Do you own a property which is subject to a lease or tenancy agreement?

Energy Performance Certificates & The Energy Act 2011

From 1st April 2018, all properties which are let, whether commercial or residential, will need to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of ‘E’ rating or above (unless they are exempt as detailed below.) It has…

Veitch Penny LLP awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

In February 2018, Veitch Penny LLP Solicitors based in Exeter and Crediton have won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real…

Another solicitor in the midst

Veitch Penny LLP is proud to announce that Ellie Wonnacott is now a Trainee Solicitor. Ellie joined the firm's Crediton office in December 2016 as a Paralegal. Having already completed her law degree and studying for…

Buying and selling your property?

View our quide as to the conveyancing process

At Veitch Penny we understand the Conveyancing Process can be daunting, whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced property owner. Many people have questions about timescales.  To help you understand the process for buying…

Local solicitor warns changes to powers of attorney may leave older and vulnerable at risk

Warning following FCA’s call to turn lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) fully digital

Local solicitor Lesley Austen from Veitch Penny based in Crediton has joined fellow members of Solicitors for the Elderly in warning against proposals to turn the LPA registration process fully digital. An LPA is a powerful…

Selling your property? With summer over, don’t fall behind

Keep one step ahead with our Exchange Ready Service

With summer coming to a close, are you now looking to sell your property? Even if you haven’t found a buyer for your property yet, you can start the legal process by using our Exchange…

Local solicitor defends lasting powers of attorney

Following comments from a former senior judge Lesley Austen defends lasting powers of attorney

Local solicitor Lesley Austen from Veitch Penny Solicitors based in Crediton has defended lasting powers of attorney (LPA) after Denzil Lush, the former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned they may leave elderly…

Renting out property on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?

Are You Compliant?

When renting out a property that you own there are certain things that you as the Landlord must do so when the fixed period of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement comes to end, you will…

Freedom to leave your Estate to who you choose?

Supreme Court reversed ruling

A couple of years ago Veitch Penny warned that a Court of Appeal decision could weaken people’s right to leave money to those they choose. That decision by the Court of Appeal has now been…

Reasons why making a Lasting Power of Attorney now could save you money later...

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA is a power given by you to a close relative or friend for them to be able to deal with your affairs…