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by Clitheroekid
January 20th, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: La La Land
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: La La Land

As promised, reporting back. Yes, overall I did enjoy it, but for me it was definitely a film of two halves. After a really good opening scene on the freeway it quickly drifted into a pretty standard romantic movie, with the plucky would-be actress eking out a living serving coffee and being turned ...
by Clitheroekid
January 20th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Missing Wills
Replies: 41
Views: 660

Re: Missing Wills

As often happens in these interesting discussions we're all in danger of not being able to see the wood for the trees. The situation is really quite simple. There is strong evidence that a new Will was made in 2006. Not only is there a draft Will but the MIL is `almost certain' that it was signed. A...
by Clitheroekid
January 20th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Paying coin into bank
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Paying coin into bank

No. It is well established that goods 'for sale' in shops are just 'invitation to treat'. No debt is created by that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_Society_of_GB_v_Boots_Cash_Chemists_(Southern)_Ltd OK, that's interesting. The article ends by still raising some doubt about the interp...
by Clitheroekid
January 20th, 2017, 1:49 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Missing Wills
Replies: 41
Views: 660

Re: Missing Wills

Yes, but criminal law is not enforced in a vacuum. If I swear I am executing a valid Will when, in fact, there was a later Will but only one copy of it ever existed and it was destroyed then, technically, it's perjury but in reality there would neither be any way to prove that without my testimony ...
by Clitheroekid
January 19th, 2017, 11:10 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Missing Wills
Replies: 41
Views: 660

Re: Missing Wills

We do have a draft of the 2006 will, unsigned of course, so we know what it said, but cannot be ENTIRELY sure that it was signed As I said earlier and as has been repeated by others the blindingly obvious answer is just to ask the solicitors who prepared the draft. If you don't do so then you have ...
by Clitheroekid
January 18th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: SDLT on 'buy out'
Replies: 45
Views: 805

Re: SDLT on 'buy out'

BUT it seems entirely reasonable that Mel's ex should assert that a half share is worth less than half a full share. At the risk of incurring Mel's wrath for continuing this discussion this argument simply doesn't stack up. When people co-own property they do so under what's called a `trust for sal...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 11:17 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Giving up sugar in tea
Replies: 41
Views: 616

Re: Giving up sugar in tea

Hmm. thanks for all the replies, but it's very much a mixed message. I'll give it another 3 weeks, but if I still don't like it I'm giving up. I'm not at all a morning person, and my first cuppa of the day is a critical incentive in dragging me out of bed. If I no longer look forward to it I can see...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 11:09 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: SDLT on 'buy out'
Replies: 45
Views: 805

Re: SDLT on 'buy out'

I know next to nothing about SDLT, but had a vague recollection that it was (now?) marginal i.e. nothing on the first £125k, 2% on whatever falls in the next band up and so on. SORRY!! :oops: Yes, you're both quite right of course, SDLT is only now paid on the amounts between the bands, and not on ...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: SDLT on 'buy out'
Replies: 45
Views: 805

Re: SDLT on 'buy out'

There seems to be rather more heat than light being generated here. Firstly, if you aren't happy with the valuation then probably the best way forward is to agree to appoint a valuer that's acceptable to both of you and to abide by their finding. It's obviously a bit of a gamble, but if what you say...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: DIY Conveyancing - Selling at Auction
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: DIY Conveyancing - Selling at Auction

I have done a number of my own DIY conveyances both buying and selling, but the most recent was over 10 years ago so I'm a little rusty, and things might have changed. The first thing to say is why bother? Conveyancing can now be acquired so cheaply that it hardly seems worth the hassle of doing it...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 9:18 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Paying coin into bank
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Paying coin into bank

Legal tender is surely only a valid concept in the context of debt? But could I not argue that any and every payment is, in a sense, the satisfaction of a debt? No. How is depositing money into a bank satisfaction of a debt? So for example, I walk into Tesco and assume custody of a cabbage. I proce...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 9:08 pm
Forum: Drink
Topic: Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Poll

Well done John! And it's great that we have more options than the five allowed by TMF. I'm pleased to see that what I always considered to be a myth about southerners preferring dimpled glasses is so far proving to be just that. Perhaps it's because of increased exposure to northerners who have grad...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 9:02 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: La La Land
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: La La Land

I've been `persuaded' to go and see it on Thursday evening. I must admit my initial reaction was that it's not likely to be my cup of tea (sugared or otherwise!) but having read some very strong reviews from critics that I respect I'm now quite looking forward to it.

I'll report back!
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Stock Transfer Form J30
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Stock Transfer Form J30

Buyer's current and our former landlord is getting fed up due to unpaid rent Did you use solicitors when you sold? If you did they should be able to deal with your questions better than anyone here. However, I'm assuming from the fact that you've posted here that you didn't. In which case you need ...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Missing Wills
Replies: 41
Views: 660

Re: Missing Wills

We are sure that there is a 2006 will: Then you can't just ignore the possibility that it exists. It's part of an executor's obligations to use all reasonable efforts to locate a valid Will. If your FIL (who I'm assuming has popped his clogs) did make a 2006 Will it will have revoked the 1998 one, ...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 4:15 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Giving up sugar in tea
Replies: 41
Views: 616

Giving up sugar in tea

I rarely make NY resolutions as I know I’ll have broken them well before the end of January, but this year I decided to give up sugar in my tea. I previously took one spoonful, so I’d anticipated it wouldn’t be that difficult. People I spoke to who’d done it said it would probably take around 2 – 3 ...
by Clitheroekid
January 17th, 2017, 12:47 am
Forum: Drink
Topic: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?
Replies: 49
Views: 465

Re: Beer glass preferences, what's yours?

I always thought that Northerners preferred straight glasses and Southerners preferred dimpled glasses with handles. I've not worked out how to do a poll, but if anyone else is more clued up my options would be: 1 I'm a Northerner and prefer straight glasses 2.I'm a Northerner and prefer dimpled gl...
by Clitheroekid
January 16th, 2017, 10:23 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: SDLT on 'buy out'
Replies: 45
Views: 805

Re: SDLT on 'buy out'

Lootman wrote:And her share was gifted to me, not sold to me.

There is no SDLT payable on gifts, no matter what the value, and that was also the rule when stamp duty was in force.

However, it has to be a`straight' gift, not one that carries a liability to take on debt, otherwise SDLT can kick in.
by Clitheroekid
January 16th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Commercial Office Leases
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Commercial Office Leases

I've dealt with dozens of commercial leases but I've never heard of an arrangement like this. It would be completely unworkable as the landlord could simply impose whatever `service charge' he wanted, even if it was more than the rent. I can't imagine a landlord - particularly a `large landlord' - w...
by Clitheroekid
January 16th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: SDLT on 'buy out'
Replies: 45
Views: 805

Re: SDLT on 'buy out'

SDLT is payable if the total consideration exceeds the threshold for residential property, currently £125,000. I think the confusion's arisen as the consideration isn't just the actual amount being paid in cash. It's also the amount of any debt that's taken on. So if your house is worth £400,000 wit...

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