Inland Revenue ? check the tax rules that apply to you
Anyone offering you advice should be a qualified professional. They should be registered with an appropriate independent regulatory body, and you can ask to see copies of their qualifications. There?s a lot of free advice out there, that should help you without obligation, and it?s worth taking advantage of.
Independent Financial Advisors
Find an advisor at www.impartial.co.uk and a mortgage specialist at www.unbiased.co.uk
Often family or friends will recommend a solicitor, otherwise look for one that specialises in conveyancing and house buying. Check www.lawsociety.org for professionals in England and Wales, and www.lawscot.org.uk for Scotland.
If you have a query or complaint
The FSA are now the body that regulates financial professionals and lenders ? the Financial Ombudsman can investigate complaints or disputes and usually resolve them. Contact the professional or lender first ? they should have a complaints procedure. If you are still not satisfied, you can ask the ombudsman to consider your case: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk
(The websites of the respective law societies of England & Wales and Scotland are the place to find out how to make a complaint about a solicitor or firm, see above.)