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TOWNENDS CROYDON

83 – 85 High Street
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 1QF

T: 020 8680 8585
E: croydon@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Croydon?

If you are looking for property in Croydon, then Townends Estate Agents Croydon are here to help. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent and are proud to offer all our customers a complete property solution including conveyancing, surveys, mortgages and property maintenance.

Thinking of selling or letting a property in the Croydon area?

Get in touch with Townends Estate Agents Croydon today to find out how much your home or property is worth.

Life in Croydon

Strategically placed between London and Gatwick, Croydon is one of the largest and most popular London boroughs for commuters. Croydon offers excellent transport links between Central London and the south coast of England. It is a popular location for both buyers and tenants alike, offering more space for your money but maintains the close proximity to London.

Croydon is expected to see undergo major changes due to an urban planning initiative – Croydon Vision 2020 – making Croydon an exciting place for potential buyers and tenants. Contact Townends Estate Agents Croydon today if you would like to make Croydon your home!

Areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Croydon are Central Croydon and the surrounding areas.

To find out more about Croydon and the surrounding areas, continue reading for our area guide.

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Croydon

Whether you are looking for a family day out, to spend time with friends or relax by yourself, there are many choices of things to do in and around Croydon.

Croydon offers an array of retail outlets, local boutiques, farmers markets and the Surrey street market, established in 1276, is definitely worth a visit. For those looking for some high-street retail therapy Croydon’s shopping facilities are the best outside of London’s West End. The Whitgift Centre, Central Shopping Centre and Valley Retail Park are all easily accessible, large shopping centres. Croydon is also home to IKEA, the perfect shop from which to begin to furnish your new home!

With its proximity to London, Croydon has its share of nightlife with a large selection of bars and pubs. Boxpark has recently opened in Croydon and offers a wide selection of street food, fine dining and live events. Croydon offers restaurants to suit any pallet. There is a diverse selection of eateries, all family friendly and providing an evening’s entertainment. Two of Croydon’s restaurants have also been featured in The Good Food Guide.

Located close to an abundance of green belt land, there is no shortage of parks and open spaces in Croydon. Due to all of this open space, Croydon has 10 golf courses. In the June of every year Croydon holds its own carnival week which offers a fun day out for all. There are also plenty of cultural places worth visiting in Croydon such as the Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Queen’s Gardens and Shirley Windmill, a Grade II listed tower. The Fairfield Hall Arts Centre, currently undergoing a £30,000,000 redevelopment, is set to open in 2018 and will bring a thriving arts and entertainment industry to Croydon.

Croydon offers excellent opportunities for shopping and retail therapy –  this feature attracts a lot of visitors to the area and contributes to the hive of activity in Central Croydon.

Croydon is located next to green belt land, meaning there is an abundance of open parkland. Using this to its advantage, Croydon hosts an annual Carnival which is a great day out for all!

Boxpark has recently opened its second venue in Croydon. This provides an excellent place to eat, drink and relax with friends and family on evenings and weekends.

Schools in Croydon

Townends Estate Agents Croydon has a wide variety of properties for sale or let in the catchment area for many Ofsted ranked schools in Croydon. To all view all properties to buy or rent in Croydon, visit our property search page now.

State Primary and Junior Schools in Croydon include: Good Shepherd Catholic Primary and Nursery School, St James the Great RC Primary and Nursery School, Howard Primary School and Park Hill Junior School.

State Secondary Schools in Croydon include: Edenham High School and Sixth Form College, Riddlesdown Collegiate, St Mary’s Catholic High School and Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England School.

Private Schools in Croydon include: Croydon High School, Royal Russell School, and Trinity School of John Whitgift.

Croydon has 15 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Croydon has 11 Ofsted Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Transport Links in and around Croydon

Croydon is well connected with transport links in and around the local area and further afield.

There are 3 major railway stations in Croydon: West Croydon, South Croydon and East Croydon. Both East and West Croydon are located in Travelcard Zone 5. From East Croydon it takes 16 minutes to reach London Victoria, 13 minutes to reach London Bridge and 30 minutes to get to the Thameslink at Kings Cross. By train it takes 15 minutes to reach Gatwick airport.

Croydon also has Tramlink, operated by Tramtrack Croydon, which opened in 2000. This network consists of 3 lines and serves Mitcham, Woodside, Addiscombe and Purley Way. Croydon also has a busy bus network with a 24 hour service to London Victoria. Croydon has excellent road links to Central London as well as to the South coast of England and there is the A23 Purley Way which will take you to the West.

From Croydon: Heathrow Airport – 50 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 35 minutes by car.

East and West Croydon railway stations are located within Travelcard Zone 5 and with 3 major overground stations serving Croydon, residents are very well connected.

There is a regular bus and Tramlink service which operates in and around Croydon. There is even a 24 hour bus service from Croydon to London Victoria.

Who lives in Croydon?

The rental and buyers market in Croydon is popular amongst young families, first-time buyers and young professionals who are looking to commute into London. Croydon’s range of amenities mean that it offers something to everyone and makes it an incredibly sough after location.

Croydon is a popular location for families due to its large range of Ofsted Outstanding schools.

Due to the amount of regeneration planned in Croydon, house prices are set to rise over the next 5 years.

The rental market in Croydon is dominated by young professionals who commute into London and beyond.

The Property Market in Croydon

The property market in Croydon offers everything from conversions and purposed built apartments to Victorian and 1930’s semi-detached properties. There are also a large number of terraces and detached houses in Croydon.

Croydon is a fantastic buy-to-let investment area due to the massive regenerative projects that are currently underway with the most sought after areas being South and East Croydon.

