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The Luxury Property Magazine

February ~ March 2013


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Our team could barely contain their excitement when the new look Elite Magazine was unveiled. In our first edition for 2013 our refreshed brand image and new look magazine sets us apart from the crowd. The top end of the market has certainly seen the first signs of recovery and as you will see from the enclosed pages there are a significant number of homes in excess of ÂŁ1,000,000 and indeed in excess of ÂŁ2,000,000 which have actually been sold in the last quarter of 2012 and buyers have moved in already. We have stripped out all the padding from our magazine and taken control of all marketing ourselves to ensure that each property is given the best profile within our publication. Our associated advertisers are all in well-respected property-related businesses and it is our aim to bring a wide variety of property and financerelated articles to our prospective clients and database. To be successful at this end of the market requires considerable history and knowledge of the area as well as progressive thinking and we hope that within the pages of our Elite Magazine we have proved we are the best people to buy and sell your home through.

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CONTENTS 3 SIGN OF THE TIMES The launch of a brand new image for Lawlors Elite Homes. 4 TIPPING POINT FOR THE TOP END? With a heavy dose of perseverance we can push this market on. 6-65 LAWLORS ELITE A selection of the finest homes currently available in your area. 16-17 THE OAK-TREE GROUP OF SCHOOLS In conversation with Headmistress Kaye Lovejoy of Coopersale Hall School. 24-25 CLEAR Relaxed planning legislation? 26-31 NEW DEVELOPMENTS Lawlors are delighted to be working alongside developers in our local area. 32-33 ATTWATERS JAMESON HILL SOLICITORS Should you help your children buy a home? 48-49 FOSKETT MARR GADSBY & HEAD LLP Lasting powers of attorney. 67-71 LAWLORS ELITE LETTINGS A selection of the finest homes to let currently available in your area. FRONT COVER Birch Hall Farm (see page 6). A stunning example of a bespoke entertainment room, captured by our own professional photographer.

EPC RATINGS An EPC Rating gives a property an Energy Efficiency Rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and it is valid for 10 years. Lawlors have included the accurate EPC Rating for all properties featured.

INHOUSE IN HOUSE For properties FEBRUARY | MARCH 2013

CLEVER MARKETING | SMART SELLING | SMOOTH LETTING

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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY MAGAZINE IN YOUR AREA Featuring properties in Chigwell, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Woodford Green, Epping, Theydon Bois, Abridge and surrounding areas

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Sign of the Times To celebrate the start of a brand new year we are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new image for Lawlors Elite Homes. It is vitally important for any business to keep pace with change and the recent demise of so many well-established companies over recent months illustrates the need to be ‘one step ahead of the competition’. Over the 24 years we have been trading we have constantly updated, not only our image, but our business practices to ensure that we are totally in tune with our clients and current market trends. Our new fresh boards with their easily identifiable and distinctive logo will set every property that displays one apart from the crowd. Our new look ELITE & INHOUSE Magazines, together with our amazing professionally printed property details complete the suite of changes that will keep our organisation at the top of our game. We predict that 2013 will be significantly different from the previous difficult years and we are already experiencing a surge of new instructions onto the market. Many of our potential clients who had put their moving plans on hold are now taking advantage of a fresh wave of interest encouraged by mortgage funds becoming more easily available. The prospects for recovery look promising. We are quietly confident that with our new image and our determination to succeed 2013 will prove to be a record year!

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Tipping Point for the Top End? We are sure that you will forgive us for taking a moment to reflect upon our successes last year and although we are proud of our achievements it is important we demonstrate to the general public that the top end of the market is moving. In the final months of 2012 it became evident that many of the transactions that had stalled in the previous year, through lack of confidence, were slowly but surely coming together in a windfall of sales which completed throughout December and January. Please see our compilation opposite. An in-depth discussion of market conditions is available upon consultation with one of our team. The evidence is there and we have proved categorically that with diligence, good marketing and a heavy dose of perseverance we can push this market on. It may be too soon to suggest that prices are on the rise as recent transactions have completed after lengthy negotiations. However demand for all the usual prime locations within Chigwell, Loughton, Woodford and the surrounding areas has never gone away although the practicalities of affordability and available finance have taken their toll on some of the prices. Stability is the key and it is now far easier than before to estimate an accurate value for a property, as indeed we have been particularly successful in doing. We also have the evidence to backup our valuations which is vital for any marketing campaign. Another positive sign is the number of new developments which have started to spring up around the area, having been previously moth-balled. This, coupled with a fresh influx of buyers and investors contacting us to seek guidance on other ventures, fills us with optimism for the new projects we shall be handling in the future. Gerard Houlihan, Heidi Foster and I form part of an extremely complementary team dealing with almost every combination of propertyrelated issues that may arise. We look forward to the challenges of 2013 and feel that we are at the start of yet another exciting new era.

