chartered surveyors in newcastle

Property Investment & Management Agents based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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about us

Our core business areas are commercial property management, leasehold advisory work including rent reviews and lease renewals, property investment advice together with expert commercial and residential valuation.

Commercial Valuation

The ability to appraise a property's worth - whether on a capital or rental basis - is fundamental to almost every aspect of our work. We have several years experience in the North East property market having witnessed the slowdown in the early 1990's and observing massive changes through regeneration of key areas.

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced to UK legislation making it illegal for a landlord to let a property until it meets a minimum level of energy efficient; an E rating.

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Investment

Our investment department, led by Daniel Capobasso has a proven track record of analysing, acquiring and disposing of commercial property investments for institutional clients, property companies and private investors throughout the UK with particular emphasis on the North East of England.

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Sales and Lettings

To Johnson Tucker, an agency disposal instruction is regarded as far more than simply putting a board on a property and agreeing an advertising budget and campaign. We take a proactive approach to marketing, ensuring all along that the costs are in line with the result.

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Residential Valuation

Residential property touches everyone - whether as house owner, investor or tenant and for many is their single most valuable asset. Knowing how much a residential property is worth is not quite as simple as many would think - particularly in a volatile market.

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Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals

Johnson Tucker LLP are specialists in the negotiation of lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants in all types of commercial property whether it be offices, industrial warehouse, retail or more specialised leisure or motor trade premises.

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Property Management

We offer a full and comprehensive property management service to our clients and currently manage a substantial property portfolio ranging from North Yorkshire to the Scottish Borders. Our services cover the following property types;

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Property Acquisitions

Whether an investor is considering an investment purchase, or a business occupier weighing up the pros and cons of freehold purchase, we are able to take an overview of geographical and industry trends to provide clients with the best available property opportunities and achieve the best deal for the client's business.

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Leasehold Enfranchisement

North East Leasehold is a specialist division of Johnson Tucker LLP set up to advise householders who hold a ground leasehold interest in their house or flat. Our role is to negotiate the price that you pay for the freehold interest or an extension of the lease.

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in the spotlight

Industrial Investment Leisure Offices Residential and Development Retail

8-10 Marine Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 1EQ

The property comprises two buildings; No 10 is a self- contained, ground floor workshop with office space & rear yard. No 8 comprises a much larger workshop / storage facility with mezzanine and office at first floor level. There is also parking for approximately 4 cars to the front of the building

Retail

41-42 Nile Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 0BB

The property comprises a single terraced retail property over two storeys situated in a retail location with on-street parking outside in amongst other retailers and properties of a similar character, age and specification.

  • Location: North-Tyneside
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Footage: 1,395.07 sq ft
  • Price: OIE £95,000
Investment

Vets4Pets & Childrens Nursery Investment – 18 Barnstaple Road, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 8QD

TENANCY INFORMATION

North Tyneside Vets for Pets Ltd have a 15 year lease from 4 July 2010 ending on 4 July 2025 at a passing rent of £25,000 per annum. Part of the building is let to Little Learners Childcare (NE) Ltd with personal guarantees from two private individuals for a term of years commencing 7 May 2019 ending on 31 January 2033 at a rent of £20,000 per annum. The tenant has the option to terminate the lease on 31 January 2028.

The total passing rent is therefore £45,000 per annum.

PROPOSAL

We are instructed to seek offers in excess of £625,000 for our clients’ freehold interest reflecting a net initial yield of 6.85% assuming purchasers’ costs of 5.12%.

  • Location: North-Tyneside
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Footage: 3,638 sq ft
  • Price: Offers in excess of £625,000 (NIY of 6.85%)
Investment

Lloyds Pharmacy Investment – 18 Albion Road, North Shields, NE29 0HT

TENANCY INFORMATION

The property is entirely let to Lloyds Pharmacy Limited on a 20 year lease from and including 31 March 2015 at the initial rent of £27,771 per annum. There are tenant break dates on 30 March 2025 and 30 March 2030 and there are rent reviews on 31 March 2025 and 31 March 2020.

The tenant is also permitted to terminate the lease at any time by serving written notice on the landlord if the GP’s surgery at 19 Albion Road, North Shields ceases to operate as a GPs surgery.

The tenant may also end this lease by serving not less than 3 months written notice on the landlord if at any time the number of registered patients at the Priory Medical Group at 19 Albion Road, North Shields falls below 6,250 patients.

