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About Guy Simmonds, National Licensed Property Agents

Leading National Licensed Property Agent Guy Simmonds has been successfully selling freehold and leasehold quality lifestyle licensed businesses for over the past 35 years throughout the whole of England and Wales. We have an excellent reputation in the licensed trade and offer a highly professional and personal service. We are a family run business, and are proud of our hard earned reputation and longevity. Also, the fact that we are a debt-free company gives vendors and purchasers the confidence to use our services time after time, receiving honest and professional advice. We also have our own freehold training academy to train newcomers to the licensed trade and own several of our own Freehouses all leased out on favourable free-of-tie lease terms.

For those of you looking for a change of career and lifestyle, an inn/restaurant can offer an enviable and financially rewarding business. Our freehold businesses will often produce 10%-20% annual return on your investment – whilst our leasehold businesses will often produce 30%-100% annual return on your investment. In addition you will of course also have the additional benefit of a comfortable family home whilst enjoying a lifestyle to be envied. Don't waste your time looking at over-priced property. We ensure our businesses are realistically valued - usually relating to turnover and net profits declared.

Guy Simmonds also offer their unique 3-4 days award-winning Pub Training Course for anyone thinking of or actually purchasing or leasing licensed property. The course is held in our award-winning purpose built training academy and future publicans attend from all over the country. The Guy Simmonds Course provides absolutely essential business knowledge relating to the acquisition and on-going profitable operation of a licensed business. The course also includes the essential Personal Licence Qualification (ACPLH) - formally the NCPLH Personal Licence qualification. We also offer our highly acclaimed Cellar Course which is held in our state-of-the-art operational training cellar.

FinanceGuy Simmonds essentially offer a “One Stop Shop” where in addition to selling and leasing quality licensed businesses and offering our award-winning Training Course - we also recommend our associates who will advise you and provide a specialised quality service in respect of; Licensing Solicitors, Raising Finance, Insurance, Stocktaking, Accountancy.

We are always pleased to discuss any queries you may have relating to the licensed trade. We will be delighted to hear from you and offer free help and advice for those considering entering the licensed trade. Once you have acquired your chosen licensed business, then we also like to hear how you progress offering our advice when appropriate – in addition to providing you with future free valuations of your business/investment.

Similarly, if you currently own a licensed business and are thinking of selling your business, please telephone us to confidentially discuss your sale and arrange for a no-obligation appointment for us to meet you and offer you a free and discreet valuation.
To navigate this site simply select an item from the menu at the top of the screen. Our Licensed Properties can be found under the Businesses for Sale menu and details of our award winning training can be found under the Training Courses menu. At any time during your visit you can return to the Main Menu by pressing Home which can be found on all the menus.

Please note that your viewing of these web pages and businesses is on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality.

Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages.

Guy Simmonds’ Policy on Taking Fully Refundable Deposits

When a sale has been agreed we will require ‘proof of finance’ from the buyer including details of any loan etc. Our policy (successfully formulated over the past 35 years) is for the buyer to lodge a preliminary and totally refundable deposit with Guy Simmonds as an act of good faith, commitment plus ability and desire to proceed. When both vendor and purchaser are ready, we will then formally instruct solicitors to proceed with the transaction (full written details will be given). Our website will then be endorsed to illustrate that a deposit has been taken and solicitors instructed on each specific business. Speed on exchange of contracts is therefore in the interests of all parties and we will use our best endeavours to move the transaction forward to a speedy exchange of contracts and successful completion.

Please be assured that in the unlikely event of the sale not proceeding to exchange of contracts for any reason whatsoever then we will immediately refund the deposit on request.

On the advice of good commercial solicitors, it is not our policy to take non-refundable/lock-out deposits. We are advised that this is not good business practice and we do not want to damage our hard-earned reputation that has been built up over the past 35 years. Sales do occasionally ‘fall-through’ due to any number of reasons and it is unfair that the purchaser should be financially penalised by losing their deposit, especially if it is not the purchasers fault - likewise the agent acting for the sale should not be rewarded financially if a sale does not proceed due to the purchaser not being able to proceed. No solicitor would ever recommend paying a non-refundable/lock-out deposit. To quote the international Law firm Seddons, ‘such agreements must be entered into with some trepidation as the buyer must remember they are being ‘locked’ into an agreement and face losing their non-refundable deposit if they cannot or do not wish to proceed with the purchase’.

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Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Ltd
Coppice Farm, Ashby Road, Melbourne, Derbys DE73 8BJ.
Tel: (01332) 865112 (Main number & answerphone - 24 hours & fax - 5 lines)
Registered No. 2727033
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