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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 architect’s “axonometric” drawing gives some idea of the attractive development. Rated by the Wealden District Council for: “B1 Business - Offices (other than those that fall within A2), research and development of products and processes, light industry appropriate in a residential area.”  VIEW FROM THE DOOR HERE
THE ROOKERY, with its black roofs, replaces a large old timber store.  It is built on four discrete levels.  
ROOKERY ONE is on the lowest level with a double door entrance loading bay. The suite has two gas-fired radiators and is well insulated with two small double-glazed windows with high quality concertina security grilles on doors and windows. INTERIOR PICTURES HERE
OFFICE/KITCHEN: 32.36 sq metres or 18.65ft x 18.65 ft = 348sq ft .Shared communal areas in The Rookery: toilets etc 110 sq ft
FLOORING: Altro Walkway “Tundra”. Heavy duty high grade welded flooring.
TOILETS: Male and female accommodation is serviced daily.  Situated inside the main entrance to The Rookery.
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:  £2.50 covers the use of one eighth of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane.
CAR PARKING:  Rent includes ONE car parking space (£1 per day). The space numbered 20 on the car spaces plan is reserved for your exclusive use.  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 HERE
ELECTRICITY: billed quarterly by the landlord at end of 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. The 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 & HOT WATER: Gas charge £20 per month charges gas usage estimated @ £11.79 per month average winter/summer plus standing order £8.21 per month.(for two radiators and hot water). One third of annual boiler service charge is billed to tenant. An over-sink water heater provides immediate hot water in addition to the sink tap which draws from the central heating boiler and takes some time to become warm.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: can be viewed HERE and HERE
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £1800 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.  If the tenant ends the tenancy before the end of the term there will be a deduction of £200 made towards legal costs of drawing up the lease.
SIGNAGE: A charge of £60 inc VAT is made to cover cost of providing attractive engraved weatherproof signs for the entrance doors, the car park and the lane.
INSURANCE: 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.
REFERENCES: Two business references (and previous landlord where applicable) will be required before agreement.
PETS: No dogs or pets are allowed at Highgate Works out of consideration for the welfare of all who have business here.
SECURITY: SECOM intruder alarm fitted. Pharmacy grade security grilles on windows and entrance. The Tomtits Lane heavy electronic security gate opens at 7am and closes 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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Highgate Works was originally the builders’ yard of the well-known H&E Waters company whose business failed in 1997. 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 LODGE was the purpose-built office complex of the original builders’ company. The property consists of EIGHT separate areas to include toilet facilities. It 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.”

FLOOR PLAN HERE       INTERIOR PICTURES HERE

1) ROOM TO RIGHT OF ENTRANCE (KITCHEN): 85 SQUARE FEET or 8 SQUARE METRES
2) ROOM TO LEFT OF ENTRANCE LOBBY: 100 SQUARE FEET or 9 SQUARE METRES
3) MIDDLE OFFICE: 100 SQUARE FEET or 9 SQUARE METRES
4) ROOM OVERLOOKING GARDEN: 136 SQUARE FEET or 13 SQUARE METRES
5) SKYLIGHT ROOM: 81 SQUARE FEET or 7.5 SQUARE METRES
6) ENTRANCE LOBBY: 246 SQUARE FEET or 23 SQUARE METRES
7) TOILET: 43 SQUARE FEET or 4 SQUARE METRES. Hot and cold water supplied via central heating system.
8) CORRIDOR: 27 SQUARE FEET or 2.5 SQUARE METRES

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. 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: The meter (number 16) is in the cupboard to the left just inside the door and measures exact units consumed. It is not loaded in any way. Electricity is billed by e-on and we pay 13.3 pence per unit. You will be charged the same; additionally you will pay the same agreed daily standing charge of 27 pence per day.

GAS: Central heating boiler. You will pay for gas directly to the supplier of your choice. We will arrange for the gas boiler to be serviced each year. Costs for this service and any on-going central heating maintenance, the safety certification which is required by law, will all be the responsibility of the tenant.

WASTE COLLECTION: If required £5 per week covers the use of one quarter of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane.

TOILETS: Inside toilet accommodation.

INSURANCE: Property Insurance is effected by AVIVA on the whole of Highgate Works. The annual premium for The Bungalow is £153.00. External repairs, pathway and road maintenance, gutters and leaf clearance are 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.

WATER RATES AND WASTE WATER: The water meter is shared with Highgate Works. Costs are included in the basic rental price.

RATES: You may check the rates at any time on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk. Click the button FIND MY PROPERTY VALUATION. Our billing authority reference number is 120501152270. This property is at the top of the list: Ref 1.1 “Office - Adj house”. The current rateable value is £55 per sq metre per annum. The 2018/2019 multiplier is 0.493.

DEPOSIT: A deposit of £1800 will be returned if at the end of any agreement the premises are returned in the same decorative condition they were in at the start of the term.

 

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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  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.  ROOKERY SUITE 2 is one large room with double loading bay doors on the ground floor, with separate kitchen.  INTERIOR PICTURES HERE In addition to its own front door (not visible in the picture above) this suite has its own disabled entrance and loading doors (seen painted green in the picture above).
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES HERE AND HERE  Toilet accommodation is outside the office on the same floor.  See PLAN HERE.
OFFICE/WORKSHOP AREA TO RENT: 644 sq ft plus 110 sq. ft communal areas = 754 sq.ft. The suite is well lit with double-glazed windows that face the driveway which runs under The Rookery “link bridge” (which you can see to the right of the picture above.