PROPOSAL

We are instructed to seek offers in excess of £350,000 for our clients freehold interest, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.64% assuming purchasers costs of 3.80%

  • Location: North-Tyneside
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Footage: 1,724 sq ft
  • Price: £350,000
Investment Residential and Development

230-234 Whitley Road and 1-9 South Parade, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, NE26 2TA

The property has been under local family ownership for a number of years and is well maintained, having recently been refurbished including new windows and roof covering

The property is in a very prominent town centre location on the corner of Whitley Road & South Parade

The ground floor is entirely let to six tenants

There are six very spacious flats over the upper floors

Four of the flats have been newly refurbished

Nearby occupiers include Halifax, Subway, William Hill, Greggs, among other national and regional retailers

Seeking offers in the region of £1,100,000

  • Location: North-Tyneside
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Footage: 9,608 sq ft
  • Price: £1,100,000
Investment Leisure Offices Residential and Development Retail

Durant Hall, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8XG

This is a multi-purpose city centre space suitable for a variety of uses

With a floor area of approximately 16,275 sq ft split into a number of distinctive sections including two former church halls with ceiling heights in excess of 10m and a very large three bedroom flat

The property is located on the campus of Northumbria University sharing a green / courtyard with The Wynne Jones Building (lecture theatres), Picton Manor (student accommodation, restaurant & offices) and MEA House (office accommodation)

It is centrally located in Newcastle upon Tyne, just off the Central Motorway (A167) with a car park immediately to the rear on Ellison Place for 119 cars

Only a short walk from Northumberland Street, Newcastle’s prime retail pitch as well as Manors and Haymarket Metro stations

The property is Grade II Listed

Our client is seeking JV Partners or may consider an outright sale

Dan Capobasso was a great agent to work with. He worked tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for us. His advice was vital in allowing us to complete on our deal and I would not hesitate to recommend Dan to anyone.

Ryka Developments Ltd – May 2020

“Daniel at Johnson Tucker is the best agent I have ever worked with. He assisted me with both a lease renegotiation and sale of a property, going above and beyond for his client throughout the entire process. I would recommend Daniel and Johnson Tucker to anyone looking for commercial property services.”

Adam Kershaw – August 2019

“Good Morning Dan,

A few words of thanks for your professionalism and a job well done.

Sue and I would like to offer our sincere thanks for your efforts over the past 3 months with the sale of 24 Ridley Place, Newcastle. You have offered great support, paid attention to detail, plus doing a great job of liaising with all parties involved. Your efforts have been instrumental in the successful sale of this property.  The assurance that a brief text message can give that  ’ all is progressing well’  counts for a great deal.”

Sue & John Roberts – May 2018

As a solicitor setting up a new practice I needed advice on finding premises. Andrew Tucker has guided me all the way though the process. In particular, knowledge and practical understanding of leases and the options has been vital in securing premises on terms suitable for my business. I now know that identifying the premises and agreeing the rent is only a small part of what is involved.

Sharon Langridge | Sharon Langridge Solicitor

I have worked with Andrew Tucker and Gary Robinson for over 7 years. They have managed properties for us and dealt with landlord and tenant matters on our behalf.  I have always been impressed by their hands on management style, accessibility, speed of response and knowedge of their patch.

Charles Wordie | Wordie Properties Ltd

Johnson Tucker was recommended to me by my roofing contractor when I unexpectedly found myself with empty retail properties on my hands. Gary Robinson helped me deal with all issues surrounding owning empty properties and made sure my insurer’s requirements were covered. Now that the properties are let I have instructed Gary to deal with the day to day management. It is not a big job but I know that when I am out of the country there is someone I can rely on to deal with any problems.

Fred Fagg | J T Clough & Son Ltd

We have been working with David Johnson for almost 20 years. With David’s help we have built up a substantial property portfolio including nursing homes, amusement arcades, public houses, a backpackers’ hostel and pure investments. In one week we secured two prime retail investments in central Newcastle costing over £8m.

“David has helped us add value to properties and encouraged us to enter areas of business where we previously had almost no experience. He has always found time to explain the complexities of a lease or title issues. Of course we work with other agents but I can honestly say that we have never purchased a commercial property without David’s blessing.”

Meenu & Bunty Malhotra | DAV Developments Ltd

Andrew Tucker is more than a surveyor – he has the ability to put himself in the mindset of the client and understand the objectives of the business and where property fits into the process. He also has a decent knowledge of property law, leases and property taxation including the intricacies of VAT.

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our team

David Johnson MRICS

Partner
about david

David is a problem solving chartered surveyor. He can think out of the box and use his valuation and appraisal skills together with his property management experience and knowledge of the legal framework to get the best results for clients. This wide-ranging property sector knowledge has seen him acting as an expert witness in property disputes, third party and negligence proceedings and he also possesses  specialist knowledge of the further education sector providing valuation advice and assisting in the preparation of accommodation strategies.

