Attorney of an executrix who has lost mental capacity can administer an estate in her place. In the recent case of Whittaker v Hancock, the High Court held that where an executrix of a will had lost mental capacity, her attorney under a property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney (‘LPA’) could be appointed…
The increase in value of land with development potential can save an estate.
It is therefore vital to ensure that the maximum portion of that increase in value is preserved for the benefit of the estate.
We have experience in working with Surveyors and Agents to ensure that this is achieved, and that the tax implications are thought through and minimised so far as is possible.