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Rooms with a view “Twenty five years of glorious family living” is how Dr and Mrs Singh describe the time at their home on Hainault Road Chigwell. “The highpoint location offering stunning, panoramic views of London and the Essex countryside have been a joy for us every day, no matter the time of year”. They go on to say: “We are aware of the unique location our home offers bringing a distinct tranquillity to our every day life, which we are sure is why the original architect designed the house as it is.” Though originally a five bedroom house the current vendors use the house as four bedrooms. A rare opportunity to acquire such a property boasting 5 reception rooms, carriage driveway and 69ft frontage. The beautifully maintained 144ft rear garden with summerhouse and pond to rear, reaches the boundaries of Chigwell Golf Course. The property also lends itself well, if required, to extending, subject to usual planning consents.

£1,375,000m Please contact our Chigwell office on 020 8281 0123.

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Lawlors Property Services

Dear Home Owners, Welcome to our latest edition of inhouse, which is distributed to approximately 20,000 local homes. Since our last extremely successful edition, we have been encouraged by the response, and strive to ensure we bring to you the very best of local property. In this edition, we have expert financial advice from Vantis PLC, a wide range of apartments from our guest developers, Knight Developments, St James Homes and PJ Livesey, together with our regular features on Repton Park and a selection of properties from our offices at Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford Green. As the market is steadily improving, all our offices are ready to receive your instruction to sell. Enjoy your read!

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A spirited recovery for house prices.

Since our last publication much has happened to affect the property market in our area. We have seen a drop in interest rates with the base rate now pegged at 4.5%, which is excellent news for first time buyers in particular and of course all regular borrowers. Prices have over the last few months dropped to a level where it is easier to spot good value and of course the right property still sells quickly.

James Lawlor F.N.A.E.A. PARTNER

Sandra Lawlor

James Lawlor

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It may be too early to properly assess the impact of hosting the Olympic Games in 2012 but there is no doubt that the huge investment in the East End of London must have an impact on our own area. This is simply because of our proximity to the investment and the fact that a huge amount of employment will be generated. We believe that this will create a unique set of conditions which will greatly influence the values in this area. The euphoria of winning is already affecting prices from Stratford to Leytonstone and it is our belief that it will soon spread along the central line locations in a ripple effect. Although August is normally the prime holiday season our levels of viewing have been higher than anticipated and the top end of the market has been quite active. Demand for luxury houses still continues although brand new home and substantial plots capable of being developed upon are still the most sought after prize in the area. It all bodes well for September and the Autumn as we predict that by the end of 2005 much of the fall in prices seen for the first half of the year will witness a spirited recovery as we head towards Christmas. The message is clear: this is a very good time to make a purchase.


Gravel Lane

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he word ‘character’ is often top of many buyers’ lists of requirements, yet it is increasingly difficult to find a home that fits this description. The Shaws, is a perfect example of a beautiful character home which has just recently appeared on the market. This type of property is rarely available because owners tend not to move that often and certainly The Shaws has the perfect balance between contemporary living and traditional country house accommodation. With a history dating back to 1700s, the property easily qualifies as a character home, but for modern living the current owners have painstakingly restored the property to pristine condition and this provides a wonderful compromise between the old and the new. The current family have enjoyed living in the property since 1991 and now feel ready for a change having had the benefit of sumptuous accommodation and approximately three acres of grounds with unrestricted views over open countryside. The property also benefits from a state-of-the-art garage block with multi-car facility and a beautiful full-size tennis court. A true family home full of character.

£P.O.A. Please contact our Chigwell office on 020 8281 0123.

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Exclusive Department

Repton Park GAINSBOROUGH HOUSE

£875,000

WENTWORTH HOUSE

£259,995

CHIGWELL OFFICE 116 High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5BJ t: 020 8281 0123 f: 020 8281 0222 e: property.chigwell@lawlors.co.uk

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ROSEBURY SQUARE

£595,000

"Tower style design" offering beautiful high ceilings and a circular sitting room with domed ceiling and concealed lighting. Spiral staircase leading to all floors with further "Monks Staircase" being a stone spiral staircase and brick walls which date back to its earlier days. Kitchen, cloakroom/WC, sitting room, dining room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, family bathroom, two family shower rooms, cinema room, rear garden & double garage.

Stunning One Bedroom Apartment in the sought after Wentworth House within Repton Park. Property benefits include a hallway of approximately 31' and solid wood flooring throughout. Wentworth House has it's own private security gate in addition to the 24 hour concierge service at the main entrance to Repton Park. Entrance hallway, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and allocated parking.

