Leases on each of the 58 apartments at Hebble Wharf are held by individual leaseholders or (in some cases) by a third-party company. Some of the apartments are owner-occupied while the remainder are tenanted. Most, though not all, apartments have a designated car park space (one per apartment) covered by a separate lease.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
An EPC is required for all newly constructed homes and those marketed for sale, or put up for rent, since 1st October 2008. The EPC gives a property an asset rating that assesses the property’s ability to be energy efficient and includes recommendations on ways to improve the property’s energy efficiency to save money and help the environment. .
EPCs tell you how energy efficient a property is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient properties – which should have the lowest fuel bills – are in band A. The EPC also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the property has on the environment. Better-rated properties should have less impact through carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. Apartments at Hebble Wharf are better than average, with an EPC Rating of Band C.
Council Tax Banding
Typical Council Tax banding for apartments at Hebble Wharf is Band B for a one-bedroom apartment and Band C for a two-bedroom apartment. A few apartments attract a Band D rating.
Energy saving features
All apartments at Hebble Wharf incorporate the following energy saving features:
- Efficient modern hot water and central heating systems
- Low energy lighting – Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) that last up to 10 times longer than conventional bulbs and use less than a quarter of the amount of electricity were installed in all apartments from new.
- Effective insulation measures – Heat loss in the home is directly linked to the levels of insulation in the ceilings, walls, windows, doors and floors.
All insulants in apartments use reduced ozone depletion substances and have a low global warming potential.
In addition to helping to reduce heat loss, the insulation is also designed to reduce airborne and impact sound transmission.
The developer designed and built Hebble Wharf in a socially responsible manner with environmental sustainability in mind. Residents are encouraged to contribute to and maintain this momentum by living a more environmentally friendly life style.
Hebble Wharf is designed to be a secure building with electrically controlled locks on the lobby entrance doors and vehicle gates. Generally the doors and gates are locked at all times and the co-operation of residents is key to keeping the building secure.
To facilitate the monitoring of various locations around the Estate for security purposes, CCTV cameras have been installed around the building perimeter and throughout the Estate. The cameras are linked to video recording equipment under the control of Waterfront Wakefield Management Ltd, and are set to record activity on a 24-hour basis.
Within Hebble Wharf, CCTV operates throughout the undercroft area, as well as the entrance lobby and car park. Video recording is held locally for ease of access in the event of incidents being reported to police.
Mail is delivered to individual apartment letter boxes that are located in a bank on the ground floor level lobby. These mailboxes are owned by the Block Landlord, but the cost of any repairs is the responsibility of the leaseholder.
Parcels delivered by Royal Mail will be delivered to your apartment, providing you are there to receive them. If not, Royal Mail will leave a card in your mailbox for you to collect your parcel from the sorting office. On-line purchases delivered by courier must be collected in person from the front door of the building.
Refuse and Recycling
The refuse and recycling store is secured by a codelock and covered by CCTV; residents should ensure that they remove any personal identity information from documents or packaging before it is placed in the refuse store
Residents must not leave any bulky items (e.g. furniture, mattresses, electrical appliances etc) in the refuse storage or any communal area. If you wish to dispose of such items, please contact the Managing Agent for guidance, or alternatively disposal arrangements can be made with the local authority.
For more information about facilities within the apartments, head over to the ‘Residents’ page.