New computer scam costs newlyweds chance of a new home

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has renewed a warning to solicitors about a worrying scam that targets housebuyers. The Daily Mail has reported that newlyweds Sarah and Ritchie Tough are the latest victim of a computer scam that lost them their dream three-bedroom home. The £45,000 deposit they spent almost a decade building up was snatched […]

Landlords could fall foul of new legislation if they fail to take note of Assured Shorthold Tenancies law

The Deregulation Act 2015 came into force on 26th March, 2015 and extended the necessity to protect deposits on Assured Shorthold Tenancies granted before April 2007, as well as, providing Landlords with an amnesty period to retrospectively protect any deposits that they held by 23rd June, 2015. So, if a Landlord took a deposit on […]

Contentious Probate in the News!

The Court of Appeal has awarded an estranged daughter the substantial sum of £164,000 from her late mother’s estate after contesting a will, in a decision that has garnered considerable press attention. The Court of Appeal’s decision has confirmed the rights and ability of children cut out of their parents’ wills to bring a claim […]