Energy Performance Certificates

EPC

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) are now required on the majority of residential and commercial properties when looking to sell, or enter into a lease. An Energy Performance Certificates has two main charts and which show the energy rating of the property, and the Environmental Impact (Co2) Rating. Examples of the charts are as follows: The […]

New organ donation law: giving you control

organ donation laws

The new organ donation law introduces deemed consent. Around 6,000 people in the UK are on the transplant waiting list; and in 2018 alone, at least one person every day died while waiting for a transplant. The government has introduced new laws on organ donation consent which it hopes will save hundreds of lives.

Christmas Opening Hours

WSP

The WSP Solicitors team would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Over the festive period our offices will be open as follows: Christmas Eve 2019: Open as normal Christmas Day 2019: Closed Boxing Day 2019: Closed 27th December 2019: Closed 30th December 2019: Open […]

WSP Re-accredited for Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme

wills and inheritance quality law society

It is with great pride and triumph that at WSP Solicitors, we have been re-accredited under the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). WIQS is part of the Law Society and provides a best practice quality mark for Wills and Estate Administration advice across all lawyers. This re-accreditation means that WSP Solicitors are […]

Christmas: the perfect time to use up your IHT gift allowance

Inheritance tax

Christmas is a time for giving (and inheritance planning) Christmas is a time for giving and if you are struggling for ideas about what to give your nearest and dearest, and you are keen to reduce the amount of inheritance tax paid to HM Treasury when you die, you might want to talk to your […]

Probate: When is a Grant required and what is involved?

When is a Grant required

A Grant of Probate is a Court sealed document that allows the executor to administer the estate of the person who has died. If they owned land or property in their sole name, a Grant will be required to sell or transfer the property. If they owned high value investments or large sums of money, a Grant will also be required.

Tips to stay safe on two wheels

Tips to stay safe on two wheels

When an accident occurs between a motor vehicle and a bike, it is often the cyclist who is most likely to be injured. We have put together some top tips to stay safe on two wheels. First, here are some facts about fatal accidents: In 2015, two pedestrians were killed and 96 seriously injured after […]

How to stay safe during the darker winter nights

stay safe during the darker nights

As the clocks go back and the nights draw in, the likelihood of an accident happening increases along with the start of winter and the changeable weather. Here are a few ways to help you stay safe during the darker nights and the legal options available if you are involved in an accident that is not your fault.

The risks of DIY probate

The risks of DIY probate

We explain the risks of DIY probate and why you should use a specialist wills and probate solicitor.

Are you at risk if your property is unregistered?

Lucy McCallum Residential Property Associate Solicitor Stroud

There are two ways in which legal ownership of a property can be proved. Registered Property and Unregistered Property. What is the difference between registered and unregistered Property? Registered Property The Land Registry keeps a record of all registered property in England and Wales. The register includes all rights benefiting a property, who the legal […]