AVAILABLE FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2022
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 is in the prime ground floor position, for deliveries and collections, near the entrance to Highgate Works. 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.
RATES: Rates @ £33.30 psm per annum (2022/2023multiplier 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.
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.
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: £26 per month or £6 per week covers the use of one quarter of one of the 1100 litre waste-bins on wheels in the lane. The minimum requirement would be £3 per week for one eighth of one of the bins.
CAR PARKING: Rental figure does not include any car parking space. SPACE B1 on the CAR PARK PLAN is reserved with this unit, if required. 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 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. Bills are presented at the end of March, June, September and December by the landlord. Electricity is currently billed by E-on at 15.70 pence per unit; additionally each tenant pays the agreed daily standing charge of 30p per day. PLEASE NOTE that these rates are likely to rise before the end of 2022.
HOT WATER: a small capacity hot water is provided over the main sink by TRITON T30i electric handwash.
HEATING: There is no central heating in the unit. Only oil-filled radiators are allowed.
DEPOSIT of £1500 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.
SIGNAGE: A charge of £70 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.