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During an emotional time, the last thing you need is to be distracted by confusing jargon. Unfortunately, if you are not familiar with wills and probate then you can get caught out by some terminology that surrounds them. 

At Howells Solicitors we always do our best to ensure that you completely understand everything that is happening. In order to assist this, we’ve put together a complete jargon buster for probate and wills: More...

 

Selling a house can be a stressful time and if you have tenants living in your property then things can get much more complicated. It doesn’t have to be, Howells Solicitors is here to help. Here are a few things you should consider when selling a property with tenants:

What Are Your Eviction Rights?

Although you are the owner of the property, you are not entitled to evict your tenants just because you’ve decided to sell up. You have two options:

1. Sell the property to another landlord with the tenants in situ.

OR

2. Serve notice on your tenants to vacate the property once the tenancy period comes to an end.

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If you believe you have suffered as a result of clinical negligence, it is important to gain as much knowledge as possible before contacting us to submit a claim for compensation on your behalf. Here we answer frequently asked questions, such as “is there a time limit to making a clinical negligence claim?” and “how do you take legal action for clinical negligence?” More...

 

What is a Beneficiary of a Will? 

A beneficiary will be an individual or legal entity that receives an inheritance/gift from a Will. There are particular legal rights which will help ensure that the inheritance from the Will is managed and passed to the beneficiary in line with the testator’s’ wishes. 

 

Rights of a Beneficiary to a Will 

Beneficiaries and executors of a Will have various rights which they share in common. These rights only come into effect after the death of the testator, up until this point any beneficiary will have no interest in the assets. Beneficiaries can be removed/changed any time before the death of a testator. More...

The UK government legalised gay marriage with the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, giving homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. You may assume that this means that civil partnerships no longer exist, but they do. Same-sex couples in the UK are able to decide between marriage and civil partnerships – a choice that is not currently offered to opposite-sex couples, who can only marry. 

 

Marriage vs. Civil Partnerships

There is currently a lot of confusion surrounding this topic, so we’ll try to make it easier for you to understand: More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com