If you have tatts in your business and are planning to sell you will need to factor in time for tatts to go through their processes. Not only do they take time to vet and approve applicants, there is the real risk that they could say no.
It surprises me when I hear of Tatts saying no to someone approved by their bank for a business loan, the landlord for a lease, magazine companies for magazine supply and other suppliers for product supply. It’s happened before and I am sure it will happen again.
It would not surprise me to see a newsagent taking Tatts to some tribunal to challenge their process when they knock back someone the vendor newsagent feels should have been approved.
My own experience is that the Tatts process differs based on your connections. They are not transparent. They appear to use unnecessary hoops as a barrier to entry, causing you to spend time that could be better invested in helping to kick-start your new business.