Barkston Gardens Earls Court SW5

Asking Price: £ 4,950,000 Subject To Contract
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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Balcony

An extremely impressive lateral penthouse apartment, with a double reception room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stunning garden views and incredible natural light.

This apartment is located in a very popular and highly desirable period mansion block. The double reception room at the front of the building extends to an impressive width of approximately 40-feet, proving a wonderful sense of space. These two rooms enjoy large windows and floor to ceiling doors that lead directly onto a private balcony. The views are stunning, looking directly across the communal garden square. The semi open-plan kitchen is located just behind the dining area.

From the middle to the rear of the apartment there are five double bedrooms, including the master bedroom which benefits from a private en-suite bathroom. The overall presentation of the apartment is excellent, having been clearly well cared for by the current owners. The property further benefits from a non-demised loft area, the use of a stunning communal garden square, a lift and a share of freehold.

Barkston Gardens is a classic garden square located to the north of the Old Brompton Road and to the east of Earls Court Road. The flat is ideally located for the excellent transport links from Earls Court and Gloucester Road stations and benefits from the many local shops, restaurants and amenities of the area.

Tenure: Share of Freehold

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TENANT FEES AND ADDITIONAL COSTS

In accordance with the Tenant Fees Act 2019, the rules for how fees will be charged for Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST’s) are different to how fees will be charged for Non-Housing Act (NHA) tenancies.

Housing Act Tenancies: Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA): Also known as 'Common Law Tenancies'
An AST is the most common type of type of tenancy if you rent from a private landlord or letting agent. An NHA tenancy is typically created if the rent is over £100,000 per year, or if it is a company tenancy.
You usually have an AST if:
  • The rent is less than £100,000 per year
  • You (the tenant) are an individual and are using the property as your main home
  • Your landlord doesn’t live in the property
  • The property is privately owned
A company tenancy is when a company takes on a residential tenancy agreement as the tenant. The company employee will live in the property as a ‘permitted occupant’.
An NHA tenancy would also be created if the property isn’t the tenant’s main home.

Housing Act Tenancies / Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)

In accordance with the Tenant Fees Act 2019, permitted payments by a tenant to a landlord or agent are listed below.

All fees are shown inclusive of VAT.

  • A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at one week’s rent. This will be put towards your first rent payment due prior to the start of the tenancy. Please note: this will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days (or other deadline as mutually agreed in writing).
  • Rent
  • A refundable deposit capped at no more than five weeks’ rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks’ rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or more.
  • Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher.
  • Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy when requested by the tenant – these include all costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agents existing or re-letting fees.
  • Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV license and Council Tax.
  • A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key / security device, where required under a tenancy agreement.
  • Green Deal charge.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax – where the cumulative rent exceeds £125,000.

Non-Housing Act Tenancies

All fees are shown inclusive of VAT.

  • Holding deposit equivalent to one week’s rent. This will be put towards your first rent payment due prior to the start of the tenancy. We will retain your holding deposit should you withdraw from the tenancy.
  • Rent.
  • £36 per reference check (both for individuals and companies).
  • A deposit usually equivalent to six weeks’ rent, or if you have a pet this will usually be equivalent to eight weeks’ rent.
  • The cost of the check out of the inventory and schedule of condition at the end of the tenancy – the cost of this will vary depending on the size of the property.
  • Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy when requested by the tenant – these include all costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agents existing or re-letting fees.
  • Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV license and Council Tax.
  • A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key / security device, where required under a tenancy agreement.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax – where the cumulative rent exceeds £125,000.

Russell Simpson is a member of ARLA Propertymark and therefore endeavours to comply with ARLA Propertymark’s code of Practice. Further information, including the code of practice, can be obtained directly from the organisation’s website – www.arla.co.uk

Russell Simpson is a member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) who can provide independent redress. More information on TPO can be found at their website – www.tpos.co.uk

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