Sadly, the current Covid pandemic crisis has highlighted the importance of keeping one's affairs in order. In particular, the importance of having an up to date Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important investments many of us will ever make. The conveyancing process should be straightforward but rarely is. Conveyancing solicitors take care of all the legal aspects of a house sale, including the contracts, property searches and mortgage checks. They will also deal with the exchange of funds and the transfer of ownership, from buyer to seller. A good conveyancing solicitor can make a house purchase as pain-free as possible.
In light of the current concerns around Coronavirus, Burningham & Brown are now taking Will instructions over the telephone.
On the 1st February 2018, the Ministry of Justice launched the Office of the Public Guardian Fee Refund Scheme to allow partial refunds where the OPG registration fee for Lasting Powers of Attorney was paid between the 1st April 2013 and the 31st March 2017. The scheme was launched because it was found that the registration fee during this period did not properly reflect the costs involved.
Burningham & Brown is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - SRA Number: 8000096