Category Archives: Private Client

If you have a rental property in Wales then read this

It has now been 6 months since the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 came into force and the time-limits affecting the terms of existing ASTs on Welsh properties has now come to an end. In particular, landlords should be mindful …

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Landlord and Tenant Round Up

We finally have some solid news on the Renters (Reform) Bill 2023 which was put before Parliament this week. As anticipated the Bill proposes the abolition of Assured Shorthold Tenancies and S21 Notices which will have far reaching consequences for …

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Make a Will and Appoint a Professional Executor – Two Ways to Avoid Conflict

There is ultimately only so much that you can do to prevent your loved ones falling out over inheritance issues after you are gone. However, as a High Court decision showed, the threat of bad blood developing can be greatly …

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Our 5th year as members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP)

Storrar Cowdry are delighted to be entering their 5th year as members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP). They are proud to be a part of this organisation which is at the forefront of leasehold reform and which …

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Get your legal affairs in order

More and more people are living longer in today’s society. Unfortunately a longer life does not always mean a long healthy life. How can you safeguard your affairs in the event of receiving a diagnosis like dementia or if you …

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Welcome to Natalie Evans (Residential Property) and Robert Moore (Dispute Resolution) to Storrar Cowdry Solicitors

Solicitors, Natalie Evans (Residential Property) and Robert Moore (Dispute Resolution), have recently joined Storrar Cowdry. Natalie qualified as a solicitor and joined Storrar Cowdry in 2021, having gained considerable experience in residential property throughout her training contract. She graduated from …

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Gifting property and assets in your lifetime

Older clients often seek our advice as to the advantages and disadvantages of transferring their home or other property to relatives, even though in some cases they still intend to live in the home.  Our advice will of course vary, …

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The dangers of homemade wills

If your Will is challenged after you die the cost can run to thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of pounds in Court proceedings and legal fees. Often these fees are paid out of the estate leaving very little to …

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What happens to my online accounts and digital assets when I die?

Most of us now have online accounts and digital assets, whether that be passwords for Amazon, our Facebook and ITunes accounts or investments like Bitcoin.  Historically, when making a Will, clients have considered standard assets such as houses, bank accounts …

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Wills – Remote Witnessing New Rules

New rules have been introduced to allow Wills to be witnessed virtually by video technology. These rules have been introduced as a temporary measure in response to the difficulties caused by  lockdown restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules …

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