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    • Wikikenkey
    • By Wikikenkey 23rd Jun 18, 1:24 PM
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    Wikikenkey
    Not sure - I didn't think about that - Martin had a link on site with a reduced fee till 30 June. I will check.
    • dugidee
    • By dugidee 26th Jun 18, 5:29 PM
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    Don't trust them!
    Not always right, but best to follow your instincts?
    Did not go to a solicitor in the end, because the one I did go to could not answer straightforward questions about inheritance tax implications.
    Looking at the news today, about the huge trade in cloned passports, predominantly priduced using photocopies of real ones, I undoubtedly did the right thing. On reflection, too many people with vested interests contributing here!
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 26th Jun 18, 6:35 PM
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    Yorkshireman99
    Not always right, but best to follow your instincts?
    Did not go to a solicitor in the end, because the one I did go to could not answer straightforward questions about inheritance tax implications.
    Looking at the news today, about the huge trade in cloned passports, predominantly priduced using photocopies of real ones, I undoubtedly did the right thing. On reflection, too many people with vested interests contributing here!
    Originally posted by dugidee
    That is a pretty sweeping statement and as is often the case with them very wide of the mark. Exactly who do think has vested interests in recommending that a solicitor should be used? If a solicitor cannot answer a simple question on IHT then you should be complaining to the firm using their complaints procedure. Exactly what was the question? To the inexperienced it may seem simple but in actual fact be complex. IHT is not the simple subject you think it is. It would be interesting to know who you went to for advice instead.
    Last edited by Yorkshireman99; 26-06-2018 at 6:49 PM.
    • dugidee
    • By dugidee 11th Jul 18, 10:50 PM
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    'IHT is not the simple subject you think it is'! Oh, begging your pardon your honour, your 2:2 obviously makes you a superior animal. Perhaps if I asked a learned gentleman or lady to explain it REALLY slowly for me I might understand a little about it.
    I note that you sidestepped the original point I was making, about cloned passports being produced using the information obtained from the photocopies that solicitors insist on taking.
    Thankfully solicitors, along with undertakers and estate agents, are now being revealed for what they are.
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 12th Jul 18, 12:06 AM
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    Keep pedalling
    'IHT is not the simple subject you think it is'! Oh, begging your pardon your honour, your 2:2 obviously makes you a superior animal. Perhaps if I asked a learned gentleman or lady to explain it REALLY slowly for me I might understand a little about it.
    I note that you sidestepped the original point I was making, about cloned passports being produced using the information obtained from the photocopies that solicitors insist on taking.
    Thankfully solicitors, along with undertakers and estate agents, are now being revealed for what they are.
    Originally posted by dugidee
    Could you take your tinfoil hat of for a moment, and provide some evidence for your sweeping statements.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 12th Jul 18, 2:16 AM
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    'IHT is not the simple subject you think it is'! Oh, begging your pardon your honour, your 2:2 obviously makes you a superior animal. Perhaps if I asked a learned gentleman or lady to explain it REALLY slowly for me I might understand a little about it.
    I note that you sidestepped the original point I was making, about cloned passports being produced using the information obtained from the photocopies that solicitors insist on taking.
    Thankfully solicitors, along with undertakers and estate agents, are now being revealed for what they are.
    Originally posted by dugidee
    I am reminded of Mathew 12:37. Your own words show a deep seated prejudice against solicitors, undertakers and estate agents which confirms that rational discussion with you on this subject, and probably any other is pointless. Please don.t clutter up this forum with any more posts.
    Last edited by Yorkshireman99; 12-07-2018 at 12:07 PM.
    • Margot123
    • By Margot123 12th Jul 18, 9:27 AM
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    Margot123
    'IHT is not the simple subject you think it is'! Oh, begging your pardon your honour, your 2:2 obviously makes you a superior animal. Perhaps if I asked a learned gentleman or lady to explain it REALLY slowly for me I might understand a little about it.
    I note that you sidestepped the original point I was making, about cloned passports being produced using the information obtained from the photocopies that solicitors insist on taking.
    Thankfully solicitors, along with undertakers and estate agents, are now being revealed for what they are.
    Originally posted by dugidee
    Yep, exactly what they are: solicitors, undertakers and estate agents!
