30 Churchgate, Leicester, LE1 4AJ

Retail investment together with ground rent on upper floors in Leicester

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Auction details:

Wednesday 11th December 2019 @ 10:30AM

A freehold city centre retail investment property together with ground rent received for the long leasehold upper floors Current Rental Income: £15,200 pa

Property Description

The property comprises a spacious and prominent ground floor retail unit with ancillary stores and staff facilities and basement. The upper floors have previously been sold off on a long leasehold basis.


The property is situated fronting Churchgate between the clock tower and St Peters Lane. Churchgate has a varied mix of independent retail uses and is within very close proximity to Highcross Shopping Centre and East Gates where many of the national retailers are represented.
There is a high footfall as Churchgate serves as a main link into the city centre.

Energy Performance Rating

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Freehold – Subject to a Lease for a term of 5 years with effect from 1st October 2019 expiring on the 30th September 2024, at a current rent of £15,000 per annum. There is a break option at year 3.
The upper floors have previously been sold off Long Leasehold for a term of 125 years with effect from June 2015.
The initial rent of £200 per annum for the first 25 years of the term then £400 per annum for the next 25 years of the term and then £800 per annum for the next 25 years of the term and then £1,600 per annum for the remainder of the term.
A copy of the Lease documentation will be available for inspection within the Legal Pack.

Value Added Tax

We understand that VAT will be chargeable on this transaction, the intention would be to treat as a TOGC. Full details will be available within the Legal Pack.


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


Unit Sq.m. Sq.ft.
Sales Area 172.42 sq.m. 1,856 sq.ft.
Ancillary 11.79 sq.m. 127 sq.ft.
Basement Measurements Not available
We have not undertaken a full measured survey of the premises and all interested parties should seek their own verification to these.

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