Ashley Bevans, Commercial Property Solicitor at WBW Solicitors talks about his recent role in Exeter’s new sports bar – The Stand Off.

The Stand-Off opened their doors last month and is located in Portland House, Longbrook Street on the site of the former Bookcover, after a comprehensive refurbishment. Fronted by Gareth Steenson who has teamed up with Carl Rimmer – one of his former playing colleagues, and Matthew Reynolds to open the first Irish sports bar in Exeter.

Ashley Bevans, Commercial Property Solicitor at WBW Solicitors said, “We were approached by one of the investors to assist in handling the lease and fit out requirements for the new premises which, due to impending Autumn internationals, had to be turned around quickly.  Matters were also made more complicated by the fact that there was more than one landlord to consider as part of the boys taking up occupation.

Having had heads of terms agreed and, with credit also to the Landlord’s team, the transaction from instruction was completed in just 8 days.  This could not have been possible without the commercial awareness and approach that we here at WBW Solicitors apply to deals.  Being an avid Chiefs fan, there was also a vested interest to see such a great venture open!”

Matthew Reynolds, Director of The Stand Off commented, “Ashley and his team at WBW were unbelievable in making this venue happen in such a short period of time. We were keen to open as quickly as possible as the rugby season was already underway and Steeno was in the limelight! Ashley pulled out all the stops to get the lease and legals agreed with the landlord’s team in the most professional and speedy manner I have ever seen. All sides bought into the vision for this new venue and therefore understood the urgency to get it agreed. It was a pleasure working with Ashley and the WBW team and we look forward to many fun times together at The Stand Off.”

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