Private Client Issues - May 2018

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Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest.

Looking to bag a bargain at auction? How to avoid the pitfalls of the auction house

March 2018 saw auction houses reporting increased year-on-year sales within the UK residential property sector. With auction transactions appearing to be on the rise, Blake Morgan outlines some top tips for buying a property at auction.

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Tying the knot in 2018

If like a certain Prince you are fast approaching a special day in 2018, you may have spent the last few months in planning mode. Although not as exciting, you may want to add a few practical things to your wedding checklist. Blake Morgan looks at what you need to consider ahead of your upcoming nuptials including the pros and cons of pre-nuptial agreements.

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Speed dating for property partners

Would you buy a house with a complete stranger? With younger generations struggling to climb the property ladder, first time buyers are turning to 'speed dating' to find the perfect property partner. But any people buying together, whether strangers or not, need to carefully look at the issue of co-ownership. Blake Morgan looks at what you need to consider.

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Maintenance is not a "meal ticket for life"

A recent high value case highlights the fact that spousal maintenance is much less generous than before. Joint lives orders are increasingly rare and maintenance is not "a meal ticket for life". Blake Morgan looks at the details that will prove significant for financial remedy cases going forward.

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Blake Morgan ranked among top private client firms

Blake Morgan has once again been named as one of the UK’s top law firms in the highly-regarded eprivateclient listings. The rankings take into account factors including reputation, quality of service, market knowledge and the extent of the firm’s private client offering. Read more about our success.

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If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.