GHP Insights

News, Q&As and Press Releases From Our Team

Q&A Can I get extra stamp duty/land tax refunded now I’ve sold original house?

Eighteen months ago, I purchased a new property as my main residence. Unfortunately, the sale of the property I was living in previously fell through, but I was still able to go ahead with purchasing the new property.....

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Q&A Should we make Wills if we are not married and are buying a home together?

My partner and I are going to sell our individual properties and buy a house together. I said we should make Wills at the same time because I read somewhere that couples who aren’t married could end up losing half their home to their partner’s family if they died without a Will in place. My partner doesn’t believe this. Please can you confirm the situation?

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Q&A Can my EPA still be registered, or do I need to make a new Power of Attorney?

I prepared an Enduring Power of Attorney many years ago naming my son as my Attorney... Is it too late to register it?

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Q&A Will buying a property with a Granny Annex incur higher Stamp Duty/Land Tax?

Will such a property would be classed as a multiple dwelling and therefore attract additional Stamp Duty/Land Tax?

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Q&A How can I provide ID if I have no Passport or Driving Licence?

.....as I have never owned a passport and I only have the old-style paper driving licence, what am I supposed to do?

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Q&A My ex stopped making the mortgage payments. Now the lender is after me.

The lender is trying to hold me liable. My ex is a mess and says to just let them repossess. What should I do? 

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Q&A Missing Junction sign caused my accident. Can I sue the Council?

During bad weather when visibility was poor, I was driving home in the dark when I came to what turned out to be a junction .......my car went off the road and into a ditch.  Can I claim against the council?

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Q&A Executors sold off aunt’s estate when they had power of attorney. Can I challenge her Will?

My mother’s sister died this year.... I have received my £30,000 but have been denied anything from the house. Can I do anything?

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Q&A Asset rich, cash poor – should we sell the house to our son?

Like many people these days, we find ourselves asset rich and cash poor in retirement and wondering whether to downsize.....what would happen if we didn’t live 7 years? And should we pay him rent?

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Q&A What happens to a Trust fund when a Trustee dies?

Years ago, I and one other person agreed to be Trustees for a Trust that was set up by a friend in his Will, to provide for his daughter who had learning difficulties ..... I am now unwell myself and I don’t know what to do about the Trust.

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