James Lawlor FNAEA Director

Gerard Houlihan MNAEA Associate Director

Heidi Foster

Elite Homes Consultant

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Birch Hall Farm, Theydon Bois

ÂŁ4,250,000 This exceptional property occupies a mature plot of approximately 4 acres with commanding views of the surrounding countryside and the adjacent deer sanctuary. The property boasts spacious accommodation in the main residence with bespoke kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, four receptions, four bedroom suites and indoor pool with changing facilities, gym and games room. There is also a separate annex with planning permission, a self-contained office and spacious garaging with accommodation over.

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Brook Way, Chigwell

ÂŁ1,200,000 Sole Agency

A spacious five bedroom family home in an excellent location, close to Chigwell’s Central Line station, sought-after schools, shops and amenities. The ground floor has a large hallway, three reception rooms, two of which have Oak flooring, a good sized kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and a cloakroom. The first floor has five bedrooms, family bathroom with the master bedroom having a dressing room and an en suite, the second bedroom also has an en suite. The rear garden is landscaped and beautifully maintained and to the front has a block paved carriage drive with parking for several cars and an integral garage.

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Manor Road, Loughton

ÂŁ1,200,000 Sole Agency

The property, which is offered chain free, can only be fully appreciated by an internal viewing. Property benefits include: imposing communal entrance hall, luxury fitted kitchen, conservatory, drawing room, dining room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, further double bedroom, shower room, double garage with electric up and over door, private garden with summer house in addition to approximately 8 acres of communal grounds with pool.

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Hillcrest Road, Loughton

ÂŁ1,250,000 Sole Agency

An exceptionally well presented property with spacious accommodation arranged over three floors located on the southern side of Loughton. The property is ideally located for Oakland’s School, the Central Line and local shopping. Property benefits include: kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, double aspect sitting room, dining room, master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, four further bedrooms with en suite to bedroom two and family bathroom.

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Church Lane Abridge

ÂŁ3,750,000 An impressive newly constructed country family residence situated in this semi-rural location. The property stands in approximately 3 acres of grounds and benefits from panoramic views across the Essex countryside yet is conveniently located for access to central London. The house has seven bedroom suites and a one bedroom staff apartment. A stunning indoor pool complex also includes a steam room, a jacuzzi and a gymnasium with male and female changing and shower rooms in addition to a detached triple garage block. Offered chain free.

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Coopersale Hall School, Epping In conversation with Headmistress, Kaye Lovejoy their first choice senior schools and preparing them for life beyond Coopersale Hall. Our older children have lots of opportunities to try new things via our extensive range of extra-curricular activities – over 40 clubs and societies to choose from.

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How does being part of The Oak-Tree Group help? Being part of a family-owned and managed group gives us the strength and expertise to develop whilst maintaining the high level of attention we give to our pupils’ individual progression. We participate in group activities, such as academic or sporting fixtures and the bi-annual Music and Dance Festival that showcases the wide range of talents from pupils at all three schools. The staff have joint training sessions and meet at regular intervals to share ideas and discuss the latest educational trends.

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Have you seen any effects of the current economic climate? Our recent Open Days were very busy with many new families attending. We haven’t really seen a downturn in demand – more that parents have been looking for other ways to manage the financial commitment of fees, such as spreading payments or looking to grandparents for support. Prospective parents are generally well-informed about private schooling and the many opportunities that we offer.

Where are your new pupils travelling from? We’ve seen many new families move into Epping recently who have been looking for excellent local independent schools such as Coopersale Hall. We’re only 15 minutes from Chigwell via Abridge and Theydon Bois, and the same distance from Woodford, Loughton and North Chingford. There’s been a marked rise in interest from families coming from areas such as Stapleford Abbots, North Weald, Roydon and Ongar.

