I'm Moving Home

If the saying is to be believed then moving home is one of life’s most stressful events. At Hegarty Solicitors we do not promise to change the unchangeable, but we give it our best shot.

 Conveyancing

The legal processes of buying and selling property can not be avoided.  That said, they need not add to the pressures of moving home.  Our expert residential conveyancers will work quickly and professionally to help you buy or sell your property, keeping the transaction moving and keeping you informed every step of the way. Our useful guide to conveyancing gives you more information about the process.  We also provide no move, no fee insurance to protect you if things do not go as planned.

 Wills, Estate Planning & Wealth Management

Whether you are upgrading or downsizing, a house move changes your personal circumstances. How that will affect you and your family in the short and long-term needs careful consideration. Our Wills, Trusts and Wealth Management team can help you make or review your will and your plans for the distribution of your assets, advising on tax-efficiency and the best practical ways of providing for the future of your loved ones.

 Care Home Planning

It is no secret that we have an ageing population.  Living longer is bringing the cost of care into sharp focus - three quarters of people over the age of 65 develop a care need.  The average lifetime cost of care is a staggering £30,000 and it is estimated that more than 40,000 homes are sold each year to pay for care home fees.  The good news is that there are options available and a little careful planning now can provide peace of mind for the future.  Our team helps you make the best plans now, for years to come.

 Co-Habitation Agreements

Many people today choose to live together without being married or in a civil partnership.  However, there are no specific laws to protect the interests of co-habiting couples as there are with married couples, so you may want to consider a co-habitation agreement to protect your interests in case things do go wrong in the future.   By setting out rights in this way, the chances are there will be far less scope for a legal battle later on.  Our family law department will be able to give you advice on your rights and help you to draw up a co-habitation agreement to clarify how assets are shared and how financial responsibilities are split.  Our guide to living together gives you more information.

 Declarations Of Trust

These days it is becoming increasingly common to purchase property with someone else, such as a parent, relative, partner or spouse. To avoid confusion and possible future disputes, a Declaration of Trust can be drawn up to show who owns how much of a percentage of the property.  The declaration can also address the obligations that arise from owning property such as contributions towards mortgage payments, responsibility for maintenance charges or improvements and deal with arrangements for the sale of the property following a dispute or falling out .  Our residential property department can give you further advice.

 Disputes

Property-related disagreements and disputes with neighbours are notoriously sensitive; many precariously perched on the brink of expensive litigation. That is the same whether the dispute is about boundaries, building work or a co-habitee’s claims over the property. If you are having problems, we can help.  Our specialist dispute resolution team is devoted to bringing differences to an end as quickly, pragmatically and inexpensively as possible.

Graham Peebles
Partner, Head of the Stamford Office
Stamford
01780 750950
Residential Conveyancing
Harry Smith
Partner
Oakham
01572 725760
Residential Conveyancing
Paul Browne
Consultant
Oakham
01572 725770
Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing
Sarah Bent
Solicitor
Peterborough
01733 295611
Residential Conveyancing
Heidi Bates
Solicitor
Stamford
01780 750954
Residential Conveyancing
Yvonne Dudhill
Conveyancing Executive
Peterborough
01733 295602
Residential Conveyancing
Robin Barwell
Conveyancing Executive
Peterborough
01733 295558
Residential Conveyancing
Sarah Perkins
Chartered Legal Executive
Peterborough
01733 295626
Residential Conveyancing
Natasha Downing
Chartered Legal Executive
Oakham
01572 725766
Residential Conveyancing
Jackie Wright
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295691
Residential Conveyancing
Mohammed Karim
Case Handler
Oakham
01572 725765
Residential Conveyancing
Simon  Pierson
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295678
Residential Conveyancing
Catherine  Fitches
Case Handler
Peterborough
Residential Conveyancing
Elaine Yau
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295605
Residential Conveyancing
Jacqui Harley
Case Handler
Oakham
01752 725767
Residential Conveyancing
Nicola Flint
Case Handler
Stamford
01780 750958
Residential Conveyancing
Sue Smith
Case Handler
Oakham
01572 725771
Residential Conveyancing
Tina Hutton
Case Handler
Peterborough
01733 295601
Residential Conveyancing
Adrian Greetham
Case Handler
Oakham
Residential Conveyancing
Leanne Pugh
Case handler
Oakham
01572 725761
Residential Conveyancing