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Having been established for over 30 years we have an enviable team of experienced Sales Directors covering the whole of the UK and we endeavour to guide you through the process of selling your property efficiently and with the minimum amount of hassle to you.

We also offer expert advice for owners interested in retaining their freehold property for investment and creating a new lease - producing both annual income and future capital growth.

Marketing Strategy

a) Place the necessary advertisements relating to the business/property in relevant national publications, issue press releases etc. - unless a strictly confidential marketing campaign is requested by the vendor - ask for :details if you require this service.

b) Prepare colour and highly professional sales particulars, complete with photographs.

c) Embark on our extensive national marketing campaign, which in addition to featuring advertisements (see a), we also mail the business to relevant prospective purchasers on our extensive mailing list. This list includes both potential private and corporate purchasers.

d) Include the business/property on our general list of Businesses for Sale, which is usually sent out with every enquiry we receive from prospective purchasers - both private and corporate.

Uniquely Targeted Advertisinge) To include the business/property in our own Licensed Trade Course display. Our award winning courses are held every month and are attended by hundreds of future publicans annually.

f) To feature the business/property on the Internet - accessed by a worldwide audience. Our website is an extremely user-friendly site and is hugely successful. Also, unlike other agents websites we feature the complete brochure of every business and also link our site to Daltons Weekly and Morning Advertiser websites. As a unique service we also link to other major relevant sites, ensuring your property can be viewed by millions of genuine potential purchasers.

g) Following advertising and marketing we contact the vendor when necessary to arrange for interested parties to view the business/property, until we receive an acceptable offer to the vendor.

h) We insist upon the intending purchasers providing us with proof of finance - (providing our assistance if required) prior to instructing solicitors of the transaction. We also obtain a deposit if possible which emphasises the good faith of the purchasers intention to proceed.

i) Finally we keep in touch with the purchaser up to exchange of contracts. We have a company policy of not taking the business off the market until contracts are actually exchanged.

(Applicable for the duration of our Sale Agency appointment)

Our Specials!

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  • Discreet valuation by one of our Sales Directors
  • Unique source of purchasing clients
  • Substantial loans available for purchases if required, highly competitive commission rates and only payable after we have successfully sold your business
  • Our huge register of private and corporate purchasers are continuously updated.
  • Many of our purchasers have already released equity and consequently most of them have ample capital



Company Profile

Leading National Licensed Property Agent Guy Simmonds has been successfully selling freehold and leasehold licensed businesses for over the past 30 years.They have an excellent reputation in the licensed trade and offer a highly professional and personal service. Their profile is extremely high - uniquely targeting the important national publications. Guy Simmonds also have a unique source of newcomers to the trade - emanating from their award- winning training courses and seminars. Many of these delegates have instructed Guy Simmonds to urgently find them a suitable freehold freehouse or leasehold licensed business, anywhere in England and Wales.

Also On The Menu....Guy Simmonds have now built their own award- winning freehold training academy and offices complete with its own state of-the-art operational teaching cellar. Adjacent to their training centre is their own Freehold Freehouse/Restaurant and Hotel owned for approx. 12 years. Guy Simmonds do not operate this freehouse themselves but have instead created a desirable free of tie lease enabling the lessee operator to reap the operating rewards whilst Guy Simmonds enjoy an attractive rental income and long-term investment. In addition Guy Simmonds own other Freehold investment licensed property and are therefore in a unique position to advise vendors from the benefit of first hand experience on the creation, rental and premium applicable to such leases, and can provide ongoing advice relating to this favourable and highly desirable investment option.

Assessing Your Options

Guy Simmonds will be delighted to visit you anywhere in the country to offer you free advice and consultancy, acting in your best interest and to discuss your options. This advice and the valuations will be entirely without obligation and totally free of charge. If you decide to proceed then we operate on a no sale-no commission basis, do not charge any up front fees and our commission rate includes all advertising costs and is only payable upon completion. When decide to retire, leave the licences trade, acquire another business or consolidate your capital: we will advise and give you valuations based upon the following:

1.Selling the Freehold Entirety as a Going Concern

This will enable you to retire or exit from your business completely- with a substantial capital lump sum to pursue an alternative venture/lifestyle.

2. Creating a New Private Free of Tie Lease

Lease AgreementUnder this scenario, we will obtain an up-front 'cash' lump sum (premium) for you and advise on the expected quarterly rental return you will receive. This enables you to retire or pursue other interests, receiving an index-linked income and the added advantage of retaining your freehold property for future investment. We have been successfully advising upon the creation of these new leases for around 30 years and these leases are highly sought after by our purchasing clients.

3. Selling the Freehold but Retaining The Business.

This would enable you to raise a capital lump sum, whilst continuing to operate and lease back the business. This option will only be of interest to you if you wish to remain and operate your business the advantage is that when you do eventually decide to sell the business in the future we can sell this on your behalf effectively giving you '2 bites of the cherry'. we have both corporate and private investing clients and private investing clients interested in purchasing on this basis.

Give Yourself a New Lease of Life Through GUY SIMMONDS.

An example of a highly desirable Free of Tie Lease created by Guy Simmonds - The Hardinge Arms at Kings Newton. This lovely Inn and Restaurant also has 6 en- suite letting bedrooms.

Hardinge Arms

Telephone Head Office on 01332 865112 to arrange a confidential appointment or to discuss your options.

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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)
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