Q: My girlfriend and I have just bought a house together and someone has said to us that if I got knocked down by a bus and died, she may not be able to continue living there? Is that true?
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I have been left £25,000 by someone in their will. Do I have to pay tax on it?
Q: When I bought my house the garden fence was very tatty. I was told that it belonged to the neighbour and I have asked them to replace it but they have not. Can I just replace it myself?
One of the lovely things about Leigh on sea is the sense of community and that generations of the same family continue to live in the same area.
Leigh-on-sea is a lively town at Easter where there are events arranged by Leigh Community Centre, and our local schools and churches hold Easter Egg hunts and bonnet parades. Children are seen gazing into the sweet shops in along Leigh Broadway, and Leigh Road at the displays of chocolate surrounded by little yellow chicks and bunnies. It is all picture perfect family time.
Q: My daughter is 14 and came home on Saturday burnt from using a sunbed in a salon. I thought that under 18s could not use sunbeds?
Q: I pick my son up from school each Friday for my overnight contact. This week when I picked him up I was shocked that his mother had dressed him up as...
There are various triggers that cause a person to decide they should make a Will; these include the death of someone close who may or may not have left a Will. Sometimes a change in personal fortune or the birth of a child.
Q: I have found a house to buy in Leigh on sea and being new to the area, asked the estate agent to recommend a solicitor. He has recommended the same solicitor as the sellers are using as he says that this will make it easier? Is that right?
Our Legal Expert Melinda @ Giles Wilson is back with some Valentine's-themed advice.
Legal Eagle Q&A: Q: I am getting really fed up with cars parked across my drive! What’s the legal position please?
Q: I live just off Leigh Broadway and although I sympathise with shoppers who cannot find a parking space I am getting really fed up with cars parked across my drive! What’s the legal position please?
Our Legal Expert Melinda @ Giles Wilson is back with another answer to your questions.
As a solicitor making wills for clients in Leigh on sea for over 25 years, I am often asked this question.