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. At present there is a fridge/cooker and sink-unit in the second room in a small area of its own.
The sink waste is powered by a Grundfos waste pump.
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 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 WorksÂ 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