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For Sale By Auction | 3:00pm, 09 December 2021 | Lot 11

7 Whitings Court, Paynes Park, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1EJ

*Guide | £120,000+ (plus fees)

  • Retirement Property
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Auction Date

Thu 09/12/2021

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Harben House Hotel, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 9EY

Viewing Times:

Thu 25 Nov

10:00 - 10:30

Wed 1 Dec

10:00 - 10:30

A ground floor one bedroom retirement apartment, located close to Hitchin town centre.

This one bedroom over 60's retirement apartment is well located close to Hitchin town centre which has a good range of shops, restaurants and associated amenities. The property has been well maintained by the current owner and comprises entrance hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen with a window overlooking the garden, bedroom and a well fitted shower room. There is access directly to the outside area via a stable style door from the sitting room. On site there is a residents lounge, communal laundry room, an on duty manager during office hours, 24 Hour emergency call system and guest suite.




Entrance hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room.


Communal gardens and residents and visitors parking spaces.


125 years from 1st September 2005 (108 years remaining).

Service Charge:

£2,550 per annum. We are advised that in 2022 an existing contingency fund will pay for the communal areas to be redecorated.

Ground Rent:

£397 per annum.

Auctioneer's Note:

A person of any age can purchase the flat, however the occupier must be over 60 years of age. The flat can be sublet.

Open House Viewings:

Thu 25 Nov: 10:00 - 10:30 Wed 1 Dec: 10:00 - 10:30 These are open house viewings, you do not need to make an appointment you can just turn up between the above times. Due to the nature of the property, viewers are required to wear masks.

Energy Efficiency Rating (EPC)

Current Rating B


Interested parties are requested to make their own enquiries to the relevant authorities as to the availability of services.

Local Authority

North Hertfordshire District Council - 01462 47400


Machins LLP, 28 Dunstable Road, Luton, Beds, LU1 1DY, Ref: Eugene Pritchard -, Tel: 01582 514000

Additional Fees

Buyer's Premium - There is no Buyer's Premium payable on this lot.

Administration Charge - Purchasers will be required to pay an administration fee of £1,200 incl. VAT.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.