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Will Aid 2012


Mark Jackson

Help us make Will Aid a success this November 

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be participating in Will Aid.

During November 2012, Thompsons Solicitors will prepare basic Wills without charging our normal fee. Instead, to raise as much money as possible for Will Aid, we will ask clients to make a donation to the Will Aid charities. The suggested donation level is £90 for a single Will, £135 for a pair of Wills or £40 for a codicil to an existing Will.

Make or update your Will with Will Aid and you will gain peace of mind from knowing that you have protected your family and loved ones for the future as well as giving money to help thousands of people in need to gain the skills, tools and support they need to improve their lives.

It is extremely important to seek qualified and professional expertise when making a Will. So don’t put it off any longer. Phone 028 91 811652 or email us at to arrange an appointment in November. Read more

First Time House Buyers – Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief ends 25 March 2012


Mark Jackson

At present first-time buyers of residential property in the UK can apply for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief if all of the following apply:

  • the effective date is on or after 25 March 2010 and before 25 March 2012
  • the consideration given is £250,000 or less
  • the buyer intends to live in the property and it will be their only or main home
  • they have not previously owned property or land either in the UK or anywhere else in the world – including property bought with anyone else

In effect this means that first-time buyers have up to 24 March 2012 inclusive to complete a purchase of residential property at a price up to £250,000. Read more