Welcome To Barber Wadlow

Niche property adviser to the automotive and fuel retailing sectors, with over 50 years of genuine market experience.

We deliver high quality advice tailored specifically to the individual client. Clients include operators, investors and lenders. We provide agency and professional services ranging from investment portfolio management through to acquisition / disposal, rent review and valuations for petrol filling stations, c-stores, motorway service areas, vehicle dealerships and roadside property.

Our coverage includes the UK, as well as Europe. We provide: strategic advice – enhancing value – reducing costs – through a proactive approach, we protect clients’ interests. For more information, or for a confidential discussion, please contact us below.

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What We Do

  • Roadside

    Roadside

  • Fuel Retailing

    Fuel Retailing

  • Automotive Retail

    Automotive Retail

What We Do

Highlights

  • Crown Woods Service Station, Eltham, London

    2018

    Rent Review - Crown Woods Service Station, Eltham, London

    Advised landlord on rent review of forecourt with c-store let to BP Oil UK Limited.

  • Linden Court Service Station, Enfield

    2018

    Rent Review - Linden Court Service Station, Enfield

    Advised landlord on rent review of petrol filling station let to Shell UK Limited.

  • Burwash Service Station, Burwash, East Sussex

    2018

    Letting & Business Sale - Burwash Service Station, Burwash, East Sussex

    Advised site owner on letting of petrol filling station on new 15-year lease and sale of business.

  • Buck Barn Garage, Nr. Horsham, West Sussex

    2018

    Rent Review - Buck Barn Garage, Nr. Horsham, West Sussex

    Advised landlord, Knepp Castle Estate, in respect of ground rent review of roadside scheme let to Co-Op Group and McDonald’s.

  • Lenham Service Station, Lenham, Kent

    2018

    Business Sale - Lenham Service Station, Lenham, Kent

    Advised site owner on sale of freehold interest and business to BP Oil UK Limited.

  • Portsbridge Service Station, Cosham

    2018

    Letting & Investment Sale - Portsbridge Service Station, Cosham

    Letting of forecourt with c-store to Rontec Roadside Retail on new 20-year lease at £150,000 per annum.  Freehold investment subsequently sold to a local authority investment fund achieving £2,700,000 (5.22% NIY).

  • Co-Op Forecourt & C-Store, Cramlington, Tyne & Wear

    2018

    Rent Review - Co-Op Forecourt & C-Store, Cramlington, Tyne & Wear

    Advised Mayfair Capital in respect of rent review of Co-Op forecourt with c-store.

  • HKS Retail Limited (63 sites – Nationwide)

    2018

    Acquisition Advice - HKS Retail Limited (63 sites – Nationwide)

    Acquisition advice and due diligence service provided to Prax Petroleum and its debt providers.  HKS Retail Limited comprised 63 petrol filling stations predominantly located in England, with two sites in Scotland.

Highlights

Our Services

  • Acquisition

    Identifying and securing properties and businesses and undertaking due diligence, whether a single property or multi-site portfolio.

  • Corporate Consultancy

    Due diligence and portfolio appraisals to assist strategic decisions, including business restructures and takeovers, as well as more general estate management concerns.

  • Development

    Advice to investors/developers, ranging from formulation of optimum schemes, establishing end user interest and legal aspects of development agreements.

  • Disposal

    Advising on optimum exit strategies and handling sale process, whether a corporate or real estate structured transaction.

  • Dispute Resolution

    If rent review negotiations break down, or any other property related dispute should arise, we provide a dispute resolution service.

  • Expert Witness

    Considerable experience in expert witness work in a whole variety of matters, from negligence claims through to rent review and lease renewal.

  • Investment

    Advising investors in respect of asset management strategy to enhance value and appraisal of new opportunities. We also provide a comprehensive sale and leaseback advisory service for operators in both the fuel and vehicle retailing sectors.

  • Lease Consultancy

    In addition to our rent review service, we provide advice on all other tenancy matters including:
    - Lease drafting
    - Lease re-gearing and variations
    - Surrender and renewal negotiations
    - Exercising break options

  • Rent Review

    We negotiate rent reviews for landlords and tenants and have an excellent settlement record.

  • Valuation

    Professional and accurate valuation advice based upon genuine market experience, an essential requirement when dealing with specialist property types.

Market Research

Barber Wadlow provide market updates to its clients and to sector media.

Market Research
  • 2018 Forecourt Property Market Update
  • 2017 Forecourt Property Market Update
  • 2016 Vehicle Dealership Property Market Update