Whitley Advice Shop – Short Lease Rental Opportunity

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Whitley Advice Shop, 479 Northumberland Avenue, RG2 8LZ is available to rent on a short lease in accordance with the letting particulars set out below. In accordance with the Third Sector Premises Policy Statement agreed on the 16 February 2016, voluntary sector organisations have a period of 8 weeks to submit a bid for the property. The Bidding deadline is noon on 5 January 2018.

PROPERTY DETAILS: Whitley Advice Shop, 479 Northumberland Avenue, RG2 8LZ
Accommodation: A ground floor former retail unit, with the following accommodation:
Front Meeting room: 24 sq metres
Office: 11 sq metres
Small rear office: 4.70 sq metres
Kitchen area: 3.24 sq metres
Circulation area: 9.9 sq metres
Toilet: 2.85 sq metres
Store: 3.0 sq metres
Covered rear yard/storage: 16.20 sq metres (accessed from circulation area and via rear access gate)
Full glazed frontage.

Click here for a location map and here for a floor plan.

Rateable Value: £7,100 The rates payable on this rateable value would currently be £3,308 p.a.
Rental Value: The market rental value of the property is in the region of £6,000 per annum.
Lease term: To be agreed
Repairs: The tenant is to take the premises as found and to carry out such works as are necessary for their occupation. The tenant will also be responsible for internal repairs and decorations, external shop front and roof/access gate of rear yard.
Use: Uses compatible with the premises’ situation will be considered subject to the proposed tenant obtaining any necessary planning permission in appropriate cases.
Buildings Insurance: The building is insured by the Council. The annual building insurance premiums will be repayable to the Council by the tenant.
Contents and third party liability insurance will be the responsibility of the tenant.
Legal Costs: Each party will bear their own legal costs in the grant of a lease.

To view the property: all viewings by appointment only with Chris Bloomfield, Neighbourhood Initiatives Manager. Phone 0118 9372176 or email chris.bloomfield@reading.gov.uk.

For a third section application form, guidance and score sheet, please contact: Clare Muir, Policy and Voluntary Sector Manager. Phone  0118 9372119 or email clare.muir@reading.gov.uk.