David is a problem solving chartered surveyor. He can think out of the box and use his valuation and appraisal skills together with his property management experience and knowledge of the legal framework to get the best results for clients. This wide-ranging property sector knowledge has seen him acting as an expert witness in property disputes, third party and negligence proceedings and he also possesses  specialist knowledge of the further education sector providing valuation advice and assisting in the preparation of accommodation strategies.

Andrew Tucker MRICS

Partner
about andrew

Andrew has thorough knowledge of the North East property market having practiced in the region throughout his career since 1983. Following a spell “client side” with Grainger Plc, Andrew established the Newcastle office of a major national practice, Gerald Eve, with David Johnson in 1998. In September 2006 he and David decided to become independent and set up Johnson Tucker LLP. Andrew is the thinking mans agent and gets particular pleasure identifying opportunities and brokering complex transactions involving several parties. Whether advising on acquisition or disposal, Andrew will ensure that the client achieves the desired result at the best possible price.

His experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property ensures that there are no surprises, or opportunities missed. This is fundamental when dealing with land sales/purchases, where planning permission can add significant value, or sale and leaseback transactions where the terms need to be right for both buyer and seller.

Andrew also has specialist knowledge in the motor trade and trade park sectors for owners and occupiers. Andrew is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor carrying out Rent Reviews and Lease Renewal work for major clients, including ATS, BSS, Co-Operative Group, Ernst & Young, Grainger Plc, Greggs Plc, HSS, NCP and Laing O’Rourke. This includes Arbitration and Independent Expert disputes where witness statements and oral hearings are sometimes necessary.

He has prepared reports for, and acted as an Expert Witness in major planning applications and Public Inquiries. He regularly provides advice to litigation solicitors and is experienced at providing evidence in Court. Andrew is also an RICS Registered Valuer, providing advice to individuals, companies, pension funds, accountants and solicitors. This could be anything including a single valuation of a residential property, asset valuations, providing advice in matrimonial disputes or providing Expert Witness advice on other valuation matters. He regularly prepares loan security valuations for most major banks and lending institutions. This includes both residential and commercial properties from individual units to portfolios.

He also has residential investment expertise gained from working at Grainger Plc as well as advising clients in the social housing sector. Another area of specialist expertise in the residential sector is dealing with Leasehold Enfranchisement cases where he has given advice to freeholders including Bellway and Persimmon as well as many leaseholders whether individually or collectively. With colleague Malcolm Angus and consultant Richard Harris, Johnson Tucker LLP is one of the few firms of Chartered Surveyors in the North East that has considerable specialist knowledge in this sector.

Andrew has thorough knowledge of the North East property market having practiced in the region throughout his career since 1983. Following a spell “client side” with Grainger Plc, Andrew established the Newcastle office of a major national practice, Gerald Eve, with David Johnson in 1998. In September 2006 he and David decided to become independent and set up Johnson Tucker LLP. Andrew is the thinking mans agent and gets particular pleasure identifying opportunities and brokering complex transactions involving several parties. Whether advising on acquisition or disposal, Andrew will ensure that the client achieves the desired result at the best possible price.

His experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property ensures that there are no surprises, or opportunities missed. This is fundamental when dealing with land sales/purchases, where planning permission can add significant value, or sale and leaseback transactions where the terms need to be right for both buyer and seller.

Andrew also has specialist knowledge in the motor trade and trade park sectors for owners and occupiers. Andrew is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor carrying out Rent Reviews and Lease Renewal work for major clients, including ATS, BSS, Co-Operative Group, Ernst & Young, Grainger Plc, Greggs Plc, HSS, NCP and Laing O’Rourke. This includes Arbitration and Independent Expert disputes where witness statements and oral hearings are sometimes necessary.

He has prepared reports for, and acted as an Expert Witness in major planning applications and Public Inquiries. He regularly provides advice to litigation solicitors and is experienced at providing evidence in Court. Andrew is also an RICS Registered Valuer, providing advice to individuals, companies, pension funds, accountants and solicitors. This could be anything including a single valuation of a residential property, asset valuations, providing advice in matrimonial disputes or providing Expert Witness advice on other valuation matters. He regularly prepares loan security valuations for most major banks and lending institutions. This includes both residential and commercial properties from individual units to portfolios.

He also has residential investment expertise gained from working at Grainger Plc as well as advising clients in the social housing sector. Another area of specialist expertise in the residential sector is dealing with Leasehold Enfranchisement cases where he has given advice to freeholders including Bellway and Persimmon as well as many leaseholders whether individually or collectively. With colleague Malcolm Angus and consultant Richard Harris, Johnson Tucker LLP is one of the few firms of Chartered Surveyors in the North East that has considerable specialist knowledge in this sector.

