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AVAILABLE 1ST JUNE 2018

Highgate Works was originally the builders’ yard of the well-known H&E Waters company whose business failed in 1991.  The original roof-lines of the old ramshackle yard, half a mile south of the two Forest Row roundabouts, have been retained in a complete rebuilding of the old timber structures that survived for most of the twentieth century.  The three-dimensional architects’ “AXONOMETRIC DRAWING”  gives some idea of the attractive development.
THE ROOKERY, with its black roofs, replaces a large old timber store.  It is built on four discrete levels.  
The building is rated by the Wealden District Council for B1 use: “B1 Business - Offices (other than those that fall within A2), research and development of products and processes, light industry appropriate in a residential area.”   Wealden Council can advise on required permissions for the operation of other businesses.
 ROOKERY ONE is on the lowest level with a double door entrance loading bay. The suite is well insulated with two small double-glazed windows.  High quality concertina security grilles on doors and windows.
OFFICE/KITCHEN is 32.36 sq metres (348 square feet). ROOKERY ONE interior
TOILET ACCOMMODATION MALE & FEMALE is serviced daily.  Situated by the main entrance to The Rookery. Rookery Toilets
RATES: Rates @ £60 psm per annum (2018/9 multiplier 0.493).  You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk.  The billing authority reference number is Ba120501152270 look for paragraph 1.17 “Rookery Studio”.
WATER RATES: Water and waste water are measured by the water meter in Tomtits Lane. Meter Number: 2549381 (MARKED I on cast iron lid in Tomtits Lane).  WATER £4.00 per month. WASTE-WATER CHARGE is based upon water usage.
WASTE WATER: £9.00 PER MONTH
WASTE COLLECTION: If required, £5 covers the use of one quarter of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane.
CAR PARKING: Rent includes ONE car parking space reserved for your exclusive use.  If this is not required the rent will be reduced by £7 per week (£30.42 per month). No charge is made for visitors’ parking. There is usually space available in Tomtits Lane or on site for use of casual visitors. Additional reserved car spaces are occasionally available. Each additional car space is £7 per week if required. CAR PARK PLAN
ELECTRICITY: billed end Mar/June/Sep/Dec.  The sub meter for Rookery ONE (number 25) is high up to the right of the sink. The meter for Rookery Studio (meter number 1) which is the main meter, is sited in the cupboard opposite the toilets on the ground floor.  Both meters measure exact units consumed. ROOKERY ONE usage is deducted from the main meter for Rookery Studio.   Electricity is currently billed by E-on and you pay 13.3 pence per unit for The Rookery.  Additionally, each tenant will pay the agreed standing charge of 27 pence per day.
HEATING: Not connected to central heating.  Oil-filled radiators will be required.
FLOORING: Altro Walkway “Tundra”. Heavy duty high grade welded flooring.
HOT WATER: An over-sink water heater provides hot water for hand-washing etc.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £1500 is returned if at the end of any agreement the premises are returned in the same decorative condition as at the start of the term.
INSURANCE: AVIVA provide property insurance as one policy on the whole of Highgate Works.  The premium is £719.32 per annum for the whole of The Rookery. This is divided up according to floor area ROOKERY ONE: 11% of the cover;  ROOKERY STUDIO: 15% of the cover; SUITE 2: 22% of the cover  SUITE 3: 23% of the cover and  SUITE 4: 29%.  So ROOKERY ONE  is charged £79.13 per annum (£6.59 pcm).  External repairs; pathway and road maintenance; gutters and leaf clearance; all the responsibility of the landlord.  The tenant is responsible for all interior decoration.  The office will be newly decorated and a deposit will be retained to ensure that the premises are returned in the same decorative order they were in at the start of the tenancy.
SECURITY
Heavy security gates open at 7am and close at 8pm each day.



PAYMENT BY STANDING ORDER
An example: If the tenancy starts on January 1st, the initial payment (three months' rent in advance) will cover rent up to the end of March.  First payment by standing order on February 1st will pay rent for the month of April. It follows, that if three months' notice to end the tenancy is given part way through any month, there will be still to pay that part of the final month that matches the rental days in the current month that have just passed.  In other words if you wish a tenancy to end on August 15th; and you give notice on May 15th, the rent for 1st to 15th August is to be paid either separately or by the standing order that should be paid on 1st June which pays for the whole of August.  In this case any overpayment of rent will be refunded at the end of the term.

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