PAINTING the door a different colour can also make a big difference.
Ideally, the colour should go with the building’s brickwork, paintwork the form of council tax bills and the like. If you’re not planning to sell the house in the near future losing your title deeds isn’t the end of the world, but you should probably sort it out sooner rather than later. WE are in our 70s, and own our home jointly. If one of us has to go into a home, would we have to sell the house to pay for it? IF only one of you goes into a care home, the value of the house will not be taken into account when an assessment is made of their ability to pay for it. They will be asked to pay in full if they have more than £23,250 in other assets currently. This will increase to £118,000 next year, and or other exterior finish, and suit its age and style of architecture.
While some of the classic colours are always popular for front doors, including red, black and stately dark blue, there are also colour trends – greys and duck-egg blues and greens have become popular in recent years. fees will be capped at a maximum of £72,000. The danger comes if the second spouse also goes into a home, at which point the value of the house will be included in the assessment. You can reduce the risk of the whole house being available for care home fees by dividing your ownership of the property and making a will leaving your half to someone else.
MY garage has been in a bad state of repair for years but I can’t rebuild one of the walls because it means going into my neighbour’s garden to do it. He’s completely unapproachable and won’t let me on to his land. IF the wall is on the boundary you may be able to go to court under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 for permission to get the work done. You have to give your neighbour reasonable notice of the