Where can I find out about Cowan Head apartments that are for sale?
If Cowan Head apartments come onto the market they are most likely to be listed with local Estate Agents. There is the option to enquire directly with the management company who will forward the enquiry to all homeowners. A vendor can then communicate directly or refer a buyer to the estate agent concerned.
How much could I expect to pay for a Cowan Head apartment?
Properties at Cowan Head have been offered for sale at valuations ranging from £275,000 to over £600,000.
How much is the annual maintenance charge?
In 2013/14 the annual maintenance fee will be £3900 per apartment payable quarterly.
What does the maintenance charge cover?
The fee pays for a professional management company which oversees the maintenance of the exterior fabric of all buildings, the regular cleaning of common interior spaces and ongoing cyclical programme of redecorating those spaces. Additionally the company ensures the maintenance of the lifts in all buildings and is responsible for the maintenance of the swimming pool, jacuzzi, and leisure facilities. The fee also includes the care of the estates’s landscaped gardens, the maintenance of the golf course and greens and the continuing maintenance of the private entry road from Winter Lane.The provision of public lighting in the garages and other public areas throughout the estate plus the servicing of entry gates and security systems are also funded from the annual charge. A site manager and cleaner are employed full time along with a professional gardening contractor. Additional services are provided as and when necessary. Most of these services are overseen by the management company which is accountable to the directors and ultimately to the homeowners.
Are there additional costs?
Homeowners are responsible for their own utility bills and local council taxes along with television licences and subscriptions. Apartment cleaning and interior window cleaning services are available locally should owners wish to pay for them. Sky television is available throughout Cowan Head .Owners wishing to receive any of the Sky packages must make their independent contractual arrangements. The standard terrestrial channels are available in every apartment. There are daily milk and newspaper delivery services.
How long is the Cowan Head lease and who is the leaseholder?
The lease on Cowan Head apartments is for 999 years. There are sixty homes on the estate and each owner possesses a sixtieth share in the Cowan Head Estate Company. The Cowan Head Estate Company Ltd. is the Freeholder.
Could I use a Cowan Head apartment for rental income?
Cowan Head apartments are owned to provide accommodation for their owners and families and friends. Holiday rentals are expressly forbidden by almost all the leases.
How many properties are their owners’ principle home?
Difficult to say. Almost all the apartments are used intensively. Many homeowners have homes elsewhere. Probably around thirty percent of owners regard Cowan Head as their principal home although far more than thirty percent of the homes are in use at any one time.
Are pets permitted at Cowan Head?
Yes, individual leases vary, but in general one dog per apartment is permitted.