Enjoy the bounty of summer without breaking the law

Enjoy the bounty of summer without breaking the law

With Elmhirst Parker Solicitors, Barnsley There’s an old saying that the only things that are truly free in this world are blackberries. Summer is the time for heading out into the countryside and (as long as you know what you’re doing) foraging for free wild goodies like juicy blackberries, wild...

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How have mortgages changed in 40 years?

How have mortgages changed in 40 years?

Then v Now: Getting a mortgage in the 1980s compared to 2021 Buying your first home will always be one of life’s biggest money moves. But with the reintroduction of the 5% deposit mortgage, and with the price of rent continuing to rise, a lot of people will now look...

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Legal talk: What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Legal talk: What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

When cohabitees separate, they are not afforded the same protections in law as married couples who are getting divorced. This can cause issues where property is concerned.

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Women who paid ‘married women’s stamp’ could be owed thousands in basic state pension

Women who paid ‘married women’s stamp’ could be owed thousands in basic state pension

If you are a married, divorced or widowed woman who was born before 6th April 1953 and paid a reduced rate of national insurance contributions during employment, then you could have been short-changed by a government blunder.

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Banking on mum and dad’s help to buy property

Banking on mum and dad’s help to buy property

Faced with high rental costs and soaring property prices, more parents are dipping into savings, releasing capital from property, or even taking out loans to support their children become homeowners.

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