A first floor, purpose built, retirement apartment originally the show home and having a stunning south and west facing outlook.
Hallway. Sitting/Dining Room. Kitchen. Two Bedrooms. Shower Room. WC. EPC: C
Offered for sale with no on-going chain and featuring a unique double aspect balcony, this apartment forms part of a popular development close to the town centre. A secure communal entrance with automatic door leads to a reception hall with lift access to the upper floors. The first floor landing leads to the apartment where the hallway has good storage and a separate WC. The sitting/dining room is double aspect, enjoying both south and westerly views over the communal grounds to Muttersmoor and Peak Hill beyond. A sliding door opens on to the south facing balcony, which also extends along the west elevation. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of units with work tops, sink, electric cooker and fridge/freezer. A west facing window enjoys a delightful view of the original Grade II Listed Powys building.
The main bedroom is of a good size, with a range of fitted wardrobes and a west facing window. The second bedroom is a good size single room, again with a west facing window. The shower room is fitted with a cubicle, having an electric shower with WC and washbasin. The property has double glazing and electric heating.
OUTSIDE & LOCATION
The communal grounds are predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees lining the boundaries. Pathways lead around the grounds, where there are numerous benches, residents/visitors parking, dustbin storage, outside tap for car washing and pedestrian rear access via Connaught Close providing a convenient walk through to All Saints Road and on to the town centre.
A resident must be 55 years of age or over. The lease contains specific arrangements for the re-sale of apartments. Re-sales are conducted on the seller's behalf by the freeholder, Retirement Properties Ltd. The arrangements for the fees and costs which apply to this process have been amended by voluntary agreement with the Competition and Markets Authority. The sellers will be responsible for the fees to the estate agent, solicitor and any other costs such as the EPC, and in addition a fee calculated at 4% of the lower of the sale price or the sellers original purchase price, is payable to the freeholder.
We understand that the apartment is leasehold and held on a 999 year lease from 1982.
There is a service charge for each apartment at Powys House, which is payable monthly in advance and covers the following items: the House Manager's salary, the maintenance, repair and re-decoration of building structures and communal area facilities, maintenance of the laundry and its equipment and the two guest suites (which are available at a nominal cost for the use of the residents' visitors), all external window cleaning, gardening, the cost of the water, gas and electricity for the communal areas (where applicable), buildings insurance plus contents insurance for the common areas, furnishing and equipment. The management charge for administration purposes is levied by the Housing Association or their agent in line with the housing corporation guidelines. The current annual service charge for 2021 is £3,582.34. Service charge payments can be liable to alteration, you should therefore, check the position before making a commitment to purchase.
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band is D.
Vacant possession on completion.
From the top of the High Street, turn left into All Saints Road. At the roundabout take the third exit which is the entrance to Powys House. Follow the drive to the rear of the building.
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