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INVESTMENT FOR SALE

For sale: £455,000.00|2513 Sq Ft|Residential, Retail

PROPERTY DETAILS

FOR SALE£455,000.00
SIZE2513 Sq Ft
ADDRESSWaterstones, 3-5 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2DY
TYPEResidential, Retail
TENUREFor Sale Freehold
POSTED ON1st July 2020

DESCRIPTION

THE OPPORTUNITY
This excellent town centre freehold retail investment opportunity comprises one of Dorking’s primary shop units on the prominent corner where High St, South St and West St converge on the busy A25 offering prominent frontage in all directions, next to Costa Coffee and close to Sainsburys. This unit is also on the main access route by car to Waitrose. The premises comprises large ground floor retail premises currently let to Waterstones Booksellers Limited on a ten year lease expiring 29.5.23 with the upper floors forming four modernised self contained flats all subject to long leases. We are instructed to sell the freehold title Title No SY227525 subject to the existing leases. The remaining flats being marketed are also available for purchase.

THE RETAIL UNIT

The unit is subject to the aforementioned lease granted for 10 years from 30.5.13 to Waterstones Bookshops Limited (Company Reg No 00610095) at passing rent of £40,000 pax which remains the passing rent through to expiry. The freeholder recovers 2/5ths share of the building repairs from Waterstones. The Tenants repair obligations are limited to a Schedule of Condition agreed at lease commencement.

Ground floor sales area 1713 sq ft (159.14 sq m)
Basement (trap door access) 800 sq ft (74.32 sq m)
Kitchenette
WC

THE RESIDENTIAL UPPER PARTS

The uppers form four modernised self contained one and two bedroom flats all subject to new 125 year leases. One flat has been sold and three are currently being offered for sale with vacant possession. Each flat provides £100 pa ground rent and share of maintenance costs via service charge.

Residential summary

Flat 1 First floor flat One bedroom flat
Flat 2 First floor flat : Two bedroom flat
Flat 3 Second floor flat Two bedroom flat
Flat 4 Third floor flat Already subject to an existing 125 year lease.

PRICE
Offers in the region of £455,000 for the freehold interest with the shop and each flats subject to the respective leases. This represents a yield of 8.75% excluding the additional income to be provided from the ground rent income from the remaining flats if/once sold. OUR CLIENT IS WILLING TO SELL THEIR FREEHOLD INTEREST TO INCLUDE THE REMAINING THREE FLATS WITH VACANT POSSESSION SHOULD THE BUYER BE INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING THE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES TOO.


VAT
We are advised that the premises is not elected for VAT at present.


COSTS
Each party are to bear their own legal costs in the transaction.

BUSINESS RATES
Rateable Value : £35,000 The Tenant is responsible for business rates under terms of the lease:

COUNCIL TAX

Each flat is banded separately as follows;

Flat 1 Band B
Flat 2 Band C
Flat 3 Band C
Flat 4 Band B



EPC

EPC’S are available for each part of the premises as follows:

Retail unit : E (110):
Flat 1 D (62)
Flat 2 E (52)
Flat 3 D (61)
Flat 4 E (47)

A full copy of the EPC for each unit is available for the above upon request.

LOCATION

Location: Waterstones, 3-5 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2DY

Dorking West (0.6 miles)

Dorking Deepdene (0.6 miles)

Dorking (0.8 miles)

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