25 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RR
• Waterfront Location
• Recently Refurbished
• Return Frontage
• 100% Rates Relief
• Net Internal Area:
• Offers over £40,500
VIEWING & FURTHER
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Dumfries is the principal shopping and administrative centre in
the Dumfries and Galloway region of southwest Scotland, and
has a residential population of around 37,500 persons. The town
lies approximately 75 miles south of Glasgow, 34 miles northwest
of Carlisle and is bypassed by the A75 trunk road. The town’s
retail catchment includes other nearby towns and villages,
together with the surrounding rural hinterland. The area also
draws in significant tourist trade during the spring and summer
The subjects comprise a ground floor retail unit in a two storey
and attic corner-terraced building. The property is of traditional
stone construction surmounted by a pitched and slated roof. The
upper floors comprise a residential dwelling which, for the
avoidance of doubt, is not included.
The property is situated at the northern end of the Whitesands,
at its junction with Friars Vennel. Whitesands comprises a busy
thoroughfare running along the bank of the River Nith.
Internally, the unit provides a flexible open plan retail space
together with a staff cloakroom and wc. We understand that the
unit has been refurbished in recent years to include flood
prevention measures. The floors are of solid concrete
construction with a vinyl finish. The ceiling has a double skin fire
resistant plasterboard ceiling and the walls are lined and
plastered. Both the walls and the ceiling have a papered / painted
finish. There are also some areas of retail type slat walling
Whitesands is a popular trading location and Friars Vennel
comprises one of the main feeder routes to the main shopping
area of the pedestrianised High Street.
Whilst on-street parking is available outside the property there
are also two free public car parks nearby, together with one of
the main bus stances and a taxi rank, therefore providing good
public transport links.
The subjects have a single off-set timber and glazed pedestrian
entrance door together with three windows, two of which are
large three-quarter height display windows.
Sanitary fittings were also replaced as part of the refurbishment
programme comprising a single wc and a single wash hand basin.
Hot water is provided via an instantaneous electric geyser.
FLOOR AREA (APPROX.)
Net Internal Area
22 ft 4 ins
12 ft 10 ins
PURCHASE PRICE & LEASE TERMS
Offers over £40,500 are invited for our client’s heritable interest.
Our client may also consider a sale of the entire building which
includes an upper floor four star holiday let business. Purchase
offers are invited.
As at the date these particulars were published, the Rateable Value
was £2,850. We note that the proposed Rateable Value following
the 2017 revaluation is also £2,850.
We understand that the threshold for 100% rates relief under the
Small Business Bonus Scheme is to be increased to £15,000.
Therefore, the subjects will be eligible for 100% rates relief.
CHANGE OF USE
The unit is currently for Class 1 retail use but offers potential for a
range of other uses, subject to planning and other necessary
consents being obtained. Interested parties are advised to make
their own enquiries direct with Dumfries and Galloway Council.
The property is understood to connect to mains supplies of water
and electricity, with drainage being to the main public sewer.
We understand that the unit was rewired as part of the
Each party will be responsible for their own legal expenses
however, in the normal manner, the purchaser will be responsible
for LBTT, registration dues and VAT where applicable to any
VALUE ADDED TAX
Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves
independently as to the incidence of VAT in respect of this
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)
Energy Performance Rating: Pending
A copy of the EPC is available on request.
VIEWING & FURTHER DETAILS
For further information or viewing arrangements please contact
the sole agents:
18 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DR
Fraser Carson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 1st February 2017 | 10th October 2018
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