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Buying a property from a mortgagee in possession or a receiver
As mortgage interest rates remain high, more homeowners are struggling financially. While a repossession is a last resort for lenders, the number of them is increasing and the trend looks likely to continue. However, it is an ill wind which blows nobody any good. If your own finances are sound, buying a repossessed property could…
Six-figure compensation from insurers who lag behind in recognising dangers of concussion and invisible injuries
In recent years, there have been huge efforts by disability campaigners to raise awareness of the fact that a large proportion of disabilities are not visible – but people who suffer from an invisible health condition continue to struggle to get recognition and support from parts of society, not least the insurance companies.
Christmas Donation to Emily’s Star
At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, we believe in the power of giving back, especially during the festive season. Instead of sending traditional Christmas cards, every year we choose to make a meaningful impact by supporting a local charity. This year we have chosen to support Emily’s Star—a beacon of hope for children and families in Milton…
A cautionary tale of a DIY will and a lost inheritance
It is not easy to sit someone down and tell them that they are not going to receive the inheritance they expected because of a mistake made in the preparation of a loved one’s will. Yet this is a conversation that we had to have with a daughter after her father amended his will without…
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Options for dealing with a tenant in arrears with rental payments
As the cost-of-living crisis continues, more and more tenants are unable to afford their rent and are falling into arrears. This can be financially devastating for landlords, especially if mortgage rates are biting hard. If you are a landlord whose tenants have stopped paying their rent, what can you do? Ken Stangoe, Partner in the…
Smooth sailing on sale of Boxx Communications to Focus Group
‘Helping the co-founders Dean Burgin and James Green to sell Boxx Communications to Focus Group has been a real pleasure and smooth deal to have been involved with’ says Danielle Austin, Senior Associate Solicitor and lead adviser. Boxx Communications was founded in 2011 with the aim to source and supply high value, low-cost telecommunication and…