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TOWNENDS WHITTON

127-129 Percy Road
Whitton
Middlesex
TW2 6HT

T: 020 8898 5500
E: whitton@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Whitton?

If you are searching for your perfect property in Whitton, then Townends Estate Agents Whitton can help. We have a range of properties available now to buy or rent and are pleased to offer all of our customers a complete property solution. As such we can handle all of your properties needs in-house with services including: surveys, conveyancing, mortgages and protection and property maintenance.

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

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

Life in Whitton

Whitton is perhaps the most affordable town in the Borough of Richmond, but it does not compromise on quality. It is a popular residential suburb both for tenants and buyers and is bordered by Twickenham, Richmond and Hampton. Areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Whitton are Whitton, Hounslow and Twickenham.

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

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Whitton

There are plenty of things to do and see in Whitton.

Whitton has a rich history. The Market Gardens, more famously known as the Cabbage Patch was renowned for flowers, apples as well as plum and pear orchards. In 1907, the Cabbage Patch was brought by Billy Williams and was re-developed into a rugby ground – today, Twickenham Rugby Ground on Whitton Road is the home of English Rugby. Another key landmark in Whitton is Kneller Hall, currently occupied by the Royal Military School of Music. It was once a stately home and takes its name from Sir Godfrey Kneller who purchased the original Manor House. In the summer, Kneller Hall opens its gates to the public for summer concerts. This event combines fantastic entertainment with the opportunity for concert-goers to bring along their picnics whilst enjoying music performed by the Military School.

The area positively embraces its community with a variety of youth groups, schools, churches and community groups. The community is currently all united together twice a year by the Whitton Business Association who hold a “Christmas Extravaganza” event in November and a St. George’s Day Parade and Fun Day in April on the main high street. With its great transport links, Whitton is well placed to visit some of London’s Royal Parks, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Hampton Court Palace and enjoy walks along some beautiful stretches of the River Thames.

With Twickenham as a neighbouring town, Whitton provides an ideal location for families needing more space and investment buyers requiring affordable second homes within easy reach of London Waterloo. Whitton is a fun and safe area to live, it has a village feel and there is a friendly community atmosphere. It has a good selection of locally owned shops and businesses, including many places to eat, drink and relax. There is also an award winning butcher. If you are looking for a wider choice of shops and entertainment, the Treaty Centre in Hounslow and Ivybridge Retail Park are both nearby and offer a larger selection.

Whitton is ideally located to go sightseeing for the day at some of London’s Royal Parks, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew or Hampton Court Palace.

Whitton has a more village like feel than its neighboring towns, this make it a friendly and interesting place to live as there are always activities to participate in which are run by the local youth and community groups .

Whitton high street offers a good selection of locally owned shops and businesses, including many places to eat, drink and relax. If you are looking for larger retail complex the Treaty Centre in Hounslow will serve all your retail needs.

Schools in Whitton

Whitton sits in the catchment are for many excellent schools and this makes it very attractive to families. At Townends Estate Agents Whitton we have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent in Whitton and its surrounding areas. To view this selection use our property search now.

State Primary Schools in Whitton include: Chase Bridge Primary School, Bishop Perrin C of E Primary, Chatsworth Primary School and St Edmunds Catholic Primary School.

State Secondary Schools in Whitton include: The Heathland School, Waldegrave School, Randor House and St. Mark’s Catholic College

Whitton has 22 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

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

Whitton has excellent transport links into the capital as well as around the local area.

Whitton train station is 35 minutes from London Waterloo, and trains run on average four times an hour during peak times. This makes Whitton a great location for commuters. Whitton station is located within Travelcard Zone 5. Nearby, there is also Hounslow which offers three underground stations, served by the Piccadilly line this also provides easy commuter access into London.

Located north of the A316, 1 mile west of Twickenham and 3 miles west of Richmond, Whitton provides direct access to the M3 and the M25. Whitton is served by the London bus network meaning that a frequent service is constantly in operation. From Whitton, via bus there is easy access to Twickenham, Kingston, Tolworth, Richmond, Heathrow Airport and Hounslow.

From Whitton: Heathrow Airport – 30 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.

Whitton station is located within Travelcard Zone 5 and will get you to London Waterloo in approximately 35 minutes.

Whitton is served by the London bus network and has easy access to the  A316, M3 and the M25, meaning you are very well connected to the entire UK.

Who lives in Whitton?

Resulting from its excellent choice in schooling, Whitton is very popular among families with young children. Families and first-time buyers are also attracted by the village feel Whitton has to offer.

Whitton is also popular for young professionals looking to house share or rent, this is because of the easy access to London. The proximity to London also makes Whitton attractive to students.

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

The easy access to London makes Whitton popular among young professionals and students who commute to work and study.

Currently there are a number of new developments under construction behind Hounslow high street this will attract more first-time buyers as well as provide an exciting buy-to-let investment opportunity.

The Property Market in Whitton

The property market in Whitton is strong and is likely to remain so, due to its enviable choice of schools and transport options.

According to Zoopla estimates the average property price has risen by 34.26% in the last 5 years. Current rental prices are averaging around £1,573 for a 3 bedroom house; purchase prices for the same sized property are currently averaging £446,667.

The range of properties on offer is mainly composed of 1930’s semi-detached family houses, this once rural location became home to many families after Whitton train station opened in 1931.

House prices in Whitton have increased by 34.26% over the past 5 years.

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Michael Morris
Michael Morris
11:40 28 Feb 17
An experience of a lifetime and what a great one it was! what was a thought was miraculously turned into reality just because of the intervention of the wonderful agents from Townends, namely the Whitton branch.... I only made a query online to try and get a valuation on our Flat in Hounslow in case we decided to sell and relocate... in fact as a family we discussed it but was never sure how to proceed. Then i was contacted not long afterwards by Sharon Sheehy, one of the most amazing real estate agent I have ever met and she decided that if we so desired she could discuss the whole process with us and take us through it painlessly when we have decided. Curiosity got the better of me so my wife and I decided that we will give it a go and see where it leads. Well what an experience! If i didn't believe in miracles before i have started believing now as this lady seemed to have a magic wand. She brought all the right people on board, and in no time the property was valuated, put on the market and sold. We concluded that Sharon Sheehy, Richard Evans and a most wonderful financial adviser /mentor Paul Petruzziello as the best 3 combination for the greatest miracle of or life experience. Words are inadequate to express our appreciation for the wonderful experience of 2016 made possible by the Stars of Townends and we can feel proud recommending this team to anyone who wishes to avail themselves of their excellent service.read more
dave dave
dave dave
19:12 01 Nov 16
As a first time Landlord who had heard alot of bad experiences friends have had with other letting agents, i have to say the service from Townends in Whitton was first class ! Rebecca made the whole process very easy, listened to my concerns regarding tennants, and found me the perfect tennant within a week. Also i found their fees to be very competitive, with different letting options to suit your needs . Happy customer !read more
Anne McKee
Anne McKee
14:56 31 Oct 16
Very happy with Townends. Rebecca was very reactive, quickly found a suitable tenant. Good communication, very happy with the serviceread more

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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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