Four bedroom family home situated on the ever popular Rosebury Square in Repton Park. This property is arranged over three floors with four good size bedrooms and has the benefit of two en-suites. Cloakroom/WC, kitchen/breakfast, utility room, lounge, family bathroom, single garage, master bedroom and en-suite & bedroom two with en-suite.

DEVONSHIRE HOUSE

ROSEBURY SQUARE

WENTWORTH HOUSE

£349,995

£649,995

£315,000

Two Bedroom, Second Floor Apartment set within the highly desirable Repton Park. The property benefits from high ceilings, sash windows with beautiful views over communal gardens. Property benefits include: Master bedroom with Ensuite shower room, kitchen, bedroom two, family bathroom, lounge/diner, two allocated parking spaces.

Four Bedroom Family Villa situated in Rosebury Square, Repton Park, occupying a corner position. Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom/WC, lounge, family bathroom, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second bedroom with en-suite shower room, single garage, off-street parking & landscaped rear garden.

Two Bedroom, first floor apartment including: security entryphone, lounge, family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, allocated parking & communal grounds.

MARTHAM CLOSE

NORTH LODGE

CADOGAN HOUSE

£439,995

Located on the ever popular Oakwood Gate is this Four Bedroom Detached home offering good sized accommodation and, in our opinion, has been well maintained by the current owners. Lounge, dining room, cloakroom/WC, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, family bathroom, single garage & off-street parking.

£695,000

Grade II Listed, Three Bedroom Detached Property located upon the Repton Park Development, having been painstakingly restored and lovingly maintained the property boasts an abundance of character features coupled with all the benefits of modern-day living. Property benefits include: Dining room, lounge, cloakroom/WC, kitchen, utility room, breakfast room, conservatory, master bedroom with En-suite shower room, two further bedrooms, family bathroom, double detached garage, mature gardens.

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£570,000

This stunning Three Bedroom Mews Apartment is set over two floors with a wealth of character from the Victorian era, with steep gables and gothic turrets, sash windows, high ceilings with ornate cornicing and beautiful views over acres of unobtrusive grounds. This is a very rare property with qualities, even on Repton Park, difficult to find. Hosting two en suite bathrooms, spacious bedrooms with beautiful views and boasting: cloakroom/WC, lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en suite, bedroom two with en suite, allocated parking and both private & communal grounds.


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HAINAULT ROAD, CHIGWELL £POA Detached seven bedroom family residence backing Chigwell Golf Course. Boasting: lounge, dining room, TV room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, reception/sitting room, cloakroom/WC, master bedroom suite with dressing room & en suite bathroom, bedroom two with en suite bathroom, bedroom three with en suite, family bathroom, games room, bedroom seven with en suite, garaging & carriage driveway.

TOMSWOOD ROAD, CHIGWELL

COURTLAND DRIVE, CHIGWELL £1.1M Located on the prestigious Courtland's Estate is this beautifully presented Five Bedroom family residence retaining much of its original character and features and is arranged over three floors offering: lounge, dining room, sun lounge, study, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom/WC, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, family bathroom, two separate WCs, rear garden & double garage.

GRAVEL CLOSE, CHIGWELL

£374,995

Three Bedroom Semi-Detached house situated in Gravel Close having been well-maintained by the previous owners and has spectacular views over grassland to rear. We highly recommend a viewing to fully appreciate the level of accommodation on offer. Lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, lobby area, cloakroom/WC, shower room, family bathroom, single garage & off-street parking.

£1.4M

Unique Six/Seven Bedroom Detached family home arranged over three floors and has undergone an extensive rebuilding & refurbishment programme. Now boasting superior accommodation, viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility room, garage, cloakroom/WC, family bathroom, three en-suites, bedroom/cinema room, additional bathroom, approx 100ft Rear Garden & Off-Street Parking for various vehicles & carriage driveway.

GREEN LANE, CHIGWELL

Desirable modern-day DUPLEX Two Bedroom Apartment, situated in one of Chigwell's most prestigious roads. This apartment has been individually designed with a centralised entertainment system and air conditioning cooling system for an extra level of comfort. The elegant surrounds are combined with beautifully landscaped gardens and views from all windows of Chigwell Golf Course and finished with basement garaging for that extra security. Lounge/Diner, kitchen, dining room, additional bathroom, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, underground garaging with two spaces, communal grounds & video entryphone.

£675,000

With un-interrupted views from virtually every angle lies this Four Bedroom Semi-Detached home just off Vicarage Lane, Chigwell. From all bedroom and bathroom windows you are able to see right across open playing fields and the Essex countryside. Entrance with lobby area, lounge, TV/family room, kitchen/diner, master bedroom with en-suite bath & family bathroom.

