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Category Archives: Property

Property Newsletter – February 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Property department. DeBrieF OPINION Alex Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Residential Property department – discusses the New Inheritance Tax Provisions New Inheritance Tax Rules have recently been announced by the Government, meaning that many estates could save... Read the rest of this entry →

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Robert Parkinson – solicitor in our Property department – considers whether house prices will rise in 2017

UK house price growth appeared to remain stable throughout 2016. According to Zoopla, house prices grew much faster in eastern England and also the West Midlands. However, it has been reported that house prices in London fell by 8.7% (according to Rightmove) over the past year and it was below the UK’s average for the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss Property Team Sets Sights on Growth with Appointment

We are delighted to announce a new appointment in our Property team. Robert Parkinson has joined the firm from Cyril Morris Arkwright Solicitors in Bolton. He has also previously worked at Glassbrooks in Lytham. Robert completed his law degree and LPC qualification at UCLan. His new role includes handling the sales and purchases of both... Read the rest of this entry →

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Alexandra Herbert – trainee solicitor in our Property team – discusses how the Brexit referendum has affected Manchester’s property market

Following the initial shock of Brexit, many expected the property market to take a huge hit following the drop in the pound.  Indeed, immediately after the referendum on 23rdJune, there was a definite feeling of uncertainty within the property market, and this was reflected in some buyers hesitating to complete deals or withdrawing from purchases... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton – partner in our Property team – discusses Selling and Buying: Moving up the Property Ladder

Moving house is said to be one of life’s most stressful moments but it doesn’t have to be.  If you know what to expect and approach the process with an open and realistic attitude you can move into your future home with the minimum of fuss. To set the scene… you have found what you... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe Dispels the Myths Surrounding Rights of Way

Rights of way exist when the owner of one piece of land is allowed to cross a piece of land owned by someone else.  These rights of way can allow someone to cross the land by foot, in a vehicle, on a horse or a combination of uses. They may also only allow access for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Lowe – dispute resolution solicitor – answers three of the most commonly asked Property Dispute questions.

I have a right of way over my neighbours’ property but they are stopping me from using it; can I do anything? You can take action (including court proceedings) against your neighbour if their actions amount to a “wrongful interference” with your right of way.  Whether something is a wrongful interference depends upon the circumstances... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss announces new partner, promotions & NQ appointment

We are delighted to announce that Anita Shepherd has been promoted to partner in our Family team. Anita joined the firm in 2012 and works out of the Manchester and Glossop offices. She handles all aspects of family law and is also a Resolution Advanced Accredited Specialist with a focus on domestic abuse and advanced... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rosemary Reynolds – trainee solicitor in our Property team – discusses Selling and Buying: Moving Up the Property Ladder

Moving house is said to be one of life’s most stressful moments but it doesn’t have to be. If you know what to expect and approach the process with an open and realistic attitude you can move into your future home with the minimum of fuss. To set the scene… you have found what you... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith – solicitor in our Property team – discusses the Upcoming Stamp Duty Changes

In the 2015 Autumn Statement, the government announced changes to the current stamp duty charging calculations in respect of the purchase of additional residential properties at a value of more that £40,000.  The proposed changes will mean that from April 2016, purchasers of a second property in England and Wales will have to pay a... Read the rest of this entry →

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