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Why choose Devonalds Property Services

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Why use a solicitor to sell your business?

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It is essential to take correct and accurate legal advice to avoid any comeback and any ongoing liability once you have disposed of your business. Here at Devonalds we have years of experience of dealing with all manner of commercial law and business...

Workplace Injuries: What are my Rights?

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As the saying goes, accidents happen. But the workplace can be an especially hazardous place: in 2015/16 a staggering 621,000 workplace accidents were reported. Every employer, big or small, has a certain set of responsibilities to keep their employees safe...

Five Secrets of Buying a Residential Property At Auction

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Buying a property at auction is becoming increasingly popular in the UK residential property market. Because once the hammer falls, the sale is done, auction sales can create more excitement than buying a home via a listing with an estate agent or...

Will Disputes on the Rise

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When someone passes away, their Will acts as a guide to how their assets will be distributed, and it is the responsibility of the executor to carry out these wishes. For the majority of cases, all goes to plan and the estate is settled as set out in the...

Top Five Tips On Avoiding Pitfalls When Buying Your First Home

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Purchasing your first home is incredibly exciting but also a little daunting. This is, after all, one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. At Devonalds Solicitors we want to share in the happiness of buying your first home, making the...

Top Five Actions To Take If You Have Been In a Road Traffic Accident

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Many people have been involved in a road traffic accident at some point in their lives, be it a rear-end shunt or being knocked off their bike as a child. Even a minor road traffic accident can leave you badly shaken. But moderate/severe events...

Why You Should Use a Solicitor for Your Will - and Avoid a DIY Disaster!

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We can all appreciate the value of a bit of Do-It-Yourself. It can be a great way to save some money on things you’d normally have to pay a professional for. But as many have found out through DIY disasters, sometimes it could have been better to get a...

Government Housing White Paper published - What does it mean for me?

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The Government’s long-awaited white paper titled ‘Fixing Our Broken Housing Market’ was finally published recently, met with a lot of analysis and a fairly mixed reaction. “A housing market that works for everyone” is the...

Renting out a Property: What are your obligations as a Landlord?

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There are around 2 million private landlords across the UK, renting out approximately 5 million properties. It can certainly be an excellent source of income, but letting out a property is not without its legal responsibilities. Every residential landlord...

First-time Buyers Guide to Conveyancing

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Getting ready to take that first step onto the property ladder is a very exciting time. But if you’re new to buying property, it can often feel like there’s a lot to take in, and conveyancing can certainly seem like a bit of a mystery for some...

Probate: What to do when someone passes away

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What steps do you need to take if you’re nominated as the executor of a Will? And what needs to be done when someone passes away without a Will? If you’re starting out on the path to tying up someone’s financial affairs, this blog runs through what you can expect.

Exciting times for Devonalds

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New brand, new website, new office… and once again we are Devonalds Solicitors! If you’re particularly observant, you may have noticed there have been a few small changes around here. And you’d be right –...

Care Home Fees and the Family Home

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- and how to safeguard your home by making a Property Protection Trust Will. Care home fees later in life can be a worry – even though people are living longer, there is a chance that one or even both partners in a family home will require long-term...

The Right to Purchase Your Freehold at a Reasonable Market Value

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Leaseholders have a legal right under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 to buy the freehold of their house if they meet certain qualifying criteria. Sadly, we see too often that leaseholders are held to ransom by Freeholders who ask extortionate prices without...

Local Residents having issues with buying freeholds in Llantwit Fardre

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Live in Llantwit Fardre and haven't bought the freehold of your family home yet? Did you see BBC's X-Ray program last night about the trouble local residents are having in trying to purchase their Freehold from the freeholder? Have a look at the...

Confused about the buying and selling process? No problem!

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Buying or selling your home is one of the most stressful things in life - to make things easier we have put together a brill new guide to the buying and selling process and the steps involved. Simply email us and we'll send you a comprehensive PDF guide...

A Lasting Power of Attorney - giving you peace of mind for the future.

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Everybody wants to live long, but none of us want to get old. Lots of people make a Will, to provide for their friends and family after their days, but what about your own health and wellbeing when you are still around? Who will look after you? It is very...

Worried about losing your home to pay for Care Home fees? A Property Protection Trust Will could be the answer.

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Care home fees later in life can be a worry – even though people are living longer, there is a chance that one or even both partners in a family home will require long-term residential care at some point in their lives. Most people assume that they...