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.
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.”
1) Room To Right Of Entrance Lobby (Kitchen): 9’5” x 9’ = 85 sq ft INTERIOR PICTURES HERE
2) Room To Left Of Entrance Lobby: 9’5” x 10’9”= 101 sq ft
3) Middle Office: 9’10” x 9’7”= 95 sq ft
4) Room Overlooking Garden: 13’6” x 10’= 136 sq ft
5) Skylight Room: 9’3” x 8’10”= 82 sq ft
6) Entrance Lobby: 14’ x 10’8”= 149 sq ft
7) Toilet: 6’2” x 6’3”= 38 sq ft
8) Corridor: 11’6” x 3’10”= 44 sq ft
FULL RENTAL AREA: 730 SQ FT FLOOR PLAN HERE
FLOORING: Parquet flooring throughout. Kitchen and Toilet: beige heavy duty Altro Walkway welded vinyl
TOILETS: Inside toilet accommodation.
RATES: Rates @ £55.00 psm per annum (2019/20 multiplier 0.504). You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk. The billing authority reference number is Ba120501152270. Ref 1.1 Office-adj house
WATER RATES: Water and waste water are measured by the water meter in Tomtits Lane. Meter Number: 04M121386 (by the security gate in Tomtits Lane). Water £4.00 pcm. Waste Water charge is based upon water usage. Waste Water £9.00 pcm.
WASTE COLLECTION: £5 per week allows use of one quarter of the 1100 litre waste-bin beside the premises.
CAR PARKING: Rent includes ONE car parking space numbered B6 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. CAR SPACES PLAN HERE
ELECTRICITY: billed quarterly by the landlord at end of Mar/June/Sep/Dec. 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 currently billed by e-on at 15.58 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.
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. There is no charge made for the initial legal costs involved in drawing up the lease, but if the tenant ends the tenancy before the end of the term there will be a deduction of £300 made towards these costs.
SIGNAGE: A charge of £60 inc VAT is made to cover cost of providing attractive engraved weatherproof signs for the front doors and one car space.
INSURANCE: Property Insurance is effected by AVIVA on the whole of Highgate Works. The annual premium for HIGHGATE LODGE 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 premises 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.
PETS: No dogs or pets are allowed at Highgate Works out of consideration for the welfare of all who have business here and our residential neighbours.
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 April.
ENDING THE LEASE BEFORE THE END OF THE TERM
Three calendar months' notice must be given to terminate the lease. If the tenant opts to give notice and this is given on the first of the month after paying the rent due on that day, the tenancy ends at the end of the third month following. For example if notice is given on 1st January, after payment of rent due, the tenancy will end on 31st March. However, if notice is given part way through the month then a full three calendar months must elapse before the end of the tenancy. For example: if notice is given on 15th January the tenancy will not end part way through the month of April but on 30th April and rent will be due to match the unpaid part of the month in which notice is given.