egham

TOWNENDS EGHAM

179 High Street
Egham
Surrey
TW20 9EJ

T: 01784 477 277
E: egham@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Egham?

If you are interested in property in Egham, whether it is to buy or sell, let or rent, Townends Estate Agents Egham can help you. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent and are proud to offer all of our customers a complete property solution including surveys, conveyancing and property maintenance alongside mortgage advice.

Are you thinking of selling or letting in the Egham area?

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

Life in Egham

Egham is a small commuter town in Surrey, its existence predates 666AD and it appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086. Today, Egham is part of the London commuter belt and is a popular residential location due to its excellent transport links and affordable housing. Famously, Egham played host to the Olympic Torch relay for the London 2012 Olympics. The areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Egham are; Egham, Runnymede, Thorpe and Thorpe Lea.

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

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Egham

There is plenty to do and get involved with in Egham. From relaxing afternoon walks along the River Thames, to bowls and brass bands, Egham offers something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.

There is an abundance of green space in and around Egham, such as Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water Lakes. There are also several parks and children’s play areas such as the Lammas Recreation Park and Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. Together these spaces provide some lovely recreational areas to enjoy on a summer’s afternoon, but are also well worth a visit on a frosty day to fully appreciate their beauty. Alongside its many different walking trails, Windsor Great Park also offers lots of different cycling and horse-riding routes through the park. Thorpe Park is located to the south of Egham and provides a wide variety of rides and attractions for the whole family.

The High Street in Egham is pedestrianised and offers a good selection of shops to meet basic shopping needs, as well as butchers and bakers whose family businesses have served the area for centuries. There are two supermarkets and a large choice of places to eat and drink. For a broader selection of shops, many of the locals travel to the nearby towns of Staines and Windsor. If you are looking for family friendly fun, Egham Leisure Centre, Achieve Lifestyle, hosts a range of sports clubs and facilities. It also runs birthday parties and has a crèche.

The parking in Egham is cheap and conveniently situated either side of the High Street and next to the train station. Also within close proximity to the station is a new Travelodge, found in the centre of town. Other hotels in Egham include the Runnymede on Thames Hotel which offers beautiful riverside accommodation.

Historically Egham is nearby the site of the signing of The Magna Carta sealed at nearby Runnymede in 1215 and a memorial at the foot of Coopers Hill can be found to commemorate it. Looking to the future, Runnymede Borough Council is poised to be working with Places for People on a new leisure centre in Egham which will include a swimming pool and a health spa.

Egham benefits from access to lots of open green spaces including, Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water Lakes, the Lammas Recreation Park and Runnymede Pleasure Grounds.

Egham’s High Street is pedestrianised and offers a good selection of shops, as well as butchers and bakers whose family businesses have served the area for centuries. You will also find two supermarkets and a large choice of places to eat and drink.

Nearby Thorpe Park provides a wide variety of rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy together.

Schools in Egham

At Townends Estate Agents Egham we have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy and rent within the catchment area for Egham’s top Ofsted schools. To view these properties, use our property search now.

State Primary Schools in Egham include: Manorcroft Primary School, Thorpe Lea Primary School and Thorpe Church of England Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Egham include: The Magna Carta School and Bishopsgate School.

Private Schools in Egham include: TASIS.

Egham has 4 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Egham has 8 Ofsted Good to Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 5 mile radius.

Egham mainline station has trains running into London Waterloo with travel times taking approximately 30 to 45 minutes. It is also situated on the A30 providing easy access to the M25 for Heathrow airport and has a number of bus links.

From Egham: Heathrow Airport – 10 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 50 minutes by car.

Egham stations provides residents with a direct train link into London Waterloo.

Egham has easy access to the A30 and the M25 allowing you easy access to roads which can take you all over the United Kingdom.

Who lives in Egham?

Egham is a town that is full of variety, from professional commuters to families to students. It is a preferred location for commuters due to the easy access to the train station and its direct line to London Waterloo. There is also a large student market due to Royal Holloway, University of London.

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

Properties in Egham offer great value for money, this coupled with its small town feel, makes Egham a popular residential location.

Egham’s rental market is dominated by students due to its proximity to Royal Holloway, University of London.

The Property Market in Egham

Egham has a broad variety of properties, from semi-detached houses in the main residential estates of the town, to Victorian terraces, older cottages, smaller starter homes, flats and more expensive properties, housing from low-income families to the more affluent. There is a huge variety of property in Egham ranging from your typical one-two bedroom apartments to large five-six bed detached houses.

According to Zoopla the current market value of property in Egham has increased by 3.20%, this is a value change of £15,482 over the past 12 months. The average price paid for property in Egham is £452,812* and the average rental prices currently sit at £1,436 pcm*. We always have a great amount of buyers looking in the area, not only is it a perfect family village but also great for investors, so it is a fantastic time if you’re looking to sell.

*All statistics provided by Zoopla, correct as of 24th March 2017.

Property prices in Egham have increased by 3.20% in the past year, this is a value change of £15,482.

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Jane Smith
Jane Smith
09:14 10 Dec 16
After having a bad experience with estate agents in the past, I came to townends with a low expectations, but the staff there turned this opinion around completely! The two girls in lettings were so helpful in helping me and my family find our perfect property. They kept us updated throughout the whole rental process and were fair and firm with what needed to be done. Thank you girls!read more
S Carroll
S Carroll
19:35 08 Dec 16
Great service, I was always kept up to date and the sale of my property went through as smoothly as I could of hoped for. We couldn't thank the team at Egham enough!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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