Modern third floor two bedroom apartment in a recently converted development on Queens Road which is a short walk from Reading train station and town centre. The property comprises open plan living room/kitchen which has Bosch integrated appliances including a dishwasher, two double bedrooms with built in storage, modern shower room and three piece en suite bathroom to the master bedroom. The property is available on a furnished or unfurnished basis. Further benefits include centrally controlled electric heating and double glazed windows throughout. Allocated off road parking space included. Available 3rd September 2020.
Location: The location at Queens Road is perfect for those wanting to take advantage of Reading's bustling town centre and is only a 10 minute walk to the train station. Reading is one of the south east's largest towns and an important commercial hub with many multinationals choosing Reading for their European headquarters. Only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the city's commuters. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Beyond the hive of commercial activity, Reading is nestled in the heart of Royal Berkshire offering beautiful riverside walks on the Thames and tow path ambles on the Kennet and Avon canals and with the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns, beautiful countryside is never far away.
Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute's walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. In the surrounding countryside you will also find farm shops and microbreweries selling an array of local produce.
There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. We recommend the award-winning London Street Brasserie, Jamie's Italian and Carluccios in the town centre. Fine dining can be found at Forbury's, the Michelin starred, l'Ortolan and the French Horn at Sonning on the outskirts of the town. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside. For daytime refuelling, the town centre offers many coffee shops and lunch stops including some lovely independents such Picnic, Lincoln Coffee House, Panino Café, Perry's Caribbean cafe and Workhouse Coffee. These are complemented by all the usual names such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Pret a Manger.
Reading school founded in 1125 is the 16th oldest school in England, there are 6 other state secondary schools along with 37 state primary schools in the borough. In addition there are some well-recognised and top ranked independent and public schools in Reading and its surrounding catchment. Schools such as Leighton Park, Queen Annes, The Abbey, Crosfields, Bradfield College, The Oratory and Bluecoat are just some of the outstanding public schools in the area. Kendrick girls' school is one of the top grammar schools in the UK. Reading University established in 1892 is a 'red brick' and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. There are almost 23,000 students from all over the globe.
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new assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) signed on or after 1 June 2019
Holding Deposit (per tenancy)
One week's rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year)
Five weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year)
Six weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s)
Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request)
£50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request)
£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early Termination (Tenant's Request)
Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
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