How successful are Coopersale Hall children at 11+? Our pupils are extremely well-prepared for a wide choice of senior schools at age 11 and we work with families to guide them towards the schools that best suit their children. We have an outstanding track record of helping children into

How do you see the relationship between school and parents? One of the strengths of Coopersale Hall School is that we know our pupils and their families very well. Our smaller class sizes help our many specialist teachers to support and extend whenever possible. Our recent series of parent coffee mornings with Matthew Hagger, Group Principal, and myself, have been useful to discuss all aspects of the education we provide. Parent Workshops on Maths skills, French, Science and Early Years reading have enabled parents to help their children more at home.

Your parents’ association seems to be very proactive – how involved does it get in school life? We are very fortunate to have a team of very active parents who work hard together to raise funds to provide extra resources for the children such as playground equipment, classroom luxuries and even a minibus! They also fund trips to places like the Tower of London and have a direct line to Santa and the Easter Bunny!

What does Spring Term bring? We have our next Open Morning on Friday 15 March, where we open our doors on a regular school day so that new parents can see Coopersale Hall School in action.


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11 boys & Girls 2 ½ - 16 Headmistress: Headmistress:Mrs Mrscheryl claire Macnair Osborn 8 albion hill, Loughton, 68-74 station road essex iG10 4ra e4 7ba north chingford, London 8508 4307 3517 Tel: 020 8529 www.oaklandsschool.co.uk www.normanhurstschool.co.uk

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Daleside Gardens, Chigwell

ÂŁ1,300,00 An attractive Chigwell residence which is situated within the Courtlands Estate. On the ground floor the property has a large modern kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, shower room and three reception rooms whilst on the first floor the accommodation includes master bedroom with en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally there is a spacious block paved carriage driveway with access to the integral garage. The secluded rear garden has been tastefully landscaped and there is also a delightful patio area.

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Woodside Road, Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,250,000 Sole Agency

This is an exceptionally well presented family residence. The property has a spacious hall, cloakroom, kitchen/diner, utility room, sitting room, drawing room and study. The first floor offers: master bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. To the rear of the property there is a large patio area with the remainder of the garden being laid to lawn and a large summer house. The front of the property has an attached garage and carriage driveway.

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Alderton Hill, Loughton

ÂŁ1,950,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this spacious residence situated on what is widely regarded as the area’s premier residential road. The property is offered with the benefit of the owner having obtained planning permission for a substantial extension (ref: EPF/1688/11). Property benefits include: spacious reception hall, newly fitted kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room, family room, study, cloakroom, seven bedrooms arranged over two floors with en suite to master and family bathroom. Externally there is a secluded 265ft rear garden.

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Church Lane, Abridge

ÂŁ1,950,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this exceptional property located at the end of this private road in this semi-rural location. The property is set in immaculate landscaped grounds of approximately 3 acres. The flexible accommodation comprises of: stunning kitchen, cloakroom, dining room, vaulted sitting room with far reaching views, family room, conservatory, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, games room, gym and garage. Externally, in addition to the stunning grounds there is a heated swimming pool.

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It does beg the question at what point is it acceptable to build under what is known as your Permitted Development. Currently one can build single storey rear extensions 3 or 4m dependent on the ‘attachment’ and up to 4 m high , as long as it is from original wall of the property. As architects, we think that when one is designing additional space it should be in the context of the surroundings. Therefore the extent, whilst allowing one to build out does not necessarily mean a good design.

architecture interiors Tel +44 (0)20 8502 5585 mail@cleardesigns.uk.com www.cleardesigns.uk.com

Relaxed Planning Legislation? Not Yet!

There is much confusion over the so called’ new legislation’ on extensions that appeared in the press in Autumn of last year. In short, there is no new legislation. We all want building to be made easier but as yet this is not the case and may not ever be so. The new proposed legislation allowed houses to be increased on rear extensions by 6 or 8m dependent on whether they were attached or detached. There has been much ‘a do’ about this as of course one can imagine the impact it would have on those neighbours effected by such relaxation of what would normally require a Full Planning Application. The current status is that consultation has been sought from all the national local councils and there is quite a lot of opposition. It is all very well to say ‘let’s build ourselves out of the recession’ BUT practicality states that if your neighbour suddenly extends into their garden similar in length to a small terrace house, I think most of us would have something to say about it! That’s why currently, you do require planning permission.

