Our Practice embarked on the long journey of selling three of our premises to a property company, then to lease them back. One of these sits on land owned by another property company.
Don’t underestimate the complexity of such a transfer of ownership and drafting a lease that protects the Partners, done for all the right reasons, but needs to be done carefully to ensure that exit from one list of problems isn’t swapped with entry into leases with even greater risks for the future.
It has been a tortuous journey, initially in securing the right terms of deal with the purchaser, then NHS England wanting their penneth then the landowner wanting to meddle with the whole deal to his own gain!
However, Rob Day was superb all the way through this. His calm approach was extremely reassuring, giving a confidence that all was solvable, skilfully navigating round the various obstacles on the way. Rob was extremely patient with my multiple anxieties, always giving a rapid response to my queries and frequent emails, usually within the hour.
Rob and his company, as linked with the BMA, have a unique benefit and understanding that proved to be of particular benefit when dealing with the bureaucracy within the NHS system to unlock their somewhat obstructive demands at times. I am sure that without that knowledge and familiarity we would still be trying to sort the whole transfer today!
Thanks to you and your team, a job well done!