Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has outlined a series of tax cuts and economic measures in a bid to boost the UK economy. Pepperells Head of Conveyancing says “It’s a positive announcement for the property industry and will hopefully give more people the chance to become home owners and purchase their dream homes.” Today’s announcement has seen changes to: Zero rate band increase – the threshold over which any duty starts to be paid is up from £125,000 to £250,000.First Time Buyers – First time [...]
What happens when someone loses capacity to manage their own affairs, but they haven’t set up a Lasting Power of Attorney? When this happens, the person or people stepping in to manage the affairs of the person who has lost capacity (“P”) must instead apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order, granting them Court Ordered authority to manage P’s finances instead.
Pepperells Solicitors have partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK to host a very special Ladies Day on 30th September, during World Alzheimer’s Month. Statistics show that two in three people with dementia are women and over two thirds of people caring for a loved one with dementia are also women. Taking place at the Hilton Gateshead Newcastle, the event combines networking and women’s health, with fashion, music, and of course a complimentary glass of fizz for all attendees. The day will also [...]