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Inheritance tax and key dates to consider

Inheritance tax is charged on a transfer of value, which reduces the overall value of a person’s estate. Inheritance tax is not payable in all estates and if there is a charge, the following exemptions will be applied in calculating the amount of IHT due:

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What are the implications of cutting inheritance tax?

It has recently been suggested in the media that Rishi Sunak is going to make cuts to or even abolish Inheritance Tax. The decision to reduce Inheritance Tax, or its complete abolishment, is a contentious issue and has been met with both support and criticism.

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Who can arrange a funeral?

When someone dies it is not always clear who should arrange their funeral. If the deceased left a Will, the responsibility will usually fall to the Executor. However, if there is no Will, it can be less clear who has the responsibility, or even the right to arrange the funeral.

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What is the Residence Nil Rate Band?

The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is an enhancement to the ordinary Nil Rate Band and is available for deaths on or after 6th April 2017. It currently stands at £175,000 and is frozen until 2027/28. The RNRB is not automatically given and must be claimed if required.

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Residential Property

Property tenure: I’m loving freehold instead

With the introduction of the long-anticipated Building Safety Act in April, and the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act in June, you could say that in 2022 It Was a Very Good Year for leaseholders, who were granted additional protections from landlords in relation to both existing and new-build properties respectively.

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Residential Property

Buying a property: what steps are involved?

The intricacies of the conveyancing process can often make the process of buying a property daunting. For that reason, having an understanding of what’s involved, and why, can prove the difference between you encountering either a frustrating or a stress-free transaction.

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Residential Property

Selling a property: what steps are involved?

The decision to sell your property, whether it is your home or an investment property, can be a daunting one. For that reason, a general knowledge of the key steps that are involved in the sale process, and the order in which they can be expected to take place, can be crucial to ensuring that you are able to proceed with the sale smoothly and efficiently.

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Protecting your assets abroad

If you live in the UK but have assets abroad there are a number of things that you need to consider. In this guide we outline what steps you can take to ensure your assets are protected.

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