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Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Update

Gaenor Thomas
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On 1 March 2019 the deadline for filing Stamp Duty Land Tax returns and paying SDLT will be reduced from 30 days to 14 days following completion. Buyers and tenants will therefore need to ensure that they are able to meet this tighter deadline to avoid...

Attention all landlords! How to make your Commercial Property work for you in 2019: an ABC

Emily Thorp
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Attention all landlords! How to make your Commercial Property work for you in 2019: an ABC Although for landlords, the greatest priority may be maximising returns, which naturally makes financial sense in the short term, with Brexit looming and...

How do I forfeit a Commercial Lease?

Danielle Dyer
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If a tenant is in breach of a commercial Lease and you no longer wish for the Lease to continue, one option that you have as a Landlord is to forfeit the Lease. This article provides you with an overview of how a Landlord can forfeit a commercial Lease....

As a Tenant, what should your New Year's Resolutions be for 2019?

Emily Thorp
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Now that the festive delights of Christmas are over, January 2019 heralds the start of an uncertain new year for Britain, with only a couple of months to go until Brexit.  As it is currently unclear what the economic climate will look like moving...

Even the Coldest of Winters Cannot Freeze the Desire for Town and Village Greens

Emily Thorp
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Anyone can apply to register land as a town and village green under the Commons Act 2006, where a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged as of right in lawful sports and pastimes on the...

The New Telecommunications Code- The Price that Landowners Pay for a Good Signal

Gaenor Thomas
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Most people have at least one mobile telephone these days and understand the frustration caused by a bad or intermittent signal.   To provide a signal, however, operators need enough sites for masts and equipment.   With the bad publicity...

Landlords: Do you wish to avoid the new minimum energy efficiency standards?

Janet Waine
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The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) come into effect on the 1 April 2018.  It will be unlawful for a landlord of residential property to grant a new tenancy of property with an Energy Performance...

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

Lalini De Silva
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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

Lalini De Silva
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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

Lalini De Silva
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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!

Lalini De Silva
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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...

Stamp Duty Reform, what does this mean for you?

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With immediate effect 98% of home-buyers will save thousands of pounds following Goerge Osborne’s autumn statement announced on the 3rd December 2014.   What is Stamp Duty Land Tax? (SDLT) This is a tax payable when you purchase a new home. The...

The Green Deal saving energy for your home...

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What is it? The Green Deal came into force in October 2012, and applies to both Residential and Commercial Property. It allows the homeowner to make energy saving improvements to their home without having to pay up front, such as: Heating Ventilation ...

BakerLaw receives mark of excellence from the Law Society for Conveyancing

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BakerLaw are pleased to announce that we have secured the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation mark of excellence for the home buying and selling process. BakerLaw underwent a vigorous assessment procedure by the Law Society to...