Decision details

Renew the Contracted-Out Lease of Offices at Japonica Court, Shawfield Road, Ash to Age UK Surrey.

Decision Maker: Joint Executive Head: Assets and Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve a lease renewal to Age UK Surrey for Offices at Japonica Court in connection with their charitable activities. This will be granted in line with the following terms and conditions:

1. A lease term of three years at £2660pa excusive of VAT, rates and other outgoings.
2. The Tenant will pay a service charge of £349pa reviewed annually in line with RPI
3. A mutual break clause any time after the first 12 months, giving 6 months’ notice.
4. The Council will insure the building and recover a proportion of the premium from the tenant.

The lease is being granted in accordance with the Council’s General Disposal Consent Powers and provides the ‘best consideration reasonably obtainable.

If you have any queries, then please contact Damien Cannell who will be happy to provide further information.

Reasons for the decision:

The current lease has expired and the tenant is on a tenancy at will.

Alternative options considered:

The decision meets the [statutory / policy requirements for the Council and there were no alternative options available

Publication date: 20/03/2023

Date of decision: 17/03/2023