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Raising the roof on bats!

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The UK currently has 18 species of bat making their homes within its borders. Surprisingly however, a lot of people are unaware that all bats and their roosts are legally protected, by both domestic and international legislation. ...

Brexit versus the Property Market: Reality Check

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With the Brexit deadline of 29 March 2019 fast approaching, the whole of the UK is still looking for answers and certainty. One question we are being asked - how stable is the property market? Recent media coverage seems to follow a similar theme stating...

Brexit and the housing market

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Since 2016 there has been much talk about Brexit and the UK’s deal on departure. One of the biggest issues people face is the uncertainty of it all; one expert contradicts another, one MP’s comments differ from another, changes in the deal at...

Autumn Budget 2017: What it means for you as a First Time Buyer

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As of Today, 22 November 2017, stamp duty land tax has been abolished for first-time purchases of property up to the value of £300,000. If you are a first time buyer and the property you are purchasing is up to the value £500,000, you will be...

BakerLaw LLP awarded Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation

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Last month BakerLaw LLP were accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). Buying and selling a home is likely to be the largest transaction that most people will undertake. It is commonly dubbed one of life’s most stressful...

Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation

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We are delighted to announce that BakerLaw has once again been awarded The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme ( CQS ) accreditation. CQS accreditation provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing...

Increase on stamp duty on second properties - ACT NOW!

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From 1 April, 2016 anyone purchasing another property will have to pay an extra 3% Stamp Duty if this is a ‘second home’. This relates to anyone who is buying additional residential properties, for example buy-to-let or holiday homes within...