Beechnut Lane

Character Home

A remarkable 4900 sqft approx detached character home in a commanding position. Situated in a very sought after location in the heart of Solihull with substantial accommodation briefly comprising of eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and five reception rooms.

  • A Remarkable Detached Character Home
  • Eight Bedrooms
  • Drawing Room & Dining Room
  • Snug & Music Room

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Specification & Area

Beechnut Lane
A remarkable 4900 sqft approx detached character home in a commanding position. Situated in a very sought after location in the heart of Solihull with substantial accommodation briefly comprising of eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and five reception rooms

  • A Remarkable Detached Character Home
  • Eight Bedrooms
  • Drawing Room & Dining Room
  • Snug & Music Room

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Solihull - Home to the Well Connected
With its desirable mix of country and city living, Solihull is a rare blend of ancient and modern, independant and international.

Dating from 1220, the quaint town is steeped in history. Timber framed Tudor houses, picturesque villages and listed buildings sit alongside award-winning shopping, global brands, fine dining and some of the UK’s leading companies.

With three-quarters of the borough defined as Green Belt it’s a place where casual elegance and a sophisticated, connected lifestyle merge seamlessly into one.

Well connected and enterprising, it’s a town bristling with opportunity. Neighbouring Birmingham and Coventry (10-13.5 miles) it’s the perfect place from which to explore and experience more.

With frequent rail links to London from Solihull train station (a minutes walk away) and Birmingham International Airport nearby, you’re able to easily access the capital, Europe and beyond.

The attractions are endless. Home to world class events, The National Exhibition Centre, the National Motorcycle Museum and Resorts World & Arena also sit enticingly on your doorstep.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please just call smarthomes on 0121 744 4144.

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Tenants Terms and Conditions

We would like to provide clarity of the fees that may become payable during a tenancy you are looking to enter into. We believe you should understand these before you make any decision about a property.
Acceptance of any offer will be subject to contract, referencing and immigration checks. You will need to pay the Rent and Deposit that is due under the Tenancy.


Referencing and Right to Rent Checks

You will be asked to complete an application before referencing can be undertaken.  Every person, over the age of 18 that will be living at the property, must complete an application form.  You should also provide original photographic Identification (e.g. passport, National ID card, VISA, resident permit, driving licence) and Proof of Residence (e.g. original utility bill, council tax bill or bank statement all of which much be less than 3 months old).

You should be aware that the need for a guarantor may not become apparent until your referencing (including references for any joint tenants) has been completed. Where a guarantor is required they will need to complete an application form and provide photographic identification and proof of residence.

Referencing will cover a check against the credit file and public records of the individual, an Anti-Money Laundering check, confirmation of employment and salary details, confirmation of previous tenancy details, right to rent checks, reporting the results of all those checks to your prospective landlord to see if your application is acceptable.

Right to Rent Act 2014
Before you are granted a tenancy by your Letting Agency, you will have to demonstrate your eligibility under the Right to Rent Act 2014 to establish your immigration status and whether you are legally entitled to rent a property within the United Kingdom.

The Immigration Act applies to EVERYONE wishing to rent a property within the United Kingdom.  Whether you are a British national, from a member state of the European Union or from anywhere else in the world, the validation of your immigration status is required by law.

Tenant deposit

As of 1st June 2019 Landlords in England are limited to the equivalent of 5 weeks rent for new and renewed tenancies (or 6 weeks if the annual rent is £50,000 or more). This is calculated by dividing the annual rent by 52 and multiplying by 5 (or 6 if rent is £50,000 or more) and will be required to be paid at the start of the tenancy. This is subject to referencing.


Tenant Fees Act 2019

This Act permits certain fees and/or charges to be made, to the tenant, under the following circumstances:

PERMITTED PAYMENTS SCHEDULE – ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCIES

Holding Deposit (per tenancy) must be paid on application.  This is equivalent to one week’s rent.  This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

Security Deposit (per tenancy on rent under £50,000 per year)
This is equivalent to five weeks’ rent.  This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year)
This is equivalent to six weeks’ rent.  This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

Unpaid Rent
Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.

Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s)
Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

Variation of Contract (Tenant’s Request)
£50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation.  This is to cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

Change of Sharer (Tenant’s Request)
£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher.  This is to cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

Early Termination (Tenant’s Request)
Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord’s costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.


Tenancy Terms
Please ensure that you are fully aware of the letting terms and conditions in relation to the property you are applying for. You should have read the full letting details and be aware of any restrictions that may apply.

Pets
Landlords do not normally allow pets.  Should you own a pet, please discuss this with us prior to submission of your application form.

Tenancy Agreement / Letting
Following receipt of satisfactory references and agreement to the letting between landlord and tenant Smart Homes will confirm the tenancy start date, term of agreement, conditions relating to the property and organise payment of rent and deposit. Prior to a tenancy commencing you will normally be required to sign a standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, which is usually for a period of six or twelve months. A Tenancy Agreement will fully explain and detail the terms and conditions on which you are taking the tenancy plus any other special conditions that relate to that specific property.

