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david.lathwell


Posts: 13
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #1
01-02-2009 04:10 PM

Hi - Taymount Grange, Taymount Rise (Forest Hill) was featured on ITV1's Demon's last night - repeated at 8pm, ITV2 tonight for those of you interested!

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nickfh


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Joined: Feb 2009
Post: #2
05-02-2009 02:30 PM

Here's the section of the show it features in

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaVgyIu0MW8[/youtube]

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Moschops


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Joined: Mar 2009
Post: #3
31-03-2009 02:59 AM

WOW ! Awesome! I've lived in F/Hill for years and can see that building from my bedroom window. I've always loved the style. It's quite an iconic landmark and i've long wondered what it was like inside. Bit worried about that Demon woman living close by though... Crying

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david.lathwell


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #4
03-04-2009 09:30 AM

I wish I'd known that they were filming and I would have stayed home that day!

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bonza


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Joined: Mar 2009
Post: #5
03-04-2009 10:03 AM

I love that building - that's a cheap night in.

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wendybradley


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Joined: Apr 2009
Post: #6
06-04-2009 02:39 AM

Hello, This is one of the art deco buildings on top of Taymount Rise, off the London Road. Any experiences of extending Lease, costs, interest in joining together for economical path to extension? I've owned in this building previously, and have just bought again. I've been given some hand-written quote about 2 years old saying around 12,000 pounds, but I suspect this is very under estimated. Freeholder is Freshwater! I love the building and the position at top of the hill, convenience to FH. I am abroad so have it let out on short lease until I return. I'd like contact with any owners forum, committee etc.

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brian


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Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #7
06-04-2009 07:56 AM

We bought our 4 floor house freehold in Devonshire Road about 7 years ago ( 3 flats ) for GBP 15k in total..
Lease down to 66 years.

The num,ber of years left on the lease is the crucial factor then there are guidelines re price for purchasing your share.Probably a web site advising this.

Probably a good idea. Especially if you have read the other posts about freeholders charging much higher service fees. You may gave a good freeholder now but that can change

Good Luck.

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BarCar


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #8
06-04-2009 08:10 AM

Everything you need to know:

Lease Extension: http://www.lease-advice.org/legsframe.htm
Freehold Purchase: http://www.lease-advice.org/cegsframe.htm

All this and more at http://www.lease-advice.org/.

They are an independent government funded body so no vested interest and they give free advice.

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brian


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Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #9
06-04-2009 11:26 AM

Sorry slight error in earlier post
When we purchased about 73 years on the lease.

Your figure of GBP 15k for 1 flat seems very high. Is your lease under 65 years ?

Apparently building societies are reluctant to give loans once goes under 65 years. Not sure of logic here as 64 years a long time . From now back to 1945.
When you get near to 65 years you either have to negotiate with your freeholder an extension to the lease ( which will cost ) , or negotiate to become freeholder.

Good Luck

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wendy


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Joined: Jan 2009
Post: #10
27-05-2009 05:42 AM

Thanks for the information everyone. My solicitor put me in touch with a company who specialise in doing lease extensions for groups. I was unable to find out there estimate for extension but will ask again. They had a meeting of interested Lease holders about a month ago. I couldn't go as I am still abroad.

Alas I have to wait 2 years after purchase as I bought a repossession. Yes I know - but it is the tiniest studio I have seen, and all I could afford.
If anyone is interested in the website for the firm I can send it.

To the those who spoke about high service charges and extras. Yes, the service charges are high AND they do hit you with large bills for major works not covered. I have to tell myself it is an attractive building, iin a good position.

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #11
20-12-2012 11:07 AM

Taymount Grange has now been locally listed by Lewisham Council.

Quote:
Taymount Grange is an excellent example of a moderne movement building within the borough. It was designed by George Bertram Carter and built in 1935 for the developer Sir Malerham Perks.

The site had formerly been occupied by a mansion known as Taymount, latterly the clubhouse of the Queen's Tennis Club. The new flats were intended as serviced accommodation for single professional people or young couples commuting into central London; a number of service staff lived on site, and there was originally a dining room on the ground floor and a swimming pool, tennis courts and a putting green (features inherited from the sports club) in the grounds. These facilities were gradually phased out from the 1950s onwards, with the restaurant giving way to additional flats and the tennis courts to car parking.

George Bertram Carter (1896-1986) trained at the Blackheath School of Art and the Royal College of Art before entering Edwin Lutyens' office as a pupil in 1919. He set up his own practice in 1929, and went on to design factories in Tottenham and Whitechapel and a block of flats known as Lichfield Court on Sheen Road, Richmond (the latter listed Grade II). His post-war work includes the former Dunn's store at Bromley


From http://councilmeetings.lewisham.gov.uk/d...isting.pdf
Which includes local listing of a number of other properties, mainly pubs, including Brockley Jack, The Perry Hill, and The Woodman in or around our area.

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