Author Archives: Rachel Cook

Divorce and Money – The Facts


When a marriage breaks down and it leads to divorce the financial consequences and considerations that arise require careful consideration. Viv Clough, Bendles’ highly experienced Matrimonial Consultant, outlines how assets are typically divided between spouses. ‘As a first step it is a basic requirement that both parties give full disclosure of their income, savings, property

Cumbrian Property Market Boosted by Spring Demand


A combination of the easing of lockdown restrictions, traditional Spring activity and pent-up demand has resulted in a welcome boost to the property market across Cumbria. Bendles Solicitors’ residential conveyancing department is reporting an impressive 44% increase in new instruction income from February to March 2021. This spike is due to a significant rise in

Important deadline approaching for Landlords, are you compliant?


From the 1st April 2021, Landlords of private rental accommodation will need to ensure they are compliant with The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. The Regulations came into force on the 1st June 2020 last year to further improve electrical safety for tenants. Up until now, the changes only