18 / 20 High Street
LE15 6AL

Freehold Retail Investment

  • Let to Boots UK Limited until 2025 (no breaks) (2)
  • New reversionary lease signed in 2019
  • Located in heart of affluent county town
  • Nearby occupiers include Caffe Nero, Barclays and McColl's
  • Lot
  • Auction
  • Rent
    £66,574 per Annum Exclusive
  • Status
    Withdrawn Post
  • Price*
  • Sector
    High Street Retail
  • Auction Venue
    The Montcalm Hotel
    2 Wallenberg Place
    Marble Arch
    London W1H 7TN
  • On behalf of Trustees
Important Update
  • 18 / 20 High Street<br>Oakham<br>Leicestershire<br>LE15 6AL
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Property Information

9 miles south-east of Melton Mowbray
24 miles east of Leicester
A47, A606, A3003
Oakham Railway Station
East Midlands Airport

Oakham is an affluent county town located in the East Midlands, approximately 20 miles east of Leicester. The property is prominently situated on the south side of High Street, close to its junction with Market Street and Market Place, in the heart of Oakham town centre. Nearby occupiers include Caffe Nero, Barclays, McColl's and Carphone Warehouse.




The property comprises a double fronted ground floor retail unit with first floor ancillary accommodation. Boots also occupies the adjacent property (22 High Street), which does not form part of the sale.


VAT is applicable to this lot.


Band E. Available at acuitus.co.uk

Tenancy & Accommodation

FloorUseFloor Areas (Approx)TenantTermRent p.a.xReversion
338.82 sq m
26.29 sq m
(3,647 sq ft)
(283 sq ft)
20 years and 4 months
from 22/03/2005 until
21/07/2025 on a full
repairing and insuring
lease (2)
365.11 sq m
(3,930 sq ft)

(1) For the year ending 31st August 2018, Boots UK Limited reported a turnover of £6,790,000,000, pre-tax profits of £398,000,000 and a total net worth of £875,000,000 (Source: Experian Group 14/01/2020). Boots is the largest pharmacy health and beauty chain in the UK and as at 31st August 2018 had 2,485 stores across the UK
(Source: www.boots-uk.com/about-boots-uk/about-boots/boots-in-numbers/ 14/01/2020).
(2) The current lease is for a term of 15 years and four months expiring 21/07/2020, however a 5 year reversionary lease has been signed from expiry of the current term until 21/07/2025 at a rent of £66,574 p.a.x.
(3) For the purpose of clarification, the current passing rent is £65,590.30 p.a.x. The current lease provides a fixed rental increase to £66,574 p.a.x from 1st April 2020. At the commencement of the reversionary lease on 21/07/2020, the rent will be £66,574 p.a.x and the tenant will benefit from a nine month rent free period. The seller has agreed to adjust the completion monies so the sale will effectively produce £66,574 p.a.x. from the completion of sale.

If you are the successful bidder, Acuitus requires a separate payment of £1,000 inclusive of VAT as a buyer's administration charge payable to Acuitus Limited upon exchange of contracts. A VAT receipt will be provided upon payment.

Due to the current restrictions in movement throughout the UK, the property may not have been inspected by Acuitus. Some photographs may not be current and these will be dated where this is the case. Plans showing nearby occupiers and mention of nearby occupiers may reflect a dated situation as some tenants are not currently in occupation. Floor areas and accommodation details are likely to have been obtained from VOA.Gov.UK and the Vendor.

Property Documents

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Billy StruthBilly Struth +44 (0)20 7034 4854billy.struth@acuitus.co.uk
Seller's Solicitors
Gowling WLG Two Snowhill
B4 6WR
Heather Manning 0121 393 0806heather.manning@gowlingwlg.com  Mohammed Islam 0121 393 0648Mohammed.Islam@gowlingwlg.com

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