57 Salop Street, Dudley, DY1 3AY

Freehold retail investment let to Papa Johns in Dudley

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Lot 77 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 9th February 2023 @ 09:00AM

A prominent freehold retail investment property let to Papa Johns (GB) Limited on the ground floor, with the benefit of planning permission to convert the first floor to a spacious self contained two bedroom flat, and further development potential to the rear subject to any necessary planning consent. Current Rental Income £15,000 PA- Future Potential Rental Income Approximately £35,000 PA

Property Description

The property comprises a detached former public house with car parking. The premises are currently configured to provide a Papa Johns pizza takeaway on the ground floor, having customer waiting area, with trade counter, large kitchen and preparation area, stores including walk in cold store, office, WC's and further storage. On the first floor there is spacious accommodation which has been stripped back to the bare brick and has the benefit of planning permission to provide a generous self contained two bedroom flat. There are additional outbuildings and a service yard to the rear which are considered suitable for further redevelopment to create an additional commercial unit and the current owners have obtained pre planning advise in respect of this. Outside there is a seating area and surface car parking for approximately 10 cars which forms part of the Papa Johns demise.


The property occupies a highly prominent position at the junctions of Salop Street, Highland Road and Dibdale Road. It fronts a busy traffic island, in a mixed commercial and residential location approximately 1 mile to the west of Dudley town centre.

Energy Performance Rating

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The property is freehold. The ground floor is let to Papa Johns (GB) Limited for a term of 15 years with effect from 20th March 2015 expiring on the 19th March 2030, at a current rental of £15,000 per annum plus VAT. There is a provision in the lease for rent reviews every 5 years, the next review falls on 20th March 2025.
A copy of the lease documentation will be available for inspection within the legal pack.
Vacant possession will be given upon completion of the first floor, rear outbuildings and yard.


The property benefits from planning permission, application no. B20/10591 dated 5th January 2021 to create a self contained two bedroom flat at first floor level.
The current owners have obtained pre planning advise in respect of creating an additional commercial unit to the rear of the site.
Copies of the planning decision and pre planning advise are available for inspection within the legal pack.

Value Added Tax

We understand VAT is chargeable on this transaction, however for those that are VAT registered it is the intention that the sale is treated as a TOGC.
Full details will be available within the legal pack.

Auctioneer's Note

Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.

Remote Bidding Auction

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