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Claphams Solicitors' Blog & News

The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

Changes in Property and Mortgage Market Trends

Economic, demographic and housing market trends are triggering a change in home ownership in the UK, and as a result mortgage borrowing in older age is likely to move from niche to mainstream within the next decade.

Grandchild Born ‘Out of Wedlock’ Denied Inheritance

In a recent interesting case from Canada, a man has been told that he is not entitled to any inheritance from his grandmother’s estate because he was born ‘out of wedlock’, the Toronto Star reports.

UK Government Drops Probate Fee Increase

The UK Government has recently announced that it will no longer be progressing plans to increase probate fees in England and Wales.

Getting on With the Neighbours

One possible area of concern for people buying a new house is whether they will get on with their new neighbours.

Scotland’s Mortgage Freedom Date

Bank of Scotland has calculated that by 14th March, new borrowers had earned enough to cover the annual cost of their mortgage repayments.

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