If you want to control the gift, then it really is not a gift. It is a contribution to the property and you need to protect it in a declaration of trust. This may restrict the level of mortgage that can be obtained. However, it is best to be fully advised and really understand the outcomes.
With headquarters in London Road, Leigh and a second branch on Leigh Broadway, our offices are in prime locations that allow us to serve the entire Southend and South East Essex area, as well as the rest of Essex and the East End of London. Our head office in London Road is based in the former Barclays bank, constructed in the 1930s. Staying true to the original design while adding a touch of modernity, the office is equipped with two state-of-the-art conference rooms – the Vault and the Manager’s Room – so we’re never short of room to discuss work with clients of any size.
Our offices also help to form the basis of our outreach work in the community. With a spacious cinema and seminar area, we have facilities perfect for hosting a range of functions – whether it's keeping a number of our valued clients up-to-date on the latest developments in the law, or hosting events for a range of charities in the local area.
I think it is important to have that conversation; after all, if you love each other and want to set up home together and spend your life together, isn’t it important to know how each other would be looked after if disaster struck? Would you buy a property that you love without having a survey? Or insuring it? Best to know where you stand?
Ben specialises in the problems that cause us angst in our every day life. He relishes the idea of helping a client with the issues that literally could be a legal nuisance, such as a noisy neighbour, or one who has erected the fence over your boundary.
Awards & Recognitions
The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we have won awards at the Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards.
We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.
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