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.
CAR PARKING:  Rental for car spaces 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:  The meter No 2, housed in the cupboard opposite the toilets on the ground floor, measures exact units consumed. Electricity is currently billed 12.2p per unit by e-on. The tenant will pay 12.2 pence per unit to include climate change levy. Additionally each tenant will pay the agreed daily standing charge of 27p per day. Billing is quarterly (end of March etc) by the landlord.  Current e-on contract ends: OCTOBER 2017.
TOILETS: Sited on the ground floor.  Separate male, female and disabled toilet accommodation is provided; each of which is cleaned and provided for daily. Pictures HERE.
HEATING & HOT WATER: Billing is end of March, June, September and December by the landlord. The GAS central heating boiler supplies ROOKERY SUITE 1 (THREE radiators) and SUITE 2 (FOUR radiators). This gas boiler is serviced yearly.  The boiler is sited above the sink in the kitchen of ROOKERY SUITE 1. All service costs are divided between both suites on an equitable basis.  SUITE 1 and SUITE 2 each have individual meters outside each unit to record exact kilowatt hour heat drawn by the radiators in each unit. The digital meter for Suite 2 is sited in the Ladies’ Toilet area. The two meters provide the basis for the billing ratio.  
AIR CONDITIONING UNIT:  SUITE TWO has the only air conditioning unit in The Rookery.  Costs of maintenance and repair and annual service are to be paid for by the tenant.
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: Water and waste water are covered by the meter in Tomtits Lane. Meter Number: 2549381 (MARKED I on cast iron lid in Tomtits Lane). At the end of the year payment might need to be adjusted equitably between the occupied offices of the building. Each suite will pay in advance WATER £4 PER MONTH.
WASTE-WATER CHARGE is based upon water usage.  At the end of the year payment may be adjusted equitably between the occupied offices of the building.  Each suite will pay in advance WASTE WATER £9 PER MONTH.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £1800 is returned if at the end of the lease 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.  The premium is £719.32 per annum for the whole of The Rookery.  This is divided up according to floor area ROOKERY STUDIO 13% of the cover; SUITE 1 13% of the cover; SUITE 2 22% of the cover  SUITE 3 23% of the cover and SUITE 4 29%.  So SUITE 2 is charged £158.25 per annum (£13.19 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.
RATES: Rates @ £60 psm per annum (2018/2019 multiplier 0.493). Rates are not paid for communal areas. You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk.  The billing authority reference number is Ba120501152270.
SIGNS: There is a one-off charge (£60 plus VAT) for engraved acrylic signs for the business. 1) Front door sign 2) Car park sign 3) Tomtits Lane sign 4) Rookery entrance door.
REFERENCES REQUIRED: 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.

 

 

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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.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES HERE AND HERE
ROOKERY SUITE 3 on the first floor, has TWO large rooms . See attached plan.The suite is well lit with double-glazed windows that face a field where sheep and lambs peacefully graze, unless the ram has access to the pastures green. A catering size stainless steel sink is plumbed with hot and cold water.  INTERIOR PICTURES HERE

OFFICE/WORKSHOP AREA TO RENT: ROOM 1 is 5.565 x 5.825 = 32.41 sq metres (348.73sq ft)
ROOM 2 is 5.565 x 5.825 = 32.41 square metres less 6.74 (stairs) = 25.67 sq metres.
Two rooms total area 58.40 sq m = 628 sq. ft plus LOFT STORAGE see plan (no charge).
628 sq. ft. plus 110 sq. ft. (communal areas) = 628 sq ft
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.
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. 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 NUMBER 3, housed in the cupboard opposite the toilets on the ground floor, measures exact units consumed.  Electricity is currently billed by E-on and the tenant will pay 13.3 pence per unit for The Rookery.  Additionally, each tenant will pay the agreed daily standing charge of 27 pence per day.  Billing by the landlord will be end of March, June, September and December.
TOILETS: Sited on the ground floor. Separate male, female and disabled toilet accommodation is provided; each of which is cleaned and supplied daily. PICTURES HERE.
HOT WATER: The GAS central heating boiler supplies ROOKERY SUITE 3 and SUITE 4. This gas boiler is serviced yearly; and is sited upstairs in the kitchen of ROOKERY SUITE 4. All service and usage costs are divided between both suites. Each suite has a individual meter to indicate radiator heat used by each unit. This is the basis for the division of the costs. This meter is sited on the right above the sink.
WASTE COLLECTION: £5 per week covers the use of one quarter of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane.
WATER RATES:
Water and waste water are covered by the meter in Tomtits Lane. Meter Number: 2549381 (MARKED I on cast iron lid in Tomtits Lane). At the end of the year payment might need to be adjusted equitably between the occupied offices of the building. Each suite will pay in advance WATER £4 PER MONTH.
WASTE-WATER CHARGE is based upon water usage. At the end of the year payment is adjusted equitably between the occupied offices of the building. Each suite will pay in advance WASTE WATER £9 PER MONTH.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £1800 is returned if at the end of any agreement 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  The premium is £719.32 per annum for the whole of The Rookery (until June 2018). This is divided up according to floor area ROOKERY STUDIO: 13% of the cover; SUITE 1 13% of the cover; SUITE 2 22% of the cover SUITE 3 23% of the cover and SUITE 4 29%.So SUITE 3 is charged £165.44 per annum (£13.79 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.
RATES: Rates @ £60 psm per annum (2018/2019 multiplier 0.493). Rates are not paid for communal areas. You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk. The billing authority reference number is Ba120501152270.


PAYMENT BY STANDING ORDER
An example: If the tenancy starts on January 1st. The initial payment (ONE months' rent in advance) will cover rent up to the end of January. First payment by standing order on February 1st will pay rent for the month of February.
It follows, that if one 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 July 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 August 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
01342 824246
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