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TOWNENDS STAINES

142-144 High Street
Staines
Middlesex
TW18 4AH

T: 01784 455 299
E: staines@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Staines-upon-Thames?

If you are looking for property in Staines-upon-Thames, Townends Estate Agents Staines have a fantastic range of properties available for sale or let 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 Staines-upon-Thames area?

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

Life in Staines-upon-Thames

Staines-upon-Thames has plenty of things to do to keep all ages entertained, both in the town and surrounding areas. It is a suburban town located on the bank of the River Thames; it provides its residents with a blend of bustling urban life and riverside tranquillity. This is a fantastic area to buy or rent in. Recently a council bid has been approved for £1,600,000 to be invested in the area, every year, for the next five years making Staines-upon-Thames a place with great potential.

Areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Staines include; Staines-upon-Thames, Ashford, Bedfont, Feltham, Hampton, Lower Sunbury, Stanwell, Shepperton, Upper Halliford and Wraysbury.

To find out more about Staines-upon-Thames and the surrounding areas, continue reading our area guide below.

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Staines-upon-Thames

The River Thames provides the residents of Staines-upon-Thames with access to a variety of sailing and rowing clubs and the annual Regatta’s held in Staines-upon-Thames and Egham bring excitement to the area during the summer months. JBSki offers an adrenaline-filled day out for family and friends. Another option for adventure in Staines-upon-Thames could be to explore one of the many local cycle pathways. For those looking for a more relaxing way to pass some time, the Lammas Recreation Ground, Runnymede Pleasure Ground and the historic Windsor Great Park are all nearby and offer wide open spaces to relax in and play.

Historically, Staines-upon-Thames has a lot to offer. You can visit the site of the signing of The Magna Carta in 1215, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial or Windsor Castle. For these reasons Staines-upon-Thames attracted many tourists during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Staines-upon-Thames is famously featured in Ali G, specifically the Town Hall, and nearby Thorpe Park was the location for an episode of E4’s The Inbetweeners.

The Elmsleigh Shopping Centre provides Staines-upon-Thames and its surrounding areas with a wide array of high-street shops and every Wednesday and Saturday the pedestrianised high-street hosts one of the biggest markets in Middlesex. Staines-upon-Thames has recently been the sight of major refurbishment with the high-street getting lots of new shops and eateries. New for 2017, Staines-upon-Thames will be home to a Primark and now has a Turtle Bay, GBK, Wagamamas, TGI Friday’s and Creams. There is Vue Cinema and easy access to local theatres in Woking, Windsor and Hays.

Staines-upon-Thames provides many opportunities for sport and adventure, including nearby Thorpe Park.

The Lammas Recreation Ground or Runnymede Pleasure Ground offer residents wide open spaces to stroll, relax and play in. They also offer views and access to the River Thames.

The Elmsleigh Shopping Centre provides a wide selection of high-street shops and eateries. A perfect place to spend a weekend shopping and socialising with friends or family.

Schools in Staines-upon-Thames

Staines-upon-Thames is perfectly located in the catchment areas for many Ofsted Good and Outstanding schools in the local area. Townends Estate Agents Staines has a large selection of properties to buy or let in and around Staines-upon-Thames, ensuring you have a great selection of Ofsted ranked schools to choose from. To all view all properties for sale and rent from Townends Estate Agents Staines, visit our property search page now.

State Primary Schools in Staines-upon-Thames include: Buckland Primary School, Manorcroft Primary School and Thorpe Lea Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Staines-upon-Thames include: The Magna Carta School, Matthew Arnold SchoolThamesmead School and Salesian School.

Private School in Staines-upon-Thames include: TASIS, Sir William Perkins and Staines Preparatory School.

Staines-upon-Thames has 18 Good to Outstanding Ofsted ranked Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Staines-upon-Thames has 2 Ofsted Good to Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Staines-upon-Thames is in the perfect location for transport links, not just in and around the surrounding areas, but across the country and all over the world. It is located just off junction 13 of the M25 and is therefore a perfect location from which to commute to work, schools and recreation. Heathrow Airport is 20 minutes away by car and driving to London should take you approximately 1.5 hours.

Staines-upon-Thames is also the site of a mainline train station from which it takes 35 minutes to get to London Waterloo, where you can catch connecting overground and underground trains.

Staines-upon-Thames also has a busy bus station from which you can access Thorpe Park, Heathrow Airport, Kingston, Sunbury, Chertsey, Ashford and Egham.

From Staines-upon-Thames: Heathrow Airport – 20 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 45 minutes by car.

From Staines train station you can reach London Waterloo in 35 minutes. From Waterloo you can catch connecting overground and underground trains.

Staines-upon-Thames has easy access to the M25 to London and the M3 towards Southampton. You can also catch a regular bus service to Thorpe Park.

Who lives in Staines-upon-Thames?

Due to its proximity to London, Staines-upon-Thames is a commuter haven and is popular for young professionals and first-time buyers. Moving towards Egham, Staines-upon-Thames is also a popular site for student renters due to nearby Royal Holloway University. However Staines-upon-Thames is primarily home for many families as the wide selection of schools makes it an attractive option for long-term living. Staines really does offer something to everyone.

Substantial investment and repair has been put into the areas around the River Thames, including Staines-upon-Thames, to ensure there is not a repeat of the flooding in 2014. The investment in improvement in the area mean that house prices are set to rise as the appeal of living in Staines-upon-Thames increases.

Staines-upon-Thames is both family friendly and a commuter haven. Its proximity to London and the River Thames also make it a popular option for young first-time buyers.

Staines-upon-Thames is ideally located to both access London and British coastlines. It is well connected and reasonably priced area.

Staines-upon-Thames is a popular location for raising a family, due to its location within the catchment for lots of primary and secondary schools.

The Property Market in Staines-upon-Thames

The property market in Staines-upon-Thames is strong, according to Zoopla the average house price in Staines-upon-Thames is approximately £395,000 – a 12% increase from last year (as at 27th February 2017).

The houses found in this area range from 1930’s builds and Victorian style housing to modern flats and new developments by the River Thames. The current property market in Staines-upon-Thames is busy with a substantial increase in demand compared to supply – this is currently holding prices firm. Typical rent prices for a 2 bedroom house is approximately £1,300 pcm and for a 2 bedroom flat £1,200 pcm.

House prices in Staines-upon-Thames have increased 12% over the past year.

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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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