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Claphams Solicitors' Blog & News

The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

Charity Receives Unusual Legacy

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has been left a book of rare autographs as part of a generous legacy. CAF works with more than 50,000 charities and helps 250,000 people give to good causes.

House Prices Continue Steady Growth

The average price of a property in Scotland in December 2016 was £141,553, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI). This is an increase of 3.5% on the previous year and a decrease of 0.2% when compared to the previous month.

Less than Half of Adults in the U.S. have a Will

Recent research from the United States has found that only 42% of adults have estate planning documents such as a will or living trust in place. The percentage is even lower among those with children under age 18 (36%).

Lack of Inheritance Planning Causes Problems in China

According to a recent report by USA Today, only around 1% of senior citizens in China have written a will or conducted some other form of inheritance planning exercise, which is beginning to cause problems regarding the transfer of wealth.

Home Buyers Try to Avoid Number 13

House hunters can be a superstitious lot, according to new research, with many saying they would avoid buying a property at number 13 if at all possible.