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Have you heard of Collaborative Family Law?

December 13, 2017

Our niche Family Law Practice in Lancaster has two collaboratively trained solicitors, Nicola Codd and Barbara Richardson, who will help you find the best way to resolve issues on divorce and separation as constructively as possible. We work collaboratively with you and your ex at meetings to help you resolve the issues together by agreement. […]

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Cohabitation Awareness Week

November 30, 2017

Our family law solicitors Nicola Codd and Barbara Richardson are committed members of Resolution, first for family law who campaign for a fairer family justice system. We are supporting Resolution’s Cohabitation Awareness Week this week to make more people aware of the lack of legal protection upon separation for cohabiting couples. There are around 7 […]

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Stamp Duty Land Tax Relief for First Time Buyers

November 23, 2017

Attention all first-time buyers! Stamp Duty Land Tax relief for first-time buyers has just been announced within the Autumn Budget 2017. What does this mean for me? Give us a call at Baines Bagguley Penhale Solicitors, we will be able answer your questions and provide you with a quote for costs to buy your first […]

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Flooding! #Propertyflooded #Floodinsurance

October 13, 2017

Many people will have experienced flash flooding in some parts of Morecambe and Lancaster in July this year. It is important to know if your property is within a recognised flood risk area as history of flooding could have a detrimental impact on the value of the Property and the terms of your buildings insurance. […]

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Property Fraud! #Beware #Fraud

October 13, 2017

No property is safe from fraudsters! Watch this small video clip published by the HM Land Registry on property fraud: https://youtu.be/QGwVz-69DS4 To find out what steps, if any, you need to take to protect your property from fraud contact Ikram Dola at Baines Bagguley Penhale.

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Lancaster Jazz Festival – 15th-17th September 2017

September 11, 2017

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the Lancaster Jazz Festival this year. We are proud to be sponsoring young guitarist Billy Marrows. He will be appearing on stage in Sun Square on Saturday 16th at 4pm. Be sure to go along if you can – the Festival is bigger-than-ever this year! Click here […]

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Increasing Ground Rent! #IncreasingRent #Leasehold

May 23, 2017

Recent research has revealed that developers have now started to introduce clauses into their leases on new-build properties which result in ground rent doubling every few years. Some buyers have found their homes are becoming unsaleable after mortgage companies refused to lend against properties with onerous ground rent clauses. If you are thinking about buying […]

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Know your Seller!

February 22, 2017

#Fraud #Propertyfraud The Law Society is considering intervening in a negligence case between Mishcon de Reya and its former client, after its client was duped into buying a London property from a tenant posing as the owner. In September 2014, the client thought he was purchasing a £1.1m property in Earl’s Court, West London. The […]

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Attention all Landlords!

February 14, 2017

#Morechanges #Beprepared #EPC As from the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The regulations will come into force for new lets and renewals of tenancies with effect from […]

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Are you buying your dream house? If so, you may need to pay VAT on your search fees!

January 27, 2017

#furthercosts #nastysurprise You have found your dream house….your offer has been accepted by the Vendor…… the mortgage application has been approved….. and finally….. you have instructed a Solicitor to carry out the conveyance – on a fixed-fee basis. You would be forgiven in thinking that was the last of the expense and it will only […]

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