Overview

| OVERVIEW Situated in the heart of Heversham village with church, public transport links and village hall on the doorstep, this three storey cottage offers two bedrooms and lovely views at the rear. Perfect for tenants looking for an interim stop gap, the property is available on a short term basis (6 month AST). There is a kitchen with space for a breakfast table, a lounge diner with character features and a patio at the rear looking over fields. Both bedrooms are doubles with the top floor bedroom having excellent views over the Kent Estuary. Gas central heating and some double glazing.

ACCOMMODATION Gate at the side leads down a gravel path to the main entry door.

ENTRANCE HALL Stairs lead to the first floor and there is a cupboard, hanging space for coats and a tiled floor. Radiator, ceiling light and glazed door to the kitchen and a glass partition to the lounge.

LOUNGE/DINER 16' 9" x 10' 10" (5.11m x 3.3m) A sash window faces the front aspect looking towards the church. A further window faces the side. Built in shelving, storage under the stairs and laminate flooring. Radiator, ceiling light, television aerial cabling and a stone fire surround with wood lintel and space for an electric flame effect woodburner.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN 12' 2" x 8' 7" (3.71m x 2.62m) UPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect with pleasant outlook. Fitted with shaker style base and wall units, wood effect worktops and tiled splashbacks. Gas hob with canopy over, electric oven, sink and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a fridge freezer and a breakfast table. Velux rooflight, two radiators and ceiling light.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING The stairs continue to the second floor and there is a built in cupboard with hot water cylinder. Radiator and a ceiling light.

BEDROOM 10' 9" x 10' 8" (3.28m x 3.25m) max A sash window faces the front aspect with view towards the Church. Built in cupboard, a ceiling light and radiator.

SHOWER ROOM 9' 0" x 4' 2" (2.74m x 1.27m) UPVC double glazed window to the rear with lovely view over fields towards the Kent Estuary. Pedestal wash hand basin, WC and quadrant shower cubicle - fitted with a Mira Sport shower. Ceiling light and a radiator.

SECOND FLOOR There is access to a loft space and a ceiling light

BEDROOM 21' 7" x 11' 10" (6.58m x 3.61m) A good sized room with a sash window at the front and a UPVC double glazed window at the rear with an excellent view. Two built in wardrobes plus a further cupboard with light. Two radiators, two ceiling lights and a telephone point.

EXTERNAL The gravelled path leads to an enclosed patio at the rear with metal railings and clipped evergreen. There is space for seating and bin storage. A useful undercroft is perfect for storage of outdoor gear and also houses the boiler. External lighting and tap.

GENERAL INFORMATION Mains Services: Gas, Electric, Water and Drainage
Council Tax Band: C
EPC Grading: E (formerly known as Chestnut House Cottage)

Applying for a tenancy

Should you wish to apply for a tenancy, you should contact our Lettings Team for an application pack.

We recommend that all applicants read the Government's 'How to Rent' Guide - available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent

Holding Deposit

In order to secure a property whilst the application procedure is completed, a Holding Deposit equal to 1 week's rent will be payable. This is calculated by monthly rent x 12 ÷ 52 and is payable to Milne Moser Property Limited.

Once the Holding Deposit is paid, the landlord and the tenant are expected to enter into the tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days. This date is called the Deadline for Agreement. The landlord and the tenant can agree to extend this date.

If an applicant fails referencing, the Holding Deposit will be paid to the applicant within 7 calendar days, save where:

1. If the applicant fails a Right to Rent check regardless of when the Holding Deposit was accepted;

2. If the applicant provides false or misleading information to Milne Moser Property Limited, or the landlord, which the landlord is reasonably entitled to consider in deciding whether to grant the tenancy because this materially affects their suitability to rent the property;

3. If the applicant notifies Milne Moser Property Limited or the landlord before the Deadline for Agreement that they have decided not to enter into the tenancy agreement;

4. If the tenant fails to take all reasonable steps to enter into a tenancy agreement;

5. If the tenant seeks to change the tenancy agreement after it has been signed, and the landlord refuses to make that change.

In which case, the Holding Deposit will be forfeit, and retained by Milne Moser Property Limited, on behalf of the landlord. A written explanation of why the Holding Deposit has been retained will be provided to the applicant within 7 calendar days of the decision being made.

Security Deposit

A Security Deposit equal to 5 weeks' rent will be payable to Milne Moser Property Limited, if the applicant successfully completes the referencing process.

Any money held by Milne Moser Property Limited as a Holding Deposit will be used towards payment of the Security Deposit.

The Security Deposit will be registered with the Deposit Protection Scheme within 30 days of the tenancy being signed and will be repaid to the Tenant at the end of the tenancy, subject to the property being left in a satisfactory condition/deduction of any contractual expenses.

Rent

Rent will be payable on the first day of the tenancy agreement and will be payable monthly, thereafter.

Properties are let on a fixed term Assured Shortly Tenancy, for a minimum term of 6 months. It is not possible to terminate the tenancy within this period and the tenant will be responsible for payment of the rent for the whole of the fixed term.

The tenant will also be responsible for all utility charges during the full term of the tenancy, including gas, electricity, oil, water and drainage, telephone and Council Tax. Charges for any other services connected to the property will also be payable by the tenant.

Insurance

The landlord will be responsible for insuring the building. The tenant will be responsible for insuring their own possessions for the full term of the tenancy.

Permitted Payments

In some circumstances, a Permitted Payment may be payable to Milne Moser Property Limited. These include:

- If the tenant requests a change to the tenancy agreement and the landlord agrees e.g. the keeping of a pet mid-tenancy/change of sharer - £50 (inc. VAT);

- If rent is more than 14 days late, interest will be charged at 3% over the base rate of the Bank of England;

- Default fees for lost keys or other security devices (including locks). Where locks need to be replaced and locksmiths need to be called, tenants will be charged for replacement locks, locksmiths' fees and keys where necessary.

- In exceptional circumstances (such as an emergency) Milne Moser Property Limited may charge £15 per hour for time in dealing with the problem.

- Surrender of the tenancy mid-term - payment will cover the landlord's expenses in reletting the property, all rent outstanding until a new tenant is found (up to the maximum payable under the tenancy agreement)

HOW IS INTEREST CALCULATED ON RENT ARREARS?

Interest will be charged on the total amount outstanding, on a daily basis.

For example:
£500 in arrears are outstanding for 30 days.
The current Bank of England base rate is 0.1%.
Interest rate applied: 3% + 0.1% = 3.1%
£500 x 0.031 = £15.50
£15.50 ÷ 365 = £0.0425
4.25p x 30 days outstanding = £1.28