Blackpool law team takes on four as property market continues to boom
Blackpool-based Blackhurst Budd Solicitors have taken on four more members of staff in as many weeks as the firm continues to expand to keep pace with the Fylde Coast property market.
Kayleigh Green has joined as a conveyancing fee earner in the residential property team and David Dawson has joined the same department as a legal assistant.
The firm’s new business team, which deals with new conveyancing enquiries and file opening, has two new starters, Georgia Fleming and Sarah Grattan Webster.
According to Zoopla, the average price for property in Blackpool stands at £135,871 as of May 2021. This is up 1.43 per cent since February 2021.
Briony Haley, director and head of property said: “The volume of conveyancing instructions we have received from clients across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast since the Stamp Duty holiday came into effect has been phenomenal.
“Given the large proportion of properties in the area that are beneath the standard stamp duty threshold, the rise in movers cannot be solely attributed to the tax break. Many have simply taken stock during lockdown and decided the time is to move on.
"Some people have been able to save additional funds and many people are looking for home working space.
"We’re delighted to welcome our new starters throughout the department as they start their careers at Blackhurst Budd.”