In 2016 most property sales in Croydon involved flats which sold for an average of £272,573. There were also a number of terraced properties sold for an average price of £383,852 whilst semi-detached properties reached an average of £463,845.

According to Zoopla house prices in Croydon have increased by 5.27% over the past year.

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Fri: 8.30am to 6pm

Sat: 8.30am to 5pm

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What our customers think

Eileen Harrington
Eileen Harrington
13:36 12 Nov 16
We changed from Haart to Townends this summer 2016 and are very happy with the management of our flat in Croydon. It is very professionally run by Diane Armstrong and her team who are all very anxious to please. Highly recommended.read more
Paul Barclay
Paul Barclay
06:26 11 Nov 16
You could not ask for a better service, well done to Diane and her team. I wish more companies would provide this level of care and getting the results you are looking for. It is so refreshing, you pick up the phone , request for a tenant and within a few days they have found a suitable tenant ,they take care of the vetting,agreement and inventory process, making it hassle free. I would highly recommend Townends to any landlord or tenant. and sort out the whole vetting of tenants, they find tenants in a very quick turnaround and are so professional and efficient in throughtout the due tenant due diligence process, tenancy agreement and the inventoryread more
Bob Bayliss
Bob Bayliss
09:09 09 Nov 16
Early days, but I decided to go with Townends because I was especially impressed with Diane Armstrong"s approach at and after our initial meeting. She was thoroughly prepared, clear about the likely valuation of my letting and willing to discuss ways in which Townend's could help me to attract the right tenant and provide excellent with the stress-free fully managed service I am looking for. I am looking forward to entrusting my letting to Townends next year.read more

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Tenant guide to fees at the various stages

Making your move straightforward and simple

At Townends we make it our job to help take the stress out of moving home. Below is a brief outline of the process and what you can expect to happen each step of the way along with a guide to any financial provisions you will need to be aware of.

We are members of The Property Ombudsman and also form part of the National Federation of Property Professionals Client Money Protection Scheme.

Looking for your ideal home

Registration is the first step as it tells us who you are, what you’re looking for and how to reach you. The more we understand about your requirements, the simpler it will be for us to find you that perfect property. It helps if we have all your contact telephone numbers so that we can advise you as soon as a new property becomes available.

Viewing properties with us

All viewings will be arranged and accompanied by our dedicated lettings experts. We are available from 8.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 6.00pm Friday and 8.30am to 5.00pm on Saturdays. The vast majority of properties let very quickly – usually within a week of becoming available, therefore we would recommend that you respond and view properties as swiftly as possible.

Securing your property

Once you have found a property and your offer has been accepted by the landlord, we will require a Preliminary Payment (Holding Deposit) between £500-£1,000 (depending on the value of the property) which will be deducted from your final completion monies. Upon receipt of this payment, we will withdraw the property from the market and start your referencing process. The Preliminary Payment is non-refundable should you decide to withdraw for any reason and is payable by credit or debit card. Should the landlord withdraw for any reason we will of course refund your preliminary payment less any referencing costs incurred.

The referencing process

We use a secure and independent specialist referencing agency, who will complete a detailed application assessment. The process will include an employer’s reference to confirm your income to rent ratio for affordability, a credit history check, confirmation of residency and a previous landlord’s reference (if applicable). The cost is £60 per person. Please inform us as early as possible if you think there may be anything in your history to concern you, as there is often a solution.

In a hurry and need a quick move?

There are occasions when we are asked to make a move happen within as little as a few hours through to under 5 working days. If you require this service we will of course do our utmost to assist. An additional charge of £120 will be applied to the administration fee in these circumstances.

Signing the paperwork including your tenancy agreement

We will handle all the paperwork and provide a tenancy agreement for you and your landlord to sign. The tenancy agreement you will sign is a legally binding document of an agreed fixed period. Please ensure that you understand your responsibilities and if you are unsure for any reason, seek legal advice before signing the agreement. Renting via Townends ensures you receive:

Up to

£600 pcm

Up to

£1000 pcm

Up to

£1500 pcm

Up to & above

£2000 pcm

The security deposit

You will be required to pay a security deposit equivalent to 6 weeks rent prior to moving into the property. This will be refunded to you at the end of the tenancy minus any deductions if applicable. Please note, we will ensure that your deposit is protected as per the tenancy deposit protection guidelines.

Monthly rental payments

Rent is payable monthly in advance by standing order. The rent due date is usually the day of the month that you initially moved in.

Detailing the condition of the property

A professional inventory and check-in process is prepared prior to the tenancy commencing. A convenient time will be arranged for you to meet with the inventory clerk to formally check you into the property. It is vital that you attend this meeting to ensure that the inventory which outlines the condition of the property is correct. The check-in fee varies according to the size of the property as detailed below:

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
£125 £145 £155 £175 £190 £210

Moving in

Prior to you moving into the property, all tenants must sign the tenancy agreement and pay the completion monies in full. We will only accept cleared funds in the form of a Bankers Draft or Building Society cheque or bank transfer. We cannot accept cash or personal cheques under any circumstances.

After you have moved

Once you’ve moved in we will advise you of who to contact if you have any queries during the course of your tenancy and what to do in case of an emergency maintenance situation. Our team are always on hand to assist and our property support specialists can be contacted on 01932 736 505.

Depending on the type of service the landlord has requested us to provide, the following charges may apply in certain circumstances during the course of your tenancy:

Note: All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at 20%. Debit card fees apply and are charged at £2 per transaction with credit card fees charged at 3% of the total transaction value.

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