Catering Van on Industrial Site No Contract

by Kim
(United Kingdom Birmingham)

I have a catering van on an industrial site which I paid £15000 for site and van 10 years ago, the van has been there for 20 years.

I have letter to say I can be there with no rent to pay but the site has been sold twice the deal has stood, but last week I was told they wanted me to leave as they don't want anyone there.

Where do I stand after all these years, as I have nowhere to go and did buy the van and site pitch? I don't earn a lot as there is a mobile driving catering sandwich van that also comes round and I can only sell to people on site or people who are delivering there and help would be appreciated.

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Apr 08, 2014
Catering Van on Industrial Site No Contract
by: David

Hi Kim,

Sorry to hear about your situation.

I'm not a legal expert with these matters, but I would of thought that your original agreement still stands. Any purchaser of the land would of purchased the agreements, covenants, and restrictions that come with it, together with an existing tenant.

I know of examples where this has happened, however, this is a matter for your legal representative to resolve, which can be expensive.

You may need to make a decision on how much the site is worth to you, your earnings etc. against the cost of a long term legal battle.

You may wish to consider objecting to their proposals but willing to negotiate a price for the site so the new owners could buy you out, it may be worth more now than when you purchased it.
You could then consider relocating your business if possible.

I don't know what else to suggest other than getting legal advice.

Hope this helps you somewhat, and please keep us updated.


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