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The Chappell piano factory is a magnificent Victorian industrial building, benefiting from retained period features, voluminous interiors, high ceilings and large sash windows.Founded in 1811 Chappell & Co provided pianos for nobility, gentry and musicians with clients including Beethoven, Strauss and Sibelius. For over 100 years the factory crafted the world's finest pianos, and during World War II produced canopies and propellers for the legendary supermarine spitfires, eventually closing in 1970. The building then became the chalk farm photographic studios, for artists, photographers and a models before undergoing a major refurbishment over the last three years to convert the building into smart offices with loft-apartments above. Located on Belmont Street, off Chalk Farm Road, in the heart of London's vibrant Camden, Chappell Lofts is the conversion of the famous Victorian era Chappell piano factory into spacious three and four bedroom loft-apartments.
Set behind artistic steel gates the entrance foyer with manned concierge gives access to the Manhattan-style passenger lift and the steel cantilevered staircase crafted from over 3,000 bespoke pieces.
Located across the upper floors, the loft style apartment features include large industrial windows, 12 ft high ceilings, outside balconies or terraces.
Exposed feature brickwork and wood panelled walls. Finishing touches include oak parquet flooring throughout, air conditioned bedrooms, cast iron feature radiators and columns, exposed beams, bespoke doors and custom made wardrobes, shelving and joinery.
The loft apartments have double reception rooms, large family kitchen and luxurious bedroom suites. The high specification includes custom designed Italian Scavolini kitchens with Bora and Miele integrated appliances, Duravit Philippe Starck bathroom suites with walk-in showers, Waterworks taps, Devon & Devon freestanding bathtubs and underfloor heating.
The building also benefits from a 24 hour concierge and pool facilities for residents
Standard Fees & Terms for Tenants
Payment of rent
The first instalment of rent must be paid in cleared funds when you sign the tenancy agreement.
A refundable deposit, capped at six weeks' rent. The cap could be five weeks' rent for properties where the annual rent is less than £50,000, under an amendment put forward in the House of Lords.
A holding deposit to reserve the property, capped at one week's rent.
Changes to the tenancy requested by the tenant, £50 plus VAT.
Early termination of the tenancy requested by the tenant.
Letting fees are payable in full upon the signing of agreements. The fees are deducted from the initial monies collected from the tenant and any balance is forwarded to the landlord along with a full statement of account and invoice. In all cases there is a minimum fee of £400.
A fee of 8% plus VAT of the total gross rent is due on any lettings for the first year of the tenancy, (ignoring any options to terminate by either party) for any letting where Robert Lehrer Properties acted.
A fee of 7% of the total gross rent plus VAT is due for any subsequent is payable in full on the date of renewal for the following years.
Management – charged at an additional 4% plus VAT of the gross annual rent due for the full period of the tenancy and any subsequent renewals, (ignoring any options to terminate by either party).
Short Term Let
A fee of 15% of the total gross rental due for the entire period of the tenancy or an extension. A minimum charge of £250 will be levied and cover tenancies not exceeding thirteen weeks.
In the event of a sale being agreed with the tenant or any person or corporation associated with the tenant whether before or after entering into a agreement we will be entitled to a commission on upon completion of the sale which will be calculated at 2.5% of the purchase price plus VAT to include any figure for fixtures and fittings.
If the property is repossessed or sold to a third party with the benefits of a tenant introduced by us, then the landlord shall indemnify us against any fees outstanding by us on the original letting or in respect of any fees which may arise as a result of any extension or renewal thereof.
Defaults by the tenant, such as fines for late rent payments or lost keys. These must be "reasonable costs", with evidence given in writing by the landlord or agent.
Robert Lehrer Properties are members of UK ALA Client Money Protection Scheme and UK ALA Property Redress Scheme. Membership Number 188349