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Category Archives: Property

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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Sonio Singh at DBF Law

Davis Blank Furniss acts for EFS.Global in acquisition of Euro SDB

Davis Blank Furniss has acted for Burnley-based EFS.Global on its purchase of Euro SDB Limited which specialises in distribution, logistics and warehousing. The deal sees EFS.Global acquire the entire issued share capital of Euro SDB for an undisclosed sum. EFS.Global is one of the North West’s largest freight and haulage groups. It currently has eight... Read the rest of this entry →

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Greg Carr – Trainee Solicitor – looks at the recent upturn in Manchester’s buy-to-let property market

Historically, London has been the hive of buy-to-let investment hype in the UK and has seemingly been investors’ first choice, with previously more than three times the number of buy-to-let mortgages recorded in London than in Manchester.  However, recent changes to Stamp Duty in April 2016 have seen this gap close by more than a... Read the rest of this entry →

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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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