Welcome to Alston Ashby Solicitors
We understand that seeking legal advice and assistance whether to buy or sell a home or business, to make a will, if you have lost a loved one, for court proceedings or any other legal procedure is often a harrowing and upsetting prospect.
At Alston Ashby we strive to make things as easy as can be and believe that personal contact with our clients wherever possible in a friendly relaxed and informal atmosphere is essential to giving the professional help that is needed.
We all live in a society that moves ever faster. With many legal firms you may never meet your lawyer face to face so that you can make your needs and wishes known. We believe that the old values of personal service can be merged with modern business practice to give the best of both worlds and this is our aim.
Alston Ashby are a well established firm of solicitors in the Medway Towns in Kent with extensive experience in most areas of the law, providing a wide range of legal services for our clients under one roof. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No. 51322.
We can advise on the sale of your house from obtaining valuations, commissioning an Energy Performance Certificate and we can do the Legal Conveyancing for you, taking the transaction forward to completion of the sale.
We can advise on the steps you will need to take. We can guide you through the legal process, carrying out the Conveyancing of the Property into your name.
We are able to offer a service to Landlords for short term residential Tenancies, including preparing tenancy agreements and rent collection. We can also assist Landlords with repossession of properties through the courts if necessary and can advise on the various procedures required for property letting.
Wills and Probate
We are commonly asked to prepare wills for our clients . A home made will can sometimes have results that you did not intend. We can advise and prepare a will for you professionally to properly record your wishes, so why not contact us to discuss your requirements.
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When sadly a loved one passes away relatives are often unsure what to do especially at a time of grief. We can guide those who need assistance in the winding up of the affairs of the person who has died, We aim to offer a helping hand and can take the burden off your shoulders if you feel it is too much to manage.
Energy Performance Certificates
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES
From the 21 May 2010 the government suspended Home Information Packs. Now you do not require a HIP to sell your house although you must still obtain an Energy Performance Certificate. An Energy Performance Certificate must be commissioned when you place your property on the market.
The standard rate of VAT increased to 20% on the 4 January 2011
STAMP DUTY LAND TAX
From 6 April 2011 The Rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax increases to 5% for residential property purchases of over £1,000,000