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TOWNENDS ALDERSHOT

130 Victoria Road
Aldershot
Hampshire
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T: 01252 332 284
E: aldershot@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Aldershot?

If you are looking for property in Aldershot, then look no further than Townends Estate Agents Aldershot. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent 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 Aldershot area?

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

Life in Aldershot

Aldershot is located on the Surrey, Hampshire boarder and offers buyers and renters good value for money and characterful properties. Aldershot is known as the Home of the British Army, a resulting connection which constituted Aldershot’s rapid growth from village to town. Areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Aldershot are Aldershot, Ash, Ash Vale, Farnham, Camberley, Farnborough, Fleet, Frimley and Mytchett.

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

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Aldershot

There are many options for things to do in Aldershot, whether you are looking to spend time with your family, friends or relax on your own.

Aldershot boats a large retail and restaurant complex within which you can find many well-known high-street shops and places to eat. The Westgate Leisure Park is a great place to relax and unwind with friends or family, it offers a range of restaurants, a cinema and supermarkets with 3 hours free customer parking. Also of note is The Wellington Shopping Centre in which there is a great selection of high street shops.

For a family day out during the summer, one of the best things to do is visit the Lido in Aldershot. It is a great place to soak up the sun and enjoy time together. The Lido is an open air swimming pool with an extensive shallow area for young children to play in as well as a large fountain, diving area and waterslides. Next door there is an indoor swimming pool, meaning you can swim all year round!

As well as swimming, Aldershot offers a range of sports which you can either participate in or just observe. There is tennis, Apline Snowsports, football (Aldershot Town, a.k.a. The Shots, is the local team), cricket and rugby. For those of you with a passion for motor sports, Aldershot is also home to Aldershot Raceway in which short circuit motor sport takes places. If you are looking for a more relaxing way to pass your time, Aldershot has a range of parks and green spaces in which you can relax and unwind.

For an evening’s entertainment in Aldershot there is plenty of choice, including a bowling alley, cinema or the Princes Hall theatre – a popular venue for small-scale theatre, comedy and music events.

Aldershot has a separate leisure and retail complex meaning residents have access to a vast range of shops, restaurants and pastimes.

Aldershot Lido is a fantastic space during the summer months offering great outdoor swimming facilities and for those who want to enjoy the water all year round, adjacent is another, indoor pool.

The Princes Hall is a great local theatre offering small-scale entertainment, including theatre, comedy and music events.

Schools in Aldershot

Townends Estate Agents Aldershot has a large selection of properties to buy or let within the catchment area for many of Aldershot’s Ofsted ranked schools. To all view all properties for sale and rent from Townends Estate Agents Aldershot, visit our property search page now.

State Infant Schools in Aldershot include: Belle Vue Infant School and St Michael’s C of E Infant School.

State Primary Schools in Aldershot include: Talavera Junior School, Newport Junior School and St Michael’s C of E Junior School.

State Secondary Schools in Aldershot include: The Connaught School. The All Hallows Catholic Secondary School in Farnham and Ash Manor School in Ash are both within easy reach.

Aldershot has 11 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Aldershot has 4 Ofsted Good to Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Transport links in and around Aldershot

Aldershot offers excellent transport links in and around the local area. There is also easy access to locations further afield.

Travelling via train: there is a direct train from Aldershot Station which will get you to London Waterloo in approximately 40 minutes. From Aldershot Station you can also access mainline services to Alton, Guildford and Ascot.

Travelling via road: Aldershot is located within close proximity to several major roads including the M25, A3 and the M3. As a result both London and the English coastline are easily accessible to you. Aldershot is the site of a busy bus station which services the urban Aldershot area as well as providing buses which will take you further afield to Farnborough, Camberley and Guildford.

From Aldershot: Heathrow Airport – 30 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 50 minutes by car.

From Aldershot station is takes approximately 40 minutes to reach London Waterloo.

From Aldershot you can easily access the M25, A3 and M3 meaning you can travel to London or the South coast with ease.

Who lives in Aldershot?

Typical residents in Aldershot are families, first-time buyers and young professionals. Families and first-time buyers tend to buy in the area whereas young professional comprise the majority of Aldershot’s rental market.

Currently the north of Aldershot town is undergoing extensive development. This process involves the demolition of several old style flats and rebuilding them with a purpose built selection of houses and flats. These new builds will attract both buyers and renters to the area. They are also a prime investment opportunity for those looking for a buy-to-let property. This development will attract interest in the area and encourage further developments and expansion.

Aldershot is in the catchment for several good schools and with several reasonably priced properties, it is a popular area for families to invest in.

The north of Aldershot is currently undergoing extensive development, this will attract significant interest in the area and provides a sound buy-to-let investment opportunity.

The rental market in Aldershot is dominated by young professionals due to its reasonable prices and good transport links.

The property market in Aldershot

The property market in Aldershot is currently very strong, according to Zoopla there has been an overall 3.53% increase in value since last year.

Houses in Aldershot tend to have character features. There are a scattering of Victorian style properties as well as new build houses and flats. The majority of properties in Aldershot are 3 bed semi-detached and 2 bed terraced houses.

The latest Zoopla statistics for Aldershot state that the average property price is £286,191 and with the demand increasing year on year, this should keep driving prices higher.

According to Zoopla there has been a value increase of £10,735 on property prices in Aldershot over the past year.

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Yam Gurung
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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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