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 13th Oct 18, 12:21 PM
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    Keep pedalling
    Only one? What happens if your executor dies before you or isn't capable when you die?

    Weren't you advised to have a back-up executor?
    Originally posted by Mojisola
    I doubt the poster received any advise, looks like spam to me.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 13th Oct 18, 1:02 PM
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    Mojisola
    I doubt the poster received any advise, looks like spam to me.
    Originally posted by Keep pedalling
    I've deleted the quote in case it's spam.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 13th Oct 18, 1:39 PM
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    Yorkshireman99
    Just click the spam butoon as I have already.
    • Drinkws
    • By Drinkws 13th Oct 18, 9:36 PM
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    Drinkws
    Spam? or the ramblings of trolls..
    And my post is still live...
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 13th Oct 18, 11:40 PM
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    Keep pedalling
    And my post is still live...
    Originally posted by Drinkws
    Look again
    • Zac10001
    • By Zac10001 15th Dec 18, 12:44 PM
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    Zac10001
    WILL
    Do I need two Trustees if will refers under age children
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 15th Dec 18, 5:17 PM
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    Yorkshireman99
    WILL
    Do I need two Trustees if will refers under age children
    Originally posted by Zac10001
    Please start a new thread in the correct forum.
    • slightlychilled
    • By slightlychilled 7th Jan 19, 11:11 PM
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    Residency
    Hi, I contacted one of the recommended MSE will writing services but have been turned down because I'm currently temporarily resident in another EU country. The majority of my assets, all property etc are in the UK and I pay taxes in both countries. I have no assets in my adopted country other than cash / shares and furniture. I intend to return to the UK eventually and I have a UK correspondence address. Does anyone know why UK residency is so important ?
    Would someone who has made a will in the UK really find his will to be invalid because he goes to work abroad ?
    Any advice as to how to proceed. Thanks.
    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 8th Jan 19, 5:11 PM
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    Savvy_Sue
    I suspect it's more to do with principles and ID checking than anything else. Yes, your will remains valid, but you may also be advised that you need a will in your adopted country as well. Depending on where that is, it may be sensible even if you don't have major assets there.

    If you're planning a visit back to the UK any time soon, that could be a good time to deal with this! Alternatively, look for someone in your adopted country who can offer a UK will. It may well be more expensive than a basic will, but your situation is complicated.
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    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 8th Jan 19, 10:49 PM
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    Keep pedalling
    Hi, I contacted one of the recommended MSE will writing services but have been turned down because I'm currently temporarily resident in another EU country. The majority of my assets, all property etc are in the UK and I pay taxes in both countries. I have no assets in my adopted country other than cash / shares and furniture. I intend to return to the UK eventually and I have a UK correspondence address. Does anyone know why UK residency is so important ?
    Would someone who has made a will in the UK really find his will to be invalid because he goes to work abroad ?
    Any advice as to how to proceed. Thanks.
    Originally posted by slightlychilled
    You have UK assets so you need a UK will. You speak to a UK solisitor not an unregulated will writing service.
    • slightlychilled
    • By slightlychilled 8th Jan 19, 11:04 PM
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    slightlychilled
    This IS a regulated service as recommended by MSE. There doesn't seem to be any logic to their refusal and certainly the "proper" solicitor I have contacted locally doesn't have a problem with residency. His fee is slightly more, but on par with others in the area. I just want it sorted whilst I'm here in the UK so am somewhat disappointed to have wasted 5 days waiting for a MSE recommendation phone call.
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 8th Jan 19, 11:35 PM
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    Keep pedalling
    This IS a regulated service as recommended by MSE. There doesn't seem to be any logic to their refusal and certainly the "proper" solicitor I have contacted locally doesn't have a problem with residency. His fee is slightly more, but on par with others in the area. I just want it sorted whilst I'm here in the UK so am somewhat disappointed to have wasted 5 days waiting for a MSE recommendation phone call.
    Originally posted by slightlychilled
    Who is this company?
    • slightlychilled
    • By slightlychilled 9th Jan 19, 12:21 AM
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    slightlychilled
    It's the Co-Op Legal services as recommended under the low-cost professional wills.
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