Unfortunately we see too much too often of where Permitted Development does not work, as it is literally boxes built on the back of a house or the roof. Blighting the houses that they sit on, it is only if you are in a conservation area that you will not be able to implement this legislation. We therefore sit as practice, unsure of what is best for architecture and the built environment. Is it to throw caution to the wind and hope that the general public appoint good architects to carry out designs within their Permitted Development Rights or; will it simply be a free for all to build BIGGER at whatever consequence to neighbourly relations? Either way, we can only currently work to what we can and that is the old legislation, let’s see if it changes?


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Ashbee Lodge, High Road, Chigwell prices from

ÂŁ685,000

We are delighted to offer in conjunction with renowned local developers Higgins this stunning development on the High Road in Chigwell. There will be a show apartment available from 27th April and we strongly recommend potential purchasers to contact our offices to discuss this development as we believe these units will be sold prior to the launch of the show apartment. Ideally located on the High Road, Ashbee Lodge offers an unrivalled location with views to the rear over Chigwell Golf Course and just a short stroll to the Central line station and shopping facilities of the Local Parade. The initial impression of Ashbee Lodge is that of a traditional, and imposing, private house. Built in the Arts and Crafts style. So prevalent in the area, the development features tall chimneys, pitch tiled and dormer roofs and is surrounded by lush, tree fringed gardens. Built over three storeys, many of the twelve new homes have a private terrace: the penthouses look out across dual aspects, including toward the beautiful Chigwell Golf Course. Spacious layouts are complemented by a first class specification which is assured with all Higgins Developments, which offers individuality and quality in equal measure. Every apartment has a designated parking bay (the penthouses each have two) within the secure underground car park, which has direct access to the residential floors via both stairs and lifts. The entire development is gated, ensuring the residents’ security and privacy. Further parking spaces available to purchase. 27


Wells Gate is the most recent exclusive development by Aitch Group

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Wells Gate, Mornington Road, Woodford Green

£poa We are pleased to report that the development had been well received and there are now only two units remaining – The Beach and The Hornbeam with prices starting from a very competitive £1,140,000.

Upon entering the imposing iron gates, a sense of tranquility descends.

Miele and Siemens stainless steel appliances, beautiful and pure white

A beautifully landscaped central green with mature trees provides a

composite stone worktops with aluminium accessories, Blanco sinks

private and safe area to enjoy with family and neighbours. Once inside,

with Abode taps and gloss lacquered furniture with handleless doors.

the bespoke contemporary interiors feature stunning walnut and glass

The designer bathrooms create a haven of tranquility and feature

staircases, the latest audio visual technology and marble, limestone and

fashionable freestanding baths from Royce Morgan or Villeroy & Boch.

porcelain flooring.

The impressive specification continues with Hansgrohe showers and taps, Bette shower trays, Catalano sinks and cisterns and Majestic

The large and stylish living spaces are filled with natural light and

frameless shower screen.

provide luxurious accommodation which complements a modern lifestyle – whether relaxing after returning home from the City,

Both properties although different in layout comprise of: open-plan

spending quality time with your family or hosting a dinner party with

kitchen/diner, utility room, cloakroom, formal sitting room, study, five

friends. Sleek and modern kitchens from Essenza. Interiors incorporate

bedrooms – three with en suite facilities and family bathroom.

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Gaynes Park Mansions, Epping

ÂŁpoa There are very few occasions when estate agents run out of superlatives to describe a property, but the first glimpse of the magnificent Gaynes Park Mansion through the trees as you approach from the quarter of a mile private road is such a moment.

The soft cream stonework peeps through the surrounding woodland

design have now unfolded to display a lasting legacy for the fortunate

as you approach the huge crested double-iron gates leading

new occupants to enjoy the very best of country manor house living,

to the visitors parking and private grounds.

without the burden of personal responsibility for the entire upkeep.

Seven sumptuous apartments have been beautifully designed and

Many of the original features have been retained, including the ornate

configured from this massive Gothic style Victorian mansion. Each

gargoyles that adorn most of the elevations, together with the gothic

splendid apartment offers individual features on a grand scale with

double doors which form the entrance to apartment three. Internally

vast ceilings and huge windows providing dramatic settings for

the developers have created a magnificent array of accommodation,

contemporary fireplaces and recessed flat screen TVs. The interior finish

making the most of the natural light and high ceilings that the building

and quality refurbishment is second-to-none, with liberal installation

could offer. The views from most of the windows are over the extensive

of acres of marbled floors and recessed lights.

grounds and lakes beyond, which recreates the amazing views that must

The developer’s leap of faith in restoring this once derelict mansion is

Park Mansions is simply the most unique, private and magical location

rewarded in abundance. Over three years of painstaking planning and

for the discerning home buyer.

also have been apparent when the property was first created. Gaynes

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Should you help your children buy a home? New research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says a further 1.5 million people aged 18-30 will be forced into renting in the next eight years. The number who can’t afford to leave their parents’ home is expected to rise by half a million to 3.7 million over the same period.

