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Townends Estate Agents Thornton Heath

If you are looking for property in Thornton Heath, then Townends Estate Agents Thornton Heath are able to help with all of your property needs. We are proud to offer all of our customers a complete property solution, this involves services including: conveyancing, surveys, property maintenance and mortgages. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or to rent, so if you want to make Thornton Heath your next home, search our available properties now.

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Life in Thornton Heath

Thornton Heath is found to the south of Charing Cross in the London Borough of Croydon. Specifically situated between Croydon and Norbury, Thornton Heath is a popular town for commuters. The areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Thornton Heath are Croydon, Mitcham, Thornton Heath and the surrounding areas.

If you want to find out more about life in Thornton Heath, continue reading for our area guide.

Things to do


Transport links


Property market

Things to do in Thornton Heath

There are plenty of things to do in Thornton Heath. As one of the most multi-cultural areas in Croydon it is a very vibrant town. The high street offers a number of pubs, restaurants and local shop and with Croydon close by, you are never short of places to eat, drink and relax. Croydon also provides access to regular nightlife, entertainment and the Whitgift Shopping Centre offers a broader range of shopping choices. Another popular location among the local community of Thornton Heath is the Leisure Centre. It offers a great range of classes and facilities that make it a fun visit for all.

Founded in 2014, the Thornton Heath Community Action Team is a group of residents and business who aim to deliver area improving projects. They are working with the local community to make Thornton Heath an area that its residents can be proud of, and people want to be a part of! There is also a series of regenerative projects taking place over the next three years working to make Thornton Heath a more attractive and safer environment.

Thornton Heath was also awarded The New Homes Bonus Grant which supports local people into local jobs. The local council are further working to improve the perception of Thornton Heath by installing local artwork around the town.

Thornton Heath’s architecture is predominantly Victorian. Two prime examples of this are St Alban’s Anglican Church and St Paul’s Church. St Alban’s Church was built in 1889 and is now a Grade II listed building, it was the first church designed by late Victorian architect Sir Ninian Comper. Another interesting feature of Thornton Heath is the Clocktower. It is located on the junction of the high street and Parchmore Road and was financed partially by public funds in 1990.

Thornton Heath is one of the most multicultural areas in Croydon which makes it a very vibrant and inclusive town.

Thornton Heath’s architecture is predominantly Victorian, specifically of interest is St Alban’s Church which is now a Grade II listed building.

Thornton Heath’s Community Team is working with members of the local community to improve the overall environment of town.

Schools in Thornton Heath

Thornton Heath has a excellent selection of schooling options. Townends Estate Agents Thornton Heath have a wide selection of properties available to buy or rent within the catchment areas for these schools, if you want to view any of these properties use our property search now.

State Primary Schools in Thornton Heath include: David Livingstone Primary School, Gonville Primary School and Kensington Avenue Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Thornton Heath include: Bensham Manor Schools, Al-Khair School and Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England School.

Thornton Heath is also home to the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

Thornton Heath has 23 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Thornton Heath has 13 Ofsted Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

There is a wide range of transport links in and around Thornton Heath.

Thornton Heath is home to a London Bus garage which provides many bus routes which operating in and around Croydon. This gives residents of Thornton Heath easy and frequent ways to access all that the borough of Croydon has to offer. Bus routes going through East Croydon also provide interchangeable links to the Tram Link service.

Those wishing to travel via train will appreciate the many accessible train stations from Thornton Heath. Nearby stations are: Norwood Junction, Selhurst, Norbury and Thornton Heath; there are also easy links to Wimbledon. From Thornton Heath station it takes approximately 25 minutes to get a train to London Victoria and 35 minutes to reach London Bridge.

Travelling via road in Thornton Heath is also easy, the A23 Brighton Road and the A236 Croydon Road are both major roads from which you can travel across Croydon and beyond!

From Thornton Heath: Heathrow Airport – 60 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 45 minutes by car.

Thornton Heath has excellent rail links with 4 accessible mainline stations. From Thornton Heath station it takes approximately 25 minutes to reach London Victoria.

Travelling by road in Thornton Heath is easy, with access to the A23 and A236 you can travel across Croydon and beyond.

Who lives in Thornton Heath?

Thornton Heath is a popular location for many. It attracts families, students, commuters and first-time buyers. The multiculturality of the area means you will be constantly surrounded by new, different people, the area is vibrant and alive with the combination of cultures coming together.

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

Thornton Heath offers a fantastic range of schooling options and thus is an attractive place for families to live and rent in.

Due to its proximity to London, the Thornton Heath rental market is dominated by young professionals commuting into London.

The property market in Thornton Heath

As always, the property market in Thornton Heath is experiencing high demand. According to Zoopla the average property price in Thornton Heath is £326,087, an increase of 4.13% from 2016. The average price for a flat is £240,498, an increase of 9.27% from 2016.

There is a wide variety of properties on offer in Thornton Heath for both buyers and tenants. You will find Victorian and Edwardian properties alongside modern flats and family homes. The high street really emphasises this eccentric mix!

Thornton Heath is a hot spot for buyers. Families tend to localise around the 1930’s estates closer to Croydon whereas the other side of town offers more suburban living.

According to Zoopla the property prices in Thornton Heath have risen by 4.13% in 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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