DBS Law is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016/17 Peer Awards for Excellence.  The firm has been shortlisted for the Corporate Responsibility award, under the ‘Giving to the Community’ category, thanks to the work carried out through the company’s DBS Heart community project. The nomination focussed upon…

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Property – Know your leasehold title

Residential property has been a popular topic this week thanks to the Government’s upcoming White Paper later this week. One major issue which was highlighted by the BBC has been around leasehold titles. The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme highlighted two people who had bought their leaseholds without the freehold title, thinking they would be able…

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The Government have this week hinted that it is going to be looking at how it can help make the rental market more manageable for tenants, after the housing secretary announced its intentions for residential property changes before a White Paper is set to be put to Parliament later this week. The move, which sees…

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DBS Law launch new Chinese Desk service

DBS Law have this week launched a new Chinese Desk service, as the firm looks to capitalise on the recent growth of Chinese investment in the Midlands region. The Chinese Desk led by Agnes Gay, one of the firm’s foremost property solicitors, is a service that will assist Chinese clients with their residential and commercial…

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According to experts, the number of buy-to-let investors moving over from residential property to commercial property has tripled since 2013, as a new tax regime takes place at the start of the financial year. With the new financial year, landlords will begin to pay tax on turnover, rather than the profit made between rental income…

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Plans have been submitted for a new 261,000 ft state-of-the-art distribution warehouse to be built at South Normanton Industrial Estate. Nickel 28, the warehouse that would measure at four football pitches in terms of floor space, would be located off the M1 near Mansfield on junction 28. Despite no commercial lease holders yet found, a…

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Smallbrook Queensway is set to be the focal point of a major regeneration as council chiefs are set to approve a £70 million project next Thursday that includes plans for one of Birmingham’s tallest residential buildings. The project, which is spearheaded by the Commercial Estates Group, will see the buildings SBQ1 and SBQ2 demolished and…

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Theresa May today announced beyond doubt that the United Kingdom will indeed be leaving the European Union, with Article 50 being enacted by the end of March, and outlined what Brexit looks like. We have broken down the main points of what the Prime Minister has said, and what it could mean for businesses. The…

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The ugly side of St. Valentine

Valentine’s Day, the day often associated with date nights, flower deliveries, and engagements now has a more sinister trend: divorce. Family and divorce solicitors have started to notice that instructions and requests for more information on divorce has spiked around and after February 14th over the last few years as disgruntled couples look to separate….

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What could Hyperloop mean for Birmingham?

Birmingham has been shortlisted as one of the cities that could see the Hyperloop rail link installed, which could be part of a route connecting commuters to London, Manchester and Edinburgh travelling at the speed of sound. The proposed London-Edinburgh line, which includes stops at Birmingham and Manchester, would decimate the duration of journeys from Birmingham…

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