or own a holiday home which you

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