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What to do if an Executor is not taking steps to administer an estate

Amy Nelson
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After a death, the estate’s executor or administrator has the job of winding up the deceased’s affairs. We take a look at what happens if they fail to carry out their role. The task of administering an estate can be time-consuming and is often...

Personal risks in being an executor

Helen Cohen
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The executor to an estate has the job of winding up someone’s affairs after their death. It is a job that involves both responsibility and personal financial risk. After someone has died, their executor, named in their Will, has the role of...

Creating a more eco-friendly home

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As people increasingly look at ways to reduce their carbon footprint, we examine some of the best ideas for making your home more eco-friendly. The average UK home takes a shocking 50 tonnes of CO2 to build, with an additional 27 tonnes every year to heat...

Right of first refusal when landlord sells the freehold

Mark Ridley
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If you own a leasehold property and your landlord is thinking of selling the freehold, you may have the right of first refusal to purchase it. There are a number of advantages for leaseholders when they also own the freehold in their building, so purchasing...

BakerLaw, Farnham proud supporters of Phyllis Tuckwell Make a Will Month

Susie Fogo
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Make a Will that makes a difference Bakerlaw Solicitors are very proud to be supporting the Phyllis Tuckwell Make a Will Month 2022. During the month of April, our Wills specialists will be providing their services free of charge to help you create a new...

Probate fee increase and what it means for a lay executor

Hannah McGavin
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Probate fees increased in January 2022 to a single flat rate of £273 for all applicants. This replaces a system that had two different fees, namely £215 for individuals applying for probate themselves and the reduced fee of £155 payable...

Homes are selling up to two times faster than pre-pandemic

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The time taken to sell a house in 2019 was more than twice as long as in 2021. In 2019, it took an average of 69 days for an acceptable offer to be made, whereas in 2021 the time was down to just 27 days. Online searches for ‘houses for sale’...

BakerLaw successful with Lexcel re-accreditation

Gemma McBride
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Following an independent assessment in January, BakerLaw is pleased to announce the firm has passed the re-accreditation process retaining its quality mark for practice management and client care. What is Lexcel? Lexcel is The Law Society’s legal...

The five most expensive divorces of all time

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As Bill and Melinda Gates ponder how to divide around $130 billion in assets, we take a look at the five most expensive divorces so far. 1. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott divorce 2019 - $38 billion When the founder of Amazon and wife MacKenzie Scott...

What are your rights when your new home isn't up to scratch?

Mark Ridley
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Problems often arise with new build properties and it is standard practice to compile a list of snagging items that need dealing with when you move into your new home. But what happens when the problems are more serious? It is expected that there will a...

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