Internet had role in care home deal

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Andy and Helen Morgan have negotiated the purchase of a residential home from Saudi Arabia using the internet and e-mail. The Manchester office of healthcare property agents Christie & Co, and Liverpool-based lawyers Lees & Partners handled the sale of The Bakewells, a 20-bed residential home in Bolton, when it was offered for sale by Mrs Molly Coombs. Ian MacGregor, partner in the commercial department at Lees, said the purchaser was working for a multi-national company based in Saudi Arabia and it was important to be able to communicate and send the necessary documentation to him in the shortest possible time. James Richards, who heads the healthcare agency division at Christie & Co’s Manchester office, said it had been agreed by all parties that the quickest and most effective route would be by e-mail. “Each party could then be kept fully informed of negitiations as they developed, despite the different time zones,” Mr Richards said. “Confidentiality was also an issue and transmission to the purchaser’s ow

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