No Contract on Industrial Site For Mobile Catering Business

by Beverley
(Bedfordshire)

Hello David

Overwhelmed by info that is freely given what a great site to visit thank you

I have been trading on industrial site of an abattoir for past 9yrs 5 years working and 4 years renting.

I originally bought this business as a static canteen and was promised a contract from the manager.

1 year later they had to knock down the canteen for H&S reasons, to stay on site I then had to buy a catering trailer during this time the manager left and the new manager was happy for me to continue trading and still is, "but with no contract" my question is would this be difficult to sell in the future.

Free rent and electricity, access to drinking water, and I currently rent for £400 per month. Many thanks Bev

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Sep 03, 2016
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Finding a pitch
by: Tina

Hi I am going to look at a small catering trailer today like a lot of other people what is the best way to get a pitch.the guy said I can store it where it is now over night and just waiting from a friend who has a truck car park where a few others leave there's over night I so want to do this but my partner say s no in anything I want to do advice on all this please

Mar 13, 2014
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No Contract Ind Estate
by: David

Hello Friend,

I'm sorry to hear this, but you may have to seek legal advice to see where you stand. Without a contract of some sort, I'm not sure what your options will be. If you have been trading for some time as you’ve mentioned and have planning permission you may have legal recourse.

You local MP may also be someone you can contact to highlight the situation. Do let us know how you get on.

Mar 13, 2014
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No contract on industrial site for Mobil catering van
by: Anonymous

I'm in similar position I have van on site had it for 10 years paid £15000 for site and van no contract no rent to pay now they want me to leave site were does that leave me can I claim any rights on the ground

Sep 14, 2010
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Mobile Catering - Long Term Contract
by: David

Hi Bev,

Well Bev I don’t think it matters that much as long as you are sure the site is not going to be sold off or you’re going to be asked to leave the site. Since you have been trading for sometime this does not look likely.

Anyway a lot of pitches don’t have long term contracts/leases so I doubt it will make a lot of difference when it comes to you selling the business.

Ultimately is up to the landowner or any mobile catering pitch and as long as they don’t mind you on their site for the long-term it should not be a problem.

Hope this helps
Regards
David

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