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Death & Taxes

The two certainties in life are death and taxes.  Neither of which you can avoid but you can mitigate. Austins is a STEP accredited practice specialising in trusts, estates and wills. We use our specialist skills to draft bespoke deeds, trusts and wills.  This enables...

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Covid 19 Update 2020

Spring naturally makes us look forward.  More clients contact us so as to settle their affairs.  So property moves, lasting powers of attorney and will drafting in particular are in specific focus.  At the time of writing, the Corona Virus restrictions are in full...

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Lease Extension

With the property market being in the doldrums recently a lease extension is an effective way to increase the value of your home.Yes after two years of ownership.  Although a landlord may agree before then but they are not obliged to do so.  Wherever possible it is...

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Property Fraud

Cyber criminals don’t only target internet providers or global companies. In these digital times electronic theft is on the rise.  The focus of this article is provide practical and simple tips for keeping your assets safer from criminals. By far property is our most...

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The Right to Rent Scheme

The Right to Rent Scheme comes into force 1st February 2016. As a part of the Immigration Act 2014 every private residential landlord must check their prospective tenants’ immigration status. UK, EEA and Swiss nationals have an unlimited right to rent and so do not...

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SDLT on the Acquisition of Additional Properties

It is important to note that from 1 April 2016 higher rates of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) will be applied to additional residential property purchases above £40,000. Announced as part of the government’s 2015 Autumn Spending Review, this will raise SDLT rates to 3%...

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