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Reprieve for Farndale tenants
TENANTS who were threatened with losing their homes on the North York Moors have been given reason to celebrate following a change of heart.
Eight Farndale tenants have learnt they can stay in their homes following a U-turn from the landlords who were planning to sell their properties.
Owners Peter and David Barratt, heirs to Sir Lawrie Barratt’s Farndale Estate, had previously announced they were selling the properties, including the popular Daffy Caffy, run by George Loggie.
But agents Strutt and Parker have now confirmed the Barratts have reversed that decision and told George and seven other residents their homes will not be put on the market.
With some tenants in the process of buying their homes from the estate, the decision leaves four rented properties still to be sold along with three empty properties.
The Barratts had previously announced their plans to sell 13 of their properties in Farndale in a series of letters to tenants, with some given just two months to leave. They said the sales were necessary to meet inheritance tax bills after the death of their father, housebuilding millionaire Sir Lawrie Barratt, in December last year.
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