You could simply give them the money, but if you want it to be repaid at some point in the future, you should draw up a written agreement so everyone knows where they stand. This is important because memories get blurred over time.

It makes grim reading for both generations and it is little wonder that many parents feel compelled to help, but they need to think carefully before going ahead.

The agreement should include details of the repayment schedule, preferably with a ‘promissory note’ so it’s a proper formal arrangement. You may also want to draw up a deed of trust outlining how much you have contributed to the purchase so you can get your money back when your child sells the property in the future.

Everyone’s circumstances will differ but, as a general rule, parents should avoid dipping into their retirement funds to help their children. A lot of things can go wrong. If you are handing over money, even as a loan, you should be able to stand losing it if the worst comes to the worst. You should also be certain that you are helping for the right reasons. If your children are financially responsible and can afford to repay a mortgage but just can’t raise a deposit then it may make good sense to help them. However, if they haven’t been sensible with money then you may need to make some checks. For example, if your children can’t get a mortgage then you need to find out why. Get them to check their credit rating and show it to you. Ask to see pay cheques and bank accounts if necessary. This may seem severe but there’s a lot at stake. Think of it as tough love. After all, if they’re struggling financially already, giving them the responsibility of a mortgage they can’t afford will only add to their problems. It may be that helping them to pay off credit card debt may be more of a priority. Once you decide to go ahead, there are various ways you can help. Most parents do so by making a contribution towards the deposit for a mortgage.

If you are buying a home and renting it back to your children, make sure you can meet the repayments if they can’t. Otherwise, you may have to sell at a loss. If you don’t have enough money to help, you could borrow money using your own home as security, but this carries considerable risks as you could lose your home if you cannot meet the repayments. You could consider a guarantor mortgage. This would enable your income to be taken into account when assessing your child’s mortgage. However, you would be liable for the repayments if your child defaulted. The same would apply to joint mortgages. It’s only natural that parents should wish to help but they must do so for the right reasons and in the right circumstances. If you get it right it could help your children build a brighter future; if you get it wrong, it could lead to financial hardship and even family splits in years to come. For further information contact: Peter Westbrook Residential Property Partner 01279 638819 peter.westbrook@attwaters.co.uk


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Ripley view, Loughton

ÂŁ1,100,000 Sole Agency

A spacious family residence which offers flexible accommodation as the property boasts a totally self-contained annex which could be amalgamated back into the main residence. Property benefits of the main residence include: spacious kitchen/breakfast room, three formal receptions rooms, five bedrooms with en suite shower room to bedroom three in addition to a family bathroom. Externally the immaculate grounds comprise of patio area remainder laid to lawn and planted with a wide variety of shrubs plants and trees. There is also a delightful swimming pool and pool house.

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Upper Park, Loughton

ÂŁ1,275,000 Sole Agency

This impressive newly constructed executive family residence is ideally located for the Central Line and shopping facilities of the local High Street with its vast array of fashionable boutiques and eateries. The property benefits from: imposing reception hall, open plan kitchen/dining/family room with bi-folding doors leading to garden, utility room, cloakroom, living room, formal dining room, five double bedrooms - three with en suite facilities and family bathroom. To the front there is off-street parking for several vehicles. Offered chain free.

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Daleside Gardens, Chigwell

ÂŁ1,399,995 Sole Agency

A beautiful, traditional Chigwell residence, situated within the Courtland Estate. Property benefits include: large modern kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, three reception rooms, master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite. There are four further bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally the property has a spacious drive and access to the integral garage. The rear garden offers views over open farmland. The Central Line, with its transport links to the City and West End and Chigwell’s fashionable local shopping facilities, are all within easy walking distance.

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Senior School: 130 High Road Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5SD Junior School: 82 Palmerston Rd Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5LG Telephone: 0208 504 1133 enquiries@braesideschool.co.uk www.braesideschool.co.uk

A School Dedicated to the Educaon and Well-Being of Girls from the Age of 3 to 16 Most parents would agree that girls and boys respond differently when given instrucons by adults. At Braeside we would argue that mixed gender educaon is not beneficial to girls and indeed girls do not always get a fair deal within that environment. Small class sizes and individual aenon in a secure and stable environment enable our girls to reach their potenal both educaonally and personally. If you feel that your daughter deserves the care and aenon available to her in a school that combines tradional values and high standards of discipline with excellent teaching please contact us to arrange a visit or discuss your individual requirements.

