streatham

TOWNENDS STREATHAM

5-7 Streatleigh Parade
Streatham High Road
Streatham
SW16 1EQ

T: 020 8769 9911
E: streatham@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Streatham?

If you are interested in finding your next property in Streatham, Townends Estate Agents Streatham can help you with all of your property requirements. We are proud to offer a complete property solution to all of our customers including property maintenance, surveys, mortgage advice and access to our conveyancing panel. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or to rent, so if you’re interested in living in Streatham then get in touch today!

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

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

Life in Streatham

Streatham is an incredibly sought after location in the Borough of Lambeth. It is neighbours with the affluent areas of Clapham and Wandsworth and the ever trendy Brixton. Streatham showcases a wide verity of property styles ranging from stunning mansion blocks such as Manor Court on Leigham Avenue, period houses and conversions located at the top of Tooting Bec Common and family homes which are located further towards the Tulse Hill area. Areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Streatham are Streatham, Streatham Hill, Balham, Brixton, Furzedown, Norbury, Tulse Hill and West Norwood.

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

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Streatham

Streatham is filled with things to do that cater to all ages, abilities and interests.

On Streatham High Road you will find the usual collection of High Street shopping favourites as well as a growing number of wine bars, restaurants and cafes which cater to the increasingly affluent residents. If you are seeking entertainment, there is a large Odeon where you can watch and enjoy all the latest cinematic releases, or visit the Hideaway, a Jazz, Funk, Swing and Soul music venue but it is also used to host stand-up comedy nights.

Green space is one of Streatham’s greatest assets. Streatham Common is a well tended, protected conservation area and has a lovely terraced garden. Also The Rookery is a nearby beautifully landscaped garden. Streatham Common provides an attractive background for the summer theatre. Both Streatham Common and the nearby Tooting Bec Common provide local residents with sports facilities for tennis, bowling and horse riding. Tooting Bec also has a Lido and an athletics track. Streatham also offers the newly opened Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre in which you can ice-skate, use the gym or sports hall facilities and swim.

Currently there is lots of regeneration planned for Streatham including The London Square development which is working to restore the façade of the old Mega Bowl. Another part of the Streatham Hill development is the commission of a new theatre which will be run by ThinkTank and led by director Andy McKeane.

The Rookery in Streatham Common is a beautifully landscaped garden and visiting this on a sunny day day makes for an excellent day out.

Part of the Streatham Hill development is the commission of a new theatre which will be run by ThinkTank and led by director Andy McKeane.

Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre offers residents of Streatham the opportunity to ice-skate, swim and use the gym and sports hall facilities – these activities are great to do with friends, family or on your own.

Schools in Streatham

At Townends Estate Agents Streatham we have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent within the catchment area for many of Streatham’s Ofsted ranked schools. To view all of our available properties to sale and rent in and around Streatham, use our property search now.

State Primary Schools in Streatham include: Henry Cavendish Primary School, Dunraven School and Telferscot Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Streatham include: Bishop Thomas Grant School, La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ Schools and Graveney School.

Private Schools in Streatham include: Streatham and Clapham High School and The Laurels School.

Streatham has 36 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Streatham has 14 Ofsted Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Streatham’s proximity to London has always made it a popular location for commuters. There are three railway stations Streatham, Streatham Common and Streatham Hill (Travelcard Zone 3), mean you’re only 15 minutes from Victoria Station and 20 minutes from London Bridge. There are also frequent trains which will take you in the opposite direction, to Surrey.

Streatham has fantastic bus routes and is the busiest London linked bus route after Oxford Street. There is a 24 hour service which runs to Brixton underground station – which on weekends also operates a 24 hour service. Streatham High Road is located on the A23 which will ultimately take you to Brighton, but is also an excellent link into London.

From Streatham: Heathrow Airport – 1 hour by car, Gatwick Airport – 50 minutes by car.

Streatham is served by 3 different railways stations: Streatham, Streatham Common and Streatham Hill (Travelcard Zone 3), meaning you’re only 15 minutes from Victoria Station and 20 minutes from London Bridge.

Streatham has fantastic bus routes and is the busiest London linked bus route after Oxford Street. There is also a 24 hour service which runs to Brixton underground station.

Who lives in Streatham?

Typical residents in Streatham are 20 to 30 year olds looking for better value for money than its more upmarket neighbours Clapham and Belham. It is also popular amongst commuters and working professionals due to its proximity to London.

With the new regeneration planned and new flats being built, Streatham will also become a popular locations for buy-to-let investment purchases.

Streatham has seen a large increase in first time buyers as neighbouring Balham, Clapham and Tooting are out of price range. The same applies to tenants who are quite happy to commute by bus and train are not dependant on having a local tube stop (although Brixton is only a 10 minute bus ride away!)

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

Typical residents in Streatham are 20 to 30 year olds looking for better value for money than its more upmarket neighbours Clapham and Belham

With the new regeneration planned and new flats being built, Streatham will also become a popular locations for buy-to-let investment purchases.

The Property Market in Streatham

The property market in Streatham is strong, according to Zoopla there has been a 1.89% increase in property prices in this area, this equates to a value change of £9,535.

Most properties are Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s buildings ranging from large six bedroom houses with gardens (Streatham Common, parts of Streatham Hill and the streets off the High Road) to three and four bedroom semi-detached houses, terraces and cottages. Conversions can be found across the area and there is an abundance of mansion blocks and purpose built properties close to Streatham Hill offering good value for money. This fabulous selection of properties offers something for both buyers and tenants alike. The Streatham postcode SW16 is covered by four different London boroughs, more than any other postcode region.

Typical asking prices in Streatham are currently averaging at £588,533 for a 3 bedroom house and £439, 403 for a 2 bedroom flat. If you are looking to rent, approximate rental prices pcm are £1,385 for a 2 bedroom house and £1,478 for a 2 bedroom flat.

Property prices in Streatham have increased by 1.89% over the past year, this equates to a value change of £9,535.

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Fri: 8.30am to 6pm

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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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