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New Blackfield Office

Jasper Vincent are excited to annouce that we have recently opened an office in Blackfield and are pleased to be able to offer a full suite of Solicitor services to that area. If you want to make contact with that office please call 023 8089 0919.

The Year 2020 and what the date might mean

Happy New Year!

The year is now 2020 and for the first time we need to be particularly careful when using the date! If you would normally write a date as 02/01/20 then you need to think especially carefully about doing so. As the year ends with a date that is also the start of a century, dates you use in the format above can be altered after the event i.e. 02/01/2000 or 02/01/2014, thus making it appear as though something happened potentially years before it actually did.

All someone needs to do is add some additional numbers to the end of the original date and it appears as though the date is completely different. This is of great significance in the legal field where of course dates play paramount importance in many legal documents – Wills, Leases, Statutory Declarations, Agreements, etc.

To combat this always ensure that you write the date out in full this year on anything that you have to complete, that way it cannot be altered easily. Always write the complete year as 2020 so that nobody can change what was intended.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jasper Vincent if you need any legal assistance.

 

First Time Buyers Relief – does anyone actually know about it?

2.2M ENGLISH FIRST-TIME BUYERS IN THE DARK ABOUT RECENT STAMP DUTY CHANGES

RESEARCH FROM LEADING ONLINE BROKER L&C MORTGAGES HAS FOUND THAT THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL UNCERTAINTY REGARDING THE IMPACT OF THE CHANGES TO STAMP DUTY FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS.

Almost a third (31%) don’t know if the stamp duty abolition will benefit them when they buy their first home.
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