“From their earliest days in the EYFS, through the junior and then the senior school, the pupil’s personal development is excellent. As a result by the me they leave the school the pupils are well prepared to face the challenges of the next stage of their lives”

ISI Inspecon Report Nov 2011

GCSE Results August 2012 100% 5 or more A* to C grades with 36% of all grades awarded at A* or A grade Junior School Open Morning Thursday 21st March 2013


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Princes Avenue, Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,150,000 Sole Agency

A spacious family residence situated within the prestigious Monkhams Estate. On the ground floor: impressive reception hall, modern kitchen/ breakfast room, cloakroom, lounge, family room and dining room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms with en suite shower room to the master and family bathroom, whilst on the second floor there is another spacious double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Externally there is a carriage driveway providing off-street parking and allowing access to the integral garage. The mature rear garden includes patio area with remainder laid to lawn.

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High Road, Chigwell

£1,750,000 This spacious family home offers wonderful panoramic views over Chigwell Golf Course and is within walking distance to Chigwell’s Central Line station, local shops and sought after schools. A beautiful entrance hall leads you into spacious drawing room, dining room, TV family room, large kitchen and separate utility room with internal access to garage, downstairs shower room, guest cloakroom and wine cellar. The first floor has a master bedroom with large en suite, two further double bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor has two double bedrooms and a large bathroom. The stunning rear 175ft garden has a heated swimming pool and tennis court.

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Ollards Grove, Loughton

ÂŁ1,295,000 Sole Agency

A charming family property located in a prime position. The property also offers the potential for further development subject to usual planning conditions. Property benefits include; spacious kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, three receptions plus study, five bedrooms with en suite bathroom to the master and family bathroom. Externally the property occupies an impressive frontage in excess of 90ft with off-street parking leading to the double garage whilst the rear garden comprises of patio area with remainder laid to lawn.

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Alderton Hill, Loughton

ÂŁ1,750,000 Sole Agency

An impressive family property which has been recently built to provide a stylish family residence offering flexible accommodation arranged over three floors. Property benefits on the ground floor include; spacious hall, stunning fitted kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and four reception rooms. On the first floor there are four light and airy bedrooms each with en suite facilities whilst on the second floor there are two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and cinema room/gym.

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Lasting Powers of Attorney Your new year resolutions may have included such things as more exercise and less alcohol but I wonder how many of you thought about setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney? Whilst you are soberly leaping around at boot camp you may like to ponder on the following… A ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ (LPA) provides a formal authority to look after a person’s affairs when they are not in a position to do so. This can include a situation where you are physically unable to manage your affairs, such as cruising around the Caribbean until further notice, or if you are mentally incapable of dealing with your affairs through illness or old age. There are two different types of LPA, the first dealing with property and financial affairs, the second dealing with health and welfare. The LPA dealing with health and welfare only comes into effect when someone has lost mental capacity. The time to put these documents in place is now, when you are fit and healthy and are capable of understanding the process and procedure. You never know when you or your family may need them. Without setting up LPAs it can mean a situation where say a

husband has lost capacity through ill-health or an accident and his wife will have to apply to the Court to access his bank accounts because she has no authority in place. This could cause difficulties in meeting responsibilities such as mortgage payments, school fees, utility bills or other essentials that traditionally her husband was paying for. Couples may have their accounts in joint names. This will allow one person to access the accounts. However, this is not necessarily the solution particularly if a spouse needed to go into residential care as technically each person owns half the value of the accounts. If you do not have an LPA in place and lose mental capacity, your relatives may need to make an application to the Court in order to deal with your property and finances. This can be expensive and could take several months to put in place. You can choose anyone you trust to be your attorney. They must however be over 18 and not bankrupt. It is important to discuss this with them first. An LPA will give your attorney authority to make decisions about your property


