Chartered Surveyors Eddisons has been appointed to market 50 pubs that were formerly part of property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz’ pub property empire, and is focusing on package sales, M&C Report has learnt. Eddisons is to provide market appraisals and strategic disposal advice for the sites on behalf of Deloitte. The pubs were previously owned by Tchenguiz’s R&L Properties group, which was placed in administration with Deloitte in January 2011. The freehold tenanted estate of 50 pubs being handled by Eddisons is located across the UK, including properties in Kent and East Sussex, the Midlands, North East and North West of England, and Wales. Philip Booth, director and head of licensed, leisure and hotels at Eddisons, told M&C Report that the sites had been on the market before but Eddisons’ role is to “sort them into groups and look at different property options”. This could include change of use in some circumstances, he said. Booth said there’s “mileage” in marketing some of these sites as packages to national pub companies or regional brewers. Meanwhile, leisure and hospitality surveyors CDLH is nearing completion of its move to find new occupiers for the former R&L sites located in Scotland, M&C Report has learnt. CDLH was appointed in early summer in an asset management capacity for the c70 sites. Only about five pubs are currently vacant, said CDLH co-founder Alan Creevy. He said there’s been good interest in the outlets, with up to four operators being interviewed per venue. In very few cases the sites had been sold, Creevy added. The R&L Properties companies were formed in 2007 and owned around 200 pubs.

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