16-18 High Street, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1DR

Freehold high street investment opportunity in Norfolk

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Lot 111 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 14th September 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Prominent Freehold High Street Investment Opportunity Fully Let on 10 Year FRI Lease At Net Effective Rent Of £40,100 PA

Property Description

Property comprises an extensive ground floor high street premises with glazed frontage facing High Street, currently occupied as offices, but suitable for a variety of alternative uses including retail and leisure. The property extends to approximately 6,243 sq. ft. (580 sq. m.) on a site area of approximately 0.26 acres. Externally, there is off road car parking to the rear of the property for 11 vehicles. Internally, the property provides a reception area accessed directly off High Street leading to offices which have been extensively refitted with glazed partitioning, suspended ceilings and air conditioning. The refit could be easily removed to create open plan retail/leisure accommodation. To the rear of the premises there is a boardroom with kitchen facilities and WCs.


Property is located within Dereham a market town in Norfolk situated on the A47, approximately 15 miles west of Norwich and 25 miles east of King’s Lynn.
Property is situated within the prime retail pitch of Dereham. Local occupiers comprise retail, office and leisure operators including Wilko, Argos, TUI, Vodafone, Halifax and Morrisons. The Dereham Shopping Centre and Breckland Business Centre are both less than a 5 minute walk from the property.

Energy Performance Rating

The property has a rating of D (95).
A copy of the EPC certificate is available within the legal pack.


The property is freehold subject to a 10 year full repairing and insuring lease to Ward Gethin Archer solicitors with effect from 21st March 2023.


We understand the property has planning consent for its existing use however interested parties must rely on their own enquiries.


Mains services are understood to be available in the vicinity of the site, but prospective buyers should make their own independent enquiries as to the suitability of services for their particular requirements.

Value Added Tax

For clarification in respect of whether or not VAT will be chargeable on the purchase price please refer to the legal pack.

Auctioneer's Note

Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.

Remote Bidding Auction

This property is being offered via a remote bidding auction with bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only. You will need to pre-register for remote bidding, provide your identification and debit card details no later than 24 hours prior to the auction, please visit our website for further details.


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.

Tenancy Details

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Tenant Ward Gethin Archer (Creditsafe Rating 'A')
Start 21 March 2023
Term 10 years 'Full Repairing and Insuring'
Annual Rent Year 1 - £30,000 / Year 2 - £32,000 / Years 3 & 4 - £45,500 / Year 5 onwards - £47,500
Review 21 March 2028
Break 21 March 2028 ('Tenant only')
Other We understand that VAT is payable on rent
Ward Gethin Archer is a long established and one of the largest law firms of solicitors and notaries in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, operating from 8 offices.

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