May 12 / News

How long is the Guarantor of a Tenancy liable for?

You have agreed to act as Guarantor and signed an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement for a family member or friend. The lease Agreement was for a fixed period which has now expired. The landlord is now looking to you for payment of the rent but the lease has expired. Why then are you liable to pay when the lease was only for 6 months?

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April 21 / News

Changes to Probate Tax

In their 2015 election manifesto the Conservative party pledged to take the family home out of tax by increasing the effective inheritance tax threshold for married couples and civil partners to £1million.

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April 18 / News

Is it too late to claim?

Dealing with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, more commonly known as the CICA can be a stressful and emotional time. This can be why people don’t claim. But when is it too late to claim?

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April 5 / News

Budget Changes and Residential Property

From a purely property perspective, the 2017 Budget was hardly ground breaking and criticism would not be unfair when applied to the Budget as a whole. Changes that could affect the residential housing market were in truth few and far between.

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April 3 / News

Netball Team Scores with Legal Sponsor

Leading Law Firm Maxwell Hodge Solicitors are proud to announce that they are the official sponsors of Phoenix Netball, who are based in South Liverpool and regularly train at Liverpool Hope University.

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March 28 / News

The Two Faces of Family Justice

It is interesting to compare and contrast two recent reported decisions.

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March 23 / News

Chief Executive in the Running

Businessman Simon Leyland will swap his suit for his running shoes on the 2nd June 2017 to raise funds for Dementia UK.

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March 2 / News

Probate Fees Set To Soar

In spite of overwhelming protest from solicitors, the government are pressing ahead with a massive hike in probate fees to prop up a struggling court system. For estates worth more than £50,000, fees will increase from the current flat rate of £155 to between £300 and £20,000 depending on the value of the estate.

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February 17 / News

Giving you peace of mind

A Will is one of the most important documents that a person will ever sign, yet surprisingly 2 out of 3 adults die without leaving a valid Will. This can cause a great deal of uncertainty at what is already a very difficult and emotional time for those left behind.

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January 23 / News

What do you expect from your Solicitor?

One of the most difficult aspects when choosing a solicitor is having trust and confidence in them. Where do you start and how do you make the right choice?

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