Mini Budget 2022: Inheritance Tax (IHT)

Posted 26 September 2022 by Capron and Helliwell

Posted 26 September 2022 There appears to be no changes to inheritance tax in the Mini Budget announced on Friday 23 September 2022.   The existing IHT thresholds and reliefs in force remain unchanged.  However, inheritance tax is rather complex and if you wish to obtain advice in connection with your inheritance tax position, or the inheritance tax position of a deceased’s person’s estate you are dealing with, please get in touch with us to speak with one of our experts. It seems only a matter of time, inevitably, before the inheritance tax threshold changes but o...

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Why Registration Makes Sense

Posted 26 August 2022 by Nicola Lucking

Although rural Norfolk became an area of compulsory first registration in 1989 (and Norwich earlier than that) there are still private properties in Norfolk which remain unregistered. This is simply because the obligation to register is triggered by a dealing with the property – such as a sale or mortgage or change of ownership on inheritance – and until a “trigger event” occurs, there is no compulsion on the owner to register their ownership. However it is possible to apply for registration on a voluntary basis – in the absence of a “trigger event”...

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Contested Probates

Posted 14 October 2021 by Eleanor Russell

Losing loved ones is difficult enough without the worry as to how their estate is being handled. Unfortunately, disputes over wills and inheritance seem to have increased as families have become more diverse and complicated. These disputes are classed as contentious probate in the UK and cover a wide range of claims such as the validity of a will, testamentary capacity, inheritance act claims (for example the will didn’t leave you what you feel you deserved or were promised), mismanagement of the estate and disagreements between beneficiaries to name but a few...

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The Debt Respite Scheme and the impact on landlords and tenants

Posted 06 May 2021 by Eleanor Russell

On 4 May 2021, The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force.      The scheme, known as Breathing Space, has been introduced to provide people facing financial difficulties the opportunity to obtain the following legal protection:   Up to 60 days protection from creditors (breathing space moratorium) and; Mental health crisis Breathing Space for the full duration of the person’s crisis treatment, plus another 30 days (mental health crisis moratorium) Landlords,...

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