Highgate Works was originally the builders’ yard of H&E Waters, whose well-known business failed in 1992. 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. In May 2005, in response to a demand for very small units that could not, at the time, be met at Highgate Works, “The Jackdaws” replaced the covered car port of the original development, with two smart offices (numbered 1 & 2) plus a double unit workshop (numbered 3). It is rated by the Wealden Council for B1 use, that is, office/light industrial. Each unit is generously supplied with plenty of electric power points and a sink fitted with multipoint hot-water unit.. Toilet accommodation is nearby and the rent covers their being cleaned and supplied each day.
Rent includes one car parking space reserved for the exclusive use of the tenant. JACKDAWS 1 is SPACE 20. If this is not required the rent will be reduced by £7 per week. Additional car spaces are available occasionally to rent at £7 per week. CAR SPACES PLAN HERE
JACKDAWS 1: Self-contained room 120sq ft with loft office space 60sq ft. INTERIOR PICTURES HERE
FLOORING: Welded vinyl hard-wearing Alto “Walkway” fitted by Sussex Floors Limited. FLOOR PLAN HERE
ELECTRICITY: Each Jackdaws unit has its own meter. It measures exact units consumed. Electricity is currently billed by e-on and the tenant will pay 15.70 pence per unit. Additionally, each tenant will pay the agreed daily standing charge of 30p per day. Billing by the landlord will be end of March, June, September and December.
TOILETS: Opposite PJ Autos top entrance. Outside toilet accommodation, separate male and female is serviced and cleaned daily.
HOT WATER: provided over the main sink by TRITON T30i electric handwash.
WATER & WASTE WATER:
METERED WATER CHARGE: (£2 PER MONTH)
Water and waste water are covered by the water meter in Tomtits Lane. (Meter Number: 05M106800 (MARKED IIIIII on cast iron lid in Tomtits Lane). .
WASTE-WATER CHARGE: (£3.00 PER MONTH)
WASTE COLLECTION: £3.00 per week covers the use of one eighth of the 1100 litre green waste-bins on wheels in the lane.
RATES: Rates @ £32.47 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. Our billing authority reference number is 120501152270.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £800 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.
INSURANCE: Property Insurance is effected by Aviva on the whole of Highgate Works on the east side of Tomtits Lane. The annual premium for all three JACKDAW units is £66.00. This amount is apportioned 25:25:50. So the monthly insurance premium is £1.38 for Jackdaws 1. 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.
SIGNAGE: A charge of £70 inc VAT will be made at the start of the tenancy for permanently engraved plastic signs for the doors, car park and signs in Tomtits Lane.
SECURITY: Electronic gates open at 7am and close at 8pm.
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.