Secure underground parking – lift and staircase access
to a very spacious and well appointed first floor apartment
Exclusive town centre development. Residents’ lounge with kitchen, guest suite
Lovely communal gardens. Age restricted development – minimum 55 years plus
DESCRIPTION/LOCATION:Imperial Court is considered one of the most exclusive developments in Wokingham town centre – undertaken by Millgate Homes and finished to a high specification. It is no more than five minutes’ walk to the Railway Station and shops, there are bus services passing the front door with the A329M (within three miles) providing easy access to the M4 (junction 10) and the M3 just south of Bracknell.
Imperial Court features a grand reception hall leading to the Concierge Office the residents’ lounge with kitchen and hallways to the staircases and lift. This is a first floor flat – all the rooms are large rooms. The main bedroom will catch the early morning sun and includes built-in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom is unusually large and would also be a perfect study. The lounge/dining room includes an exceptionally well fitted kitchen including hob and double oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and water softener . There are also a good range of worktops, wall mounted cupboards and floor units. There is, of course, a sink unit and an extractor over the hob. The bathroom is also a good size and includes bath, wash hand basin and W.C. All rooms are approached from the unusually large entrance/reception hall with space for a desk, bureau or similar. The apartment is at the end of the hallway and there is immediate access via stairs to the ground floor and the underground garage with a longer than average allocated parking space. The communal grounds, residents’ lounge, Concierge facility and high specification, guest bedrooms combine with the undoubted quality of this first floor apartment to making this an exciting proposition. This is a secure gated development with security on the pedestrian and vehicular gates and, of course, the main entrance. Guests arriving at the front door have a video link to each apartment to ensure only genuine visitors are admitted to the building.
The accommodation comprises:
Communal Hallway:with Concierge desk and comfy seats with this area leading to the Concierge’s Office and other communal facilities. The inner hallway with automatic lighting runs to the left where there is the lift to the upper floors and staircase to the upper floors and the car park.
Entrance Hall:with coats cupboard, cupboard housing hot water tank and header tank, radiator, video entry link, thermostat.
Bedroom – double aspect catching the early morning sun,extensive wardrobes, further unit comprising drawers and cupboards.
Shower Room:with double shower cubicle, wash hand basin, W.C., walls part fully tiled with the remainder part tiled.
Bedroom 2:good range of wardrobes and shelves.
Family Bathroom:modern white suite comprising panelled bath with hand-held shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C.
Lounge/Dining Room with Kitchen Area:with bay window. The kitchen areais particularly well fitted and includes a sink unit in worktop with cupboards and drawers below and wall mounted cupboards, low level room divider with two double floor units (these are movable), four ring electric hob with extractor hood over, split level double oven and microwave, Bosch dishwasher, Bosch cooker/fryer, refrigerator and freezer.
Outside: There is a garage/undercroft area and this apartment has the benefit of a single allocated space (J) – although it is longer than a typical car parking space. Outside there is unallocated parking on a first come first served basis.
Communal Grounds:These really are an important feature of the property and at the rear there is some decking and patio areas and superbly maintained beds and borders.
Services: Mains, water, gas, electricity and drainage connected. Gas fired central heating.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING – The property assessed at in September 2020.
Council Tax and: E.
Tenure and Service Charge:The majority of the residents own a share of the Freehold. Typically each flat had 3,500 shares at a cost of £1 per share. At the timet the Freehold was being sold to the residents not all the residents wished to purchase. The result is this property is now being sold with 8,262 sharesand these additional shares will be available at £3,500. The flats were sold by Millgate Homes on a 125 year Lease from 25th December 2007. The Lease provided for an initial ground rent of £250 per annum increasing by 50% every 25 years to £1,265.63p for the final 25 years of the term. Because the current owner also owns a share of the Freehold the ground rent is not collected, there is however an income from the balance of the Freehold shares where other residents pay a ground rent.
The service charge for the current year is £260 per calendar month. This represents a small increase over the previous year. This appears to be well run and managed development with planned maintenance to ensure the service charge is consistent.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Owner’s Sole Agents Martin & Pole. T. 0118 978 0777 E firstname.lastname@example.org
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