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Conveyancing

02 MARCH 2022

Increased Land Registration Fees – How Will This Affect You?

From 31 January 2022, HM Land Registry increased some of its land registration fees, for the first time since 2009. What Changes have been made? All purchases, transfers, leases and other applications for registration will be subject to the new fees.

Conveyancing

22 JANUARY 2022

The End of the Tax Year Is Looming… What Is Buy-To-Let Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax is a tax that is paid on the gain (profit) you make when selling a buy to let property and this needs to be include in your self-assessment tax return. If you have lived in the property as your main home at any time during ownership, working out the tax due is more complicated.

General

01 DECEMBER 2021

Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors Have Further Expanded With the Acquisition of Storey & Co Solicitors

Longstanding law firm Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors have further expanded with the acquisition of the well-respected Stokesley law firm, Storey & Co Solicitors. The acquisition of Storey & Co forms part of the firm’s recent growth, as it follows on from the successful launch of their Hartlepool office earlier this year.

Private Client

02 DECEMBER 2020

Why Make a Will?

We understand that many people put off the often difficult task of future planning, and speaking with your loved ones regarding life after death is not necessarily the top of your conversation list. However it’s an important discussion to have, as ultimately, you should be the one to decide where your assets and belongings go to when you’re no longer here.

General

22 FEBRUARY 2019

Raising Funds for Teesside Hospice

Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors proudly supported Teesside Hospice during their Will Month campaign. Throughout January, we were given the opportunity to support a local charity – Teesside Hospice, by offering our legal services for free to those wishing to make will through the ‘Will Month’ initiative and instead, asked clients to donate to Teesside Hospice.

Private Client

06 FEBRUARY 2019

Potential Changes to Probate Fees

Probate fees are due to go before the House of Commons Delegated Legislation Committee this week, as plans are set in place to dramatically increase them. The newly proposed fee structure will be for individuals obtaining a grant of representation, following the death of a loved one. If plans are agreed, fees across England and Wales could reach up to £6,000.

General

17 DECEMBER 2018

Lexcel Accreditation Awarded to Freers Askew Bunting

Freers Askew Bunting retains Lexcel accreditation for 4th year running. The firm are proud to achieve this sought after accreditation, showcasing our excellence in legal practice management and client care.

General

10 DECEMBER 2018

Guisborough Town FC – A Freers Askew Bunting Partnership

Freers Askew Bunting Solicitors are proud supporters and friends of Guisborough Town FC, after helping to secure the longer-term future of the club at its KGV Stadium base. Our firm provided invaluable support helping the club to extend the lease on its KGV Ground.

General

01 OCTOBER 2018

Private Client Seminar at Dalby Court Care Home

Our team of fantastic Private Client solicitors will be at Dalby Court Care Home in Coulby Newham tomorrow, delivering an informal workshop to residents and their families, to discuss the benefits of Wills and LPA’s.