Parklands, Driffield, East Yorkshire


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Retail Unit and Yard, 2 maisonettes let on long leases. For Sale by Private Treaty


47 Middle Street North comprises an attractive three storey Victorian property with retail unit at ground floor level and two maisonettes let on long leases at first and second floor levels. The ground floor retail unit has extensive frontage to Middle Street North and for a number of years has been successfully occupied by Janice Walker Interiors Limited. The unit is light and spacious with an underfloor heating system. We are advised that the property was re-wired in 2006. To the rear there is a good sized yard which is accessed from Harland Lane and which provides parking for the retail unit and the maisonettes. The property is offered to the market for sale following the relocation of Janice Walker Interiors Limited and represents an excellent opportunity to acquire an established property within Driffield Town Centre. The retail unit extends to approximately 151.2 sq m (1,627 sq ft) or thereabouts and the accommodation comprises: Showroom/Sales (12.97m max x 4.04m min) - Work room/store 1 (6.40m x 5.41m max) - Store 2 (4.12m 3.10m) - Store 3 (3.10m x 2.74m) - Office (3.34m x 3.83m) with exit to rear yard - Staff Room, Kitchenette and w.c The maisonettes are located above the retail unit and each comprise of a living room, kitchen/diner, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.


Driffield is a popular Market Town on the Yorkshire Wolds. The Town includes a number of national retailers including Boots, WH Smith, Iceland and Tesco, as well as a number of large regional retailers and smaller independent traders. The towns of Beverley and Bridlington are located within easy driving distance to the south and east respectively. Middle Street North is one of the main thoroughfares into Driffield Town Centre and occupiers in the area are numerous and varied including a public house and a number of smaller independent retail units.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole. Interested parties should register their interest with Dee Atkinson & Harrison immediately to be kept informed as to how the sale will be concluded. The Vendor reserves the right to conclude the sale by any other means at their discretion.

Tenure & Possession

The entire freehold interest in 47 Middle Street North is offered for sale. The retail unit at ground floor level is offered for sale with vacant possession available on completion. The two maisonettes are let by way of a 999 year lease from 1st January 2005 and will be sold subject to the leases.

Maintenance Charge/Ground Rent

We understand that the Tenants of the maisonettes pay a ground rent of £100 per annum and a service charge of £25 per calendar month to the owner of the freehold interest.

Energy Performance Certificates

EPCs have been prepared for the retail unit and the maisonettes and full copies are available on request. The Energy Graphs are reproduced below.


Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.

Council Tax

Council Tax is payable on the maisonettes which are both assessed to be within Band A and the amount payable for 2015/16 is £1,026.46 (internet enquiry).

Rateable Value

Business rates are payable on the retail unit and the current rateable value is £8,400. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries as to the rates payable and any reliefs available.


Planning enquiries in respect of the property should be directed to: East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. 01482 393939.


The plans provided in these sales particulars and the areas stated are for guidance only and are subject to verification with the Title Deeds.


Viewing of the property is strictly by appointment only. Please contact Dee Atkinson & Harrison on 01377 253151 to make an appointment.


In the event that the sale of the property or any part of it or any right attached to it becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.

Further Information

For further information please contact: Samantha Mellor BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV 01377 253151, Email:

Sales Particulars

Details prepared: July 2015. Photographs taken: April 2015.

Disclaimer: Dee Atkinson & Harrison for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that these particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a Contract. No person in the employment of Dee Atkinson & Harrison has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

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