partners? How much each be devoting the include and finances whentime youshould are not able to. Thistocan project? How muchbanking, money should each person be contributing at your day-to-day selling your property and dealing the outset? What is to happen if a partner wishes to retire? And, with your finances. of course, how are the profits to be split between the partners? An attorney appointed under a health and welfare LPA will A well thought-out and well drafted partnership agreement at have authority make venture decisions live, the beginning of ato business will about not onlywhere serve toyou answer who visits you and the type of care you receive. As the these questions. It will focus the minds of each person involved, person making the LPA you will be able to consent to give clarify what each individual’s role is within the partnership, give therefuse business a clear structure and objective and significantly or life-sustaining treatment. reduce the chance of a later dispute between partners that can provehealth so costly, bothwelfare financially andisto considered friendships. Itto hasbe been The and LPA more suggested by many that, had it not been for the trial over effective than a living Will as it is less open to interpretation royalties, The Smiths would by now have reformed! and should have been registered with the Court. Whatever business your partnership may be in, it is highly Putting these place gives peace of mind unlikely that you documents would wish forinit to be governed by a crude and less from disruption someone pieceensures of legislation the 19thshould century. At Foskettneed Marrto start Gadsby on & Head, are able to help you in discussing your acting your we behalf. business, your commercial objectives and ultimately in drafting a partnership specifically to your needs.either As If you wouldagreement like moretailored information please contact there is no set format for a partnership agreement, it can be as me or any one of my colleagues, Lauren Wershof, Rachel simple or as in-depth as your business requires. Once the Butler, Emma Thorpe and Owen Thomas, who can between agreement has been completed, you and your partners then us comprise the Private Client Department at Foskett Marr move forward in the knowledge that you have a well-organised Gadsby Head LLP.goal. business & with a clear Whether are in an multi-partnership or whether We haveyou offices in established Epping and Loughton (details below) you and a friend have a business idea, an experienced solicitorvisit but, if you cannot get to our office, we shall happily fromat ouryour Commercial you home. team will be happy to discuss your venture with you. We have offices in Epping and Loughton (details below) but if you cannot get to our office we shall happily visit you at your home orM office. John E Jones

Resolving your legal problems Our legal services include

Employment Commercial Disputes Litigation

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Partner John S Worby Senior Partner Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP Foskett Marr Gadsby & Head LLP Rachel Butler, Emma Thorpe and Owen Thomas Robin Cearns and Judy Day 181 High Street, Epping, Essex CM16 4BQ Foskett Marr Gadbsy & (Offices above the Barclays Bank) Head LLP

106 – 108 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4HN (Offices above the Nationwide Building Society) Lauren Wershof Tel: 01992 578642

106-108 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4HN (Offices aboveJohn theWorby Nationwide Building Society) and Andrew Dongworth Foskett Marr Gadbsy & Head LLP

181 office High Street, Epping, Essex like CM16 to 4BQuse Whichever you would (Offices above Barclays Bank) please call 01992Tel: 578 642. 01992 578642

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Hainault Road, Chigwell

ÂŁ1,695,000 This well presented property is arranged over three floors and offers spacious accommodation. Property benefits include: impressive reception hall, stunning open-plan kitchen, secondary kitchen/utility room, dining room, drawing room with wonderful views of the golf course, family reception room, study and guest cloakroom. The first floor comprises of spacious landing, master bedroom with en suite, double bedroom with en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathroom and family bathroom with bath and steam shower. On the second floor there is a double bedroom with large floor to ceiling window which provides a panoramic view, single bedroom and separate toilet.

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Hainault Road, Chigwell

ÂŁ1,875,000 Sole Agency

This property has been renovated to the highest standards by the present vendors. The property boasts an imposing entrance hall, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, dining room and three reception rooms. The first floor offers spacious master bedroom with dressing room and large en suite, two double bedrooms with en suites, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two more double bedrooms, bathroom and a cinema room that could be utilised as an eighth bedroom. Externally the rear garden offers patio with remainder laid to lawn.

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Daleside Gardens, Chigwell

ÂŁpoa Sole Agency

A stunning six bedroom residence which is situated within the Courtland Estate. The current owners have renovated the property to an exceptionally high standard. The benefits include: spacious modern kitchen/diner with bi-folding doors, utility room, cloakroom and three receptions. The first floor offers a spacious landing, four double bedrooms, three en suites, a further bedroom and family bathroom. On the second floor the master bedroom has been designed to include large walk in wardrobe and delightful en suite with shower and corner bath. A balcony from the master bedroom offers spectacular views across the Essex countryside.

