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Rose Street, WokinghamPrice Guide £400,000Sold
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold)
on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 3.30pm
at Sonning Golf Club Duffield Road Sonning Reading RG4 6GJ

Town Centre property on the market for the first time in over 50 years
The property has two street numbers as some years ago it was divided and each part has been Let quite independently. The new owner may wish to continue occupation as two quite separate properties or re-establish a single family home.
Important Conservation Area (but the cottages are not Listed) Potential to extend.
Rose Street, Wokingham
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  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Attractive Gardens
  • Auction
  • Character Property
  • Close to the shops
  • Not far from the station
  • Renovation opportunity
  • Town Centre

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: A Ground Floor Flat and a First Floor Flat offered for sale as a single property. Within the same family for over 50 years, it is with some sadness the property is being sold, but with no longer a connection to Wokingham the family have decided to sell.


The property genuinely offers alternatives. It is one of the very few houses in Rose Street to include off-road parking and a good sized garden. Whether it is retained as two independent properties or converted to provide a single family home will be a matter of personal choice as the value for each alternative is probably similar.


Rose Street forms an important part of the regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre with this phase also including Market Place and Peach Street with many new shops and restaurants/cafes as well as additional residential accommodation.


Living in Wokingham Town Centre will be unlike living in most other nearby town centres as Wokingham is unlikely to be a shopping destination of choice nor is it likely to be too busy during the evenings. Although the character of Wokingham is changing, the appeal is likely to be constant – busy during the day and a civilized night out for respectable people!


The demand for smaller rented property in Wokingham Town Centre remains constant with good road and rail links to the busier and more important nearby towns of Reading and Bracknell, as well as for the commuter travelling to London.


ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation briefly comprises (all dimensions are approximate):


72 Rose Street – Ground Floor Flat

Bedroom 16’9 x 7’3

En suite Bathroom

Entrance Hall

Sitting Room 16’6 x 13’3


Small Conservatory approached from the kitchen

72A Rose Street – First Floor Flat

Bedroom 11’2 x 10’

En suite Bathroom

Sitting Room 17’8 x 11’

Kitchen 10’2 x 6’10




There is off-street parking and this area leads to the exceptional feature of a lovely town centre garden. Overall the plot size is 31’ x 167’ extending to 0.134 of an acre.


NB The owner has recently identified the existence of a small area of Japanese Knotweed some distance from the property but within the rear garden. Further information on this is contained within the legal pack.


Car Parking: There is some residents’ car parking in Rose Street. Applications can only be made online at www.wokingham.gov.uk. It is necessary to first set up an account and then apply for a permit. Apparently WBC no longer administer parking permits but have subcontracted to MSL 03332341777. We have spoken to them but they would not indicate the cost of an annual permit. A purchaser would need to satisfy themselves that (a) permits are available and (b) the cost if their purchase is dependent. We offer no opinion as to whether or not a permit will be issued.


SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to each property. There is electric economy heating at 72A Rose Street and also some electric heating at 72 Rose Street.


EER:  72 Rose Street E45       72A Rose Street tbc


TENURE: The two properties are registered on a single title, will be sold as a single Lot, with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase. Rear pedestrian access.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN. Tel 0118 974 6000.


VIEWING: Only by prior appointment. There will be 6 viewing appointments prior to the auction sale as detailed below:



Thu 11 Jan 9.30am / Sat 20 Jan 4pm / Wed 31 Jan 2pm / Fri 09 Feb 11.30am / Thu 15 Feb 4.30pm / Wed 21 Feb 10am


NB We shall arrive at the time given above and leave 30 minutes later for another appointment.


THE CONDITIONS OF SALE: are included in the Legal and Information Pack available for inspection at the Auctioneer’s prior to the Auction Sale and online at www.martinpole.co.uk. A copy of the Conditions of Sale will be attached to these Particulars to form part of the Contract.


* Property Auctioneers are required by the ASA to explain to prospective buyers the definitions of Price Guide  and Reserve. The Reserve is the minimum price set by the seller at which the auctioneer can sell the property. The reserve can be set and agreed at any point up to the start of the auction or indeed can be changed during the auction. The reserve can be lower than the guide price, the same as the guide price or up to 10% above the guide price. In accordance with ASA guidelines the guide price can be changed at any time up to and including the day of the auction sale. If the guide price is changed we will endeavour to advertise the new guide price at the earliest opportunity. A list of final guide prices will be published in the auction room immediately prior to the sale. This may be the first opportunity to publish changes.




Identification of the Buyer

To accord with the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002:

No later than the date of the auction when the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase is to be signed we are required to see and keep copies of documentary evidence of the Buyer's identity and address. If you intend to bid please contact us for further information of the documents required to be produced (full details of which are also given in the Information Pack available for intending Buyers) or if you prefer to register beforehand.

Buyer’s Fee

A charge of £500 (plus VAT), payable only by the successful Buyer, will be due to the Auctioneers, Martin & Pole, upon signature of the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase. An appropriate VAT receipted invoice will be issued immediately after the day of the auction sale

Signing the Memorandum, Payment of the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee

The Buyer(s) will be required to sign Memorandum of Agreement attached to these Particulars, to pay the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee immediately after the fall of the hammer.   Payment of the deposit will only be accepted if made by cheque or bankers draft drawn on the account of the named Buyer and drawn on a UK clearing bank.

Property Details

We have endeavoured diligently to ensure the details of this property are accurate. We have not tested the services, appliances or fittings (if any) referred to in the details.

We recommend that each of the statements is verified and the condition of the property and of the services, appliances and fittings (if any) is investigated by you or your advisers before you finalise your offer to purchase, bid for the property or enter into a contractual commitment.



The property is sold with all faults and defects whether of condition or otherwise and neither the Seller nor the Agents of the Seller are responsible for any faults or defects or for any statements contained in the Particulars of the property prepared by the Agents.

The Buyer hereby acknowledges that he has not entered into this Contract in reliance on any of the said statements and he has satisfied himself as to the correctness of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Seller or the said Agents in relation to or in connection with the property.