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 architect's “axonometric” drawing gives some idea of the attractive development. Rated by the Wealden District Council for: “B1 Business - Offices (other than those that fall within A2), research and development of products and processes, light industry appropriate in a residential area.”
BASEMENT STORE: This small cellar/basement room with its own access was originally the boiler room for the heating that served the H&E Waters workshops. There is power and light. SUITABLE FOR STORAGE ONLY. INTERIOR PICTURES HERE
DIMENSIONS: 8ft x 9ft = 72 sq ft PLAN HERE
RENTAL AREA: 72 sq ft or 6.7 sq mts.
FLOORING: Recently laid BUFF quarry tiles.
TOILETS: The accommodation has no toilet. There are facilities opposite P J Autos Garage: Both male and female toilets are cleaned and serviced three times a week.
RATES: Rateable area is 6.7sq mts. Rates are £33.30psm and the 2019/20 multiplier is .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 look for paragraph 1.2
WATER RATES: No water rates levied on this area. There is no plumbing in this store but running water is available nearby.
CAR PARKING: No car space is reserved with this rental. The premises are to be used for STORAGE ONLY so a car space will not be necessary. Space is available for picking up and dropping off nearby or in Tomtits Lane.
ELECTRICITY: Rental includes electricity usage associated with long-term storage use.
HEATING & HOT WATER: No heating and no water supply.
DEPOSIT: A deposit of £200 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 £100 made towards these costs.
SIGNAGE: A charge will be made if any signs are required. Approx £15 per sign includes VAT.
INSURANCE: Aviva provide property insurance as one policy on the whole of Highgate Works. Contribution towards insurance of buildings insurance only is £1 PER MONTH. Contents insurance is not covered and must be arranged by the tenant. 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.
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.
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 unpaid part of the month in which notice is given.