• Experience
    • Douglas joined and trained with one of the constituent firms of Birketts in 1985. He is a partner in our residential property team.

      Douglas has considerable experience in both commercial and residential property matters of all descriptions, both freehold and leasehold. He has a growing practice in residential leasehold transactions and enfranchisement. He has particular knowledge of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and issues relating to collective enfranchisement and lease term extensions, along with rights of first refusal within the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987. He acts for both landlords and tenants in these cases.  

      He also deals with mortgages and securitisation and he works closely with Parish Councils, charities and other organisations in the provision of community facilities.

      Douglas is based at our Ipswich office.