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‘My ex changed the locks and now I have to rent. Will the law help me?’

Dear Gary, I ended an 18-year relationship with my partner. We were not married, but we did jointly own a house with no mortgage. He changed the…

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‘My neighbour won’t cut down dangerous trees that could flatten my house. What can I do?’

Finding out who your neighbour’s insurer is would be really useful, as you could approach them directly with your evidence. If your neighbour won’t take heed of…

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‘My brother used power of attorney to change my mother’s will – can I fight him?’

The word senile implies old age and loss of mental faculties. Neither of those necessarily precludes making a will or making a power of attorney. However, it…

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‘My late husband took out a loan and now I owe £35,000, can I escape the debt?’

Whether a transaction is brought about by the exercise of undue influence is a question of fact. Here you say there was a relation of “trust and…

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‘My sister was unmarried – can she claim her late partner’s estate?’

However, this changed at the end of 2014 for spouses and civil partners who were allowed “additional permitted subscriptions” and in effect to inherit their late spouse’s…

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‘I want to gift my son a house deposit, but I’m worried his fiancee will get half if they divorce’

Prenuptial agreements are sometimes entered into by couples who wish to manage and agree before they wed how certain assets may be divided up upon divorce. There…

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‘I’m at war with my siblings – can I force the sale of my mum’s house?’

As a joint owner of property, the law is clear that you and your brother who wants to sell are entitled under section 14 of the Trust…

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‘I’ve unexpectedly received money in my bank account – am I legally allowed to keep it?’

The bottom line is if you do nothing about trying to return the windfall into your account, you could end up with a criminal record. I therefore…

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‘How can I stop my noisy neighbours making my life a misery?’

I am using the term “nuisance” which in law is defined as “an unlawful interference with a person’s use or enjoyment of land or of some right…

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‘Can I put my house into trust so the council pays my care fees?’

Clearly this is an evidence-based test of what was reasonably foreseeable at the time the gift was made, as well as what the motivations were. In practice…

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‘I think a neighbour has pinched a delivery left in a ‘safe space’ – who’s to blame?’

Whether your item was delivered by Royal Mail or a courier is also important.  If Royal Mail left your parcel in the recycling box because you told…