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Coronavirus & Mortgages – Your Questions Answered

As lockdown restrictions ease and people want to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday, we are seeing more activity in the housing market. However, there is still a lot of uncertainty, particularly over mortgage availability. On the one hand, interest rates are at an all-time low. On the other, lenders have reduced the number and range of mortgages [...]


How can a Lease be terminated? 1. The lease could be surrendered if the landlord and tenant mutually agree. The tenant cannot simply vacate and hand back the keys. 2. Forfeiture is a right to end a lease by a landlord. When exercised it operates to bring the lease to an end earlier than it would naturally end. [...]

Terms of Business

How many of you have terms of business? Do you ensure they are incorporated into all contracts with your customers? How do you exclude and restrict liability? If supplying goods have you reserved title? Do your terms make special provision for contracts involving consumers? A good set of terms of business will deal with important issues such as: 1. [...]

2020-06-08T20:36:02+01:00June 8th, 2020|

Worried about a vulnerable person during the Covid-19 lockdown?

As the coronavirus lockdown measures turn from weeks to months, concern over its effects on vulnerable and elderly people is mounting. The Domestic Abuse Helpline has seen a 25 per cent increase in requests for help, but many people do not associate domestic abuse with the elderly. The charity, Action on Elder Abuse, reports that 34 per cent of [...]

2020-06-04T19:34:33+01:00June 4th, 2020|

Applications for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open early

This scheme is for anyone self-employed who has been struggling to keep trading during the pandemic as other forms of Government support are not open to them. As of 8am this morning-the 13th May, self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely affected by Covid-19 can apply for a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant, worth 80% of their [...]

2020-05-13T18:55:52+01:00May 13th, 2020|

Lockdown – Use The Time To Get Your Affairs Sorted!

As we have been confined to our homes, let’s all make use of this time and get our affairs in order. Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney are not just for the older generation. Everyone needs to plan for the future and if these unprecedented times have taught us anything, it is to be prepared. Despite Legal firms having [...]

2020-05-06T18:21:58+01:00May 6th, 2020|

Small Business Bounce Back Loan

The Chancellor has introduced Small Business Bounce Back Loans, to help the smallest businesses - which he describes as the backbone of our economy - providing the finance they need quickly, to help them survive this crisis. The new fast-track finance scheme provides a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders and will provide loans of up to £50,000 to support [...]

2020-04-30T12:10:00+01:00April 30th, 2020|
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