Amy Lloyd Archive

3 in 5 Britons do not have a will

Eighty-five per cent of people between the ages of 25 and 34 admitted to not having a will, as did, somewhat surprisingly, as many as 61 per cent aged between 45 and 54, and 31 per cent aged 55 and over.

What to do if your relative dies with assets abroad

A second home in the UK presents administrative and logistical challenges but at least within a familiar tax and legal regime. These challenges escalate with a foreign property, particularly in relation to succession law and tax issues. In both France and Spain there are fixed succession rules whereby local law provides for an automatic entitlement of a certain proportion of your estate to your children, unlike English law which allows you to leave your property as you wish.
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