News Archive

Contributing to a property purchase? How to protect your investment!

September 15, 2017 3:31 pm

Contributing to a property purchase?  How to protect your investment! If you are lending money to assist someone to buy a property you may wish to ensure that your contribution is protected.  This can be done by setting up a... View Article

‘A Night Hike’

June 27, 2017 3:23 pm

‘A Night Hike’ One of our Directors, Steven Forster, is our challenger for a charity hike on Saturday 15th July 2017, to raise funds for Stepping Stones pre-school in Nettleham. The hike has been organised by Authentic Boxing Workouts who... View Article

Help! Fraudsters Sold My House!

March 10, 2017 3:11 pm

We’ve sent this article to clients in the past, but we think it’s time for this issue to be given another airing. A nightmare scenario – property owners find that their property has been sold without their knowledge.  How can this... View Article

Lexcel Success for Page Nelson

February 22, 2017 2:34 pm

We are thrilled to announce that we have maintained our Lexcel Accreditation, having passed with flying colours. For us to retain the Lexcel Accreditation our practice underwent an annual assessment process, which included an in-depth on-site visit from the Lexcel assessor. The assessor... View Article

We are now a WIQS Accredited Member

July 1, 2016 2:15 pm

We are delighted to announce that we are now an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS)   This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and... View Article

Stamp Duty on Buy-to-Let Property

November 26, 2015 1:45 pm

Stamp Duty on Buy-to-Let Property As you have probably heard by now, the Chancellor George Osborne has increased Stamp Duty on Buy-to-Let (BTL) property from 1 April 2016.  The table below is from HM Revenue and Customs and sets out... View Article

Investors in People News

November 6, 2015 11:03 am

Investors In People Standard We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Investors In People Standard.   Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for... View Article

Average UK House Prices hit the £200,000.00 mark

July 29, 2015 1:07 pm

      Average UK House Prices hit the £200,000.00 mark. After uncertainty caused by the general election, average UK house prices have now beaten the last peak of £199,612.00 which we saw during the economic boom of August 2007.... View Article

Landlord Alert

July 29, 2015 12:49 pm

      Landlord Alert Lincoln City Council is now registering an Article 4 Planning Direction as a Planning Charge on all of their Local Authority Search results. This Direction relates to development comprising the change of use from a... View Article

Who will look after my pets when I die?

July 29, 2015 12:27 pm

Who will look after my pets when I die? For those of us who are animal lovers, this is an important issue to be raised when preparing our wills. Who will care for our pets when we are gone and,... View Article

Message from Amanda Johnson

April 23, 2015 12:23 pm

Message from Amanda Johnson I am writing an article on the effects of dementia on the sufferer’s family.  If you have any experiences or advice you wish to share, please email me at All responses will be kept strictly... View Article

Who will look after my children?

April 2, 2015 10:55 am

Who will look after my children? No one likes to think about what will happen to their children if they die or are unable to continue looking after them. However, it is an important question which should be tackled at... View Article

Does your conservatory comply with Regulations?

April 2, 2015 10:46 am

        Does your conservatory comply with Regulations?   Many home owners will rely upon the word of the installer of a conservatory when it comes to considering Planning Permission and Building Regulations. As a rule a conservatory... View Article

Flood risk and your home

November 28, 2014 10:02 am

Flood risk and your home The Environment Agency estimates that 1 in 6 homes are at risk from flooding, and we’re all familiar with countless news stories over recent years. This article looks at what you can do to assess... View Article

We offer reduced Land Registry fees

November 28, 2014 9:56 am

We offer reduced Land Registry fees When the new Land Registration Fee Order came into force earlier this year some Land Registry fees were reduced by around 50%. For house purchases this reduction applies only if :- the property has... View Article

Oops! We signed the wrong Wills!!

November 28, 2014 9:52 am

Oops! We signed the wrong Wills!! The recent case of Marley v Rawlings has raised many interesting questions. Mr and Mrs Rawlings visited their Solicitor in 2009 to execute their Wills leaving everything to each other. If that gift failed,... View Article

Fraudsters Sold My House!

October 10, 2014 9:53 am

Fraudsters sold my house! A nightmare scenario – property owners find that their property has been sold without their knowledge. How can this happen, and what can you do to protect yourself from it? Fraudsters try many different ways to... View Article

What will happen if I die without leaving a Will?

October 10, 2014 9:35 am

What will happen if I die without leaving a Will?   When someone dies without leaving a valid will, this is known as ‘intestacy’ and the person is ‘intestate’. The rules which govern how their estate is distributed have changed... View Article

Is it the end of Chancel Repair Liability?

October 10, 2014 9:05 am

Is it the end of Chancel Repair Liability? Further to our article of the 5th June advising on Chancel Repair Liability, a Bill with the House of Lords has now been successfully introduced to abolish Chancel Repair Liability. There have... View Article

What is Fracking?

September 1, 2014 12:35 pm

What is Fracking? We’re being asked more and more often about fracking by clients who want to know how it might affect their sale or purchase of a property. This article sets out what you should consider. Fracking (‘hydraulic fracturing’)... View Article

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

September 1, 2014 10:40 am

What is Stamp Duty? Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is generally payable on the purchase or transfer of property or land in the UK where the amount given is above a certain threshold. Most UK land and property transactions must... View Article

Care Home Fees

September 1, 2014 9:53 am

Who will pay my care home fees? Choosing a care home for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult decision. As well as the location, facilities and level of care provided, you will also need to know how... View Article

Lasting Power of Attorney

June 5, 2014 2:46 pm

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document entered into by a Donor in favour of one or more Attorneys, this is to give them the power to deal with the... View Article

Changing a Will after someone has died

June 5, 2014 2:08 pm

Changing a Will after someone has died A Deed of Variation (sometimes referred to as a Deed of Family Arrangement) is a Deed by which people who benefit under the Will of someone who has died can change the terms... View Article

Chancel Repair Liability

June 5, 2014 1:28 pm

  CHANCEL REPAIR LIABILITY: what is it and how could it affect my property? One of the most common questions that clients ask us is about chancel repair liability. This article looks at these understandable concerns, and tries to clear away... View Article

Japanese Knotweed

June 5, 2014 12:59 pm

        JAPANESE KNOTWEED – What’s all the fuss about? You may have seen Japanese Knotweed mentioned in the press a lot recently, or heard a neighbour talking about this, but what actually is Japanese Knotweed and how does it affect... View Article

Page Nelson Solicitors secures top accolade from national Law Society

April 14, 2014 4:35 pm

Page Nelson in Lincoln has secured the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession.  It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance... View Article

A Short History Of Page Nelson

September 5, 2012 1:09 pm

1875 Practice commenced by William Tomlinson Page the Younger (to distinguish him from his father, of the same name) who was manager of the Lincoln and Lindsey Bank – now HSBC Bank at Stonebow, Lincoln. It is believed that he... View Article

Page Nelson Solicitors move to new home

April 23, 2012 6:51 pm

Page Nelson Solicitors of Lincoln, UK moved to a new home on March 24th, 2012. Long established Lincoln law firm, Page Nelson Solicitors, moved from Lindum Road in the city centre to Victory House on the Henley Office Park, a... View Article

Existing easements and redevelopment

January 17, 2012 7:30 pm

The Court of Appeal ruling in McAdams Homes Limited -v- Robinson turned on the response to two questions:- 1. Did the redevelopment represent a “change of identity” or a “radical change in character” of the dominant site – in that... View Article