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TOWNENDS TWICKENHAM

25 London Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW1 3SX

T: 020 8891 6371
E: twickenham@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Twickenham?

If you are interested in buying or selling, letting or renting in the Twickenham area, then Townends Estate Agents Twickenham can help. We have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or to rent and can also help you find your next buy-to-let investment. We are proud to offer all of our customers a complete property solution, offering services such as surveys, mortgages and protection, conveyancing and property maintenance.

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

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

Life in Twickenham

Twickenham is famous for being the home of English Rugby and more locally in the Stoop Stadium the Harlequins RFC. Located just 10 miles southwest of Central London, Twickenham is an incredibly popular residential location. The areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Twickenham include: Twickenham, Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hanworth, Isleworth, Osterley and St Margarets.

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

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Twickenham

Twickenham has an enviable range of things to do. There is something for you, your family and your friends to enjoy. Twickenham has a number of great restaurants and bars and its proximity to Kingston, Richmond and London mean that there are endless options for shopping, eating and nights out. Twickenham is the home of English Rugby and during rugby season this area is very popular with tourists and fans. Other popular tourist attractions in the area include, Strawberry Hill House and private boat tours of the River Thames.

If you fancy a relaxing day out, Twickenham has easy access to both Richmond Park and Bushy Park where you can stroll and take in the scenery. Richmond Park was created by Charles I as a deer park in the 17th Century; it is now recognised for its importance in wildlife conservation. Bushy Park is home to the Diana Fountain, often regarded as one of the most important sculptures in Britain.

The River Thames runs through the centre of town and provides access to sports such as rowing. There are also many impressive locations which you can visit on a day out such as Orleans House, Marble Hill Park and Randor Gardens. Twickenham also is renowned for Eel Pie Island, a major Jazz and Blues venue in the 1960’s. The Mary Wallace Theatre is Twickenham’s local theatre but Richmond Theatre and London’s West End are all within commutable distance for you to enjoy a night of theatrics or comedy.

The River Thames runs through the centre of Twickenham, providing residents with opportunities to row or participate in other water sports. Alternatively there are many pubs on the banks of the river where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Richmond Park and Bushy Park are popular locations to visit and provide peaceful open spaces which break up the bustle of an urban city.

Eel Pie Island was a major Jazz and Blues venue in the 1960’s and remains a popular tourist attraction today. Another popular arts venue is the Mary Wallace Theatre.

Schools in Twickenham

There are many sought after Ofsted schools in Twickenham and Townends Estate Agents Tiwckenham have a range of properties available to buy or to rent within their specific catchment areas. To view these available properties, use our property search now.

State Primary Schools in Twickenham include: Orleans Primary School, St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School and Chase Bridge Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Twickenham include:Waldegrave Girls School, Twickenham Academy, and Orleans Park.

Private Schools in Twickenham include: St Catherine’s School for Girls and The Mall School for Boys.

Twickenham has 26 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Twickenham has 11 Ofsted Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

With its proximity to London, Twickenham offers excellent transport links in and around the town as well as for further journeys.

For those travelling via train, Twickenham train station is located in Travelcard Zone 5 and provides a direct service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes. From London Waterloo you can access connecting overground, underground and Thameslink services.

For road users, the A316 is easily accessible from Twickenham and from here you can access the M25 and the M3 either into or out of London. There is also a frequent bus service also operates providing easy access to Richmond (where you can pick up the District Line), Kingston and beyond.

From Twickenham: Heathrow Airport – 30 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 1  hours 10 minutes by car.

Twickenham train stations is located in Travelcard Zone 5 and provides direct access to London Waterloo.

The A316 from Twickenham provides access to the M25 and M3 where you can easily drive into London or down to the coast.

Who lives in Twickenham?

Twickenham is home to a wide variety of people. Due to the high calibre schooling offered in the area, the primary interest in the Twickenham sales market is from families. The proximity to London is also an attractive feature of Twickenham to young professionals, meaning that they form the majority of renters in this area. Currently, there are new shared ownership flats under construction which are proving to be attractive to first-time buyers.

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

The shared-ownership flats currently under construction in Twickenham make this area popular for first-time buyers or those looking for a helping hand onto the property ladder.

The rental market in Twickenham is dominated by young professionals who commute into London and beyond.

The Property Market in Twickenham

As always the property market in Twickenham remains strong. Zoopla estimates that the average house price in this area is £670,000, an increase of 5.64% in the last 12 months (as at 27th February 2017). According to Zoopla estimates the average rental prices in Twickenham are £810 pcm for a 1 bedroom house, or £2,200 for a 3 bedroom house. Prices are approximately £1,700 for a 2 bedroom flat in Twickenham.

Typical properties in Twickenham are Victorian and 1930’s builds alongside a selection of Georgian riverside homes. To the East of Twickenham you will find some of the most expensive properties, including Georgian terraces, cottages and impressive Edwardian houses. Towards the centre of town and the rugby stadium, you will find more variety in terms of size and style. Opposite Twickenham Station is the newly erected Brewery Wharf Development, a large complex of houses and flats for sale and rent. This wide selection of property means that Twickenham has something to offer everyone!

House prices in Twickenham have increased by 5.64% 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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