1622-1622a High Street, Knowle, Solihull, B93 0JU

Office/Retail Investment in Solihull

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Auction details:

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 @ 10:30AM

Holte Suite, Aston Villa FC, Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6HE

An Attractive Long Leasehold Office/Retail Investment Within a Popular and Affluent Location Current Gross Income: £25,250 pa

Property Description

The property comprises a part two storey and part single storey mid terraced building of brick construction surmounted by a pitched tile roof and currently configured to provide:- 1622- Two storey office premises together with attic space and extending to approximately 1,095 sq.ft. (101.72 sq.m.) on the ground and first floors and 310 sq.ft. (28.79 sq.m.) of attic space. 1622a- Ground floor retail area extending to approximately 600 sq.ft. (55.74 sq.m.). To the rear of the building is secure parking for approximately 7 cars.


The property occupies a prominent position fronting the High Street in the popular and affluent village of Knowle. Within the vicinity there is a good mix of local retail and professional uses, whilst the excellent shopping and leisure amenities offered by Solihull town centre are approximately 3 miles distant, and there is access to the national motorway network via junction 5 of the M42 motorway which lies approximately 1.5 miles distant.

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We understand that the property is Long Leasehold for a term of 125 years with effect from the 1st September 1975, having approximately 81 years unexpired.

We understand that the annual ground rent is calculated as 15% of the annual rents collected.

Tenancy Details

The property is subject to the following occupational tenancies:-
1622 - Let by way of a 10 year Lease to Hasker Architects Limited with effect from the 1st September 2016 at a current rent of £17,500 per annum plus VAT. There is provision for a rent review on the 4th August 2022.

1622a - Let by way of a rolling 6 month tenancy to Art's Cool, with effect from the 5th December 2012, at an annual rent equivalent of £7,750 per annum.

The gross rent received is £25,250 per annum less ground rent payable, which reflects a net receivable rent of £21,462.50 per annum.

Copies of the agreements will be available for inspection within the Legal Pack.

Value Added Tax

We understand that VAT is chargeable on this transaction.


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