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Baker Street, ReadingPrice Guide £325,000Sold
Baker Street, Reading
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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Auction
  • Character Property
  • Close to bus routes
  • Close to the shops
  • Downstairs Cloakroom
  • Enclosed garden
  • Not far from the station
  • Renovation opportunity

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold)

on Thursday 19 April 2018 at 2:30 pm

at Sonning Golf Club Duffield Road Sonning Reading RG4 6GJ

Rednirt Villas 8A Baker Street Reading RG1 7XU


DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: A semi-detached house believed to date from 1904 and forming part of the Russell Street/Castle Hill Conservation Area. The accommodation is over three floors with a proper staircase leading to the second floor accommodation. At some point the ground floor has also been extended with a side addition of a lobby with shower room with WC, and an extension at the rear to provide a larger kitchen/breakfast room. Primary school designation is Coley Primary School and Nursery. Secondary School designation Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre.

 The property is only a short walk from Reading Town Centre which not only includes a good range of shops but importantly the mainline railway station with services to London (Waterloo and Paddington), Guildford/Gatwick Airport, and indeed to many other major cities throughout the United Kingdom. The fast 125 service to Paddington will shortly be complemented by the additional service provided by Crossrail. Reading has three access points onto the M4 motorway (J10, J11 and J12) which in turn provide good access to the M25/M3/M40 and even the M1.

 To summarise, a stylish house deserving of some improvement and well placed for the commuter.

 ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation briefly comprises (all dimensions are approximate):

On the Second Floor:

Bedroom 4: 14’9 x 12’3 (this includes the central staircase)


On the First Floor:

Bedroom 1: 15’ x 11’6 extending to 14’

Bedroom 2: 12’ x 11’3

Bedroom 3:

Bathroom: with coloured suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, low level WC


On the Ground Floor:

Entrance Hall: with understairs cupboard

Front Reception Room: 14’9 x 11’ extending to 13’9

Dining Room: 15’ x 11’3

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 18’ x 10’3

Side Lobby

Shower Room: with shower, pedestal wash basin, low level WC


There is a small front garden with path leading to the ‘front door’ at the side of the house with an enclosed porch. The path continues to the rear garden which is partly walled, a little unkempt, but could no doubt provide a very pleasant setting for the property.

 SERVICES: All mains services are available.                      EER: tbc


 TENURE: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

 LOCAL AUTHORITY: Reading Borough Council, Civic Centre, Reading RG1 7ER. Telephone 0118 939 0900.

 PLANNING: There are no planning applications registered on the Reading Borough Council planning portal which dates back to 1990. Confirmation or otherwise of the accuracy of the planning portal will be confirmed in the Local Authority Search.


 VIEWING: We shall be pleased to show prospective purchasers around the property on the following occasions:

 Tue 20 Mar 2.45pm / Tue 27 Mar 2.45pm / Sat 07 Apr 11.45am / Fri 13 Apr11.15am / Tue 17 Apr 2.45pm

NB We shall arrive at the times given above and leave 30 minutes later for another appointment. It is therefore appropriate for any interested parties to also arrive at the time specified.  We recommend parking in nearby Jesse Terrace.

THE CONDITIONS OF SALE: are included in the Legal and Information Pack available from the Auctioneers prior to the Auction Sale and online at www.martinpole.co.uk. A copy of the Conditions of Sale will be attached to these Particulars to form part of the Contract.

* Property Auctioneers are required by the ASA to explain to prospective buyers the definitions of Price Guide  and Reserve. The Reserve is the minimum price set by the seller at which the auctioneer can sell the property. The reserve can be set and agreed at any point up to the start of the auction or indeed can be changed during the auction. The reserve can be lower than the guide price, the same as the guide price or up to 10% above the guide price. In accordance with ASA guidelines the guide price can be changed at any time up to and including the day of the auction sale. If the guide price is changed we will endeavour to advertise the new guide price at the earliest opportunity. A list of final guide prices will be published in the auction room immediately prior to the sale. This may be the first opportunity to publish changes.



Identification of the Buyer

To accord with the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002:

No later than the date of the auction when the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase is to be signed we are required to see and keep copies of documentary evidence of the Buyer's identity and address. If you intend to bid please contact us for further information of the documents required to be produced (full details of which are also given in the Information Pack available for intending Buyers) or if you prefer to register beforehand.

Buyer’s Fee

A charge of £500 (plus VAT), payable only by the successful Buyer, will be due to the Auctioneers, Martin & Pole, upon signature of the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase. An appropriate VAT receipted invoice will be issued immediately after the day of the auction sale

Signing the Memorandum, Payment of the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee

The Buyer(s) will be required to sign Memorandum of Agreement attached to these Particulars, to pay the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee immediately after the fall of the hammer.   Payment of the deposit will only be accepted if made by cheque or bankers draft drawn on the account of the named Buyer and drawn on a UK clearing bank.

Property Details

We have endeavoured diligently to ensure the details of this property are accurate. We have not tested the services, appliances or fittings (if any) referred to in the details.

We recommend that each of the statements is verified and the condition of the property and of the services, appliances and fittings (if any) is investigated by you or your advisers before you finalise your offer to purchase, bid for the property or enter into a contractual commitment.



The property is sold with all faults and defects whether of condition or otherwise and neither the Seller nor the Agents of the Seller are responsible for any faults or defects or for any statements contained in the Particulars of the property prepared by the Agents.

The Buyer hereby acknowledges that he has not entered into this Contract in reliance on any of the said statements and he has satisfied himself as to the correctness of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Seller or the said Agents in relation to or in connection with the property.