We all know that we should write a will, but too few of us know we should also consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) gives another individual(s) the legal authority to look after specific aspects of someone’s financial affairs and/or health and welfare should they lose the capacity […]
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As we move further into the ‘Firebreak’ imposed by the Welsh Assembly Government, we want to reassure everybody that it is very much ‘business as usual’ at Ungoed-Thomas & King – as much as it possibly can be in these strange times. We have for the last two months split our team into two shifts […]
The Welsh Government has today announced changes to the Land Transaction Tax thresholds for people buying their main home in Wales. The starting threshold for Land Transaction Tax will increase from £180,000 to £250,000 for the residential main rates when this new measure is introduced on Monday 27th July 2020. This tax reduction will last […]
We are now closed for the Bank Holiday weekend and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 20th May 2020. We hope that everyone is staying safe!!
We would like to wish everyone a peaceful and blessed Easter. It will be a very different Easter this year for all of us. We sincerely thank all the professions across the country who are working so hard to look after us in these trying times. Diolch yn fawr iawn! We are now closed for […]
Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement last night, we intend to run a skeleton service within the office to ensure that we can deal with urgent Will requests, comply with Court Dates and Property Completions. We will ensure that any staff who do come into the office will practice safe Social Distance measures. Other […]
We have just received notification that our reaccreditation application in respect of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) – the mark of excellence for the home buying process – has been successful for another 12 months. The re-accreditation process is a way of assuring residential home buyers and sellers and banks and insurers, that […]
Recent press articles have highlighted the exorbitant costs that some Banks have been charging families when dealing with the Estates of their loved ones. Banks offered a low cost will-writing service as an incentive for taking out insurance or fee charging current accounts, going back to the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is estimated […]
We are often asked whether some who is in the early stages of dementia or of mental decline of some other kind, is able to make a Will. In order to make a valid Will, a person must satisfy a legal test of capacity:- does the person making the Will understand what they are doing […]
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