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Category Archives: Property

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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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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