Six Key Points – if helping a child onto the property ladder

First-time buyers today must find, on average, a deposit equal to a year’s salary. With almost half relying on parental assistance, the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ has never been so popular. House price affordability and the phasing out of the Help to Buy scheme make this trend set to continue. ‘It is natural to want to help your [...]

Claiming compensation for your child following a serious injury

When a child is involved in an accident, the injuries they suffer can be severe and possibly life changing. As a parent all you want in this situation is to make them better, but this can be hard if the treatment they need is not readily available or if your family is under financial strain because of extra expenses [...]

Selling a rental property

One in five landlords plan to sell, citing increased regulation and less favourable tax treatment as reasons, according to recent research by a leading building society. ‘If you have a tenant, a key decision will be whether to sell with them in place or with vacant possession,’ says Cathal Murray, a solicitor with James McNulty & Co. Solicitors and [...]

What to do if you’ve had an accident at work

Have you had an accident at work? Employers have a legal duty to ensure they provide a safe working environment for their employees. If you’ve had an accident at work and suffered an injury due to your working environment, then you may be entitled to compensation. What should I do if you had an accident at work? If you [...]

What to remember when selling your business.

If you are contemplating selling your business here are some tips on what to look out for and what preparation you can do now to prepare for the sale. Here, we give a general overview of the areas of due diligence that apply in the sale of most businesses, to prepare you for the enquiries and demands you can [...]

Don’t fall out over the fixtures and fittings!

A home buyer on an internet forum asked, ‘What is the pettiest thing your seller has removed?’ Most replies are light-hearted: a loo roll holder, the curtain rails, a basketball hoop from above the garage door. Some tell a different story of buyers moving in and discovering missing kitchen units or damage from ripped out features. Others tell of [...]

How to keep out of the mire when buying a home with a septic tank

Sewers and human waste may not be the first things you think about when looking for a new home, but many rural and semi-rural properties do not have mains drainage and so rely on a septic tank. This can have important legal, practical and costly implications, particularly since environmental regulations could mean that an old system is now unlawful. [...]

Challenging a dubious will where you suspect coercion

We all have the right to leave our money and property to whoever we please when we die, but the decisions we make must be arrived at freely and without undue influence from family, friends or others who hope to secure an inheritance. Unfortunately, with elder abuse and oppression of the vulnerable on the rise, there are hundreds of [...]

What does an Executor do?

Few people realise how complicated and time-consuming Executor’s duties are. Furthermore, mistakes in obtaining probate and/or administering an estate can lead to destructive family disputes and leave the Executor personally liable if a claim is commenced in court. By entrusting us to advise and represent you, you can be confident that your duties as an Executor are performed correctly. [...]

Five more potential problems with your property’s title (and how to fix them)

As many buyers look to take advantage of the temporary stamp duty holiday, now could be the right time to sell your home. To ensure any sale progresses smoothly, it is important to make sure the title to your property is in order. Last month, we outlined five potential problems with the title to your property. In the second [...]

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