Daniels LLP Solicitors I’VE just paid out a lot of money to buy a house in a new development. But as soon as the deal was concluded the builders were back. They took down the fences outside and then erected scaffolding in my garden in order to start work on adjoining housing units. Do I have any right to compensation? IT’S possible that your deeds contain a provision allowing the builders to carry out further work on adjoining land from your property. Check this with your solicitor. You may be entitled to compensation if the builders go beyond the bounds of what a court would consider reasonable; if the builders are entitled to use your garden agree a completion date and insist they stick to it. The very least they should do is restore your garden to the way it was.
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I HAVE a Lasting Power of Attorney to manage my father-in-law’s financial affairs. He suffered a stroke last year and now needs to live in a residential care home, but he’s concerned that the proceeds from the sale of his house will not pass to his grandchildren but will be required to pay for his keep. Can I sell the property? UNLESS there’s a specific limitation to your power of attorney you can sell the house but your father-in-law is correct. It’s likely that at least some of the proceeds will be required to pay for his care in the home if he is not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. If he gives his money to you or his grandchildren specifically to avoid the fees - or you MY wife and I are beneficiaries in the will of a friend who died over 12 months ago. Shortly after her death we were notified by the solicitors that the sums nominated in the will would be forwarded upon settlement of the estate. There is nothing particularly complicated about the will, and I have written to the solicitors twice to ask why it’s taking so long but have received no reply. FIVE years ago I purchased the lease of a maisonette, but recently I received a letter from