Lot 11 25 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BW

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The correct names of the residential tenants are Terry Nigel Bolton and George Lawrence French and not as stated in the Special Conditions of Sale. A Unilateral Undertaking dated 5 April 2019 has been executed between Woking Borough Council and Peter John Childs. The SAMM contribution of £503 plus the Council’s legal costs of £100 have been paid. The purchaser will be responsible for the payment of the CIL unless a claim is made for exemption of the levy in the prescribed manner. We are advised by Woking Borough Council that the charge is approximately £4,630, payable to the Council on commencement of the development. The Local Planning Authority will issue a Liability Notice as soon as practical after the granting of planning permission. Planning permission (Reference: PLAN/2018/1371) was granted by Woking Borough Council on 11 April 2019.
Property Summary
  • Freehold shop and residential investment with further development opportunity
  • Comprises two shop units and a large two bedroom flat
  • One shop with A2 use
  • The Council has resolved to grant planning permission for conversion of the existing roof space to form a self-contained one bedroom flat (1)
  • Affluent commuter town
  • Town centre location 200 metres from Woking Rail Station
  • No VAT applicable
  • Total Current Rent Reserved £21,800 per annum (plus vacant A2 shop) (2)
  • In the same family ownership for over 40 years



Woking is an affluent Surrey town situated in the London commuter belt midway between Weybridge and Guidford with a residential population of 85,000. The town benefits from a frequent rail service to London Waterloo (from 24 minutes) and has established itself as one of Surreys major commercial and retail centres which benefits from its proximity to the A3, M3 and M25. Woking is benefitting from significant town centre investment and regeneration, including the Victoria Square development.


The property is situated on the north side of High Street, about 200m from Woking Rail Station. The is a right of way at the rear leading to Commercial Way, the main pedestrianised shopping street in the town centre, where occupiers include HSBC, Halifax, Bills, Cote and William Hill, amongst many others.


The property is presently arranged to provide two ground floor shops (one with A2 use) and a large self-contained two bedroom flat above which is accessed from High Street at the front.

Rental Information

Total Current Rent Reserved: £21,800 per annum


The Council has resolved to grant planning permission, subject to completion of a legal agreement, for conversion of the existing roof space to form a self-contained one bedroom flat (Ref: PLAN/2018/1371). Please refer to the Councils website or to the legal pack for further information (1).

For further information visit Woking Borough Council (01483 755 855) www.woking.gov.uk.

VAT Not Applicable.
Property Table
No. Tenant Accommodation Lease Terms Current Rent £ p.a. (excl) RentReview/Reversion
Shop Vacant (2) Ground Floor A2 Shop/Office (3) - 26.40 sq (284 sq ft) Vacant    
Shop Individual (t/a Grey Oriental Foods) Ground Floor Shop (3) - 52.00 sq m (560 sq ft) 5 years from 03/02/2018 £14,000 Reversion 2023
Flat Individual(s) First Floor Flat - 3 Rooms, Kitchen, Bathroom, 2 WCs - GIA 84.00 sq m (904 sq ft) 12 month Assured Shorthold Tenancy from 01/07/2015 at £650 pcm £7,800 Holding over
(2) Shop/office currently occupied by the seller, but will be offered with vacant possession upon completion.    
(3) Not measured by BidX1.  The floor areas have been taken from the VOA website www.voa.gov.uk.    

EPCs will be provided for each unit within the legal documentation.

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