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At the start of 2017 we have been sent a number of queries from individuals who have property issues. Here our Welsh conveyancing team answer one of these frequently asked questions: 

Q: My partner and I recently purchased our first home. Since moving in we have ‘discovered’ a few problems with the house, which were not previously disclosed, and would like to know if we can claim the costs of putting them right from the previous owner? More...

 

We’ve previously written on this blog about gifting a family home and the options to consider when doing so, but we would also like to address the topic of selling a house to a family member. With the familiarity and high-level of trust, do you need to go through all the usual checks or hire a conveyancer? More...

 

Here on the Howells blog we’ve previously written about how to find a trusted probate solicitor, but what are the benefits of using a probate solicitor? We detail these below. More...

 

Buying or selling a property can be a stressful process, which unfortunately, can be made worse if you need to change solicitors during the transaction. 

You may wish to change solicitors for a number of reasons; perhaps the solicitor is no longer able to act on your behalf - in some cases the solicitor instructed may not be on the lenders panel (it is important to check this before instructing a solicitor). In other cases, the solicitors practice may have closed down or perhaps you have lost confidence in your solicitor.  

But, how easy is it for you to change solicitors once the legal process has begun? More...

 

If you want to make a gesture in the form of a cash gift, you want to ensure that you are getting the best deal with regards to inheritance tax. There are a number of ways in which you can gift money without incurring inheritance tax. However, this depends on why you gift it, who you gift it to, how much you gift and how long you live after gifting the money. The law in this area can be quite complex, but here are a few tips to help you make the right decision. 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