Rental Payments
The first months' rent along with the deposit are due in cleared funds prior to the tenancy start date, but after you have signed your part of the tenancy agreement, payable either by direct bank transfer or debit card. All future rent is payable in advance by standing order either direct to the landlord or into Smart Homes Client Account.

Deposit
Before the tenancy commences you will be required to pay a deposit. The deposit is held against any damages or expenses arising during your tenancy and will not be released until you have vacated the property, all rent has been paid up to date and an end of tenancy inspection completed.

All deposits taken for Assured Shorthold Tenancies must be protected by a Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Smart Homes register the deposits with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), who we hold funds for as stakeholder.  For further information visit the website www.tenancydepositscheme.com

Schedule of Condition and Inventory
When the landlord requires a schedule of condition and inventory, this will be provided to you at the commencement of the tenancy requiring you to check it and sign a copy in the office.  You will receive a duplicate copy requiring you to check the same at the property and return back to Smart Homes within 7 days with any alterations.  It is important that you take care in checking the Schedule of Condition/Inventory at this stage, as it will form the basis of any claim for damages by your Landlord at the end of the tenancy.

Tenants Obligations
You should be aware that responsibility for the property rests with the tenant during any tenancy. It is particularly important that any gas or electrical problems are reported immediately and the property is fully secured when you leave it unattended at any time. During the winter months, necessary steps must be taken to prevent the freezing of water and heating systems. In addition, you will be liable to maintain the interior décor of the property to include carpets, and any fixtures and fittings that are included plus gardens and outside areas.

Property Visits
All managed properties will be subject to regular visits. The purpose of these is to check the condition of the property and that you are conducting your tenancy in accordance with the Tenancy Agreement. The visit also provides you with an opportunity to notify of any issues or problems you are experiencing with the property.

Utilities/Council Tax
Once you have signed a Tenancy Agreement you are usually liable for the service utility charges relating to that property to include gas, electricity, water and drainage plus the council tax. The utility companies and local authority will have been notified of your occupation along with appropriate meter readings, if the property is managed by Smart Homes. If the property is managed directly by the Landlord, you will need to contact these companies to let them know of your occupation. 

Television/Telephone & Broadband Connections
You are responsible for the television licence regardless of whether or not a television is provided by the Landlord. Landlords cannot guarantee quality of signal or availability of signal at any let property. With regard to telephones and broadband connections, tenants will need to make their own investigations as to the availability of a suitable telephone/broadband connection at the let property and will be responsible for any connection costs.

Tenancy Renewals
Approximately two months prior to the end of the initial fixed term Smart Homes will write to you asking for confirmation concerning your intentions and whether you would like to remain in the property and extend the tenancy for either a further fixed term or on a rolling Statutory Periodic basis.


Insurance
The Tenant is responsible for insuring their own personal effects and furnishings. It is important that as a tenant you are adequately protected and covered for any damage you may cause to landlords buildings or contents. Insurance can also help you to protect your deposit at the end of the tenancy.

 

Chetwode - Tanners Green Lane

delightful country residence

smarthomes are delighted to offer this delightful country residence sits in a generous plot and offers a substantial and versatile accommodation, the property has been sympathetically restored by the existing vendors over the last seven years and requires immediate internal inspection to appreciate the open views.

Chetwode is set well back from the road behind a five bar gate leading to a sweeping gravel driveway and enclosed English lawned garden with retaining hedgerows and inset laurel, ample off road parking extends to double garage.

Tenure
We are advised by the vendor that the property is freehold, but are awaiting confirmation from the vendors solicitor. We would strongly advise all interested parties to obtain verification through their own solicitor or legal representative. EPC supplied by vendor

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Specification & Area

Chetwode
This delightful country residence sits in a generous plot and offers a substantial and versatile accommodation, the property has been sympathetically restored by the existing vendors over the last seven years and requires immediate internal inspection to appreciate the open views

  • A Delightful Country Residence
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Superb Family Kitchen Family Room

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Wythall - peaceful countryside living
Wythall offers the benefits of a peaceful housing location accompanied with convenient amenities and beautiful greenery, alongside a short drive to Solihull Town Centre.

Wythall has an attractive historical town centre, with a railways station in walking distance from the centre, offering commuter services to Solihull and Birmingham City Centre.

This village provides an extensive shopping experience as it is close to Shirley’s Park Gate, with Becketts Farm Shop offering a nearby, local produce and restaurant.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please just call smarthomes on 0121 744 4144.

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St Bernards Road

Truly Exceptional Standards

This beautiful detached family home has been thoughtfully and lovingly built to truly exceptional standards.

The property provides stunning accommodation arranged over four storeys to include six bedrooms, versatile reception rooms, a basement leisure complex with cinema room, bar, gym and snooker room, large landscaped gardens and double garage all set behind a generous electronic gated driveway on one of Solihull's most desirable and prestigious roads. A house that must be seen for the level and quality of the accommodation to be truly appreciated.

