12 Feb

Selling a property when someone dies

Written by Emma Willison, Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP If you are acting as an Executor or Administrator for an estate, there are a number of things to be mindful of when selling the property, otherwise known as a ‘probate property’. Grant of Probate Before you can sell the property, you will need to obtain… Read More »

30 Jan

Reservations over home buying reservation agreements

If there’s one thing that infuriates house sellers (other than being gazumped) it’s a buyer pulling out at the last moment without a good reason. However, the government have stepped in and announced that 2019 will see a trial for reservation agreements – which basically tells conveyancers that buyers who pull out of a transaction… Read More »

29 Jan

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce three key promotions

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of three of its solicitors, following a successful start to the New Year honouring their expertise and wealth of knowledge. The newly promoted staff will be based from the firms Attleborough Office. Rebecca Johnstone has been promoted to Senior Associate in the Private Client department. Howard… Read More »

11 Jan

New Year, New Will

Written by Kiri Nichols, an Associate and Chartered Legal Executive at Spire Solicitors LLP. It’s a New Year, the Christmas decorations are down and the New Year’s Resolutions have been made. But when you were thinking about your year ahead, did you consider making or updating your Will? Many people have good intentions of making… Read More »

07 Jan

New Head of Marketing at Spire Solicitors LLP

Spire Solicitors LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristian Tangen-Sorgendal to Head of Marketing, following continued Firm growth. Kristian joined Spire Solicitors LLP in September 2017, to manage the marketing operations of the business across its 7 Norfolk offices on a full 360 basis, since which, the Firm has seen a significant increase… Read More »

20 Dec

Things to consider when selling your home

Written by Sharron Tennant, Partner at Spire Solicitors LLP If you are thinking about selling your home in the New Year, you may want to make sure you have the right paperwork, records and certificates in place in order to make the process smoother. Being prepared for any potential enquiries will help to avoid any… Read More »

05 Dec

Soaring fees set deadline for executors and estate planning

Controversial court fees which have been branded a stealth tax on bereaved families are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before the hike hits.  The new banded fee structure will see the cost of probate soar by thousands of pounds for higher value estates.   The current flat fee is £215 for a personal… Read More »

05 Dec

Selling part of your garden land for development

Written by Carolyn Bunn, Solicitor at Spire Solicitors LLP If you are thinking about selling part of your garden land for development, there are several things to consider. Talk to appropriate professionals: These include the local planning department to see if planning for a dwelling would be permitted; a land agent for advice on how… Read More »