February 20th, 2019

Consideration of Pets in your Will We are a nation of pet lovers with approximately 12 million households having pets with 51 million pets owned. They are part of the family and very important to us, so it seems right we should give them some consideration when it comes to preparing our Wills. So what […]

February 7th, 2019

There are more than 6 million cohabiting couples in the UK and the number is rising. However, despite how common an occurrence it now is, problems can arise frequently for these couples upon death or separation. If you are co-habiting, you do not have the same rights as a married couple; and contrary to popular […]

January 30th, 2019

DIY Probate Pitfalls In 2017 there were 95,000 applications for a Grant of Representation by individuals; that is for Probate where there is a Will, or Letters of Administration on intestacy or other reasons. This compares with 155,000 applications through a Solicitor or alternative business structures. The person taking the Grant is called “The Personal […]

January 29th, 2019

Second Marriages We know that circumstances around a second marriage are more complicated than the first. There are often children from a previous relationship to consider, as well as assets you have acquired during your first marriage – for example property, savings and a pension pot. Upon your second marriage you will need to create […]

January 17th, 2019

At the turn of the year The Will Writing Company of Nottingham withdrew its application to be registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the solicitors’ regulatory body. Although the company was one of the more successful will writing companies, lasting for some 28 years, it has now gone into insolvency. If your will was prepared […]

September 12th, 2018

Are you one of the two thirds of adults in the UK who haven’t got an up to date Will? Perhaps now is the time to make a Will and help our local charity Oakhaven at the same time. During the Week 24th – 28th September 2018 we would like to help show our support […]

September 10th, 2018

Heppenstalls are very proud of our Alex Jennings for sitting through interviews to be admitted onto the Women’s institute list of official speakers! Alex is now included on the HCFWI Speakers List, and will be printed in the next edition of the HCFWI Yearbook. Alex Jennings joined Heppenstalls in 1978, and now is the Managing […]

August 1st, 2018

Heppenstalls had a great week at the New Forest Show. The weather was amazing and it was lovely to meet our clients at the Show. We ran a competition for New Forest show tickets on our facebook page which was a huge success, so do keep following us as we come up with other exciting […]

June 11th, 2018

Did you know that your estate can now benefit from a new Inheritance Tax exemption? The new IHT Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is in addition to an individual’s own Nil Rate Band, currently £325,000. The new RNRB is currently £100,000 and will increase by £25,000 each tax year until 2020/21. This new exemption will […]

May 24th, 2018

Heppenstalls are sponsors of the ever popular BROCKSTOCK 2018 – Music, Beer and Cider Festival Returning for a 3rd year. Brockenhurst Football Club are organising the annual Music, Beer and Cider Festival held again this year at the Meadens Skoda Arena, Grigg Lane, Brockenhurst, on the late May bank holiday weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday […]