Asset Advisory

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Asset Advisory

With one of the country’s largest dedicated teams of surveyors and valuers, we have more than 25 years of experience in the corporate recovery and turnaround sector providing specialist advice on property, plant and machinery assets and corporate recovery and restructuring.

Our teams react swiftly and effectively to all forms of recovery situations, whether these involve one local entity or multiple locations spread across a wide geographic area.

We offer a full service from confidential, initial pre-formal insolvency appraisal, through formal valuation, to realisation of the assets via private treaty, tender or auction sale.

Our partner led team act regularly as Fixed Charge and Law of Property Act Receivers, in relation to both property and plant and equipment.

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Insolvency Practitioners

Sanderson Weatherall has been active in the mainstream corporate recovery and turnaround sector for many years and acts for Insolvency Practitioners (“IPs”) of all sizes from members of the “Big Four” to small niche practitioners. We provide advice on both property and plant and machinery assets to:   Administrators Administrative Receivers Liquidators Supervisors and Trustees Fixed Charge/Law of Property Act Receivers (where an IP is appointed) This advice encompasses initial appraisal of the assets, be this pre or post formal insolvency proceedings, and follows through to associated specialist advice on all aspects of real property, culminating is disposal of the asset(s) by the most appropriate method. Our senior personnel are all RICS Registered Valuers able to provide fully compliant formal valuation advice.   We have developed a property costs audit service specifically for Insolvency Practitioners aimed particularly (but not exclusively) at leasehold property portfolios where our team of specialists will examine in a forensic manner the property related outgoings of an occupier in order to determine whether savings can be recovered. This service is typically self-financing with our fees funded out of savings recovered. The realisation phase of any case is critical and this stage is handled by our Asset Advisory & Recovery teams, liaising as appropriate with our agency specialists, in order to maintain the important working link with the IP or their case manager. All of our senior personnel have extensive “hands on” experience of asset realisations of all kinds of property and are able to provide a reliable and effective route to market for the assets involved. Contact Us

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Secured Lenders

We have established links with, and are panel valuers for the majority of the secured lending community, including mainstream banks or asset based lenders. Arising out of that relationship and augmented by our many years of corporate recovery expertise, we are often asked to advise secured lenders with property related issues at the stage before they have considered formal insolvency options. We can carry out an overall review of the lender’s security, typically working with the lender’s solicitor, in terms of current value and prospects for realisation. We will also identify threats or impairments to the security property and make recommendations for these to be “repaired” in order to strengthen the lender’s position if recourse to formal recovery proceedings is eventually to be had. We are fully aware of the sensitivity of such commissions and pride ourselves on usually being able to work in a non-confrontational manner with the lender’s customer in order not to damage the lender’s relationship. For lenders considering a Law of Property Act Receiver based solution/exit, we offer a full service via our RICS Registered Receivers – please visit our dedicated pages on this service. Contact Us

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Associated specialist advice

Sanderson Weatherall offers a full range of property services via its multi-disciplinary staff and group office network.Many of these specialists have direct and “hands on” experience of working with our Asset Advisory & Recovery teams and are thus fully aware of the nuances of working in this specialist sector. Asset Advisory & Recovery teams typically call upon the following associated disciplines:   Machinery & Business Assets Building Consultancy Business/Empty Rates Advice Town Planning Property Management Landlord & Tenant Leisure property experts Contact Us

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Case Study: Crispin House

Crispin House is a landmark Grade II Listed building on the fringe of Leeds city centre located in the Northern Quarter. Renovations began to transform the old textile factory into apartments but the scheme was halted and administrators were appointed.

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Case Study: Discover Leisure

SW provided urgent valuation advice in relation to 5 operational freehold caravan/motor home sales and servicing depots located in the North West and North East of England. Our plant and machinery specialists valued and subsequently disposed of stock and chattel assets via a combination of supervised on site and on line auction sales.

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Case Study: Swadlincote LPA

SW was appointed by the secured lender in relation to a stalled development of 24 apartments in two attached blocks on the fringe of the town centre. A serious arson attack had stopped the development and delays in processing an insurance claim meant that the lender’s customer was unable to comply with the terms of its loan.

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