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Is Stamp Duty payable on Commercial Property Leases?

Posted on January 20th 2021

The short answer to the above question is yes. Whilst it is common knowledge that Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable when purchasing a residential or commercial property, many people are not aware that SDLT can be payable on commercial leases. How is SDLT...

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Oliver & Co step into the new year with a new challenge

Posted on January 11th 2021

Each year we choose a charity of the year to focus our fundraising efforts on. For 2020/21 our chosen charity is Claire House. Claire House Claire House is a local charity that supports seriously and terminally ill children and their families. In December 1998 the...

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Divorce in the Covid-19 Crisis

Posted on December 10th 2020

It is not surprising that the coronavirus pandemic has created a significant strain on relationships. It is thought that divorce enquiries have increased significantly since March and are continuing to rise. Citizens Advice have confirmed the views on their divorce guidance webpage were up 25%...

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Jargon Buster: Gifted Deposit – what do you need and why do you need it?

Posted on November 23rd 2020

It is becoming increasingly common for buyers to receive financial aid from family members to purchase their first home. If you are receiving any monies from a third party, no matter how small, this may be classed as a gifted deposit and will need to...

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Can I still make a Will during Lockdown 2?

Posted on November 9th 2020

Oliver & Co have remained open throughout the pandemic and will remain open during the second lockdown due on Thursday. We are proud to say we will continue to help our clients during these difficult and very challenging times. We have adapted and made changes...

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In Court – Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Posted on October 14th 2020

Last week Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie headed to Court amid on-going disputes regarding arrangements for their children. Brad Pitt would like to have equal contact with the children and, after negotiations have failed, he has made an application to Court. Court in England and...

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Jargon buster: ‘Everyone keeps referring to ‘Exchange’ and ‘Completion’ – but what does it mean?’

Posted on October 7th 2020

If you are selling or buying a property you will be asked by your solicitor when would you like to complete and if you are happy to exchange. But what is the difference, and what does this actually mean for you? Exchange: Throughout the conveyancing...

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We’re keeping fit at Oliver & Co

Posted on September 30th 2020

Here at Oliver & Co Solicitors, we care about our employees and want to ensure we do as much as possible to help them be happy and healthy in their working life. Couch to 5K running group Before lockdown, many of our staff joined our...

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Cohabiting Couples – Why you should make a Will

Posted on September 28th 2020

A Will is an important document which ensures your wishes are carried out once you are no longer here. If you die without a Will the rules of intestacy will determine what will happen to your estate. The rules of intestacy currently make provision for...

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Recovering Private Treatment Costs in Asbestos Disease Claims

Posted on September 21st 2020

Here at Oliver & Co, our dedicated Industrial Disease team are highly specialised in asbestos-related disease claims, including claims for mesothelioma, a sadly incurable asbestos-related cancer. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a cancerous tumour which is, in most known cases, caused by inhaling asbestos fibres....

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