During November the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond gave his first Autumn budget to parliament. There were a number of key changes affecting the housing sector and our residential expert, Diana Warr has summarised the impact of the budget here. Graham Isle, business rates expert in our Leeds team commented on last month’s budget and focused on the changes to the business rates system and how it will affect businesses across England and Wales, please click here to read more.
One of the largest private collections of wheeled and tracked military vehicles, along with spares and memorabilia of over 500 lots is due to be sold by online auction, with bidding closing from 10 am on Wednesday 6th December. You can view the auction here.
Our machinery and business assets team also recently completed an auction of the assets of Pulse Flexible Packaging Ltd. The auction of modern flexible packaging production equipment was hosted on BidSpotter.co.uk and with the exception of auctions of classic cars and property; the auction holds the record for the high grossing auction ever seen on the site.
Our planning team has obtained two separate planning permissions for an additional 77 touring caravan pitches at Gateway Resort, Carmarthenshire.
We have recently been appointed by Leonard Cheshire Disability, a major UK health and welfare charity to sell three of their former care homes. Healthcare specialist at Sanderson Weatherall, James McKelvie commented, “The properties are full of character and offer potential purchasers excellent development opportunities. The properties have provided care to numerous individuals over many years and it would be brilliant to see a buyer put these sites into a productive use.”
We have recently provided valuation advice to assist a community led initiative in purchasing The Prince of Wales, Foxfield – a popular pub that was due to close. Lawrence Pinder, valuer in our Manchester team completed the valuation and commented, “It’s a really interesting project and it’s great to think that we have played a small part in trying to save a well-loved pub from closure and I wish them all the very best of luck.”