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When it comes to leasehold property advice, a question we are often asked is – when is the best time to extend a property lease and how should you go about it?

We advise that if your flat has a lengthy lease with between 70 and 90 years you should possibly apply for an extension, simply because without one you may have more issues selling or getting a mortgage.

When a landlord grants a lease it is for a fixed number of years, but once the years have completely elapsed the lease ends with the property going back to the landlord. Read More

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The lives of the rich and famous can be a subject of fascination to many of us and it’s fair to say that Tara PalmerTomkinson was one such person who made the headlines.

There was a time, not so long ago, this socialite lady was almost a permanent fixture in newspapers and on TV.

However, in 2017, aged just 45, she was found dead in her Kensington apartment, with the cause of death being a perforated stomach ulcer.  Read More

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As the wheels of commerce start grinding back into gear following the festive break there will be many looking on the new year as a fresh start.

In so many aspects of life this has always been the case, and one’s priorities are very subjective as all lives are so different.

However, we at Pindoria Solicitors make no apologies for bringing up a subject that needs tackling at the root in 2018, and that’s the unsavoury topic of domestic abuse. Read More

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As is often the case, as a new year begins, there are many predictions being made about what the next 12 months will entail.

The housing market is one such area where there is always speculation and it’s fair to say that the British and London people, in particular seem to have a great interest. Read More

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A new report has shown that almost half of conveyancing clients complain of a lack of communication during the property selling/buying process. However, two-thirds of conveyancers believe they keep clients fully informed.

A majority of home-movers (55%) found themselves frustrated by a lack of control in the conveyancing process, according to a survey of 1,000 people by conveyancing software company InfoTrack.

The report showed nearly half of them (47%) wanted “regular digital communications” from their conveyancers, while more than a third (36%) also stated they would like the ability to track the progress of their transactions, including searches. Read More

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As we have said many times here on our blog, there is a real inequality in the way that the law treats unmarried people, but the victory of a woman over her partner’s passing shows that a change is possibly in the offing.

In the past few weeks, Jakki Smith, a Lancashire lady, won her legal battle for better rights for unmarried people who lose their long-term partners. She took the government to court for breaching her human rights in denying her bereavement damages.

As things currently stand, a fixed sum of £12,980 is paid out if a person dies as a result of negligence – but it only applies to spouses or civil partners. Read More

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Social Responsibility:  Pindoria Solicitors Sponsor a School in Tripura.
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Eric Rawson – His 250, 000 Donation for Future Generation Read More

Posted in Dispute Resolution

The recent news in the budget that stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 has been abolished is a very welcome move.

For conveyancing solicitors here is London, the news is definitely something that has been a great source of conversation since the announcement. Read More

Posted in Property

There is a train of thought that solicitors should give more advice about leaving money to charity when discussing wills, and it is something that certainly needs bringing to the public’s attention.

After all, the general consensus when it comes to wills is that your lifetime’s legacy will be given to friends and family, but many wish to make more of a difference rather than making loved ones lives that bit more comfortable. Read More

Posted in Wills
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