Speculation over ‘Help to Buy’ Scheme
There is growing speculation that Ministers are reviewing the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme which was first introduced in 2013. According to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government it has helped 420,000 people get on to the property ladder The scheme is aimed at first time buyers with an ‘ordinary’ income get on the […]Read more
Personal Injury: The only Solicitor in Orpington with Senior Litigator status from APIL
Thomas Dunton are pleased to announce that our personal injury expert, Robert Sardo, has been reaccredited by the APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) as a Senior Litigator. This not-for-profit organisation is dedicated to improving services provided to victims of personal injury and has 3,300 members. By using a member of APIL, clients are assured […]Read more
The Bank of Mum and Dad spend, on average £18,000, helping their children improve their financial situation.
A report in The Telegraph cites a recent study by Legal and General which states that over-55s are helping their grown-up children with their financial circumstances. The repercussions of this means that one in ten feels financially insecure as they use some of their pensions, downsize to smaller properties or look to release equity from […]Read more
Cycling, the Law and You – Information Guide
Our information guide on Cycling, the Law and You is now available. If you would like to receive your FREE copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
Are you thinking of marrying for a second time?
Couples who are marrying for the second time are likely to have more complex personal and financial arrangements than first time brides and bridegrooms. From a financial angle, they may have suffered financially from their first divorce and be worried about protecting their assets. If the couple come to the marriage with children from earlier […]Read more
Our 2018 edition of the Business Newsletter is now available to download
An interesting and informative read if you run your own business. If you would like to receive further editions of our newsletters, please complete the form opposite. Business Newsletter 2018 (3.8MB)Read more
We’re looking for a Newly Qualified Solicitor
Thomas Dunton are looking to appoint a newly qualified solicitor or equivalent required to develop personal injury, employment and contested probate skills. We provide a personal service to clients, supported by the latest technology. The role potentially includes a variety of contentious work, which might be tailored to the applicant. Please send your CV and […]Read more
Have the Rules on Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax become too complicated?
The rules surrounding stamp duty and inheritance tax have become so complicated that people have been left paying too much or too little. According to The Times, Christina Blacklaws, the president of the Law Society says: ’Solicitors have been frank that guidance is overly convoluted and ambiguous. Exemptions have been introduced in an effort to […]Read more
Are you buying a Leashold Property?
A recent article in the Sunday Times states that 29% of properties bought in 2016 were leasehold. If you are thinking of buying a leasehold property, here’s some guidance on what you should know: Who owns what If you buy a property that is leasehold, then you will only own that property for a fixed […]Read more
Inheritance Tax Receipts rises to £5.2bn for 2017/2018
Figures released by the HMRC show that Inheritance Tax receipts for the period 2017/18 have risen to £5.2 billion for the first time. This is an increase of 8% on last year’s figures. The rise is partly due to the rise in properties and a high level of Winter deaths. The number of Inheritance Tax […]Read more