High Street, Billericay

Price £1,050 pcm - Let


Available immediately and located on Billericay High Street is this three bedroom duplex apartment. Internally the property is decorated in neutral colours with a wood effect laminate flooring and under floor heating.

Although classed as an apartment this property provides the size of accommodation often expected in a house, the hallway is generous, the kitchen/diner has ample room for a large table and chairs and the lounge has doors opening onto a small balcony. The first floor consists of the three bedrooms, two are good sized doubles and one is a single, in addition the bathroom is on this floor and is fitted out in a stylish four piece white suite with a spa bath and corner shower cubicle.

Externally the property enjoys a roof terrace that faces in a westerly direction and beyond the roof tops there are distant views.


Entrance Hall PVCu double glazed door and glazed panel, stairs to first floor with storage under, wood effect laminate flooring and doors to..

Kitchen/Diner 4.58m x 3.64m (15` x 12`)
Window looking onto roof terrace, range of fitted wood style units fitted to 2 walls with tiled splash backs compliment the wood effect laminate floor. There is a built in electric oven and hob with extractor and spaces for washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Please note the landlord is happy to leave both the washing machine and fridge freezer in situ for the tenants use, however any ongoing maintenance if and when required will be the responsibly of the tenant.

Lounge 5.56m x 3.69m > 3.04m (18`2 x 12`1 > 10`) Again, this room has a wood effect laminate floor, looks onto the High Street and has a window as well as double doors onto a small balcony area. The brick built fireplace is for decoration only.

First Floor Landing
Wood effect laminate floor and doors to each bedroom and bathroom.

Bedroom One 3.91m x 3.47m (12`9 x 11`4)
This nice square room is situated to the rear of the property and has wood effect laminate floors. The wrought iron bed frame can remain for use by the tenant.

Bedroom Two 4.35m x 3.48m > 2.89m (14`3 x 11`5 > 9`5)
Window to front and wood effect laminate floor. There are freestanding wardrobes which can be used or removed by the ingoing tenant.

Bedroom Three 2.78m x 2.57m (9`1 x 8`5)
Window to front and wood effect laminate flooring. Freestanding draw unit for use of the tenant or removal.

Stylish White Four Piece Bathroom
A stunning room with a rear facing window and fully tiled walls. The fitted white suite consists of an inset spa bath, a mounted wash basin with vanity storage under, low level wc and a separate corner shower cubicle. There is a fitted circular wall mounted mirror. The tenants are welcome to use the spa/Jacuzzi function on the bath but please note there is no agreement to provide ongoing maintenance if required.

Outside
The roof terrace area with a pleasant westerly aspect enjoys distant views beyond the immediate roof tops and provides space for a table and chairs and barbeque area. There is a small external shed and please note there is no parking allocated to this property.


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Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.

The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.

It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.

The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.

Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990`s, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.

The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.

Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.

The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn`t changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!

With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.

There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don`t need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there`s a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.

Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.

Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!

All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.


A BIT OF HISTORY

Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.

Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship`s victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the `New World` of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.

In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.

A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew`s Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as `one of the houses on the old Burns Unit`, although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.

The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of `The Smoke` into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old `plot land` home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.

With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The `Green Belt` stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.
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The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:

a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) 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 above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week`s rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement

Please call us if you wish to discuss this further.