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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.

That’s Magic! KWW sponsors EMCC’s first women’s cricket team

In a move that highlights the growing popularity of women’s cricket, KWW Solicitors is proud to announce its official sponsorship of East Molesey Cricket Club’s first ever women’s team. KWW is sponsoring East Molesey Magic, which will compete in the Surrey Slam Women’s Competition. David Anstee, managing partner of KWW Solicitors, presented the team with

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Commercial landlords: Understanding your responsibilities

As a commercial landlord, it can often feel like you’re navigating a maze of obligations and responsibilities. From ensuring the safety of the premises to managing the terms of your lease agreements, it’s a line of work that requires careful attention to detail, says Salv Sole, Head of Commercial Property at KWW Solicitors of East

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Dealing with squatters and adverse possession

The recent case involving celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and a family occupying his Duke of Albany pub near Regent’s Park in London highlights a complex legal issue: squatters’ rights and adverse possession. While the specifics of Ramsay’s case remain private, KWW Solicitors partner and property expert Salv Sole (pictured) says it serves as a timely

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Distributing the gifts in an estate after probate

When dealing with the administration of an estate, distributing the gifts is one of the final stages. It is important the executors do not make distributions too soon, to protect themselves and the estate against debts or claims. Executors are advised not to pay out gifts before obtaining the Grant of Probate as time limits

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Property developers need to be mindful of Capital Gains Tax

Property market commentators are divided on whether 2024 will see a further dip in house prices, while buyers play wait and see on the mortgage market.   Meantime, many amateur property developers are once more being drawn into the sector, with the lure of fast profits to be made while the market is slow.  While the

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WE’RE HIRING! Private Client Solicitor

Job Title: Private Client Solicitor/ Legal Executive (0-3 years PQE) Reports to: Head of Private Client (Jack Haskew) KWW Solicitors is a longstanding (70+ years) and widely respected Surrey firm based in East Molesey, near Hampton Court, providing a wide range of legal services to private individuals and businesses. We are proud of our reputation

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Why a cohabitation agreement can support not undermine your relationship

The Office for National Statistics has revealed there were 80,057 divorces granted in England and Wales in 2022, a 29.5% decrease compared with 2021 (113,505 divorces) and the lowest number of divorces since 1971. The dramatic fall confounded commentators who were expecting a rise following the introduction in April 2022 of no-fault divorce (the Divorce,

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How to be the best attorney under an LPA

If you have been asked to be an attorney for someone under their power of attorney, whether for finances or health and welfare, then they have placed their trust in you to act in their best interests at all times. This will also be the case if they did not have a power of attorney

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Pros and cons of buying a home with friends or family

The property market in our part of the world appears to be rebounding after a lull in activity resulting from the disastrous Mini Budget of September 2022 which sent interest rates soaring. Although good news for many, this could make it more difficult if you are looking to get onto the property ladder. If affordability

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Landlord’s guide to dealing with commercial tenants

As a landlord in the UK, dealing with commercial tenants can be a complex and challenging task, says our Head of Commercial Property Salv Sole. This article offers a quick overview of the key aspects involved in managing commercial tenants, including understanding the legal framework, setting up a lease agreement, dealing with disputes and ensuring

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Quick guide to house sales terminology

The world of property sales can often seem like a labyrinth of complex terms and jargon. Navigating through this linguistic maze is crucial for both seasoned homeowners and first-time buyers. Eve Wilson, Head of our Residential Property team, has put together a quick guide that sheds light on the terms commonly encountered during house sales.

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Busting some myths about Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax planning is a crucial aspect of financial management, yet it is often shrouded in misconceptions and myths. As the New Year begins, it’s an opportune time to debunk these common misunderstandings and shed light on the realities of effective inheritance tax planning. In this article, Jack Haskew, Head of our Private Client team,

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