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Buying Your Home: Tips For Negotiating Your Offer

August 21st, 2017

There’s no rulebook for negotiating an offer for a home. However these tips might help!  If you’ve found a great property that’s well within budget and is priced completely in line with similar property prices, there’s nothing wrong with offering the asking price. But if this isn’t the case, it’s important to stay in control, stay […]

Key Decisions: Finding Your New Home

July 17th, 2017

Two key questions to start finding a new home … “How much can I afford?“ “Where do I want to live?“ These are the two most important questions that determine most people’s property search. There are other factors to consider … How long do you intend to stay in your new home? A lot can happen in […]

It’s A Buyers’ Market – How To Buy Your House In 2017

June 19th, 2017

Now the results of the June election are in, the expected surge in property transactions has not appeared. Prices are eerily stagnant, and although there is still a lack of available property, signs of price reduction are beginning to show. Buying a house is a stressful process whatever the state of the market: in this […]

Part 3: Now what? Five Questions to Ask Yourself After You’ve Met Your Solicitor

June 2nd, 2017

Once you’ve met with a solicitor, you should have a much clearer idea on all of your options and also understand what your costs are likely to be.  You’ll have asked them the questions from Part 2, now you need to ask yourself some questions before you commit to your Family Law solicitor: 1. Did they […]

Part 2: Ten Questions To Ask Your Family Law Solicitor

May 22nd, 2017

Every step of the way, it helps if you feel confident and in full possession of your facts. Write them down before your meeting, then … When you first meet with a solicitor, we always suggest taking a notepad and pen. You’ll be given lots of information and you may be asked to get some […]

Part 1: I think I need legal advice, what do I do next?

May 17th, 2017

Choosing the right Family Law solicitors Ignore any ‘legal advice’ you’ve been given by well-meaning friends and family. If you need legal advice, get it from a qualified solicitor who specialises in Family Law. Although friends and family have the best of intentions, they may base their ‘advice’ on their own experiences or on something […]

Help! I need a family law solicitor but I don’t know where to start!

May 16th, 2017

Is this you? Going to see a solicitor to discuss your family law issues can be a scary thing to do, whether you need to find out if you can get a divorce, or you’re having trouble agreeing how often you should spend time with your children, or you aren’t sure what to do with […]

Phil’s Latest Guide To Selling Your Home

May 8th, 2017

Selling your home this year? You are likely to reach for Phil Spencer’s latest advice on the subject, 8 steps to getting your home sale-ready – we thought we’d check it through and see how it compares with Cunningtons’ own handy guide to making the most from selling your home. Ours was published 2 years ago … Phil […]

Mills v Mills: the Complicated World of Spousal Maintenance

April 20th, 2017

The recent Court of Appeal decision which increased an ex-wife’s spousal maintenance payments 15 years after her divorce has raised many questions for family lawyers. Maria and Graham Mills were married for 13 years. Maria says that in the early years of the marriage, she ran her own beauty business and financial supported the family […]

A Prenuptial Agreement – Your Questions Answered

April 12th, 2017

Spring is in the air, and that means that we are in the ‘Wedding Season’. That is wonderful, and we wish all couples a lifetime of happiness! But what happens if it all goes wrong? It may not be romantic, but today’s couples are increasingly prepared for a rocky road – and that’s why many seek […]

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