Online used car dealer Cazoo has agreed a new 20-year lease of a dealership in Cardiff after it was sold.
The showroom, on 232 Penarth Road in Cardiff, was sold by Savills, on behalf of MVJ Capital, to LXi REIT for £4.1m.
Cazoo Properties Ltd, with a guarantee from Cazoo Ltd, has now signed a 20-year lease for the site at an annual rent of £245,000.
The £4.1m sale represents a net yield of 5.57 per cent.
The site approximately spans 17,785 sq ft and includes a showroom, offices and workshop facilities.
It sits around two miles south of Cardiff centre and rubs shoulders with Wessex Hyundai, Wessex Kia, Honda Cardiff and a Sytner-run BMW showroom.
MVJ Capital acquired the dealership from Imperial Cars in August 2019 for £3.15m.
A report published this week by Cazoo showed the online used car retailer bought Imperial Cars for £23.8m – the first time it has revealed the full sum it paid for the car supermarket business.
The explosive 30-page dossier also warned investors it has a ‘history of losses’ and outlined 79 points where Cazoo is potentially weak.
The document went into precise detail about Cazoo’s acquisitions since the company began operating in December 2019, and made frank remarks about Cazoo never achieving profitability in the future.
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Picture: Cazoo’s Cardiff showroom, credit – Google Maps