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Conveyancing Process – Frequently Asked Questions and Common Terms

September 14, 2020 8:38 am

Conveyancing Buying or selling a property and the conveyancing process involved is often complex for both buyer and seller and some of the information or unfamiliar legal terms can seem confusing if you have not heard of them before. Our Conveyancing FAQ aims to help you make sense of the conveyancing process and explains some of the common conveyancing legal terms. What does conveyancing mean? Conveyancing, in its most simple form, is the area of law that involves the preparation of documents necessary for the...
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Industrial Diseases and PPE – Your rights as an Employee

September 7, 2020 2:52 pm

  Personal Protective Equipment Whilst PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) has become more prevalent in the press recently due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, it has long been an established requirement for employers to provide PPE that is both suitable of the task in hand and that is also in good condition.  Most of the law in England and Wales regarding PPE can be found here, in the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992. In addition to providing the correct PPE, employers must also ensure that...
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New Online Lasting Power of Attorney Tool To Improve Service

September 2, 2020 12:53 pm

On the 17th July 2020, The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) launched a new digital service, called ‘Use a lasting power of attorney’ tool which will improve the process, making it easier for those acting as an attorney to contact organisations like banks and healthcare providers. The online tool is set to improve the speed with which they can make important decisions, such as those regarding the care of property of a loved one and will maintain safeguards to protect the elderly and vulnerable...
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Redundancies predicted to increase after furlough ends

August 27, 2020 10:51 am

The Furlough Scheme Earlier this year, the Government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The retention scheme was put in place to allow all UK businesses with employees on a PAYE scheme to designate those employees as ‘furloughed workers’ putting them on leave and allowing them to stay on the payroll, with the Government funding 80% of their salaries up to £2,500 a month, with the intention to assist businesses throughout the coronavirus outbreak and to prevent...
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Property buyers receive welcome stamp duty holiday break

July 29, 2020 11:57 am

Stamp Duty Holiday Announced As part of the many plans put in place to assist the economy following the coronavirus crisis and to boost the property market, home buyers have been given a welcome temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons in a special statement at lunchtime on 8 July that he would immediately increase the ‘nil-rate’ band of stamp duty from £125,000 to £500,000. The ‘stamp...
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Legal Issues Around Investment

March 27, 2020 8:57 am

Investment can be crucial for businesses. However, it is important to be aware of any potential legal issues. With the right approach, you can get the money you need while at the same time ensure your business is properly protected. Talking with shareholders You may well have come up with a brilliant deal for an investor to potentially revolutionise your company. However, in the excitement of making the deal you do have to remember that it has to go through the proper channels and part...
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HASAG Virtual Coffee Morning

March 26, 2020 8:40 am

Unfortunately, due to Coronavirus, HASAG has had to cancel all of its free coffee mornings until further notice. These coffee mornings have always been a well-attended and much needed place for anyone with an asbestos-related disease and their family and friends to come along and meet others, throughout the South of England, South East, London and the Home Counties. HASAG have been looking into other ways of offering support to their patients during this unprecedented time and have created a Virtual Coffee Morning Group on...
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Covid-19 Update

March 20, 2020 12:51 pm

Please be advised Larcomes Legal Limited remain open for business and will operate a legal service to you in accordance with the guidance provided by the NHS and Government. In order to protect the health of our staff and clients, our offices are only open for pre-booked appointments. Please email: enquiries@larcomes.co.uk or call the office: Portsmouth 023 9244 8100 or Waterlooville 023 9224 6666. Thank you for your support.

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Legal Issues For Landlords And Tenants

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Increasingly, more people are renting rather than owning their own homes. It is important for both landlords and tenants to be aware of the rules around renting properties. With the right approach, it is possible to avoid any issues and resolve disputes. Tenancies There are two main types of tenancies. A periodic tenancy goes from month to month, while a fixed term date has a clear end date. Tenant rights As a tenant, you have certain rights. This includes the right to live in a...
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A Look At Contentious Probate

March 13, 2020 8:53 am

Contentious probate is where a party disputes the validity of a will. Probate refers to how this is distributed and it is important to look at how this process works and whether there are any issues that need to be addressed. Why someone might dispute probate There are numerous reasons why someone might distribute probate. They may argue that the person that was supposed to be handling the probate has not done so properly. It may also be argued that you are not receiving the...
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