42 Forest Road West, Nottingham, NG7 4EQ
- A Late Victorian Detached Villa with approx. 295m² (3175 sq ft) of accommodation.
- 7 x Bed Sits & 1 x 1 Bedroom Flat
- Renovation Opportunity
- Property being sold via a 999 year lease interest
- Unit 4 subject to a 91 year lease
- Closing date for offers is 12pm on Wednesday 15th December 2021
Tenure: Leasehold, 999 years remaining
A late Victorian solid brick and slate, three-storey detached property comprising seven spacious and independently accessed bedsits and a one-bedroom flat to the upper floor. The property benefits from a courtyard garden to the rear with gated access to the front.
The property requires modernising throughout but offers a fantastic opportunity in one of Nottingham's most vibrant and 'up and coming' redevelopment areas.
The property is within walking distance of the NET Tramline, Nottingham High School, and University and Nottingham City Centre is just 1.1 miles to the south of the property.
*As part of the lease, the purchaser will be required to convert the property into flats rather than bed sits.
Access is gained to the front of the property via a traditional open fronted brick storm porch. The front door leads through into an internal entrance corridor where stairs rise to first floor level at the rear. Each floor consists of the following.
Ground floor level
To ground floor level, and accessed from the central hallway, are four self-contained bedsits, Flat 4 of which is subject to a long lease with 91 years remaining and a ground rent of £10 per annum. £10,000 cap on recharges for external / communal area works (in the first 5 yrs)
First floor level
To first floor level and accessed from a central galleried landing area are a further three bedsits with adjoining shower rooms. All bedsits are of a good size with No 5 & 7 having bay windows overlooking the front aspect of the property.
Second floor level
To the second floor and accessed via a private staircase and landing area is a one bedroom flat consisting of a lounge/dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Pedestrian access and small gravelled courtyard area to the front with vehicular side access leading to courtyard to the rear.
Located to the West of the Arboretum Park the property is ideally positioned close to Nottingham High School, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Centre and associated shops and restaurants are just 0.5 miles to the south. The property is just a 5 minute walk from the NET Tram stop and also has fantastic road and public transport links to the wider City, ring road and M1 motorway.
Nottingham is an Article 4 Direction Area and the immediate vicinity of Forest Road West is designated as an area of Archaeological Constraint under the Local Plan. The property is not listed but is within a conservation area. The effect of these various allocations is that the Planning Authority will be more strict in their consideration of any works or additions to be undertaken to the property, and use as a multi-let/bed sit accommodation will not be permitted (such uses will be restricted within the lease in any case - further explained below).
The property is located within the Council's 'Multiple Occupation Restraint' area (also applied to other areas of the City) and is not to be redeveloped for student accommodation.
With a view to supporting the regeneration vision of balancing the tenure and occupier mix in the Arboretum Area to improve the quality and duration of occupation by households, a 999 year ('virtual freehold') interest will be sold.
This will include a covenant limiting their use to RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY by single occupiers or persons living together, as a family, within the individual units. The Purchaser is to undertake the attached comprehensive scheme of works within 12 months of completion of the property transfer.
Method of Sale
The site is to be sold by Informal Tender. Your offer and supporting information should be presented in the following format by:
12pm on Wednesday 15th December 2021
Offers should be made in full by the closing date and time and emailed to:
The email must be titled:
OFFER: 42 FOREST ROAD WEST
and must include the following information:
Details of the proposed use and details of development proposals including detail of proposed layout , number of flats and bed spaces.
Name and address of the purchaser, with a summary of track record
Proof of funds available for the purchase and any proposed redevelopment
Note - The Council is not bound to accept the highest or any offer.
In addition to the purchase price an additional charge of 3% of the sale price will be charged on completion by the vendors as a contribution to the costs involved in the selling of the property.
Guide Price £275,000
Strictly by prior appointment with Nottingham City Council. Viewings can be arranged by emailing
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