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HG Walker's Victoria Elford on Life Interest Trust's

I have recently remarried. How do I ensure my daughter from my previous marriage, inherits my half share of the property which I own jointly with my new husband?

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HG Walker - Law Spot Top 10 Tips for First Time Buyers

Top 10 Tips for First Time Buyers

Buying your first property can be daunting, so Jane Colver, Harold G Walker’s Conveyancing specialist has put together some top tips to guide you through the process of buying your first home.

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Deed of Variation

My father has excluded my brother from his will leaving everything to me – I don’t think it’s fair – is there anything I can do about this and if so, are there any inheritance tax consequences for me?

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Toni Oxborough's Top Tips for Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Top Tips for setting up a Pre-Nuptial agreement

People who marry do not expect to divorce. However it is not uncommon for people to look for ways to protect their assets before saying “I do”. Here are our top tips for getting the right Pre-Nuptial arrangement in place:

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Williams Thompson Solicitors

My Happy Christmas wishes this year go, unusually, to our local councillors....

As a group I suspect they are seldom at the top of anyone’s Christmas list, but I cannot but notice that they are having an unusually hard time of it at present.

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Williams Thompson

Williams Thompson Solicitors

On the face of it, the proposal to scrap the nine different councils that run Dorset and replace them with just two seems sensible...

If you were starting a fresh, you would never devise the current complex maze of nine different councils with differing powers. The result is significant duplication of departments and services. There are six chief executives and 330 councillors spread across the county.

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Williams Thompson Solicitors

What’s happening to our Post Offices? Their services are important to us and essential to local businesses. Indeed, they are part of our local communities.

It was a worry a few years ago when the large post office and royal mail depot in the centre of Christchurch was sold off for property redevelopment.

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William Thompson

Williams Thompson Solicitors

Along with the Regent Centre, Christchurch’s other big non-for-profit business is the Priory Church....

With the new Vicar settled in, the Priory is determined to become more outward looking and has big development plans.

Over the years the large historic house behind the Priory (Priory House) had become underused- but that is no more. It has been renovated with a new café linked into the Priory. Choir rooms and offices have also been established . That was only Phase One, however.

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William Thompson

Williams Thompson Solicitors

I have been advised not to write this month’s article!

First I am going to alienate 58.8% of you. Second given the time gap between me writing it and you reading it, who can guess what else has changed. I am, of course, talking about Brexit. I spoke for Remain at the Christchurch Chamber of Trade meeting just before the vote and felt most the businesses- and certainly the youngsters who braved the meeting- were in favour of Remain. Christchurch, however, supported Brexit and 18,268 voted leave (against 12,782 remain). Whilst I believe in the E.U, I recognise that the E.U leadership did little over many years to sell its own benefits and I feel they have no-one to blame but themselves.

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A plan that will result in the death of Christchurch Borough council is fast gathering pace.

The controversial proposal is for there to be a merger of the authorities in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and East Dorset. This would turn Christchurch from one of the smallest councils in the country to a bit player in what would be the 6th largest.

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William Thompson

Williams Thompson Solicitors

Congratulations to the Chewton Glen for obtaining planning permission to build their cookery school- a master class on charming the Christchurch Council Planning Committee.

The controversy over their plans was not the cookery school itself, but the decision to site the development not near the hotel but at the edge of their grounds on a quiet residential road in the middle of a precious area of green belt.

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Will 2016 see the but-to-let bubble burst?

This is heresy to some estate and letting agents and those heavily invested in such properties will deny the possibility of a downturn. But that is the nature of investment bubbles.

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Planning for the Future – Lasting Powers of Attorney

When a person begins to lose their ability to manage their affairs and care, it can be a very distressing and difficult time. The benefits of creating a Will to determine how your affairs will be managed after death is widely recognised, but in many cases little thought is given to making provision for the managing of those affairs during your lifetime. A Lasting Power of Attorney can provide the certainty required and give you peace of mind so that in the event that you can no longer manage your personal affairs, a trusted family member, friend or advisor can act on your behalf.

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Why do I need to extend my lease?

The need for a lease extension arises because as your lease gets shorter the value of your flat will go down compared to a similar flat which has a long lease of, say, 100 years or more. This reduction in value is a particular issue when the length of your lease gets to less than 80 years.

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Renting a Business Premises

If you own a business then a key decision is whether to buy or rent property. Renting business premises ties up less capital than buying which means you can invest it in the business instead. It can also give you flexibility to relocate easily should you need to.

The type of premises you rent and the location will be partly dictated by the type of business you are running. The amount you can afford - taking into account extra costs such as business and utility rates, and building insurance - will also be a deciding factor.

You can rent business premises by leasing them. If you require premises for a short term then consider a licence rather than a lease.

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