Gary Robinson MRICS

Partner
about gary

Gary’s easy manner and fair approach have engendered many a good relationship with tenants over the years, while he seeks to look after the landlord’s interests, providing property owners and investors with a complete property management service.  He is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor supervising almost all rent reviews and lease negotiations for his management clients. He is also a qualified risk assessor.

Gary’s easy manner and fair approach have engendered many a good relationship with tenants over the years, while he seeks to look after the landlord’s interests, providing property owners and investors with a complete property management service.  He is an experienced landlord and tenant surveyor supervising almost all rent reviews and lease negotiations for his management clients. He is also a qualified risk assessor.

Daniel Capobasso MRICS

Partner - Investment Agency
about daniel

Daniel has lived in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2004, first arriving in the city as an undergraduate studying Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University. He subsequently acquired a Masters Degree in Real Estate Management and graduated from Northumbria University in September 2008.

Daniel has worked in commercial property since 2008 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 2011 with a well-established Teesside based commercial surveying firm. He therefore has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Daniel has wide ranging skills having worked in general practice for approximately 7 years covering most commercial surveying disciplines, with principle activities in this role, including sales and lettings, acquisition and investment advice as well as commercial property management, lease renewals, rent reviews and rating appeals.

Daniel is an experienced valuer specialising in the valuation of portfolios and high value commercial investments. Daniel is a RICS Registered Valuer and has experience in loan security valuations where he has acted on behalf of most major banks and lending institutions.

In June 2014, Daniel moved to Johnson Tucker LLP specialising in investments and development opportunities, his principal role focusing on advice to funds, property companies and individuals on the sale and acquisition of commercial investment opportunities. Further details of recent acquisitions and disposals can be found in the ‘NEWS’ section of the Johnson Tucker website. Recent high profile transactions include the sale of a mixed use retail & student residential investment on the campus of Northumbria University for in excess of £5m (HERE) and the acquisition of a highly secure investment let to South Tees NHS trust for in excess of £14m (HERE).

Daniel has lived in Newcastle upon Tyne since 2004, first arriving in the city as an undergraduate studying Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University. He subsequently acquired a Masters Degree in Real Estate Management and graduated from Northumbria University in September 2008.

Daniel has worked in commercial property since 2008 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in October 2011 with a well-established Teesside based commercial surveying firm. He therefore has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Daniel has wide ranging skills having worked in general practice for approximately 7 years covering most commercial surveying disciplines, with principle activities in this role, including sales and lettings, acquisition and investment advice as well as commercial property management, lease renewals, rent reviews and rating appeals.

Daniel is an experienced valuer specialising in the valuation of portfolios and high value commercial investments. Daniel is a RICS Registered Valuer and has experience in loan security valuations where he has acted on behalf of most major banks and lending institutions.

In June 2014, Daniel moved to Johnson Tucker LLP specialising in investments and development opportunities, his principal role focusing on advice to funds, property companies and individuals on the sale and acquisition of commercial investment opportunities. Further details of recent acquisitions and disposals can be found in the ‘NEWS’ section of the Johnson Tucker website. Recent high profile transactions include the sale of a mixed use retail & student residential investment on the campus of Northumbria University for in excess of £5m (HERE) and the acquisition of a highly secure investment let to South Tees NHS trust for in excess of £14m (HERE).

Malcolm Angus MRICS

Associate Partner
about malcolm

Malcolm is an experienced commercial valuer who since qualifying in 2003 has worked for some major national and international firms and joined Johnson Tucker LLP in June 2015. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and having practiced in the region for the majority of his career, he has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Malcolm carries out lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants and also advises clients on leasehold enfranchisement cases.

Malcolm is an experienced commercial valuer who since qualifying in 2003 has worked for some major national and international firms and joined Johnson Tucker LLP in June 2015. He is an RICS Registered Valuer and having practiced in the region for the majority of his career, he has thorough knowledge of the North East property market as well as the wider investment market. Malcolm carries out lease renewals and rent reviews for both landlords and tenants and also advises clients on leasehold enfranchisement cases.

Janet Young MRICS

Associate Partner
about janet

Janet is well established property manager in the north east. Janet has worked for both national and regional Chartered Surveying firms and adds her wealth of experience to the Johnson Tucker Property Management team.

Within an expanding property management department, Janet’s experience is essential; managing shopping centres, multi let properties and residential blocks. As well as looking after the landlords interests Janet has developed a good working relationship with tenants, contractors and other property professionals.

