Care Home Saved From Closure

DC Care recently completed the sale of The Victoria Care Home in Burnley, on behalf of S Williams and L Thomas, Begbies Traynor LLP - Joint Administrators of Victoria Care Home Ltd.

Originally a hospital built and funded by local contributions, the building was converted to a care home during the 1990s and was registered for 41 service users. Unfortunately, the limited company was subsequently placed in administration, with the home facing closure.

Following an extensive marketing campaign, offers were received from a number of parties, all of whom are existing operators. The home was sold to a regional operator who will be looking to undertake a programme of refurbishment and modernisation.

Alison Taylor of DC Care managed the sale and commented: "Care homes in administration can attract interest from a range of buyers. This can be those wanting to continue trading the home, or those looking for alternative use, either in another category of care, or outside of the care sector altogether. DC Care has an extensive database of buyers and is tireless in working to ensure a sale is completed as quickly as possible. I am delighted that this home has remained operational, as it has been a part of the local community for many years and will continue to be so."

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"Andy Sandel and the team at DC Care handled the negotiations expertly and we reached a satisfactory agreement in January 2013 when the legal work was handed over to a specialist healthcare solicitor on the recommendation of DC Care. The solicitor DC Care recommended was highly experienced in handling both sales and purchases of care homes and using him for the sale proved to be an extremely good decision."

S and A Watson, Didsbury Court