Ennismore Gardens Mews Knightsbridge SW7

Asking Price: OIEO £ 3,200,000 Subject To Contract
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  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Parking
  • Roof Terrace

A charming three-storey, double fronted mews house, on the west side of this colourful, cobbled mews, often described as one of the prettiest in London.

The entrance is flanked by two garages, the larger of which includes separate storage, utility space, a cloakroom and small internal door. From the entrance, a central staircase leads up to the first floor and a large reception room with small terrace at the rear. This is accompanied by an open-plan kitchen overlooking a dining area, with a window facing the mews. The second floor offers two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a dressing room/study, which can be accessed from the landing.

Planning permission was granted in November 2021 to convert the ground floor into a lateral living area, with the garage doors being replaced with glazing and the addition of a single-storey basement across the footprint of the building, which would add a significant amount of space and accommodation. In addition there is approved planning for the introduction of large contemporary windows to the rear elevation.

Location
Ennismore Garden Mews is quiet and colourful mews hidden away from the hubbub of Knightsbridge yet benefits from all the local world-renowned cultural attractions, amenities and 660 acres expanse of green space in Kensington Palace Gardens and Hyde Park.
This freehold house is located within the Knightsbridge Conservation Area and the London Borough of Westminster.

History
Ennismore Mews has a colourful history to match its colourful facades and well-worn cobbles. The mews was built by the Thorn brothers in the late 1800’s to provide coach houses/stabling, with one of the original horse troughs still remaining as does the arch which was built to make the southern entrance more in-keeping with the grand street scape. By the 1930’s most of the buildings had been converted into homes and by the 1960s, the desirability of this charming enclave was firmly on the map, becoming a frequently used backdrop for iconic TV series, movies and advertisements.

Tenure: 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.

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