Solihull town centre has been voted in the 'top 10 places to live' in the UK by both The Independent and The Guardian, with plenty of reasons why. With its area measuring 4 miles, Solihull boasts an excellent range of amenities, including Touchwood Shopping Centre, quality Outstanding Ofsted rated schools and fantastic sport facilities.

Solihull is surrounded by beautiful parks and outdoor areas, including Packwood and Blythe Valley Nature Reserve. Alongside this, Solihull offers superb transport links, including Solihull Railway Station and Birmingham International Airport, making it easy to get around. Solihull also has convenient road networks linking to the M42, M6 and M40.

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Specification & Area

St Bernards Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7BJ
This thoughtfully designed modern property is set behind remote controlled gates and bollards with a Ring doorbell system leading through to a block paved driveway with generous parking for several cars extending to double garage doors and canopy porch.

  • A Stunning Six Bedroom Detached Family Home
  • Versatile Reception Rooms
  • Basement Complex With Cinema, Bar & Snooker Room
  • Striking Contemporary Kitchen

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Solihull - Home to the Well Connected
With its desirable mix of country and city living, Solihull is a rare blend of ancient and modern, independant and international.

Dating from 1220, the quaint town is steeped in history. Timber framed Tudor houses, picturesque villages and listed buildings sit alongside award-winning shopping, global brands, fine dining and some of the UK’s leading companies.

With three-quarters of the borough defined as Green Belt it’s a place where casual elegance and a sophisticated, connected lifestyle merge seamlessly into one.

Well connected and enterprising, it’s a town bristling with opportunity. Neighbouring Birmingham and Coventry (10-13.5 miles) it’s the perfect place from which to explore and experience more.

With frequent rail links to London from Solihull train station (a minutes walk away) and Birmingham International Airport nearby, you’re able to easily access the capital, Europe and beyond.

The attractions are endless. Home to world class events, The National Exhibition Centre, the National Motorcycle Museum and Resorts World & Arena also sit enticingly on your doorstep.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please just call smarthomes on 0121 744 4144.

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Wythall Estate Agents

estate agents in wythall

leading estate agents in wythall

Since starting out in 1998, smarthomes has achieved an incredible level of sales success in Wythall. We have become renowned for being one of the leading estate agents in Wythall thanks to our highly knowledgeable and dedicated staff who are all incredibly driven to help our customers sell their homes quickly and for the best price.

We know we’re incredibly good at what we do but it was a fantastic achievement to be recognised by our customers winning over 20 property awards in the Allagents.co.uk National Property Awards over the last 3 years. This has included Best Estate Agent in both B90 and the West Midlands, and we have also been awarded the Number One Sales Branch of the Year in the UK, beating all other estate agents nationally.

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our wythall property expert

Louise Lane is our expert Wythall estate agent and she focuses on valuing, marketing and selling properties in this sought-after area. She’s a key member of the smarthomes sales team and has gathered some very impressive feedback from customers.

Louise has a thorough knowledge of the property market in Wythall and regularly advises her customers on how to secure the best price and a quick sale. One of the best ways of achieving a quick sale is by starting at a realistic asking price. Louise offers honest and practical advice for those who really want to get potential buyers through the door and making sensible offers.

customer reviews

Customers have left the following reviews on Louise and the smarthomes team on property review website Allagents.co.uk, which include the following:

I would highly recommend smarthomes to anyone selling a property. From the moment I met Louise she was extremely friendly and knew exactly what she was doing. She would contact me every week and provide and inform me on the sale progress.

This was probably the most difficult sale and purchase I have ever been involved in … smarthomes never dropped the ball. I would personally like to thank Louise who was on call for me 24/7 when I needed advice on buying … I never give 10 out of 10 because I think that there is always room for improvement but that is not the case here. Definitely 11 out of 10 as they really could not have done any more to help.

becketts farm entrance in the daytimewoodrush sports and leisure centrewythall church surrounded by trees

the wythall property market

The average asking price of a Wythall property is £379,000, substantially over the UK national average of £231,000. This village is full of rural charm and yet is only 4 miles from Birmingham. It also features properties full of character, a train station, two primary schools and an outstanding senior school.

Both Meadow Green Primary School and The Coppice Primary School and Nursery achieved Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’ ratings in their last report, as did Woodrush High School. The high school caters for approximately 1000 pupils whilst the two primary schools can accommodate a similar number of pupils between them.

work with a wythall & hollywood estate agent

If you want to get your house sold quickly and for the best price, then we’re the Wythall & Hollywood estate agent to use. We’ve been awarded ‘Best Estate Agent in the West Midlands’ and ‘Number One Sales Branch of the Year’ by Allagents.co.uk property awards.

These awards are entirely based on customer feedback and with reviews that include the following feedback, it’s easy to see why we are doing so well. ‘smarthomes are simply superb at what they do. Professional estate agents who offer continuous support from initial valuation to exchange and completion.’ ‘Such a positive experience I cannot recommend smarthomes enough! Throughout the process I was kept fully informed of progress by professional friendly qualified staff.’

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