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YOUR PUB MAY MATCH THE CRITERIA FOR A CHANGE OF USE

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APPRAISAL - NO OBLIGATION - 01647 277 255

SURELY IT IS BUSINESS SENSE TO CONSIDER ALL YOUR OPTIONS?

TO HAVE PEACE OF MIND THAT YOUR INVESTMENT IS SECURE.

CHANGING THE USE OF (formerly known as de-licensing) YOUR PUB IS AN OPTION BUT DO YOU TICK ALL THE BOXES?

  • More and more pub owners are finding it difficult to operate their business viably thus providing a fair commercial return on their investment
  • Others could benefit from gaining planning permission to build on part of the site or to convert under-used outbuildings so as to release some capital   
  • Some publicans would like to retire or live in their pubs as their main home
  • Others have failed to sell their pub as a going concern and the business is struggling.

We provide an alternative by guiding you through the planning process enabling you to apply for a Change-of-Use to your property.

BUT has your pub really become unviable or would its loss seriously affect the local community?

CALL NOW FOR FREE APPRAISAL: 01647 277 255

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NOW ALSO ADVISING OWNERS ON HOW TO DEAL

WITH AN ACV LISTING (Asset of Community Value).

Don't sit back and let them encumber your property title with this onerous new law!

Statistics show that an ACV listing can devalue your pub.

Change-of-Use is a sensitive subject for many planning committees and the initial reaction is for them to refuse such applications. Planners have been influenced by well-meaning groups and campaigners NOT to close public houses.

We do not condone closing pubs which are flourishing or have been purposely neglected so as to run the business down as a way of claiming it to be non-viable. Change of Use will turn away such an instruction almost as often as accepting one.  

We act for the owner and hold their interest to heart all through the planning process.  

In cases where there is an option to change the use, a single letter from the agent declaring that the business is non-viable is no longer sufficient. In order to convince the planners it is essential that applicants present a clear-cut, expertly compiled report on the viability of the business and the methods that have been employed in trying to make it profitable. 

Most applications for change-of-use should also demonstrate that the property has been marketed for sale over a certain period of time. This is usually 6 months although some councils are asking for a 12 month marketing period which we have successfully challenged.

By applying our unique CONCISE VIABILITY APPRAISAL FOR PUBLIC HOUSES© our reports have been instrumental in gaining planning permission for many of our clients.


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