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 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.”
HIGHGATE TWO on the ground floor, near the entrance to Highgate Works, recently housed the master pattern workshop associated with the silver plating works of First Impressions. The premises have been refurbished with new DOUBLE-GLAZED WINDOWS, paintwork and plumbing.
OFFICE/WORKSHOP AREA TO RENT:
ONE ROOM approximate size 4.80m x 6.91m= 33.2 square metres or 15’ 9”’ x 22’ 8” = 357 sq ft. INTERIOR PICTURES HERE
FLOORING: high grade non-slip “Altair” welded vinyl flooring.
TOILETS: There are no toilets in this unit. Use of the toilet facilities opposite P J Autos Garage is included in the rental price. Both male and female toilets are regularly cleaned and provided for.
RATES: Rates @ £33.30 psm per annum (2019/2020multiplier is 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.
WATER RATES: £2 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: £3 per month.
WASTE COLLECTION: £2.50 per week covers the use of one eighth of one of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane; or £13 per month or £5 per week for one quarter bin.
CAR PARKING: Rental figure includes ONE car parking space. 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 SPACES PLAN HERE
ELECTRICITY: METER 32 measures exact units consumed. It is sited inside the unit high up next to the fuse board to the left of the front door. Electricity is currently billed by e-on. Bills are presented at the end of March, June, September and December by the landlord. Electricity is currently billed by E-on and you pay 15.58 pence per unit; additionally each tenant pays the agreed daily standing charge of 27p per day.
HOT WATER: a small capacity hot water is provided over the main sink by TRITON T30i electric handwash.
HEATING: will be by oil-filled radiators supplied by the tenant.
DEPOSIT of £1000 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 signs for the entrance doors, the car park and the lane.
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. Contribution to insurance cover £6 per month.
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 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 part of the month in which notice is given.