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DEATH TAX AND THE HOUSE

It was the fight between whether the Church or the Crown got most of our money on death which led to the Statute of Uses in 1535. For hundreds of years death operated as the Revenue’s last chance to tax. For decades this operated through a “death duty” which applied to assets including the house owned before death. Sometimes forcing a sale of the big house (as in “To The Manor Born”) to pay death duties but the tax also affected the most modest homes making the gift to the next generation proportionally as hard.

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WE HAVE MOVED OFFICES

We are pleased to announce we have moved from Duke Street Chambers to our office at 6 Fore Street Kingsbridge TQ7 1NY.

Please come and join us for a welcome drink at our open afternoon, details to follow shortly. Thank you.

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