Janet is well established property manager in the north east. Janet has worked for both national and regional Chartered Surveying firms and adds her wealth of experience to the Johnson Tucker Property Management team.

Within an expanding property management department, Janet’s experience is essential; managing shopping centres, multi let properties and residential blocks. As well as looking after the landlords interests Janet has developed a good working relationship with tenants, contractors and other property professionals.

Kristian Sorensen MRICS

Senior Surveyor - Commercial Agency
about kristian

Originally from Newcastle, Kristian initially studied History and Politics at Loughborough University before returning home to complete his Master’s Degree in Real Estate, graduating from Northumbria University in October 2015.

Following his graduation, Kristian immediately took up a position in a well-established North East chartered surveying firm working primarily in the agency department, across all commercial property sectors throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and County Durham.

In September 2017, Kristian joined Johnson Tucker LLP, where alongside agency work he assisted the commercial valuation, property management and investment functions of the business in order to gain experience in a number of commercial surveying disciplines. Such experience was essential as Kristian passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in May 2018.

Kristian now specialises in commercial agency, both occupational and investment, acting for property owners as well as tenants and purchasers throughout the North East.

Kristian is an active member of the RICS Matrics, the young professionals’ arm of the RICS, regularly attending their professional networking and social events as well as seminars and conferences to aid his continued professional development.

Originally from Newcastle, Kristian initially studied History and Politics at Loughborough University before returning home to complete his Master’s Degree in Real Estate, graduating from Northumbria University in October 2015.

Following his graduation, Kristian immediately took up a position in a well-established North East chartered surveying firm working primarily in the agency department, across all commercial property sectors throughout Newcastle, Northumberland and County Durham.

In September 2017, Kristian joined Johnson Tucker LLP, where alongside agency work he assisted the commercial valuation, property management and investment functions of the business in order to gain experience in a number of commercial surveying disciplines. Such experience was essential as Kristian passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer in May 2018.

Kristian now specialises in commercial agency, both occupational and investment, acting for property owners as well as tenants and purchasers throughout the North East.

Kristian is an active member of the RICS Matrics, the young professionals’ arm of the RICS, regularly attending their professional networking and social events as well as seminars and conferences to aid his continued professional development.

Chris Morren

Management Surveyor
about chris

Chris has worked in the property industry for over 11 years in various sectors, gaining a wealth of experience in accounting, social housing management as well as residential block and property management.

Within an expanding property management team at Johnson Tucker, Chris’ experience is essential in ensuring that all properties are compliant with current legislation and that an excellent service is being delivered to our clients.

Chris has worked in the property industry for over 11 years in various sectors, gaining a wealth of experience in accounting, social housing management as well as residential block and property management.

Within an expanding property management team at Johnson Tucker, Chris’ experience is essential in ensuring that all properties are compliant with current legislation and that an excellent service is being delivered to our clients.

Matthew Ternent

Graduate Surveyor
about matthew

Matthew graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st Class Degree in Estates Management, impressively being awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the process. He works alongside David Johnson, Andrew Tucker and Malcolm Angus in the valuation department providing advice and expert reports on commercial and residential valuation matters.

Matthew graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st Class Degree in Estates Management, impressively being awarded ‘Student of the Year’ in the process. He works alongside David Johnson, Andrew Tucker and Malcolm Angus in the valuation department providing advice and expert reports on commercial and residential valuation matters.

Amanda Reid

Office Secretary / Administrator
about amanda

Amanda is very experienced secretary and office administrator having worked for 18 years as PA to the Senior Partner of a major firm of Chartered Accountants before a further 13 years as secretary to the management team at a national Fire & Security Firm. Amanda now works as secretary at Johnson Tucker, where she is a valued member of a growing team.

Amanda is very experienced secretary and office administrator having worked for 18 years as PA to the Senior Partner of a major firm of Chartered Accountants before a further 13 years as secretary to the management team at a national Fire & Security Firm. Amanda now works as secretary at Johnson Tucker, where she is a valued member of a growing team.

Sharon Morley

Property Management Account Manager

Kate Fitzpatrick

Accounts Assistant
about kate

Kate joined Johnson Tucker in January 2021 after spending two years with an accountancy firm and a further 6 years with a national firm of chartered surveyors in Newcastle upon Tyne. Kate is currently undergoing her AAT accreditation to become an accounts technician.

 

Kate joined Johnson Tucker in January 2021 after spending two years with an accountancy firm and a further 6 years with a national firm of chartered surveyors in Newcastle upon Tyne. Kate is currently undergoing her AAT accreditation to become an accounts technician.

 

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