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Declarations of Trust

Any move is daunting and if it involves buying property jointly with others then the complexity increases. We can take away the stress of the process and ensure that you have a smooth and hassle free transaction that also takes into consideration your interests in any future changes.

When buying a property jointly with another, be that a spouse, partner or simply a friend a Declaration of Trust is often extremely useful in setting out the respective shares and responsibilities between the parties.

You might what to consider:

  • What happens when one person puts down a large deposit, can that be protected?
  • Who pays what share of the mortgage?
  • What happens if one party moves out?
  • What is the best way to hold property from a tax perspective?

We will take your circumstances and objectives into consideration and advise you so that you can make informed decisions about how you want your transaction to be structured.

News & Events
18/09/15

Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

03/09/15

Brachers is delighted to be supporting the Weald of Kent & East Kent Ploughing Match

We are delighted to, once again, be supporting the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match and the East Kent Ploughing Match. Read more

29/07/15

Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market

Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more

15/06/15

Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers

Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more

10/03/15

Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more

19/02/15

Brachers increases revenues and pre-tax profits in ‘extremely tough’ economic conditions

First featured in Insider Magazine and Kent Business, February 2015. Brachers watched revenues and pre-tax profits grow last year following an expansion into a new office and some high profile deals. Read more

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Meet the Team

Kate Baigent | Partner

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Christopher Eriksson-Lee | Partner

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Tim Gymer | Legal Executive

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Emma Harris | Associate

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Kate Hawken | Associate of CILEx

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Emma Hegarty | Chartered Legal Executive

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Alison Holmes | Chartered Legal Executive

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Amy Lane | Solicitor

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Mary Rimmer | Senior Associate

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Paula Savage | Conveyancing Executive

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Is there a threat to agricultural and business reliefs?

HMRC published a paper last year (2017) about Inheritance Tax reliefs and exemptions which affect estate planning matters, particularly related to agricultural and business assets. For many, Agricultural Property Relief and Business Relief help with succession planning to ensure assets pass down the generations with little IHT being payable. Read more

08/11/17

Local news: Golding Homes builds new homes on disused garage sites

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26/10/17

Maidstone’s local plan has been approved

Maidstone’s local plan sets out sites for 17,660 new homes to be built in the borough between 2011 and 2031. Read more

18/09/17

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Our specialists will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Whether it’s advice on planning for your future and protecting your legacy, buying a property or preserving your assets following a relationship breakdown – we’re here to help. Read more

26/07/17

Ban on leaseholds for new builds, will this resolve high charges?

With increasing media interest surrounding leaseholds on new properties, extortionate ground rents and other charges have led to proposals for change. Read more

12/05/17

EPCs and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Landed estates and farming business that rent out property, either residential or commercial, must be aware that the regulations which govern Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are changing. From next year landlords will be unable to let properties that fall below the minimum energy efficiency rating on their EPC. Read more

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Kate Baigent

Partner

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