How to rent a Council-owned shop

If you are thinking of renting a Council-owned shop, please refer to our retail management policy which has information on retail uses and policy on tenant mix.

When a Council shop becomes available it will be marketed by Hilbery Chaplin.

Please be aware that professional fees are payable on commercial lettings. These fees are payable in addition to any rent, business rates and other outgoings payable under the terms of the lease. In addition to these fees, the Council will also make a charge in respect of it's reasonable legal costs.

If you are an existing council shop tenant and wish to assign your lease to another person or business, you can email

Should you require general commercial property advice and information, visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website.

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