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• Investment Property or Sold with Vacant Possession
• Two Bedroom Top Floor Apartment within a Purpose Built Building
• Great views across Canterbury with the Cathedral in the distance
• Within easy reach of Canterbury West Station, which has the HSL to London
• Currently Let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy at £625 per month
• The apartment has double glazing and a modern kitchen but could benefit from some cosmetic improvements
UNDER OFFER....Gordon Miller Property Consultants are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity of purchasing a turn-key Investment Property, which is a 2-bedroom top floor apartment located in area that has proved to be popular with property investors and owner-occupiers alike. Canterbury offers the perfect city lifestyle with the Whitefriars shopping complex, a selection of award winning restaurants such as Deesons and the Abode, which are perfect for pre-theatre dining before an evening at the Marlowe Theatre or Curzon cinema. Within walking distance of the apartment is Canterbury West Train Station, offering High Speed Link to London in under one hour. In the summer, you have the choice of many picturesque, award winning gardens to visit as well as the many cosmopolitan festivals such as the Canterbury International Art Festival or the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival located in Dane John Gardens.
The apartment is on the top floor of the building with no other apartments having access off the top floor landing. Being at the end of the building it benefits from a dual aspect and this enables the light to come flooding into the apartment. The views across the City of Canterbury, with the Cathedral in the distance, are superb and can be enjoyed from the lounge, kitchen and bedroom one.
The apartment was well-designed with the benefit of having a separate kitchen from the lounge (unlike many new properties), plenty of internal storage space and two good-size bedrooms. The double glazing, some of which has recently been replaced, and the Economy Seven Storage Heaters help ensure that the apartment is cost-effective to run.
21 Halstead Close has been let to the same tenant for a number of years and is managed ‘in-house’ under Gordon Miller Property Consultants Full Management package. The tenant, who is paying £625 PCM, has expressed an interest in staying on at the apartment post-completion. However, should you wish to have vacant possession then we can serve the tenant with 2-months’ notice.
There are stairs that lead to the various floors, with one apartment accessed from each level. 21 Halstead Close is located off the top floor landing.
The Entrance Hall provides access to all of the rooms. There is a large storage cupboard, a coats cupboard and an airy cupboard in the hallway; along with a storage heater and a double glazed window to the side, which allows light to come into the hall. Doors into:-
14' 3'' x 11' 2'' (4.34m x 3.40m)
This is a light and airy room, due to the large double glazed picture window to the front and a further double glazed window to the side. The window to the front provides great views over the Canterbury with the Cathedral is the distance. There is a storage heater in this room.
8' 7'' x 7' 11'' (2.61m x 2.41m)
There is a range of modern matching base and wall units, with an integrated cooker and ceramic glass hob above, with an extractor chimney. There is an inset 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with mixer taps, a tiled floor, space for a washing machine and space for a fridge/freezer. There is a double glazed window to the front with great views.
13' 2'' x 8' 10'' (4.01m x 2.69m)
There is a large double glazed picture window that provides great views over the City. There is a built-in wardrobe, with cupboards above, and a storage heater.
11' 3'' x 6' 11'' (3.43m x 2.11m)
There is a double glazed window to the rear and a storage heater.
This fully tiled bathroom has a paneled bath, with electric shower above (not tested), a wash hand basin and a low level WC. There is also an extractor fan.
The property is being sold Leasehold. The 125 year lease commenced in January 1988.
Service Charge, Ground Rent & Maintenance
The actual Service Charge Expenditure for the 1st April 2015 to the 31st March 2016 was £1,094.54. We have requested information for the the period 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017. The Ground Rent is only £10 per year.
There are some major works currently taking place with regards to the replacement of the roof. The owner has been informed that their contribution will be around £8,000. We are awaiting further details from the management company of the buildings and the owner has agreed to make an allowance to cover this amount.
To Be Advised
The current tenant, who has been living in the apartment for around 5 years, is paying £625 per calendar month. She is on a periodic tenancy and we would need to serve her with 2-months notice should you require Vacant Possession.
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