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Inheritance Tax: A Reminder about Annual Exemptions
Inheritance Tax: A Reminder about Annual Exemptions

In these days when people are becoming more and more anxious to avoid the payment of unnecessary inheritance tax (“IHT”) legitimately, it is worth a recap on the simple annual exemptions...

The Power of Networking
The Power of Networking

People imagine that as solicitors we sit behind desks all day drafting important documents, perhaps occasionally seeing clients. However, part of our job is professional networking. For those...

Extension and Alterations: What you need to know before you build.
Extension and Alterations: What you need to know before you build.

It is a fact that when the sun comes out we start to think about conservatories. When the family grows, we often find that extending is an option we would like to have. So how should we go about...

Why having a Will is important for you and your family
Why having a Will is important for you and your family

By way of introduction, my name is Adam and I am an Associate with Pardoes Solicitors, based in Bridport. Some of you may recognise me as the friendly chap who sits in Portesham Village Hall twice a...

Japanese Knotweed season starts early in 2019!
Japanese Knotweed season starts early in 2019!

Whilst many of us have been enjoying the unusually warm weather for this time of year, the warm start to the year could push the Japanese Knotweed growing season ahead of its usual pattern; since...

Moving home and the experts that can help
Moving home and the experts that can help

Now that spring is on the horizon, many of us will be thinking of buying or selling our home, or perhaps both. This can be a very stressful time, for those who have purchased in the past they will...

Estate Administration: How Professionals Can Help
Estate Administration: How Professionals Can Help

Hopefully we are at last moving into spring and can start to look forward to sunshine and longer days. I have been lucky enough to have been invited to talk to some local groups in the last few weeks...

Private Drainage: What you need to know!
Private Drainage: What you need to know!

When looking to buy a property, particularly one which is rural, you may discover that the property is not connected to mains drainage and, as such, a private drainage arrangement is in place. If...

Chocolate Box Cottages
Chocolate Box Cottages

Looking at the local newspaper today, I noticed there are some very lovely looking, traditional cottages for sale. I couldn’t help but ponder on what it might be like for a person living in an...

Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA
Help To Buy ISA vs Lifetime ISA

For those people saving for their first home there are two options available for ISA’s to help save for a deposit: Help to Buy ISA - launched in December 2015 but the scheme is due to...