- Posted by admin
- 14 January 2013
Newnham and Jordan Solicitors are proud to sponsor the Corfe Mullen United under 14s team.
Last weekend saw them play Branksome United at Haskell’s Recreation Ground inPoole. The team played a fantastic game, and the manager commented at the end that he was delighted with their performance. This writer is pretty pleased as well, especially as standing freezing on the sidelines, we saw Corfe score 9 goals.
The boys are having a great season and are currently second in their division of the Bournemouth youth league. Next Sunday they have a home match in the Dorset Cup against Weymouth FC – I just hope that I won’t be standing in snow…
You can find full details of the their results so far this season at the club's website here.
Newnham & Jordan Solicitors is a local firm based in and around Wimborne and Poole. We think it is important to support the local community, both by helping our local sporting heroes, and by providing high quality Family legal services at the best prices we can manage.
Remember we will come to you at home or work at a time convenient to us both – and that includes meeting for coffee if you like.
Newnham & Jordan Solicitors in Wimborne, serve the Bournemouth, Poole West Hampshire and South Dorset area with the benefit of flexible appointments in our office, your home or other convenient location to suit you. For a comprehensive range of legal services, including driving offences call: 0845 680 7871 or fill in the online enquiry form.
With effect from 2 April 2012 the maximum right to buy discount for council tenants has been increased to £75,000.
This constitutes a considerable change in policy by the present government. Previously, right to buy had become unattractive , by capping the amount of discounts according to location. In most of greater London for example the maximum discount was only £16,000.
The right to buy discount available depends on the amount of time the tenant has occupied the property. For freehold houses, the discount starts at 35% and increases at 1% per year to 60%. For leasehold flats the starting figure is 50%, rising to 70% at 2% per annum. For example, if you wanted to buy a flat worth £200,000 and had been a public sector tenant for ten years, you would qualify for a 60 per cent discount (£120,000). However, the maximum discount is £75,000. This means that if the flat was worth £200,000, you could buy it for £125,000. It is also important to realise that if the property is sold within 5 years of the right to buy then some of the discount will have to be repaid. More information on eligibility and discounts can be found on the Direct Gov website.
Now that the Finance Act 2011 is in force, multiple purchases of residential property could cut your stamp duty land tax bill from 5% to 1%.
Under the new relief, the rate of SDLT will be based on the average consideration paid for each dwelling with an overall minimum rate of 1%. The rate is not automatic but can be claimed by the purchaser. Let's look at an example to see the benefits.
- Posted by admin
- 11 May 2011
A client contacted me recently stating that the Life Insurance Company Aviva (formerly Norwich Union) were refusing to payout on his 25 year Endowment Policy which had reached its maturity date with all premiums paid. He had sent off the required forms to Aviva about 3 weeks before the maturity. A week later he called the Insurance company to confirm all was in order. They advised him that they could not pay the policy benefit to him as their records showed that the Staffordshire Building Society had been assigned the benefits instead. This was a complete shock to my client who contacted us for assistance. So what was the problem here and how was it resolved?....
This will very much depend on whether the title to your property is registered or unregistered. If your land is Registered Land.....