Decision details

Grant of Tenancy at Will in respect of Guildford Auction Rooms, Bedford Road, Guildford, GU1 4SJ

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Assets and Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current contracted out lease expired on 10th May 2024.

The tenant is Wellers Fine Art Limited.

In order to protect the Council’s interests, the proposal is to grant a tenancy at will to cover the period following expiry whilst the terms of a new lease of the above premises are negotiated.

If you have any queries, then please contact Fiona Williams who will be happy to provide further information

Reasons for the decision:

To regularise the continuous occupation of the property, and to receive a rental income at the end of the period of continuous occupation until a new lease is granted

Alternative options considered:

The decision meets the statutory / policy requirements for the Council and there were no alternative options available.

Source of Authority to take Decision:

Council’s 15/05/2024 Constitution Part 3, Page 3-62 Para 1, Executive Head: Assets and Property:

To undertake the general management and control of the Council’s land and property holdings and to achieve the best economic and social use of land and buildings, including their appropriation for the purposes of achieving the Council’s priorities.

Publication date: 10/06/2024

Date of decision: 05/06/2024