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Coronavirus and Private Client

Private Client update Further to our previous post confirming the temporary closure of our offices following government guidance, we wanted to  reassure all existing and potential new clients that all of our Private Client services including the...

Coronavirus and Conveyancing transactions

Property Guidance - Government advice on home moving conveyancing transactions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in. From: Ministry of...

How is Coronavirus affecting Conveyancing transactions

Property Guidance - Government advice on home moving conveyancing transactions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in. From: Ministry of...

Coronavirus - Glanvilles update

At Glanvilles LLP the first priority is for the well-being and health of our employees and clients, and of course to ensure measures are put in place to progress your matters without delay. Coronavirus COVID-19: Office Closed In response to the recent...

Coronavirus - putting our staff and clients first

At Glanvilles, we understand and sympathise that many of our clients, contacts and staff are feeling anxious with the continuous threat Coronavirus brings, and how this might impact on our work moving forward. We hope that by setting out the below procedures...

Will my force majeure clause cover Coronavirus?

The start of twenty-twenty brought the spread of Coronavirus. Whilst thought to originate in China, the virus is now spreading rapidly throughout the globe. Although, the primary concern is on public safety, there has been little consideration on how this is...

Capital Gains Tax from 6th April

Are you a Landlord or a Property Investor or do you have more than one residence…CGT payment and reporting window for residential property disposals from 6 April 2020 Changes introduced by the Finance Act 2019 mean that anyone that disposes of...

Legal Advice for Business Start Ups and Entrepreneurs

A New Year, a New You, a New Business? Starting a new business venture is an exciting time, however it is important to understand the legal matters that are likely to affect your new business from the outset. Obtaining legal advice at the start of your...

Glanvilles have signed the Armed Forces Covenant

At Glanvilles we understand the challenges faced by Armed Forces Personnel and their families. As a result, on 21 st January 2020 Glanvilles signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge  committing to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed...

No-fault Divorce

Five factors for Divorce Currently, divorce in England and Wales is a fault-based system governed by the Matrimonial Causes Act 1972 . There is a two-part test which must be satisfied, providing firstly that there has been an irretrievable breakdown...

Pensions on Divorce

In July 2019, The Pension Advisory Group published guidance on the treatment of pensions on divorce . This report has substantially changed the way in pensions are dealt with on divorce by emphasising the need for a Pensions on Divorce Expert to be...

Guide and Jargon Buster: Flexible Life Interest Trusts

Also known as Interest in Possession or IIP trusts… or in non-legal terms, a means of having your cake and eating it! General definitions for Flexible Life interest Trusts Capital : is the value, and is as opposed to income. The £200 in your...

Glanvilles quiz night in aid of Dementia Support

Glanvilles LLP's charity quiz night was a hit! On Wednesday 6th November, Glanvilles held their annual charity quiz night in aid of Dementia Support , a local charity based in Chichester. Our quizmaster Lance Terry, partner in...

Wanting to avoid SDLT through purchasing run down property?

Thinking of purchasing a ‘run-down’ property to redevelop in order to avoid SDLT? Residential SDLT rules stipulate that where you buy a second property, you pay an additional 3% tax on top of the usual rate. This means that you could be paying...

Do boilerplate clauses provide clarity?

What are Boilerplate Clauses? Boilerplate clauses are the standard clauses which typically appear at the end of commercial contracts . They are thought to add certainty and are often not negotiated by parties. Their purpose being that if the contract is...

Developing airspace above property

Are you a Landlord thinking of developing the airspace above your property? To be able to develop the airspace above your property, you need to be sure that you still own the roof and airspace and that you have not let this out to your tenants.  ...

Leasehold Enfranchisement Specialists

Why use our Leasehold Enfranchisement Specialists? We are specialist enfranchisement practitioners and the largest Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners  (ALEP) accredited  department in the South Coast.  We deal with all...

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb? What are the risks for property owners? With the summer holiday season in full swing, are you tempted to rent out your home through Airbnb or a similar short-term letting service to earn some extra income while you are away? ...

New business start up free consultation

Free consultation service for new business start ups in Chichester, West Sussex At Glanvilles we understand the challenges of starting and scaling up a new business  and know that the early stages of any new business is when it most benefits from...

No Fault Evictions

Landlord and Tenant: Government Plans to Abolish ‘No Fault Evictions’ The Government has recently shared its intention to abolish Landlords’ ability to evict residential Tenants using the Section 21 Notice procedure, also known as a...

Sage House, Dementia Support

Glanvilles LLP are proud to announce our new charity of the year, Sage House - Dementia Support (Tangmere, West Sussex) Glanvilles LLP is a full service law firm, specialising in a wide range of areas such as Wills, Trusts and Probate , ...

Probate Registry backlogs

Executors and Administrators facing delays due to Probate Registry backlogs There have been significant delays in the issuing of Grants while Probate Registries across the country are attempting to process a backlog of applications which has built up. The...

Our Civil Litigation Team is expanding

We are pleased to announce that our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is expanding. Welcome to the team Thomas Oliver, Solicitor.  Tom specialises in Civil Litigation. He accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants and has...