All Change for Savings interest

The new Personal Savings Allowance has now been with us for a number of months. Many people may not even be aware of it and for the majority of people, its presence will have only a minor impact, if at all, in that they will receive slightly…

Guardianships Putting Pressure on Local Authorities

Recent media reports have highlighted the fact that increasing numbers of applications for Guardianships in Scotland are putting strain on the specialist social workers who deal with the applications and oversee the guardians. Ernie Boath,…

“I don’t need a Will!” – Common Misconceptions

1. “I’m married, it will all go to my wife” - this is not the case. If a couple are married and a spouse dies without leaving a Will, the surviving spouse does not automatically inherit the whole estate. Aileen Scott, an Associate solicitor…

Should you release the equity in your property?

With the current low interest rate continuing to erode income and savings, we have had a noticeable increase in enquiries from clients asking us: Should we release the capital tied up in our property? This is by way of an equity release loan…

Succession Bill

The first significant reform of the law relating to succession to a person’s estate on death in more than 50 years came into force on 4 March 2016 through the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016. Donnie MacLeod an Associate in the firm’s Perth…

The Importance of Granting a Power of Attorney

We hope that we will always be able to deal with our own financial affairs and make decisions regarding our welfare, and never have to reply on another individual to make decisions for us; however, sadly, this isn’t always the case. More and…

Care Costs

Living in a care home can be expensive. Some people are able to pay their own care fees, others may need help. To figure out how you will pay your care fees, you should know what type of assets you own and their value. This along with knowledge…

Read more here The Will to Make a Difference

Proving that where there’s a will there’s an opportunity for charity, Tayside based solicitors and estate agents Miller Hendry is celebrating a highly successful collaboration with the campaign Will Aid – one that ranks the firm among…