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Lot 39 Withdrawn Prior

21 High Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1DT

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Lot 39

6 Week completion


Occupying an excellent trading position in the main pedestrianised centre of the town, adjacent to Ryman and Shoe Zone, opposite Peacocks and Greggs and close to branches of Primark, Boots, Santander, NatWest, HSBC, Holland & Barrett and many more.
Dartford is a popular Kent town some 16 miles south-east of Central London with excellent road access being approx 1 ½ miles from the M25 Motorway (Junction 1b).


A mid terraced building comprising a Deep Ground Floor Shop with internal and separate front access to Staff/Store Area on the first floor. In addition, the property includes a goods lift and benefits from use of a rear service road for loading.


Ground Floor Shop
Gross Frontage 29'0''
Internal Width 22'6''
widening at rear to 31'4''
Shop Depth 78'3''
Built Depth 104'5''
Sales Area Approx. 2,095 sq ft
Store Area Approx. 215 sq ft
First Floor
Staff Room & Kitchen Area Approx. 310 sq ft
Store Area Approx. 1,665 sq ft

Total Area Approx. 4,285 sq ft

VAT is applicable to this Lot



The entire property is let on a full repairing and insuring lease to WH Smith Retail Holdings Limited (having 1,200 branches) (T/O for Y/E 31/08/15 £169.6m, Pre-Tax Profit £62.4m and Shareholders' Funds £472.2m - Holding Company WH Smith plc who for the Y/E 31/08/15 reported T/O £1.18bn, Pre-Tax Profit £498m & Shareholders' Funds £147m) for a term of 10 years from 25th March 2006 (holding over - see Note 1) at a current rent of £42,800 per annum exclusive.

Note 1: The lessees served a Section 26 Notice requesting a new 5 year Lease at £34,750 p.a. subject to a break at the end of the third year. The landlord has quoted £45,000 p.a. and negotiations are currently in hand.

Enquire about this lot:


Steven Grossman
020 8492 9449


Jonathan Ross
020 8492 9449

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