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Client Case Studies

Envelopes Ltd

The Client

Client Envelopes Ltd Logo Image
Image of Envelopes Ltd Warehouse

A Saving of £212,000

Warehouse 19,082 Sq.Ft

Unit A2, Knaves Beech Industrial Estate, Loudwater, Buckinghamshire, HP10 9QY

The Client Brief

1

To negotiate the freehold acquisition of a warehouse occupied by the client Envelopes Ltd under an existing lease

The Result

3

  • A saving to the client of £212,000
  • No disruption to the existing business
  • The client was left free to get on with his business

The Process

2

  • Due Diligence – investigated the planning position, confirmed areas and site demise, advised on building and environmental issues including flooding and contamination, collected and analysed comparable transactions to verify the true market freehold value
  • Focal point of contact - Liaised with clients’ third party consultants dealing with any unresolved issues
  • Negotiated the price with the freeholder

Client Testimonial

“JAMES took control of the acquisition. It was their attention to detail and technical knowledge that particularly impressed me.
And of course their negotiating skills saved us literally hundreds of thousands of pounds. I would thoroughly recommend”

John Brown, Director

FST The Group

The Client

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An image of a building on Marlow High Street in Buckinghamshire

Saved Money and negotiated flexible lease terms

Offices 4,080 Sq.Ft

Regatta House, 67-71 High Street, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1AB

The Client Brief

1

  • To negotiate with the clients’ existing landlord for a new lease and simultaneously search for new premises
  • Location – had to be Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • Size 3-4,000 sq. ft
  • Length - Short term with a tenant break option at the 2/3rd year
  • Other requirements – Car parking not essential. All on one floor preferred

The Result

3

  • A saving in rent
  • Rent free period
  • Tenant break clause
  • Limited repairing liability
  • Capped service charge
  • No disruption to the existing business – a smooth transition form the old to new premises
  • The client was left free to get on with their business

The Process

2

Existing Premises

  • New lease - Explore the possibility of a new lease with the tenants current landlord
  • Dilapidation liability - negotiate with the landlord to minimise the liability
  • Exit strategy - working with the client to prepare an exit strategy to ensure a seamless move

New Premises

  • Searched the market for suitable premises and provided a shortlist
  • Identified a suitable properties and reported to client
  • Due Diligence – investigated the planning position, re-structured the lease, confirmed areas and site demise, advised on building and environmental issues, collected and analysed comparable transactions to verify the true market rental value
  • Focal point of contact - Liaised with clients’ third party consultants dealing with any unresolved issues
  • Negotiated the lease terms with the freeholder

Client Testimonial

“Not only did we save money but JAMES negotiated very flexible lease terms reducing our long term liabilities.
 They also advised us on our outgoing building to ensure a smooth transition. First class service”

Mark Howard, Director

Active Electrical Services

The Client

Client Active Electrical Services Logo
Image of building in Maidenhead

Rental Savings, Flexible lease terms

Units 6, 7, 8 & 9 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1AP

The Client Brief

1

To acquire a warehouse and offices within Maidenhead

The Result

3

  • A rental saving and rent free period
  • Flexible lease terms including limited repairing obligations and break options
  • No disruption to the existing business
  • The client was left free to get on with his business
  • Having acquired one unit three more units were subsequently acquired on separate leases and the units combined. JAMES organised the works and ensured that the leases were carefully structured , enabling the lease terms to be dovetailed together to obtain maximum flexibility

The Process

2

  • Due Diligence – investigated the planning position, confirmed areas and site demise, advised on building and environmental issues including flooding and contamination, collected and analysed comparable transactions to verify the true market leasehold value, prepared a fit out specification and obtained all necessary consents and a schedule of condition to limit the repairing liability
  • Negotiated the rent and lease terms with the freeholder
  • Focal point of contact - Liaised with clients’ third party consultants dealing with any unresolved issues

Client Testimonial

"We had a particularly complex situation with a number of separate leases. JAMES handled everything promptly and efficiently. I felt in safe hands at all times”

Keith Rowe, Managing Director