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Scottish Law

Last year my mother died and my dad was left with the mortgage. The insurance company refused to pay out as my mum had not informed them that she had had a sore back years before she took up the policy. She was never asked to take a medical and because she never missed a day's work, she did not think it was necessary to tick the box on the form. My father's house is now at risk.


Due to health problems I did not keep up monthly payments and received a council tax demand to pay within seven days which I did not do. I received a summary warrant. I did manage to pay the council tax by the end of the tax year but did not pay the additional 10%. I am now being asked after two years by a debt recovery agency to pay the £85, must I pay this as I thought if the bill was settled before the new tax year?


I had a catalogue in 2007. I moved house and forwarded my new address to the catalogue. in February 2015 I received a letter from a debt agency asking me to pay over £3000. I have heard that if a debt is five years or older it is dead due to the limitation act. could you please confirm any legal advice on this.


Our mother died and our stepfather got all her possessions. He has now passed away and our older sister has claimed everything.We were wondering if we were entitled to anything of our mother's estate. When she died she never left a will as far as we know.


My aunt has made a will and is now in a nursing home. She made it a long time ago, but has had a bad relationship with my brother, they have not spoken for about 20 years. She has no siblings or kids of her own, does not want him to get anything, but I have heard that you cannot disinherit blood relations in Scotland. She is very upset about it if he was to inherit any of her money.


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