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.
HIGHGATE SEVEN is the brick-built first floor area which was added as an extension in 1997 for the business of First Impressions who from 1979 had a gift shop in Forest Row. The premises have been totally refurbished with new electrics, plumbing and flooring. 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.” Additional permissions may be required for the operation of some businesses: Wealden Council can advise. HIGHGATE SEVEN comprises TWO rooms: 1) a large airy and light filled office/workshop; 2) a smaller room; plus a mezzanine loft storage area. See attached plan
OFFICE/WORKSHOP AREA TO RENT :
ROOM 1: (main room areas measure 37ft x 22.5ft plus 7ftx 12.58ft)= 920 sq ft or 85.5 sq mt
ROOM 2: measures 12ft x 9.5ft = 114 sq ft or 10.60 sq mt
STORAGE: 90 sq ft. Mezzanine storage. NO CHARGE.
RENTAL AREA TOTAL is 1034sq ft or 96sq mts.
FLOORING: New hard-wearing welded vinyl flooring (Altro Walkway “Whale”) fitted throughout by Sussex Floors.
TOILETS: Shared toilet facilities. Consumables checked and facility cleaned daily. Sited opposite PJ Autos Garage.
CAR PARKING: Rent can include ONE car parking space reserved for your exclusive use. The charge for this is £7 per week. 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.
ELECTRICITY: METER 34, located outside entrance door at the top of the stairs, measures exact units consumed. Electricity is currently billed 13.3p per unit by e-on. Bills are presented at the end of March, June, September and December by the landlord. Additionally the tenant will pay the agreed daily standing charge of 27p per day.
HOT WATER: hot water is provided at the sink by 10 litre HYCO undersink electric water heater which can be turned off if desired.
WASTE COLLECTION: £4 per week covers the use of one quarter of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane.
WATER RATES: £4.32 per month
Water and waste water are covered by the Water Meter Number: 04M121386 in Tomtits Lane. Payment is divided equitably between the occupied offices of the main building.
WASTE-WATER CHARGE: £10.33 per month.
SIGNAGE: £60 plus VAT will cover FIVE permanent signs engraved in weatherproof plastic; for the lane entrance double door, the front door two signboards in Tomtits Lane and the car park.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £1800 is returned at the end of any agreement if the premises are returned in the same decorative condition they were in at the start of the term.
INSURANCE: AVIVA provide property insurance as one policy on the whole of Highgate Works. 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. Monthly payment is £11.50
RATES: Rates @ £33.30 psm per annum (2017/2018 multiplier 0.497). You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk. The billing authority reference number is Ba120501152270.
REFERENCES REQUIRED: Bank plus two business references (and previous landlord where applicable) will be required before agreement.
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.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS RING JOHN GILL AT HIGHGATE