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2011
What can you do to beat the recession? Can you protect your assets and your business? Is there a fast and low cost way to plan the sale of your property? You always have a choice - make sure you make the right one! Ring us and we will provide you updates on the most recent changes to regulation and to markets.

Tenancy
Rules for landlords to follow and to protect tenants regarding deposits details

Combatting Money Laundering
New and detailed amended rules to combat money laundering are in force As a result professional advisers must ask more questions and in some cases require more information and documentation from clients before they can accept instructions to act or advise. We will need to ask for more information in connection with acting for companies, partnerships, trusts, other bodies of people (such as clubs) and anyone who is acting as agent for another person. We may also need to go through the identification and verification procedures for shareholders, directors, managers, partners, trustees, beneficiaries, club members, anyone acting under a power of attorney, a receiver, administrator or insolvency practitioner or anyone appointed as an agent or broker of any kind. In addition, the exemption under the old rules for existing clients from the procedures for identification and verification has been removed. As a matter of policy we operate the new rules in relation to all clients and all matters. All we ask is that you attend at our offices with - your passport or picture driving licence - an original council tax, gas or electricity bill addressed to you and dated within the last three months For Data Protection Act purposes, we must also advise you that we are required to retain this information for at least five years.

HIP
The new government has kept one of its manifesto promises by suspending the HIPs legislation with immediate effect. EPC’s remain though under EU law but they are changing too: The EPC has to be commissioned before the start of marketing Commissioning means the Inspector has been asked to prepare the EPC and it has either been paid for or payment has been promised The person acting for the seller on the sale must be satisfied commissioning has taken place The seller and seller’s agent must make reasonable efforts to get the EPC within 28 days Penalties will be imposed for breaching these relaxed requirements The EPC will have a life of 10 years, not 3 years as at present or 3 months as originally envisaged. This brings it in line with EPC’s for rented property. Let marketing begin

Will
Did you see the Panorama programme on BBC 1 on 9th August? If you do not have a Will you need to know what to look out for so why not pop in for a chat. Link to the programme at www.bbc.co.uk/i/tfqqj or http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00tfqqj/Panorama_Wills_the_Final_Rip_Off/


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    About Us

 

We are experienced solicitors in Teddington and Hampton Hill practising in partnership for over thirty years with collective legal experience, legal services and legal advice shared between us. 

Michael Garson:

  • Managing partner since 1977
  • Council Member of the Law Society
  • Past Chair of the the Law Society Regulatory Affairs Board
  • Member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme(CQS) Technical Panel
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) 
  • Member of the National Association of Estate Agents
  • Honorary Professor of Law University of West London
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Maralyn Hutchinson :

  • Partner since 1978  
  • Past President of the Middlesex Law Society
  • Member of 'Solicitors for the Elderly'
  • Past Chair of Richmond Vountary Services and on Board of local charities
  Philip Hodges
  • Consultant and former senior partner 
  • Retired Member of STEP adn Probate Section 
  • Past Director Islington Chamber of Commerce
  • Kagan Moss solicitors and their clients enjoy the benefits of an excellent and loyal Support Team most of whom have worked with us for many years and who are as committed to our clients' welfare as the partners and qualified solcitors. 

 

Regulation Matters

Kagan Moss & Co is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA) under Registration number 51309 and follow the  SRA Handbook published by the SRA (www.sra.org.uk)

 

We hope you will never feel the need to complain but are required by the SRA to have a formal written Complaints Policy and to supply it to clients on request.  Please let us know immediately if you are unhappy about any of our services and we will do our utmost to put matters right as soon as possible.  If we cannot do so to your satisfaction the Legal Ombudsman oversees all complaints referred to it about legal services.  The Ombudsman has published a leaflet about making complaints availble on line at  www.legalombudsman.org.uk.  The Ombudsman can also be contacted by email at enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk or by telephone on 0300 555 333.

 

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