Writing a Will? The legal information about property everyone must know

In English law, a person is entitled to leave his/her personal and real property to anyone he/she would like. Property includes agricultural and non-agricultural land, buildings, homes, cash, bank accounts, jewellery, car, investments, shares, stocks, paintings etc. General Rule As a general rule a person can leave his/her personal and real property under a Will

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Applying for British Citizenship? A Simple Guide to British Citizenship

British Citizenship can be acquired “automatically”, by registration or by naturalisation. “Automatic” Birth A person is automatically entitled to a British citizenship if he/she is born in the UK after 1983 and at the time of the birth, at least one parent (father/mother) held British citizenship or held a settled status such as indefinite leave

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Private life and Anonymised and Super Injunctions

Anonymised and super-injunctions are interim injunctions which will restrict publishing and reporting of various facts of the personal and private life of a person. These injunctions are commonly invoked by celebrities. These injunctions will even restrict the publication and reporting of the terms of a court order as well. Anonymised Injunction Under this interim injunction,

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Thinking of buying your first Home with your friends or partner

Many first-time buyers contemplate of buying their first home in co-ownership with friends, partner or even total strangers, due to high house prices and a higher level of deposit requirements. It becomes easier for prospective first-time buyers to buy their first dream home when the initial deposit and subsequent mortgage is shared between the co-owners.

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Immigration Status and Driving

Driving without a licence and Insurance is illegal in the United Kingdom. DVLA is obliged, since 2014, to cancel anybody’s Licence who does not hold or have a legal status in the UK. By Legal status, we mean limited leave to remain, Indefinite leave to remain, entry clearance, citizenship and certain other statuses which are

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Penalties for non-compliance with Rent Deposit Scheme

Where the deposit has not been properly secured by the landlord or where the required information has not been provided within 30 days by the landlord, the tenant can lodge an application to the Court under Section 214 of the Housing Act 2004. Remedies The court may award following remedies to a tenant where the

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Rent Deposit and obligations of the Landlord

Obligations The deposit must be protected irrespective of by whom it is paid by e. local council, parents or friends of the tenant It is the duty of the landlord to notify changes to the identity of the landlord or the tenant or any other changes to the tenancy including change of deposit scheme provider

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Rent Deposit and Joint Tenants

Where there are more than one tenants who have contributed in the deposit, the landlord can decide whether to register separate deposits in the name of each individual tenant or nominate a lead tenant in whose name the deposit will be registered. It is important to note that where there are several joint tenants and

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Rent Deposit Schemes

There are two major deposit schemes The Custodial Scheme Insurance Based Scheme Custodial Scheme This is the most appropriate scheme for landlords who hold a small number of rental properties. The scheme provider holds the deposit on behalf of landlords and tenants Neither the landlord nor the tenant pay any fee to use the scheme

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