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Why do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney and who can create them? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows you to appoint a person or persons to make decisions regarding your personal affairs during your lifetime. It is, therefore,...

Contesting Probate Where There Is No Will

When a person dies without a Will, this can cause considerable problems as they will be considered to have died as an intestate person. The rules of intestacy only allow married partners, civil partners, or close relatives to inherit from the estate. This...

No Fault Divorces Coming April 2022

After decades of campaigns for a no fault divorce, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill obtained Royal Assent in June 2020 and no fault divorces are coming into legal effect on 6th April 2022 joining a number of other jurisdictions, such as...

Glanvilles Legal Services and Anderson Rowntree Solicitors Join Forces

Long-established West Sussex law firm Anderson Rowntree Solicitors is joining the Glanvilles family. On 1 st April 2022 Anderson Rowntree will become part of Glanvilles following a successful merger. Anderson Rowntree will trade under the name Glanvilles...

I have been appointed as an executor, what are my options?

You may already have known that you were appointed as an executor under a Will, or it may have come as a surprise to you. It is often a long time between someone making their Will appointing executors and their subsequent death- circumstances may have...

Probate do not risk doing it yourself

We now live in a digital age where a whole host of resources and information are available at our fingertips and so more people are attempting tasks that they may have taken professional advice on in the past. However, one thing that you should be wary...

Personal Guarantees and Independent Legal Advice

If your company is borrowing money from a third party lender, whether under a loan agreement, via an overdraft facility or otherwise, a personal guarantee is often required by the lender in order to introduce: a personal element of risk for the...

Race to the King 2022 fundraising event for Rowans Hospice

Glanvilles LLP is embarking on a momentous challenge this summer –running/walking a  DOUBLE ULTRA/ULTRA Marathon Race to the King 2022 , organised by Threshold Sports . This is taking place over the course of the weekend of 11 and 12 June...

Glanvilles Dispute Resolution team is growing!

The Dispute Resolution team at Glanvilles are proud to announce that they are growing again! Emma Naylor (picture below: second to right) will be qualifying as a Solicitor in December. Along with the rest of the team, Emma provides clients with robust, clear...

Free legal advice for Chichester Business Owners

FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION SERVICE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE CHICHESTER AND LOCAL AREA At Glanvilles we understand the challenges facing local companies and new business start-ups. We know that businesses right now can really benefit from...

Law Society fraud information from the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC)

The below information has been supplied to Glanvilles LLP from The Law Society , November 2021. Fraud information from the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC): phone number spoofing You may already be aware of phone number spoofing which is used as...

Glanvilles Wills, Trusts and Probate team is expanding!

Glanvilles Legal Services Wills, Trusts and Probate team is expanding! Glanvilles LLP would like to introduce Jenna Lloyd (picture: left) and Stacy Keech (picture: right) to our  Wills, Trusts and Probate department, situated across the South...

How has yesterday's budget announcement affected Residential Property

Following the budget on the 27th October 2021, there are no headline grabbing announcements in the property buying and selling world. The regimes relating to stamp duty land tax and capital gains tax (CGT) remain largely untouched, although...

Staff Promotions

We are pleased to announce the following staff promotions, effective from 1st October 2021. Congratulations to each of you. Oliver Zaki  to Partnership Associate Oliver joined Glanvilles in April 2017. Oliver specialises in Commercial...

First-Time Buyers Stamp Duty Tax Relief

While the Stamp Duty ( SDLT ) holiday has finished at the end of September there is still tax relief available for first-time buyers. The first-time buyer with no other property anywhere else in the world or interest in property anywhere else in the world...

Franchisees acquiring a franchise business

Franchisees – acquiring a franchise business and some key considerations If you are looking to start a business, rather than starting a new business from scratch it may be best for you to buy into an established franchise business.  In this...

Franchisors franchising your business

Franchisors - franchising your business and some key considerations Franchising is a way of expanding your business with the assistance of other third parties (known as ‘Franchisees’) who pay you for the right to operate the business under your...

Stamp Duty Land Tax changes from October 2021

Stamp duty rates are due to return to the levels which were in place prior to 8th July, 2020 as from the 1st October 2021.   We advise all our clients purchasing residential property in England and Wales to budget for paying Stamp Duty Land Tax...

Company Share Buybacks

A company share buyback is when the company itself purchases the shares of a shareholder, as opposed to a third party purchaser, and the shares are cancelled. In this article we will be concentrating on share buybacks carried out by private limited...

Stamp Duty Rates Have Changed

The amount of stamp duty tax you’ll need to pay depends on many factors, including how much you pay for the property, the location of the property, whether you have a UK passport, when you buy and whether you’re a first-time buyer. It also...

Stamp Duty Holiday Ending

Stamp Duty Holiday Is Ending The stamp duty holiday was introduced in July 2020 just as the country was coming out of its first coronavirus lockdown to encourage people to purchase homes. It meant that home buyers could be saving up to £15,000 if they...

95 Percent Loan To Value Mortgages Return

95% Mortgages are Back It is no secret that first time buyers are struggling to get onto the property ladder especially with the current booming house market and the current average UK house price being around £235,000. The average deposit for...

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 September 2021

In December 2020, we predicted what might happen after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) ended on 30 April 2021. At the time, the most likely scenarios seemed that the government would introduce a new (highly controversial) scheme...

Should I book a Property Survey?

What is a Property Survey? A property survey is a detailed inspection of a property’s condition. They are a good way to avoid unexpected repair costs further down the line. Getting a survey for a property will give you an idea of just how much you...

What the Spring Budget means for your small business

On 3 March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of plans and policies to support people and businesses through (what are hopefully) the final stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.  As well as an extension to the Stamp Duty holiday and extended...