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STARLINGS, set in the countryside, with its green roof, replaces a run-down store.  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.”  
GROUND FLOOR: (73 sq mts.  785 sq ft)
Office 4.415 metres x 3.384 metres = 14.94 sq mts. 14.5 ft x 11.166 = 161 sq ft
Toilet/vestibule 3.380 metres x 1.500 metres = 5.07 sq mts. 11ft x 5ft = 55sq ft
Open plan main office with kitchen 6.24 metres x 8.49 metres = 52.97 sq mts. 20.5ft x 27.833ft= 571sq ft
MEZZANINE FIRST FLOOR: (36 sq mts. 387.36 sq ft)
6.578 metres x 5.566 metres = 36.61 sq mts. 21.5ft x 18.25ft = 392sq ft
TOTAL RENTAL AREA: 1177 sq ft.


Annual servicing and maintenance in May will be scheduled by the landlord to be paid for by the tenant. Any replacement of whole unit costs to be borne by landlord.
FLOORING: Good quality green/blue carpet. “Altro Walkway” welded vinyl fitted by Sussex Floors Ltd in office and toilet.
TOILETS: Disabled toilet accommodation is provided on the ground floor.
RATES: Rateable area is 108 sq mts @ £60 psm per annum (2020/2021 multiplier is 0.512).   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 "Ground/Office/59.80" and "First/Office/48.2"
WATER RATES AND WASTE WATER: Tenant to arrange for provider.  Meter No: 2549382 (MARKED IIIII on cast iron lid in Tomtits Lane).
WASTE COLLECTION: £6 per week covers the use of one quarter of the 1100 litre waste-bins in the lane.
CAR PARKING: Rent includes ONE car parking space reserved for your exclusive use. 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: Tenant will arrange for provider.  Guideline: Electricity is currently billed by e-on @ 15.70 ppu. with a standing charge of 30p per day.
GAS HEATING & HOT WATER:  Tenant will pay for gas directly to the supplier of choice.  The landlord 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.If the boiler fails a new boiler will be fitted at the landlord’s expense.
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 £70 inc VAT is made to cover cost of providing FOUR 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.  The premium for this building is £163 per annum.   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 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.
SECURITY GATES: 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 April.
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.

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