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TOWNENDS SOUTHFIELDS

255-257 Wimbledon Park Road
London
SW19 6NW

T: 020 8780 0628
E: southfields@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Southfields?

If you are interested in property in Southfields, then Townends Estate Agents Southfields are here to help. We have an excellent selection of properties available for sale and are proud to offer a complete property solution to all of our customers. This includes: conveyancing, mortgages, property maintenance and surveys.

Thinking about selling your property in the Southfields area?

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

Life in Southfields

Located within the London Borough of Wandsworth, Southfields offers residents the proximity of London with a family friendly village feel. On your doorstep you’ll find Wimbledon Common, a vast forested area of around 460 hectares, it is a great place for residents to escape city life. The areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Southfields include Southfields, Wimbledon and the surrounding areas.

To find out more about living in Southfields, continue reading for our area guide.

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Southfields

Southfields offers its residents plenty of options for things to do. It sits in the valley of the River Wandle and the combination of green, open spaces alongside high-street shops makes Southfields an attractive place to live. Wimbledon Park hosts a sailing club and offers kayaking facilities as well as a host of land based activities including: archery, climbing, orienteering, golf, crazy golf, horse riding and sand volleyball courts. Southfields also has a local Athletics and Tennis club. Wimbledon Tennis Club (a 10 minute walk from Southfields tube station) brings high volumes of tourists to this area each year, when it hosts the oldest Tennis Tournament in the world, Wimbledon.

The vast Southside Shopping Centre offers a popular range of high-street shops as well as a large choice of places to eat and drink. Restaurants in Southfields range from Thai to Italian, alongside a range of coffee shops and smaller cafes. There are many popular pubs and bars in Southfields, the most notable being the newly refurbished The Old Field’s pub. The Leather Bottle pub, one of Wandsworth’s eldest buildings with its large garden at the rear, is definitely worth a visit! Southfields is also home to Tara Arts, a thriving Asian theatre company. Also of note is the new selection of shops currently under construction on Beaumont Road.

Southfields provides access to a variety of water sports, including sailing and kayaking, as well as a host of land based activities.

Nestled in the valley of the River Wandle, Southfields benefits from access to Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Common.

Southfields has a wide range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants to socialise in with friends and family.

Schools in Southfields

Southfields offers a range of schools for all age groups with the majority ranked between good and outstanding by Ofsted. Townends Estate Agents Southfields have a wide range of properties for sale, have a look via our property search and find your next home in Southfields.

State Primary Schools in Southfields include: Sheringdale Primary School, Southmead Primary School and Wimbledon Park Primary.

State Secondary Schools include in Southfields include: Southfields Academy, St Cecilias Church of England and Ark Putney Academy.

Private Schools in Southfields include: Ibstock Place School.

Southfields has 42 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Southfields has 12 Ofsted  Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Southfields provides a number of public transport options. For those travelling by road there is easy access to the A3 to London and with a regular bus and night bus service to destinations such as Clapham Junction, Putney Bridge, Vauxhall, Wimbledon, Richmond and Tooting.

Travelling via train is also easy from Southfields. Southfields tube station is on the District Line and there is also easy access to Colliers Wood (Northern Line Zone 3), South Wimbledon (Zone 4, Zone 3), Wimbledon (National Rail, Tramlink Zone 3) and Wimbledon Park (District Line Zone 3). You can also reach London Waterloo in 15 minutes.

From Southfields: Heathrow Airport – 1 hour by car, Gatwick Airport – 1 hour by car.

Southfields tube station is on the District Line, within Travelcard Zone 3.

Southfields provides a regular bus and night bus service, ensuring you can always reach your destination.

Who lives in Southfields

Southfields is both a commuter haven and a family friendly residential area; offering something to everyone.

Recent trends in buying in this area have primarily seen interest from first-time buyers, couples and small families. Renters tend to be young professionals rather than students as its proximity to London pushes potential rental prices upwards.

Southfields is located partly in the postcode region of SW18 and SW19. The main residential area is referred to as The Grid; so named as it consists of a series of parallel roads that are crossed at right angles by a series of parallel streets.

Southfields is both commuter and family friendly. It also attracts lots of interest from first-time buyers.

Located partially in the postcode region SW18 and partially in SW19, Southfields main residential area is known as The Grid.

Renters in this area tend to be young professionals commuting to London or beyond.

The property market in Southfields

The property market in Southfields is currently looking very strong. Property prices have increased by 19% over the past 2 years (higher than the London average) and it also worth noting that UK property prices are set to rise a further 5% in 2017.

Typical houses found in this area are period terraced properties, but there is currently a new development of flats under construction on Beaumont Road.

The average property price for sale is £450,000.

According to Zoopla estimates, in the last 12 months approximately 300 flats, 7 semi-detached houses, 175 terraced houses and 9 detached houses have sold in the Southfields area (as at 27th February 2017).

Property prices in Southfields have increased by 19% in the past 2 years.

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Branch opening times

Mon – Thu: 8.30am to 7pm

Fri: 8.30am to 6pm

Sat: 8.30am to 5pm

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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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