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Category Archives: Property

Richard Hamilton | Property Solicitors

Richard Hamilton – Partner in our Property department – talks us through the conveyancing process

Selling a house/flat Usually an estate agent will be instructed and the property will go up for sale. Viewings will then take place and the sale price will be agreed. You should then instruct either a solicitor or a conveyancer to deal with the sale on your behalf. They will send their terms of business/engagement... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker, Trainee Property Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – discusses Commercial Property Standard Enquiries

Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) aim to speed up transactions by streamlining the type of enquiries asked of sellers in commercial property transactions.  CPSEs can come in a number of forms depending on the type of transaction.  Sellers are required to provide the buyer or lender, as the case may be, with tailored replies to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Suzanne Thompson, Katherine Darbinean and Amie Tsang, new appointments at Davis Blank Furniss

Davis Blank Furniss makes three appointments

Davis Blank Furniss has made three new appointments across the business. The first new starter is Amie Tsang who joins as a senior consultant in the Property team. Before arriving at Davis Blank Furniss, Amie ran her own successful small practice for 20 years. She brings with her a very loyal client base which is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Rebecca Taylor, Property department trainee solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Rebecca Taylor – Trainee Solicitor in our Property department – on Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) are the most common form of residential tenancy agreements. The Deregulation Act 2015 requires landlords to comply with specific requirements when an AST is created on or after 1st October 2015.  From 1st October 2018, the requirements of the Deregulation Act 2015 will apply to all ASTs, regardless of when they... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith, Property Associate Solicitor at DBF Law

Jennifer Smith – Associate Solicitor in our Property department – on things to consider when buying a house

Purchasing a property is likely to be one of the most expensive things you will ever buy.  The expense coupled with the added emotion if you are buying a house to be your new home can be daunting so it is important to make the right choices and decisions for you before putting an offer... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss helps Challenge 4 Change extend lease

Challenge 4 Change has agreed a five-year extension to its lease on the 19,000 sq ft Trafford Park building which houses its activity centre. Richard Hamilton, a partner and the head of property at Davis Blank Furniss, acted pro bono for the charity on its agreement with the building’s owners. The former Tate & Lyle... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss acts on purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury.

The Commercial Property team at Davis Blank Furniss has handled the purchase of 745 Wilmslow Road in Didsbury. The site is now being renovated and will become Bisque and Beyond Family Art Café which is expected to open in mid-April. The independent family owned and run venue will offer a wide range of art projects,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Michael Ball at DBF Law

Property Team Spotlight: Michael Ball, Conveyancing Assistant

What does your role at Davis Blank Furniss involve? My role at Davis Blank Furniss involves dealing and assisting with a wide range of residential property transactions; including purchases, sales, remortgages and transfer of equity’s.  I assist Jennifer Smith and my other colleagues within the Property department on a daily basis. What is the best... Read the rest of this entry →

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Greg Carr at DBF Law

Greg Carr – trainee solicitor in our Property department – discusses options over land and other development structures.

Property options, known as options over land, involve a seller granting an option for a purchaser of property (often a developer) to buy property without being tied to the purchase from the outset.  In return the seller is often paid an option fee. There are three main types of options: Call options (sometimes called take... Read the rest of this entry →

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Richard Hamilton at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss acts for operators of new £1m Manchester restaurant & bar

The Property team at Davis Blank Furniss has acted for long-standing client Phil Healey on a recent deal that will see him open a brand new restaurant – 1761 – and downstairs bar – Lily’s Bar – in the former Avalanche unit on Booth Street in Manchester city centre next month. The team, which was... Read the rest of this entry →

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