Rowlinsons Blog

SDLT Holiday: Where do we go from here?

Tom Parkinson, Director and Head of Property at Rowlinsons Solicitors gives us his thoughts on the Stamp Duty holiday. One thing that is for certain is that the SDLT holiday has vastly increased the number of residential property matters that we are...

Can I still move house during Lockdown 2?

As far as we currently understand the answer is yes, though we will of course continue to monitor the situation. Our conveyancing department will continue to progress existing matters and if you require a quote for a new move please call 0800 047 8182 or ...

Tom Hits the Ground Running

Tom Bond, who is a Legal Assistant in the Rowlinsons residential property department, has signed up to run his first ever half marathon to raise funds for the firm’s charity of the year Chapter Mental Health. He is now training hard in preparation for...

Is there any point having a Will?

Making a Will is something that many of us might defer until we are much older, or never even get around to, especially if we feel like our dying wishes may still be challenged by any aggrieved family members. Yet whilst it is entirely possible for a...

The deliberate deprivation of assets

Paying for care home costs can be a real concern as we get older and become more incapacitated, especially where we would like our children to inherit or benefit from the sale of the family home after we are gone. So naturally, many of us look to ways in...

Who gets the dog on divorce?

When facing divorce, one of the most acrimonious issues for couples can be the division of assets moving forward, especially when it comes to any beloved pet. In fact, battles over pets are becoming increasingly common. Below we look at the rules relating...

Thinking of moving? Find out how to take advantage of the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday

On 8 th July the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, temporarily reduced the rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SLDT) that is paid on the purchases of residential property in England and Northern Ireland until 31 st March 2021. As a result, purchasers of main homes will...

Cheshire Property Market Back with a Bang

Rowlinsons Solicitors has seen a dramatic increase in the number of new residential property instructions received over the last four weeks since lockdown restrictions were eased. When comparing April to the latest 4-week period, the firm experienced an...

Finding Assets During Probate

A key part of the process when dealing with probate and estate administration is identifying and valuing the assets that belonged to the deceased before they can then be distributed to the beneficiaries. Depending on the complexity of the person’s...

Executors Warned Not to Hold Off on Probate

Rowlinsons Solicitors have warned that executors and beneficiaries could be facing a lengthy wait if they hold off applying for Grant of Probate. Last year grieving families faced delays of three months to due to software problems at HM Courts and Tribunals...
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