No, there are no occupancy restrictions.
We do not restrict the ownership of our properties and they may be purchased and owned by owner/occupiers, family members, friends, Charities, Trusts or Companies.
The houses are for sale freehold. The apartments on a 999 year lease.
Yes. You may let the property at any time however you should inform the management company of your intention to let your property in advance of any tenancy agreement being signed.
As with most developments there is an annual service charge which is set up to cover the expenditure associated with managing the development, with an additional element to cover major periodic planned costs. The service charge covers all aspects of managing the development, not unlike managing your own property. Typically, key headings are: employment and associated costs of the estate manager; communal water and electricity charges; lighting of communal areas; maintenance of grounds; upkeep of any shared areas; the periodic external painting and decoration of houses and apartments; gutter clearance; insurance (for the communal area, etc); external window cleaning of all properties; management fee; provisions for periodic costs.
It is intended that the service charge represents excellent value for money. Further services will also be available as and when required on a discretionary basis (paid for as required).
The service charge covers costs including those from external companies and organisations (e.g. utility companies, insurance companies, window cleaners etc) and any rise is influenced by the increases imposed by those sources. The Management Company will manage the costs with any increases kept to an absolute minimum.
The Service charge is payable on an annual, half yearly or quarterly basis in advance and can be paid by Direct Debit direct to the Managing Agents.
Yes. Before you occupy the property the council will rate the property and a tax band will be advised.
The houses are not subject to a ground rent. The apartments pay a charge of £200 per annum, paid quarterly on top of the service charge.
Charge transfer/assignment fees are not charged by the Management Company.
Each property is individually metered for water rates. The service charge also includes a small allowance for communal use of water.
Each property comes fitted as standard with a zoned alarm system, including the apartments. The apartments have a video entry system allowing you to see who is at the front door, on your television.
The development is pre-wired for BT phone lines and Broadband.
Before planning permission is sought, approval must first be granted by the Management Company and directly affected neighbours.
All of the properties have gas central heating fitted as standard, this includes efficient under floor heating to the apartments and ground floors of the houses. The house bathrooms also have under floor heating.
Yes. One of the benefits of our Estate Manager is that they can keep a watchful eye over your property in your absence. Your property is also fitted with a zoned alarm system for further piece of mind. Please note, that whist the Estate Manager will look after your property in your absence, neither they nor the Management Company are not liable for the property.
The Estate Manager is responsible for the upkeep of all gardens areas, including both private areas and communal. If you purchase a house at Church View, it will come with a full landscaped ‘low maintenance’ garden, should you wish to alter in any significant way the layout or appearance of the garden then permission should be sought from the Management Company in advance.
Generally speaking pets are permitted at Church View, this is however at the total discretion of the Management Company. If a pet causes a nuisance to other residents, the Management Company reserves the right to ask for the pet to be removed from the development.
Each property is fitted with a state of the art Tunstall Telehealth system for future piece of mind, which enables a resident to subscribe to a 24/7 call out UK based, centre support service. A range of additional support devices are also available to enhance the system’s capabilities and a representative from Tunstall will provide a briefing on the system and its additional features when you move into your property should you wish.
The development enjoys beautiful landscaped gardens and forms part of the adjoining development of Fortescue Fields, which included a Shop & Post Office (re-opening late summer 2016) and adjoins Church Mead and recreation area and cricket pitch in the heart of the village.
There are communal refuse and recycling bins located in the Car Port opposite the apartment block; these are for the use of all residents at Church View. The Estate Manager will collect bags from individual properties on a regular basis if required (subject to a small charge).
The Estate Manager will be on site Monday to Friday for four hours a day. They will be based in the Estate Managers Office and will have both a mobile phone and landline. They can be contact out of hours if you have a property related emergency only.
The Estate Manger will be responsible for organising from your windows to be cleaned on a quarterly basis. This is included in the service charge.
Church View Management Company is responsibility for the periodic redecoration of the exterior of the properties. As the owner of a property you will be responsible for internal decoration.
This is carried out on a planned basis, occurring normally every 5 years or as required. The cost of these works is covered in your service charge.
Yes, changes may be made internally to the structure of a property, subject to any necessary consent required from the Planning/Building Regulation department. Internal changes that require any alterations to the external appearance of any of the properties will first require the consent of the Management Company.
Built into the service charge is a sum to cover the general ware of tear of the buildings, such as damaged gutters or replacing roof tiles. The properties are covered by a 10 year Premier Guarantee against structural defects and each property has a two year developer backed defect liability.