EPC - C

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Richmond Park, Loughton

ÂŁ1,375,000 Sole Agency

We are pleased to offer this exceptional Buckingham design detached residence located in an open cul-de-sac position on the popular gated development of Great Woodcote Park. Property benefits include: imposing reception hall, cloakroom, study, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, utility room, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, four further bedrooms one with an en suite facility, family bathroom, rear garden and double detached garage. There is also a swimming pool with glass retractable closure for maximum all year round use.

EPC - D

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Rye Hill, Epping

ÂŁpoa Sole Agency

A delightful character residence situated in this desirable semi-rural location with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. This exceptional Georgian residence with later additions has been considerably updated and extended by the current vendor to provide a home of exceptional character and charm - yet affords the possibility of further enlargement subject to usual planning conditions as there are three substantial interlinking barns within the landscaped grounds including duck pond.

EPC - E

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High Road, Chigwell

ÂŁ3,850,000 Magnificent detached executive residence with detached separate lodge discreetly situated behind electric gates within the exclusive Rolls Park area of Chigwell. This individually crafted home provides contemporary living for the modern family. Property benefits include: stunning reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, study, six double bedrooms with en suite dressing room and bathroom to the master and two further family bathrooms.

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Clarence Gate, Woodford Green

ÂŁ1,295,000 Sole Agency

An executive detached residence situated within the prestigious Repton Park development. Benefits of this property include: spacious reception hall, fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, living room, dining room, study, five bedrooms - two with en suite facilities and family bathroom. One of the prime features of this stunning property is the landscaped rear garden which is one of the biggest in the development. To front of the property there is off-street parking and a detached double garage. Offered chain free.

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Tycehurst Hill, Loughton

ÂŁ1,495,000 Sole Agency

A charming character residence which is within walking distance to the Central Line with its transport links to the City and West End and the fashionable boutiques and eateries of the local High Road. Property benefits include: cloakroom, spacious kitchen/ breakfast room with adjoining utility room and three receptions. The first floor comprises of master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room, bedroom two with en suite, two further bedrooms and family bathroom whilst the second floor offers two further bedrooms and a snooker room.

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Elite Meet the Lettings Team Demand for properties to let at the top end of the market has grown over recent years and in accordance with our normal practice we ensure that only those most qualified to deal with these properties are involved. We are often able to customise the terms of the contract to suit the specific needs of our clients which is paramount when dealing with properties of this calibre. Working closely with the Elite sales team we can often maximise the return on our client’s property whilst ensuring the utmost care. Our dedicated team of top professionals have contacts throughout Sports, Media and the City ensuring a steady supply of bona fide tenants. We offer a comprehensive management service with an emergency 24 hour landlord helpline. Tina, Adam and Gareth look forward to receiving your instructions at your convenience.

Gareth Jones

Woodford Lettings Manager

Tina George

Lettings Group Manager

Adam Capon

Loughton Lettings Manager

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High Road Chigwell

ÂŁ3,499 PCM

We are pleased to offer this wonderful four bedroom Listed cottage in Chigwell. This property is set within one of Chigwell’s most sought after roads and within easy reach of the Central Line station and Brook Parade shops. The property has gone under major refurbishment to create more living space which has to be seen to be admired. With four good size bedrooms and two bathrooms makes this property ideal for a family.

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Church Lane Loughton

ÂŁ4,5oo PCM

We are pleased to offer this large five bedroom family home in Loughton The property offers a vast amount of living space with a large main reception room with French doors opening out to a beautiful rear garden which has the benefit of an outside swimming pool. The internal of the property offers a further two reception rooms and a large kitchen/diner, five double bedrooms with three having en suites, large family bathroom and all bedrooms offering fitted wardrobes.

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Alderton Hill Loughton

ÂŁ3,995 PCM

We are proud to offer this newly refurbished detached property in Loughton. The property has just undergone a large refurbishment with having two new en suite showers fitted, decorating throughout and new carpet. There are five double bedrooms all with ample storage, three receptions, kitchen with fitted appliances, utility room, garage and off-street parking. Another benefit to the property is an outdoor heating swimming pool and changing facilities.

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Monkhams Avenue, Woodford Green

ÂŁ5,500 PCM

We are pleased to offer this family home, this property is arranged over three floors and typical of its era. Spacious rooms and offers high ceilings and plenty of original features, and offers a fabulous entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room, orangery and utility room. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing room and en suite. There are five other large bedrooms, this property also benefits from a swimming pool and a well kept garden.

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