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Austins provides their bespoke legal services at competitive prices, including fixed fees and bundled services.

Our clients

Our clients range from individuals, to auction houses, brokers and local authorities..

Death In the Family

Death In the Family

Debt Collection

Debt Collection

Property

Property

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Deed of Variation

Deed of Variation

Although taxes are one of life’s certainties the amount payable isn’t.

Our clients had drafted similar wills leaving their Inheritance tax allowance (IHT nil rate band) on trust for their family not each other. Since then the law had changed but they lacked mental capacity to change their wills.

Overview:

Wills can be amended with consent of all affected beneficiaries up to two years after the will writer’s death.

Outcome:

£130,000 Inheritance Tax saving

National Trust Property

National Trust Property

Lease extensions vary vastly. Some leases are virtual freeholds at 999 years others just an additional 99 years.

The cost of obtaining them covers a broad spectrum too. National Trust properties have their own particular rules and regulations.

So an extension was available but not the purchase of the freehold because it is trust property.

Overview:

The lease was granted and increased the value of their home.

Outcome:

An extension of fifty years was granted with only a nominal payment for the extension. Our clients were more secure and could undertake further improvements to enhance the property.

Client Testimonials:

I have worked with Sarah on many occasions, she is of the highest integrity and someone if you have the opportunity to use her, you should do. You will not be disappointed.
Nigel Panter, Senior Consultant at Oakhill IFS Limited