guildford

TOWNENDS GUILDFORD

3-5 Epsom Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3JT

T: 01483 300 700 – Sales
T: 01483 505 535 – Lettings
E: guildford@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Guildford?

If you are looking for property in Guildford, Townends Estate Agents Guildford can help with all of your property needs. We are proud to offer all our customers a complete property solution including conveyancing, property maintenance, mortgages and surveys. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or to rent, so if you are looking to move to Guildford, get in touch with us today.

Are you thinking of selling or letting a property in the Guildford area?

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

Life in Guildford

Guildford is a popular location with homeowners and tenants of all age groups. It is home to the University of Surrey, offers an excellent range of amenities and facilities and is within 30 miles of London. Areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Guildford are Central Guildford and the surrounding villages.

If you want to find out more about Guildford, continue reading for our area guide.

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do

With an array of popular high-street shops, a large choice of places to eat and drink and a local daily market you can never be short of things to do in Guildford.

For those who love shopping, Guildford does not disappoint. The cobbled high street offers an abundance of boutiques, designer and high street clothes shops, jewellery, beauty and electronic stores. Also found in Guildford is a Debenhams and House of Fraser. If that isn’t enough choice, there are more shops in the Friary Centre and White Lion Walk, in Guildford you are spoilt with choice!

Guildford offers something for everyone – there are plenty of pubs and bars for an evening’s entertainment, equally Guildford has a local Odeon Cinema just a few minutes’ walk from the mainline station where you can view the latest movie releases and enjoy a quieter night. Guildford Spectrum is a 5 minute drive from the town centre and is a fun, family friendly environment with a range of activities on offer inside including ice skating, swimming and bowling. Guildford is the home to the Guildford Flames ice hockey team who use the Guildford Spectrum to practice regularly.

The River Wey is a popular location for walks, cycling, rowing and boat trips, especially in the summer months! Equally popular is Pewley Downs which leads directly to Newlands Corner – a popular beauty spot not far from Guildford’s town centre. Newlands Corner offers panoramic views over the Surrey Hills and has paths leading to local villages such as Shere. Other areas of interest include the 11th Century Guildford Castle and the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit.

Guildford has a vast selection of shops on the high street and if that isn’t enough option there is the White Lion Walk and Friary Centre in which you will find a further choice of shops.

Newlands Corner is an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking the Surrey Hills from here you can go on many different walks to Guildford’s surrounding villages.

Guildford Spectrum is the perfect place to both exercise and have fun with friends or family.

Schools in Guildford

There are many excellent schools located in and around Guildford and Townends Estate Agents Guildford currently have lots of properties available for sale and rent within the required catchment areas. Search all our available properties in Guildford now.

State Primary Schools in Guildford include: Boxgrove Primary School, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Burpham Primary School and Guildford Grove Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Guildford include: St Peters Catholic School, Guildford High School, Guildford County School and George Abbot School.

Private Schools in Guildford include: Royal Grammar School, Tormead School and Rydes Hill Preparatory School.

Guildford is also home to the University of Surrey and the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Guildford has 9 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Guildford has 7 Ofsted Good to Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Guildford offers its residents excellent transport links both around the local area as well as taking you towards London.

From Guildford station it takes approximately 35 minutes to reach London Waterloo. London is also only a 30 minute drive away via the A3. The M25 and A31, both major roads, are also within reach of Guildford. There is a busy bus station in Guildford, offering services in and around Guildford as well as to many of the surrounding villages and towns such as Woking and Aldershot.

From Guildford: Heathrow Airport – 30 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 40 minutes by car.

From Guildford station is takes approximately 35 minutes to reach London Waterloo.

From Guildford you can easily access the A3, M25 and A31 meaning you can travel to London or the South coast with relative ease.

Who lives in Guildford?

Guildford is popular location for many including students, commuters, first-time buyers and investment buyers.

Guildford Borough has approved a number of projects to improve the local area making it more attractive to prospective buyers. Parts of these developments are investments in housing in order to meet the growing demand across a range of tenures and sizes. Guildford are also implementing a series of sustainable developments with new planning, environmental and management standards to ensure the town is healthier and cleaner.

Due to the combination of good schools, open space and available amenities, Guildford is very popular location for families to purchase long-term homes.

Guildford offers an attractive range of schooling and further education options making it a popular location for families as well as student renters.

Guildford is a popular location for investors and buy-to-let properties due to the large number of student renters in the area.

The Property Market in Guildford

The property market in Guildford is strong with house prices up 9% on the previous year and up 20% on 2014 when they averaged at £421,149*.

The majority of sales in Guildford over the last 12 months were semi-detached properties which on average sold for £479,646*.

Flats had an average sold price of £352,618* and detached properties averaged at £831,401*.

*Statistics provided by Zoopla, correct as of 8th March 2017.

According to Zoopla the property prices in Guildford have risen by 3.84% in the past year.

Townends Estate Agents Guildford

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Branch opening times

Mon – Thu: 8.30am to 7pm

Fri: 8.30am to 6pm

Sat: 8.30am to 5pm

E: guildford@townends.co.uk

T: 01483 300 700 – Sales

T: 01483 505 535 – Lettings

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Townends (Residential Sales) Ltd is registered in England. 03090180.
Townends (Lettings & Management) Ltd is registered in England. 02653200.
Registered office: Unit 2, Wintersells Road, Byfleet, Surrey, KT14 7LF. VAT number 918 5378 90

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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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