Deadline Day Looms For Help To Buy Reservations

Whilst much of the property market has recently been focused on the stamp duty holiday, the 31st March 2021 also sees the closure of the current Help to Buy scheme. Perhaps more importantly the final date for homebuilders to take reservations under the current scheme is Tuesday 15th December 2020. This is to allow enough…

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Lockdown 2: Can I still make a Will or set up a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Farnworth Rose would like to reassure clients looking to draft Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) or needing assistance with probate matters that we can still provide all of these services without requiring a meeting at our offices. That majority of legal services can be dealt with by phone, email and post. We can take…

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The Housing Market Remains Open During Lockdown 2

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government confirmed on the 31st October that the housing market will remain open in the lockdown period commencing 5th November 2020. The process of searching for and moving into a new home continues to be different as estate agents, conveyancers and other professionals have had to modify how…

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Farnworth Rose secure substantial six-figure settlement for local client

Nelson Solicitors, Farnworth Rose have successfully concluded a personal injury claim for a significant six-figure settlement of just under £1 million for a Lancashire based client. In 2018, Mr M sustained injury at home, through no fault of his own having engaged the services of a reputable building contractor. His injuries which were of the…

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Legally reducing your inheritance tax liability

As the law currently stands in the UK, inheritance tax will be payable on your estate, typically at a rate of 40%, on anything over and above the threshold of £325,000. This is known as the nil-rate band. As such, if the net value of your estate falls well below this threshold, your worldly wealth…

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