Property highlight: Good opportunity for those that wish to maintain or expand this established Motor Trade business.
Keith Robertson Cars is a thriving, family owned, vehicle sales, service and MOT business located in the Scottish Borders town of Earlston. Since inception, in 2001, the business has been developed through employing experienced and motivated staff to deliver the best possible customer service which has resulted in creating an ever increasing, loyal, customer base. A large majority of customers are based in the towns, villages and farms within a 10 miles radius of the business premises and the A68 trunk road, which links the area to Edinburgh and Newcastle, enables good accessibility for all customers. The business is being sold due the retirement of the Business Partners. It offers a good opportunity for those that wish to maintain or expand this established Motor Trade business, with or without the vehicle sales operation being included.
The subjects comprise of three buildings;• A single storey building of brick and render construction with profiled sheet asbestos roof, constructed around 1960. The building incorporates a large reception area with customer seating and an open plan reception desk, four offices, gents and ladies toilets, staff kitchen/restroom, tyre replacement and wheel balancing room and three store rooms. There is a partially floored attic with wooden stair access.• An uninsulated workshop with walls and roofing of profiled metal sheeting with two x 5-metres-wide roller shutter doors, a fire exit door and a personnel access door to the above building. There are two x 2 post lifts, a work bench and hand washing facilities incorporated in this building.• The third building, which is not connected to the others but is immediately adjacent, comprises a purpose built vehicle workshop with two x 3-metres-wide roller doors and four access/fire exit doors. Constructed in 2011, the building is of steel frame construction with composite cladding panels and an eaves height of four metres. There are four x 2-post lifts, one x 4-post lift, a mains gas fired boiler with convection system and vehicle exhaust extraction system is incorporated within this building.
The premises is bordered by a mix of uses. The old Earlston High School grounds lies to the east of the site. This ground has been granted planning permission for 67 residential homes. There are tennis courts to the north east and commercial property to the north west and west.
Earlston is a market town in the Scottish Borders situated just off the A68 which is the principle route leading from Edinburgh to Jedburgh. It lies approximately 35 miles south-east of Scotland's capital, 15 miles from Jedburgh and some 10 miles from Galashiels. Keith Robertson Cars is located in Station Road Industrial Estate, just off Station Road, which is only a short distance from Earston's High Street. Surrounding occupiers on the estate include Border Auto Valet, Border Chainsaw and Lawnmower Repairs and BRS Earlston Body Repair Services. Some local amenities are available nearby including several convenience stores and hot food takeaways whilst there is a Co-op Food Store back out on the A68.
According to the Scottish Assessor's website (www.saa.gov.uk) the subjects have been entered into the valuation roll at £19200. The uniform business rate for the current year is £0.49 pence in the pound. Occupiers may be eligible for 100% rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.
Trading accounts will be provided to parties who are genuinely interested following a viewing of the business and subject to a confidentiality agreement. Please contact the joint selling agent for further details.
Tenure and Pricing:
The heritable title to the property, business goodwill and fixtures and fittings pertaining to the business are all available. A guide price will be provided on application to parties intimating a serious interest and who have carried out a viewing.
Each party shall be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in connection with the transaction with the purchaser liable for any LBTT and VAT.