Acquiring Property

We have enabled numerous businesses and individuals over the past 25 years acquire much needed funds at competitive rates to buy commercial property.

We can assist you acquiring commercial property:

  • This may be to expand your business,
  • It may be to own the building you trade from,
  • In every case it is realising the potential of your business and helping securing your future.

Over the years we have advised a very wide range of purchasers of large and smaller properties, in good and indeed in more trying economies. In fact at the height of the recession we were able to source highly competitive finance to assist the well known specialist disability charity Dame Hannah Rogers Trust or Hannahs as it is known in their multi-million acquisition Seale Hayne near Newton Abbot, the major Grade listed complex set in 40 acres of grounds.

Bronwen Hewitt the CEO of Hannahs said” Ros and Mike Plant have been an incredible support and we are so very grateful for their pivotal role in our acquisition of Seale Hayne College”.

Ros and Mike donated part of their fee, a sum of £9,000 to Hannahs to help make the dream of Seale Hayne be a reality.

Looking at other recent funding scenarios we were delighted to assist a third generation business, Underwood's Shellfish acquire new industrial premises to enable it to expand their highly successful crabmeat production business. Brian Underwood managing director of Underwood's Shellfish said; “I contacted Ros James and Co with regard to buying a new factory unit for my business. I successfully completed the purchase and I have since kept in contact with Ros and Mike regarding refurbishing and equipping the factory in order to eventually enable me to re-locate my business.

Ros and Mike are always very helpful, easy to deal with and extremely pro-active. I am so grateful to them for their efforts and expertise in helping me achieve the goals for my business”

A wholesaler Neil Reed, asked us to assist him in the acquisition of the premises he had occupied as a tenant for some years. This was a dream come true for Neil enabling him to expand his business and develop the “cash and carry outlet” from the premises.

Neil said ”Ros James made the dream come true of owning my own premises. The benefits have been immense”.

We have funded acquisitions in the expanding sector of specialist student accommodation with such acquisitions being linked to the change of use and development of such accommodation.

Over the past years we have arranged funding for the acquisition of numerous guest houses and hotels and have been very active in the leisure trade. This includes assisting several tenants over the past few years buying the freeholds of their pubs from the large brewery chains. In some cases we have even been able to obtain funding for purchasers of closed public houses with no accounts!

In addition to conventional funding sources and financial institutions we also use non-bank funding to make a proposition viable when traditional sources struggle.

Typically, finance is available for purchasing and refinancing going concerns if the ability to repay the loan can be demonstrated form the accounts and the applicant has a track record in the sector.

We assist in the formulation of the proposition and the presentation to the most suitable lending sources.