Murleigh Real Estates
Murleigh Real Estates Case Studies
"I needed to retire so their letter expressing an interest in my property was most welcome and I am thoroughly happy with the outcome."
- A. Morrison FCA(accountant) Former Senior Partner
"The transaction involved a change of use application which turned adversarial however the purchasers planning knowledge and approach ensured the purchase proceeded"
- John Rich
"This was a difficult transaction which the purchasers stuck with and I would certainly sell to them again"
- Atique Choudary, Managing Director
"I was written to by Murleigh Real Estates who were able to delay completing several times as I had so much stock to sell. I have already referred them to other members of my family who are considering retirement."
- Mr Katayal, Proprietor
"We sold the property to one of the Principals of Murleigh Real Estates and we would be happy to deal with them again"
- R. Wheeler Esq. Group Property, Alliance and Leicester Bank plc
"I had loads of stock and so needed time to trade-down, they were happy to allow six months."
- R. Dhir Esq. Proprietor
We believe strongly in delivering what we promise and have a highly principled approach in all our dealings. Below is a sample of recent acquisitions we have undertaken with a variety of funders and we would be happy to discuss the numerous other purchases we have completed:
Acquired a 999 long Leasehold (virtual Freehold) 10,000 sq. ft retail warehouse opposite Aldi and adjacent to Wickes in an off-market transaction. Refurbishment works are underway in readiness for the next occupier who will be moving in later this year.
Having acquired this site, planning permission was secured for demolishing the previous Public House and demolition completed. Planning has been secured for a new convenience store with 7 customer car parking spaces and 8 residential apartments above in what has been a challenging planning application.
Acquired the Freehold of this site extending to around one acre and developed a building for MKM who have taken a Full Repairing and Insuring lease for 20 years site and is trading well.
Working with Group 1 Automotive we are delighted to have secured resolution to grant planning permission on this green belt site for a 9 acre vehicle preparation site and providing a new home from Grays Athletic Community Football Club as well as £570,000 sports contribution to the local authority and a turnaround loop so HGV lorries do not go through the village of Aveley. A perfect blend of providing the community with wonderful sports facilities and satisfising a commercial need which will provide local jobs. Much scrutinised by the local community and very gratifying seeing it come together.
Part of the former Horncastle pub beer garden where we applied for planning permission for a new family house which is now under construction.
Working with a private family property holding we secured planning change of use from and let the property to Snap Fitness, a gym operator with 2000 locations worldwide headquartered in Minnesota with half a million members. This acquisition is part of their UK expansion plans taking the number of units to 14. The gym is open and proving extremely popular with residents of St Neots.
Vacant Freehold acquired from Enterprise Inns in early 2015. Substantial works undertaken at ground floor to create open plan retail space handed over to Pets Corner for their 100th store. Residential asset management initiatives have been undertaken and the store opened on target.
Acquired from the receivers, secured change of use to part D2 club, part retail and part C3 residential. The property has been let to Co-operative Food for a term of 15 years. Substantial structural works have been undertaken and the store was opened in Autumn 2015.
Asset managed the above holding selling the upper parts to Student Life Student Housing;
Re-gearing the lease to Marstons brewery;
Re-gearing the FX currency letting;
letting a vacant unit to Animal;
agreeing terms to let a unit to Royal British Legion then selling on the commercial block in 2 tranches.
Working with the Penton Group delivered a new Wickes Store, Travis Perkins group, off Somerford road which satisfied a long-standing requirement for the Travis Group and an excellent adjacency for the Citroen Dealership. The store is just over 15,000 sq. ft and has excellent car parking ratios.
This site was optioned for 12 months, and our proposals required a change of use from Suis Generis to A1 retail which complied with local planning policy and was recommended for approval at the planning committee but unfortunately refused. An appeal was lodged, and the planning inspectorate found in our favour, awarding full costs. The property has been let to Tesco Stores Plc and Barnardo’s Charity.
The site has been hoarded up for over 5 years blighting the end of the High Street and we commissioned plans to regenerate this important corner position in Cheriton. Planning permission was secured for a new 5000 sq. ft. retail development and two pre-lets to major quoted retailers achieved. Building works are now complete and one store is fitted and trading. The investment has been sold.
City Centre public house acquired on market via best bids. Following acquisition, we exchanged contracts with Paddy Power Plc. and carried out major structural alterations as well as securing planning permission for two flats on the upper levels. The investment has now been sold.
Prime corner site in Hackney adjacent to Marks and Spencers secured off market. Planning permission was secured for conversion to flat so the upper two flats and pre-let to a major quoted tenants at ground floor and basement. The building has been sold. basement. The building has been sold.
Prime site in Whitechapel close to JD Sports which comprised a public house. Two major tenants pre-let the ground floors and basements whilst the upper levels were converted into three quality flats finished to a high standard and aimed at City professionals. The commercial element has been sold to an investor and the three flats sold individually.
Acquired off market within a tight timeframe and secured planning permission for the conversion of the upper floors to residential and the ground floor to A1 retail. The ground floor was let to caffe Nero, and the upper floors developed. The building has now been sold.
Acquired the ground floor and basement from an owner occupier and at the vendors and let the unit to Fish Brother Jewellers and pawn brokers who had a long-standing requirement in the location.
The property had been developed by a residential developer who had been seeking a tenant for a considerable amount of time without success. We were able to offer an attractive price for a new long leasehold of the ground floor and basement which meant the developer could release funds for their next project. Eventually we agreed a letting with Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd.
Acquired off market the ground floor of the above premises on a long leasehold basis which has now been let to national bookmaker.
We bought the property via private treaty at best bids from Santander (then Alliance and Leicester) which had previously been one of their branches and is now occupied by Caffe Nero.