Queens Park Avenue, Billericay
Price £155,000 - New Instruction
Offered for sale with no onward chain, this one-bedroom Warden Controlled Apartment enjoys a bright and sunny aspect, with all the windows of the apartment South-West facing.
A key advantage of this particular apartment is that the Owners are open to `Access between Exchange & Completion`, allowing redecoration, new carpet laying etc., before you move in. A great boon for those wishing for as little disruption as possible, when moving into their new home.
Park Lodge is a popular Retirement Development in Billericay`s Queens Park, conveniently positioned adjacent to `The Pantiles` Shops, which include a chemist, Opticians, Newsagents, Co-op Supermarket, and Doctors. A bus stop outside provides a great Bus Service to the High Street.
On-site facilities include a Residents Lounge, Dining Area, Communal Computers, Laundry, and a Sun Lounge area that leads onto the Communal garden and Terrace.
MAIN COMMUNAL ENTRANCE
Main entrance door with secure entry phone `intercom` link to the flat.
Adjacent to the main entrance is the Wardens office. The immediate area around this, encompassing the Residents Lounge, Sun Lounge areas and Dining Room.
There is a lift and stairs accessing each floor. Private entrance door through to:
Wall mounted Door Entry & Alarm System giving two-way speech communication between you and the Warden in case of emergency, and acting as a link to the main entrance door to let visitors in.
A huge 5ft 5" x 4ft 5" (1.6 x 1.37) full height walk-in Store Room also houses the two water tanks (hot and cold) and incorporates the Loft Hatch - yes, this apartment comes with its own loft. Ideal for suitcases and the Christmas tree!
LOUNGE/DINER 18ft 3" x 9ft 4" (5.57m x 2.86m)
Well-lit by a deep box bay window and with two Dimplex electric storage heaters - which use cheaper off-peak electricity, usually overnight, storing heat in bricks encased in the heater. During the day this heat is slowly released providing cheaper daytime heating.
There is plenty of room for both a lounge area and a small table and chairs too.
KITCHEN 8ft 5" x 6ft (2.59m x 1.82m)
Units fitted to three walls incorporate a built-in Electric Hob with integrated Extractor Hood above and Oven below. In amongst the cupboards are spaces below the worktops for two appliances, fridge, freezer, washing machine, etc.
The South-West facing window makes it nice and bright like the lounge and bedroom.
BEDROOM 13ft 7" x 8ft 8" (4.17m x 2.68m)
Also with a south-west facing window and Dimplex Storage Heater, this cosy bedroom also has 2 fitted double wardrobes and a further single robe.
Currently fitted out as a more user-friendly Shower Room featuring a Mira Advance Electric Shower and useful fitted folding seat in the shower and a fitted storage cupboard.
Built by Wimpey Retirement Homes, the development comprises 79 one and two-bedroom apartments arranged over 2 floors, the upper floor served by LIFTS.
The complex is set within its own landscaped Grounds with parking available for visitors courtesy of 2 CAR PARKS, the front main car park and a further smaller rear car park.
Aimed specifically at the over 55`s, this is a development which allows you to live in a self-contained apartment offering total independence, yet with added security should you require it, and in a location which is convenient for everything.
An experienced management company takes care of all external maintenance offering residents peace of mind without intruding into their privacy.
Features of the development include a Residents Lounge, second Lounge available as a games room, Salon for visiting Hairdressers, coin operated Laundry and a Guest Suite for friends and family for overnight visits.
Emergency alarm pull-cords are provided in each of the rooms of the apartment. Pulling the cord will immediately alert the House Manager to your need for help.
When the Manager is off-duty, the system is linked to an Emergency 24-hour Response Unit. ` Either in person, or through the alarm intercom, you can be sure there will always be someone available in the event of an emergency, day or night, every day of the year.
Subject to confirmation via the Solicitors, we understand the Lease to be 99 years from December 1983.
The current Service Charge is £177.80 per month.
The service charge covers the Warden and the associated 24hr emergency careline costs, maintenance of the grounds, buildings insurance and water rates. All the property owner is responsible for, is their own heating, lighting, decoration, and maintenance of their own flat and Council Tax.
The Ground Rent is £75 per year.
Adjacent to Park Lodge is the Queens Park shopping centre which will provide most everyday needs. Shops include a Co-Op supermarket, Boots the Chemist, newsagent, florist, dry cleaner and a pet shop.
There is also a Doctors surgery, Dentist, and Opticians.
The `NIBS` bus stop outside the development provides transport to the high street and nearby towns.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
- One Bedroom Warden Controlled Retirement Flat
- No onward chain allows quick completion/move in.
- Shops adjacent include a Co-Op Supermarket, Newsagent and Chemist.
- The on-site Manager gives added reassurance via a panic alarm and two way communication in the flat
- Further features include a Laundry, Hairdressing salon and Guest Suite.
- Sunny South-West facing aspect.
- Allowance between Exchange and Completion to allow redecoration and new carpet laying
- Facilities adjacent include a Doctors and Opticians.
- Communal Lounges allow get togethers with other residents
- Bus Stop right outside
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