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TOWNENDS WOKING

4 Commercial Way
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6ET

T: 01483 761 943
E: woking@townends.co.uk

Are you looking for property in Woking?

Townends Estate Agents Woking are here to help with all of your property needs. We have a fantastic selection of properties available now to buy or rent and at Townends Estate Agents Woking we are proud to offer all of our customers a complete property solution, with services including: property maintenance, surveys, conveyancing and mortgage and protection advice.

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

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

Life in Woking

Woking is becoming an increasingly popular location to buy or rent in. There is a tremendous amount of regeneration and development occurring in and around the area, making Woking an attractive option to investors and further boosting interest in the area. Woking offers a great selection of schools, shops and transport links making it a great area to live and work in. The areas covered by Townends Estate Agents Woking are, Woking, Knaphill and the surrounding villages.

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

Things to do

Schools

Transport links

Residents

Property market

Things to do in Woking

Woking offers a large choice of things to do that will appeal to families, young groups and adults alike. There is shopping, food, drinks, a cinema, a theatre and the Big Apple offers additional options for things to do including, Bolwing, Laser Quest and Planet Zoom for young children. Woking also offer a great local weekly market.

Woking benefits from two separate shopping centres, The Peacocks is the more modern complex but Wolsey Place whilst being older still offers a great range of shops. In commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and to compliment the town’s redevelopment, these two centres have been linked by a covered walkway and the square was renamed Jubilee Square. Combined, these two centres provide access to an enviable range of high street shops and eateries including Topshop, Thorntons, Pret A Manger, Waterstones, Costa and many more. Also accessible from The Peacocks is the Ambassadors cinema and the New Victoria Theatre from which you can watch the latest film and theatrical releases.

Woking has many noticeable features of arts and heritage. The Martian Tripod, designed by Michael Croydon, it celebrates H. G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’ which was written in Woking. Woking is also home to The Lightbox, an arts and heritage centre it was designed by the same architects who designed the London Eye. The Hawker Hunter, a silver jet mounted on a pole roughly ten meters tall, is located just outside of the Big Apple family entertainment centre.

If you are looking to sit and relax Woking offers you the choice of cinema or stage under the same roof! The Ambassador cinema and New Victoria Theatre are both accessible from The Peacocks shopping centre.

Woking has many noticeable features of arts and heritage including the The Martian Tripod and The Hawker Hunter. It is also home to The Lightbox, an arts and heritage centre which is well worth a visit.

Woking benefits from two separate shopping centres, The Peacocks and Wolsey Place, this offers residents plenty of opportunity for shopping, relaxing, eating and drinking.

Schools in Woking

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

State Primary Schools in Woking include: St Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School, The Oaktree School, Kingfield School and Horsell Village School.

State Secondary Schools in Woking include: Woking High School, Winston Churchill School, St John the Baptist School and Bishop David Brown School.

Private Schools in Woking include: the International School of London, Hoe Bridge School and ACS Cobham  is within an easily commutable distance.

Woking has 6 Ofsted Outstanding Primary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Woking has 8 Ofsted Good to Outstanding Secondary Schools in a 3 mile radius.

Woking offers excellent transport links which will take you in and around the local area as well as in to London.

If you are travelling via train: there are frequent trains into London Waterloo via Clapham Junction, this journey should take you approximately 30 minutes. Direct trains from Woking to London Waterloo run twice every hour, but this is a stopping service that calls at many stations.

Travelling via road: Woking has easy access to the A3, M3 and M25. Woking’s proximity to these major roads makes commuting easy.  The A320 between Guildford and Staines also passes through Woking town centre and will connect you to the M25. Woking also benefits from a busy bus station. RailAir coach service, run by National Express, connects Woking train station to London Heathrow Airport. There is also the regular town bus service which will take you in and around Woking as well as going on to West Byfleet, Weybridge, Camberley and Guildford.

From Woking: Heathrow Airport – 20 minutes by car, Gatwick Airport – 40 minutes by car.

Woking provides frequent access to London Waterloo via train, with the journey taking approximately 30 minutes.

Woking has easy access to the A3, M3 and M25. Woking’s proximity to these major roads makes commuting easy.

Who lives in Woking?

Woking is primarily home to families and young professionals, but residents also include first-time buyers. Woking is also a popular location for investors due to its excellent transport links and range of local facilities. Woking is an up and coming area with fantastic potential as an area for buy-to-let investment.

Currently there are a number of new developments under construction in Woking town centre, these are primarily new flats. This investment is set to significantly bolster the rental market in Woking.

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

Woking is also a popular location for investors due to its excellent transport links and range of local facilities.

Currently there are a number of new developments under construction in Woking town centre, these are primarily new flats, this will increase the number of first-time buyers in the area.

The Property Market in Woking

Currently the property market in Woking is very buoyant and price sensitive, according to Zoopla there has been a 34.38% increase in property prices over the past 5 years.

For those moving out of the city, Woking offers a range of properties to suit all budgets and tastes. The rental market in Woking is incredibly fast-paced with right priced rents not remaining on the market for long. Primarily these properties feature 2 bedrooms, for a house rent starts at around £1,287 pcm whereas for a flat it is £1,312 pcm according to Zoopla statistics.

The sales market is strong with an average house price in Woking sitting at approximately £405,996. Currently within this market demand is outstripping supply which is making chains move quickly in order to secure purchases.

*Zoopla statistics correct as of 13th March 2017.

House prices in Woking have increased by 34.38% over the past 5 years.

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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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