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Legislation heading to the Lords should open up new possibilities for disabled people who are the beneficiaries of wills.

Receiving an inheritance can be a disappointment for a disabled person. Money from an inheritance or a gift will normally be counted as an asset for means-tested benefits or services. For a disabled person who receives benefits and services, this can mean that a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lead a fuller or more comfortable life makes …

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Economic Crime (Enforcement and Transparency) Bill: how effective will it be?

On 1 March 2022, the UK government put forward the Economic Crime (Enforcement and Transparency) Bill to ‘crack down on dirty money in the UK and corrupt elites’. It is designed to target laundered Russian money in the UK, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. So how effective is the draft bill likely to be in …

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Volkswagen has settled a group action brought by more than 90,000 people in England and Wales over the so-called ‘Dieselgate’ scandal and agreed to pay around £200m to the claimants. The motor giant faced claims over the installation of unlawful ‘defeat devices’ in EA189 diesel engines – fitted in Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW vehicles …

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Land Registry output ‘higher than before the pandemic’

A conveyancing firm has told the Gazette it is struggling to manage client expectations due to Land Registry delays – as the agency claims that its output is higher now than before the pandemic. One frustrated conveyancer told the Gazette: ‘One of the most challenging aspects of the delays at Land Registry is the inconsistency between the estimated …

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Mortgage brokers offered new customer care guide

A new customer care guide for mortgage brokers and lenders highlights the need for empathy and ‘active listening’ when dealing with borrowers.   The guide, from communications provider Moneypenny, is based on its experience of handling customer interactions across the financial services industry.  It has targeted this guide at the mortgage sector in a bid to …

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The Leasehold Reform Act: a misdirection of efforts

As the Leasehold Reform Act received royal assent this February, the government proclaimed it had taken a big step in the UK’s levelling-up agenda. Aimed at bringing an official end to spiralling ground rent rates by abolishing ground rents for some residential leaseholds in the UK, the legislation has solid grounding. Yet, it also has …

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First Welsh council joins Land Registry’s digital register

Swansea has become the first of 22 Welsh local authorities to move its local land charges data to a digital, central database designed to speed up the conveyancing process. HM Land Registry announced that the addition of City and County of Swansea Council, as well as Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Isle of Wight Council, Portsmouth …

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Japanese knotweed: Disentangling fact from fiction

Few invasive plants capture attention and headlines like Japanese knotweed. While ecologically harmful, it was the real and perceived impacts on homes and property sales that captured the public’s imagination and fears. Recent research and changes to guidance issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Law Society’s Property Information Form (TA6) …

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