Estate planning

Coronavirus FAQs regarding wills and powers of attorney – 01 April 2020

Coronavirus FAQs regarding wills and powers of attorney – 01 April 2020   The continuing effects of coronavirus remain uncertain. Understandably, many people are concerned about its potential impact upon them and their loved ones. Clare Moreton, wills, trusts and estate planning solicitor with Viewpoint Hill & Abbott Solicitors in Chelmsford has put together some…

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Government publishes advice for landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis

Government publishes advice for landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis   The Government published ‘COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities’ on 28 March 2020. This guidance gives details of measures to help renters during the current coronavirus crisis. It clarifies the proposals, which the Government announced previously, for a temporary…

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Shared ownership update

Shared ownership update ‘Are you struggling to buy your first home? If so, you are not alone. The cost of housing continues to be a concern for many. Fortunately there are schemes aimed at making home ownership more affordable and if you want to get onto the property ladder, but cannot afford to buy on…

Mediation

What to expect during mediation following separation

What to expect during mediation following separation   If you are attending mediation to resolve disagreements about some decisions relating to relationship breakdown, separation or divorce, you might be wondering what this involves.   A mediator is an independent person that is trained and accredited to assist you in identifying the issues in dispute and…