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Many people are missing out on substantial inheritance tax perks because they are writing their own Wills or using cheap DIY services, rather than consulting a solicitor, according to industry experts. Yet more are missing out by doing probate work themselves, believing they can save money and completely unaware that more valuable tax reliefs may be available.

 

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Is there still money to be made in the buy to let market in the North of England.

 

 

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A recent case has highlighted the importance for owners of leasehold property to extend their lease early, in order to avoid paying hefty premiums.

 

 

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‘Going green’ could soon secure you a better mortgage deal, with incentives available for the most energy efficient borrowers.

 

 

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Buying your first home?  Here are 12 steps for getting on the housing ladder.

 

 

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What are the legal issues of buying with a Lifetime ISA?  Here we answer your questions in our quick guide to LISAs.

 

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Overpaid Stamp Duty on a second home?  Here's our quick guide to getting a refund.

 

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How to pricie your property to sell

 

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House selling tricks

 

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How to keep your mortgage deal if moving home

 

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How to release equity from my home

 

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A look at issues that affect your ability to get a mortgage

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New ways Mum and Dad can help with property purchases

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Pricing your home for a fast sale

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Buying a leasehold? Know the law!

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First time buyers – watch for new mortgage deals

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Winter: The perfect time to sell your home

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Hammond’s measures: housing market impact

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Selling a property after a death in the family

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How to avoid payment scams

Stephen Breen
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What happens if you die without making a Will?

Stephen Breen
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Buying a new build? Here's what you need to know

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Protecting your estate from inheritance tax

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Why you should have an advance directive 'living will'

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Buying together? Here is what you should know

Stephen Breen
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Are Lasting Power of Attorney criticisms justified?

Stephen Breen
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Interest only mortgages

Stephen Breen
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WhatsApp your Will

Stephen Breen
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First time buyers : the Help to Buy lifeline

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How to choose a nursing home

Stephen Breen
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Problems with new build leasehold properties

Stephen Breen
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Risk to business owners who do not have share agreements, lasting power or attorney or will in place

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Help for first time buyers

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Buying property? Here’s what you should know

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Tips on selling your property

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Help getting onto the housing ladder

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Help getting onto the housing ladder

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Can’t sell? Get a one year mortgage

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Inherited ISA allowance: a valuable tax break

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Should you switch from Help to Buy to an ISA or a LISA?

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The cohabitation dilemma

Stephanie Howard
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The dangers of driving when the sun is low

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How to sell your home

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Helping dementia sufferers in the community

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New rules for inheritance tax

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Dementia: we need to accept there’s no cure and adapt

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The little known secret to reducing your mortgage costs

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How to beat the mortgage stress test

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Commercial property tempts buy-to-let investors

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Actress describes impact of dementia on family

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Where will your inheritance go

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A look back at the notable deaths of 2016

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The bank of Mum and Dad: new ways to lend

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What’s next for the buy-to-let market?

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Shortage of houses keeping prices rising

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What next for house prices: 2017 - 2019

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Top tips on how to style your rental property for the best returns

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Reduce your inheritance tax bill by gifting

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Thinking of going freelance? Here’s what you need to know.

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Should you leave money for the next generation

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Is buy-to-let a good investment?

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Inheritance disputes increase with house prices

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Small businesses suffering with unfair contracts

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Small businesses suffering with unfair contracts

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Mortgage stress test

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Pension or property you decide

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Your rights if your buyer pulls out of buying your property

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What is a contract race

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The advantages of living by the coast and commuting to the city

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Inheritance tax changes – your questions answered

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Which mortgage product should you to opt for?

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Look at how where you live affects the quality of care available

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Favourable mortgage criteria for the over sixties

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Paying for care at home

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Buying property for first-time buyers, families and downsizers post-Brexit

Stephen Breen
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How (just about) anyone can invest in property

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How to buy and sell property after the Brexit vote

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Buying a house on a flood plain

Stephen Breen
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Is it the right time to remortgage

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New house price index helps you get a better deal

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Help to Buy improves the market

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The Brexit effect on house prices

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The true cost of purchasing a buy-to-let flat

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How to help your child get on the property ladder

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How to help your child get on the property ladder

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Things you need to think about when planning for the inevitable.

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Minimise inheritance tax with a trust

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How literary figures would be taxed today

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A look at the tax implications for helping your children get on the housing ladder

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How to plan for inheritance tax

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Should buy-to-let borrowers face stricter affordability tests

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Want to buy a house here is how to get a mortgage

Stephen Breen
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Want to buy a house here is how to get a mortgage

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Help needed for first time buyers to get on the property ladder

Stephanie Howard
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Whiplash Reforms and small claims limit

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Buy to let stamp duty changes push up house prices

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The consequences of not making a Lasting Power of Attorney

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Hope for first time buyers

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The right to rent explained

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