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Sold 0 Bedroom 0 Bathroom 0 Reception£1,250,000
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Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, SE26 - £1,250,000

This large parcel of land was once the grounds of Fountain House, a house long demolished and with a delightful 1930s block in its place. On the site itself is The Cottage, the former groom's mews cottage found on one side of the plot.

Full planning has been obtained to redevelop the property either as two large modern-style family houses, or alternatively to develop it as one new enormous family house. Alternative to both of the above the existing cottage on the site, though tired and needing renovation, could also be lovingly restored and extended to create a fine family house set in its secluded and massive garden. So there are several variations to what could be resolved on this wonderful plot, which are in summary:

" The two new houses to be constructed would be in net internal size 366 sq meters (3,940 sq ft) and 218 sq meters (2,345 sq ft) respectively.
" Alternatively, the one new large house on the plot would be 5,077sq (472 meters).
" Alternatively, to extend and renovate The Cottage alone would produce a house of c. 248 sq meters (2,670 sq ft) or even larger (subject to planning consent for the extension).

The proposed new houses of the two-house scheme are to be constructed using an elegant rectilinear form of stretched-plan format to give geometric simplicity. A simple palette of external materials would be employed in the construction using harmonising sections of self-coloured render, Western Red Cedar cladding and blue-black engineering bricks. Generous internal ceiling height on the ground floor (2.7m) encourages a sense of volume and drama to the interior space; the general layout of the properties is a progression of interlinking 'boxes' overlooking a series of courtyards, adding interest and charm to the well-designed interior space.

What is certain and available using any of the proposed redevelopment solutions is that this is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful and secluded residential development plot. The plot itself is enhanced and softened in context by an abundance of surrounding yet not structurally inconveniently-sited trees. This is truly a rare and secluded building plot found at the end of a private drive being itself reminiscent of a country lane more than a typical suburban road.

Plans for the one or two house development scheme and an indication of how the existing property may otherwise be extended can be seen at our offices together with other documents relating to the planning consents.
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Tenant Letting Fees

Starting The Tenancy

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Tenants should budget for the following payments and charges when pursuing a rental property through Roy Brooks. All tenant charges are quoted INCLUSIVE of VAT.

Pre-tenancy admin* (includes referencing and tenancy agreement) £195 per tenant

Holding deposit* 2 x week's rent*

* if you pay a holding deposit and later withdraw, you will lose part or all of the above. If your referencing proves satisfactory and you proceed to move in, the holding deposit will be set off against the initial rental payment, (you do not make this payment twice). If you fail to attend your check in or check out at the right time and a further appointment has to be made, a rebooking charge of a further 50% will be payable.

Pre-move-in payments

Once all tenants have passed referencing you will need to make the following payments available as cleared funds before signing contracts prior to move-in:

Security deposit 6 x week's rent

Rent (less the holding deposit already taken, as above) 1 x month's rent

These charges may vary depending on an individual landlord's requirements. However further rents must be paid by standing order from a single nominated UK bank account. If any amendments should be negotiated to the tenancy agreement, there will be an additional charge of £120.


Ending The Tenancy

At the end of the tenancy, the following charge will fall to the tenants

Inventory Checkout from £78 - £204


Negotiation and preparation of renewal tenancy agreement £120 per tenancy

Early release charge

If for any reason, one or all tenants request to end the tenancy earlier than the end date in your tenancy agreement, your landlord does not have to agree, however if an agreement can be reached, it will be subject him/her being reimbursed for any financial loss he/she might suffer as a result. This may include:

All tenants

A pro-rata reimbursement of the letting fee already paid by your landlord to us calculated as a daily rate from the date you desire to leave until the contractual end of the tenancy: Variable

The landlord's cost of the preparation of a new agreement £120

An individual tenant

The landlord's cost of the preparation of a new agreement £120

The new tenant's cost of referencing/ tenancy agreement & admin £195

The cost of an interim inventory check-in and check-out £125

Deposit protection scheme registration, including administration charge £30

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