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Cycle To Work Day

Posted by on September 15th 2016 in Blog Posts

On the 14th September we took part in the National Cycle To Work Day.

We at Kitsons strive to support healthy living and keeping the planet clean by reducing our carbon footprint. With this, our staff chose to cycle to and from work amongst the mist and the rain in support of the cause, in hope of making a difference.

Below are some of the images taken throughout the day!

Delight as Cash Secured for Buckland's New Multi-Wheeled Sports Facility

Posted by on August 19th 2016 in Blog Posts

The Buckland Skatepark is set to be upgraded and revamped thanks to a £130,000 investment.

Teignbridge District Council and Newton Abbot Town Council have teamed up with local organisations to replace the existing Buckland Skatepark with the new facility. The announcement has been welcomed by the community of Buckland and Milber as well as its surrounding areas.

Young people in Teignbridge are now being encouraged to submit their designs for the new multi-purpose outdoor sports facility. The design will take into account the views of local multi-wheeled users of all ages and abilities, including skateboard, scooter, BMX rider and inline skate users. The design will then...

Local law firm Kitsons raise over £3,000 for local charity Age UK Exeter

Posted by on August 15th 2016 in Blog Posts, Private Client

From time to time, local law firms will run a Wills for Charity scheme. This is where the solicitor does not charge for their time to write a simple Will. Instead of charging, the solicitor encourages the client to make a donation to Charity, in this case Age UK Exeter.

Kitsons Partner, Charlie Siegle, waived Will writing fees for 25 clients in April, instead encouraging clients to make a donation to Age UK Exeter.

Charity Director Martyn Rogers said "We are so grateful to Charlie and the team at the Exeter office. The money raised will make a huge difference and every...

No Will, No Choice...

Posted by on July 22nd 2016 in Blog Posts, Private Client

In a recent news article, it has been highlighted that the reported cases of people who have sadly died without leaving a will has more than doubled over the past five years.

Their estates are then passed onto the Treasury in London and often these cases sit for years without any relatives realising that they may be entitled to inherit from a long lost member of their family over the last year. Sarah Gillard and Zoe Mansfield, who work in our Private Client Department are specialist's in intestate estates.

Many people pass away without leaving a will and on occasions the deceased...

Cockington Riding Club - Dressage Event

Posted by on July 18th 2016 in Blog Posts

On Friday, 15th July, Kitsons sponsored an Informal Evening Dressage & Clear Round Showjumping Event at Bellamarsh Farm, just outside Chudleigh organised by the Cockington Riding Club.

There were 6 classes in total with 36 rosettes up for grabs. Competition was fierce and there were over 50 entrants of ranging abilities and  experience of horse and rider. The weather was kind and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Rosie Evans and Christian Robertson attended on behalf of Kitsons and presented a number of rosettes. 

Our thanks to the Cockington Riding Club.

Guide to Buying Commercial Property

Posted by on July 6th 2016 in Blog Posts, Commercial Property

This guide is a snap shot overview to buying a commercial property after terms of the purchase have been agreed between the parties.

Heads of Terms

The Seller’s Agent will produce a set of Heads of Terms (also known as letters of intent, memoranda of understanding, heads of agreement, letters of potential interest, term sheets or protocols) which set out the terms of the commercial transaction which have been agreed in principle between the parties in the course of negotiations.

Secure Lending

If your proposed purchase of the commercial property is dependant on third party lending you may be minded to seek and obtain...

St Luke's Hospice Make a Will Week

Posted by on May 11th 2016 in Blog Posts, Private Client

Kitsons are participating in the St Luke’s Hospice Make a Will Week which is running from Monday 16th to Friday 20th May 2016.  Marjorie Creek, one of our private client solicitors and a former palliative care nurse at St Luke’s, is giving her time free of charge to update or write Wills, in return for a donation to St Luke’s in support of her former colleagues.

Last year the Make a Will Week raised £10,000 for St Luke’s. That’s enough in one week to provide specialist care to 10 people at home, giving them access to a variety of care including...

Is it a Sign of the Times that Prince Died Intestate?

Posted by on April 27th 2016 in Blog Posts, Private Client

It has been reported in the worldwide press, that when the late music superstar Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson filed probate documents with the Carver County District Court in Minnesota yesterday, that she could not produce a valid will in his name and therefore, it is believed, that he died intestate.

With a persona famous for exercising a tight control over his name, image, recordings and a music catalogue estimated on his death to be worth over $500 million with a reported 2.3 million songs and 580,000 albums sold since then; it is clear that Prince leaves behind an enormously complicated estate...

Disability Discrimination - Update

Posted by on April 20th 2016 in Blog Posts, Employment

The topic of disability discrimination has once again found itself in the media following the recent reporting of a claim by former Newcastle United player Jonas Gutierrez.

The 32 year old has sued the club for approximately £2 million, on the basis that he had been subjected to detrimental treatment following his diagnosis with testicular cancer in October 2013.

Cancer is deemed to be a disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 and the Act protects not only those who have a disability, but those who have had a disability in the past.

Gutierrez claimed that the club saw him...

The 5 Day Conveyance

Posted by on April 6th 2016 in Blog Posts, Property

Due to the rise in stamp duty for second home and buy to let properties on 1st April, Kitsons saw a huge rise in conveyances going through by 31st March.  One particular transaction took just 5 days to process. 

The property in question was a holiday let in Cornwall and was being sold to an investor.  As a previous client of Kitsons, we used our facility of scanned history documents from the database to collect the searches and relevant information to complete in the record time of 5 days.

If you are looking to buy or sell a property, please do not...

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