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February News and Updates

Hello to all our readers!

We hope this months newsletter will be of interest to you.

We're covering how you might make a decision for a loved one over the COVID vaccine, selling off your garden, some financial lessons from the 1st year of COVID, how safe are you keeping your documents and a brilliant podcast which covers what to do, and what not to do when buying a property at an auction!

Do you have a Lasting Power Of Attorney (LPA) for a loved one and you think they should have the COVID vaccine?

As an experienced lawyer I have to do everything possible to help the donor make the right decision for them. In my article here I provide some ideas on how and when you might discuss the options available.


Selling your main residence with land – Will the SDLT return trip you up? Most people do not expect to pay capital gains tax when they sell their only or main home, particularly if the property has been their only home for their entire time that they owned it. However what is less well known some of the points in my article here and calling for caution.


​A year on – four financial lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic​

The last year has been a traumatic one in which much has changed, perhaps never to revert to the old ‘normal’.

It has also provided some useful financial lessons, from making a will, relying on the state and keeping a cash reserve.


Digital Assets in a Digital Age How safe are all your legal and financial documents online? Who can access these accounts, policies and information apart from you? What happens if you lose capacity or die? Should you be keeping them in a Filofax? Read more>>>

Property! Property! Property!

In this episode our special guests are Hammered Auction House team of Piotr Rusinek and Jay Howard.

They explain the function and the versatility of using an auction house, both to buy and sell property, and give us the top 5 mistakes that people make; plus some real horror stories of what can go wrong!

Hear more from Hammered Auction House team

If you are looking at help or advice on any of the following services please feel free to contact us direct or find out more using the links to our web pages below:

Specialist tax advice and accountancy

Trusts and estate planning for business and individuals

Tax and the more complex anti-avoidance rules

Corporate & Commercial structure to avoid partner disputes

Financial planning services related to property acquisition

Thank you for reading our latest news and if you've got a tax or legal issue you would like us to cover in our next newsletter, please let us know!

Kind regards,

Simon, Amanda and the team at Bell Howley Perrotton.