Just What The Doctor Ordered

A property success story from start to finish.

It started with a routine visit to the doctor for one of our staff. During the course of the consultation the doctor, a partner in the practice, mentioned that he was looking to retire and was wondering what the best course of action would be in relation to the surgery premises. Being owners of the freehold of the building, there were a number of options open to the partners.

This is where we became involved, as local property experts we’ve handled similar situations in the past. A number of proposals were put forward and it was decided that a planning application for the conversion of the building into three apartments would be submitted. This duly passed and contractors were commissioned to carry out the works.

Adrian Wraight, scottfraser’s Sales Director based in Headington remained in constant contact with the partners offering advice on specifications and finishes, as well as providing provisional figures for both the sale or rental of the apartments. As the build neared completion, we were engaged to market the development which was started whist the build was still underway with ‘off-market’ promotion to our retained investor clients. John Gebbels, Associate Director and property investment expert, approached a number of suitable investor clients with detailed proposals, including rental yields and a preparation for letting budget, and a sale was subsequently agreed.

A great result for both the partners, however our involvement didn’t end there. Another of our property experts, Gareth Thomas, Head of Lifestyle Design and Refurbishment was engaged by the new owners to oversee the furnishing and preparation for bringing the finished apartments to the lettings market.

To complete the involvement of almost every scottfraser department, our Headington Lettings team, headed by Katie Finch and supported by our specialist Portfolio Management team, swiftly secured high-quality tenants for all three apartments and so the surgery was reborn.

These are the types of projects our team excel at. Using expert advice and a joined-up approach to assist in every element of the sale, purchase and letting of properties. Scottfraser has always prided itself of offering a 360 service, however this time we can claim 720!

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