Carpenter & Co secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark
Carpenter & Co in Wallington has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 6th year in a row that Carpenter & Co has achieved CQS accreditation.
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Having considered the many advantages of entering into a marriage or civil partnership clients often ask whether they should make a new Will. To answer this we consider the effect of marriage or civil partnership on your Will:
If you enter into a marriage or civil partnership, this has the effect of automatically revoking your existing Will. If a new Will is not prepared subsequent to the...Read More
Some of the common trust types are as follows and can be set up in a will or in lifetime:
Bare Trusts – essentially the Trustees hold for the benefit of the beneficiary who can call on the trust assets at the age of 18.
Interest in possession trust – this type of trust will provide the named Beneficiary with a right to the income or a right to enjoy the trust property, such as a right of...Read More
The reasons why a trust may be suitable for many people extend just beyond the concerns over IHT payments. Trusts can be used to preserve family wealth and assets where there are second marriages or if parties are not married, to protect those who need supervision with money either because they are not good with money or there are concerns about the next generations relationship stability or...Read More
Today we begin a series of weekly articles covering wills and probate, trusts and powers of attorney. If you would like advice on any of these matters, please click on the links above to send us an email.
We open with the following article by Claire Redding:
On average we expect to receive a call at least once a week from someone asking whether, if they transfer their home into the names of...Read More
We are sorry to say that we have had to adjourn this year’s Charity Golf Day, which was going to be held at Silvermere, on account of the pandemic and the latest government stipulations.
The good news is that we have re-arranged a date for Spring next year by which time we hope that it will be possible to host this event and it will be bigger and better than before. The new date will be 17th...Read More
In light of rising concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that Carpenter & Co is committed to maintaining business operations as usual. Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff. With this in mind, we wanted to let you know what we are doing to keep everyone as safe as possible during this time.
We are not accepting...Read More
Our partner, Simon McIlwaine, has been appointed as Honorary Legal Advisor to the Legion in the United Kingdom, where he will be assisting with developing the organisation’s charitable structure.
Around 227,000 South Africans reside in the United Kingdom, probably one quarter of whom have undertaken national military service in the armed forces or the South African Police.
The South African...Read More
What are covenants?
Simply put, covenants are obligations or rules, and can affect either Freehold or Leasehold land. They can be classified as either positive or negative.
Positive covenants impose an obligation to carry out some positive action (which typically requires money to be spent). An example would be the obligation to maintain a property’s boundary fence.
Negative covenants – also...Read More
We have participated once again in the St. Raphael’s Hospice “Make your Will Fortnight”. Under the terms of this scheme, for a period of two weeks, our Wills & Probate team prepared wills free of charge for a number of local people who each made a donation to the hospice.
We have been pleased to support a local charity and the sum raised this year was £480.
Carpenters have supported this...Read More
We are looking forward to our 11th annual charity golf day at Silvermere golf course on the 30th of September this year. The event is in aid of Help for Heroes who do great work assisting armed forces veterans, service personnel and their families.
If you’d like to take part in this event, we have spaces available. See the flyer or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further...Read More
If you’re a first-time buyer, this event is for you.
A panel of friendly experts (including our own Rebecca Mabert) will give presentations. They also will be glad to answer all of your questions about getting on the property ladder – there is no such thing as a silly question.
Place: The Ginger Frog, 53 Woodcote Road, Wallington SM6 0PH
Time: Thursday 4th April, from 6:30pm to...Read More