When he retired from the Court of Protection, Denzil Lush stated that he would prefer the scrutiny and protection of a deputyship under the Court of Protection rather than risk using an unsupervised Attorney. I do not agree. Whilst there are risks with LPA’s, properly prepared and with wisely chosen attorneys, I take the view…

Buying and selling a home can often send you on an emotional roller-coaster. There is the excitement and exhilaration of selling your home for the right price, finding your new dream home and moving in. However alongside, there can be feelings of irritation, impatience and frustration and the endless asking of “why haven’t I heard…

The following is a general guide to the stages of conveyancing and procedures when buying a property: 1. Initial stages Once you have instructed a solicitor and told them that you wish to use their services you should then receive a Letter of Engagement or confirmation of Terms of Business. You should sign and return…

Moving House is often considered to be one of the most stressful events in someone’s life. Today, more than ever, the process of moving house requires significant capital outlay and sometimes through no fault of your own, things can go wrong, potentially meaning you could be significantly out of pocket. As well as the cost…

Conveyancing searches are often a mysterious topic to a home buyer. Searches are enquiries submitted to various authorities which provide you with more information about the property you are looking to purchase. These authorities include Local Councils, the Environmental Agency, Coal and Water Authorities. Do I actually need searches? A cash purchaser, although unadvisable to…