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£334,995

MONTPELLIER HOUSE, CHIGWELL £425,000

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VICARAGE LANE, CHIGWELL

Three Bedroom extended Semi-Detached period cottage offering good sized accommodation and character throughout. The property boasts brick block paved offstreet parking to the front, a contemporary reception room with picturesque views over Essex countryside and dining area with double doors leading to a courtyard landscaped garden. In our opinion, the property is offered in excellent condition throughout and must be viewed to be fully appreciated. Lounge, kitchen, dining room, family bathroom, off street parking & picturesque views over Essex countryside.

PARKLANDS, CHIGWELL

£925,000

Located on the popular Courtlands Estate, Chigwell is this Five Bedroom Detached family property on Parklands. This individual home offers many fine features including loft conversion, off-street parking for numerous vehicles and integral garaging. This property also has the added benefit of being offered for sale CHAIN FREE. Lounge, dining room, reception three/study, kitchen, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite, family bathroom & further study/storage.


Loughton, Chigwell and Woodford CHIGWELL OFFICE 116 High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5BJ t: 020 8281 0123 f: 020 8281 0222 e: property.chigwell@lawlors.co.uk Our offices are closed on Sundays but to arrange viewings, you can call the following number: 07736 234422 between 10am-2pm

TUDOR CLOSE, CHIGWELL

£799,995

Five Bedroom Detached family residence situated in a cul-de-sac in Tudor Close. Lounge/diner TV/family room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom/WC, study/office, shower room & family bathroom.

GWYNNE PARK AVENUE, WOODFORD BRIDGE

£449,995

Four Bedroom Detached family home which Lawlors Property Services are delighted to offer to the market as the vendors' favoured agents. Cloakroom/WC, lounge, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, family bathroom & single garage en-bloc.

GRANGE CRESCENT, CHIGWELL £455,000 Three bedroom semi-detached property situated on one of Chigwell's most popular turnings. The property boasts many fine features including oak panelling to walls, exposed beams to ceilings, lounge, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, conservatory, cloakroom/WC, study, landscaped rear garden & off-street parking. NB: NO CHAIN.

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BRACKEN DRIVE, CHIGWELL £725,000 Four bedroom detached chalet-bungalow situated in Bracken Drive which lies just off Stradbroke Drive, Chigwell. This generous home has a 28'3 x 15'11 lounge and must be viewed to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer. Lounge, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en suite shower room, family bathroom, second bathroom, single garage, carriage driveway & off street parking.

A most imaginatively renovated Four Bedroom Detached Victorian Lodge, set in large gardens adjacent and backing onto open countryside. The property offers a wealth of genuine Oak beams and timbered floors. A brick built summerhouse/studio with open hearth is featured at the end of the 140ft landscaped garden. Sitting room, dining room/reception, kitchen, conservatory, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, loft room/study, family bathroom and studio.

THE FRIARS, CHIGWELL £354,995 Four Bedroom Semi-Detached House in a cul-de-sac location situated just off Manor Road offered CHAIN FREE and immediate viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the potential on offer. Cloakroom/WC, lounge/diner, kitchen, conservatory, bedroom three with en-suite bathroom, family bathroom, single garage.

PARK GRANGE, CHIGWELL 3340,000

THE BOWLS, CHIGWELL

Recently built two bedroom, ground floor apartment ideally located for Grange Hill shopping parade and Central Line tube station. This individually crafted apartment has a fully fitted bedroom with en suite facilities and fully fitted kitchen. There is a delightful balcony to the rear of the property overlooking the communal gardens and there is also en-bloc garaging. Entryphone system, lounge, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite shower room, family bathroom, garage en-bloc, off street parking & communal gardens.

Three bedroom, third floor apartment, situated within The Bowls, a development of apartments well-known for their generous accommodation size. This particular apartment also affords views towards the City of London and beyond, as well as rolling countryside to the front and further benefits from a private balcony & offered on a chain-free basis, benefitting: dining room, lounge, kitchen, inner hallway, separate WC, family bathroom, private single garage & communal grounds.

HAINAULT ROAD, CHIGWELL £1,675M Six Bedroom Detached Property situated on one of Chigwell's most premier locations. Two cloakrooms/WCs, study, lounge, dining room, TV room, kitchen, utility room, breakfast room, galleried landing, bedroom six with en-suite, bedroom five with en-suite, bedroom four with en-suite, master bedroom with en-suite dressing room and en-suite, second floor landing, bedroom three, bedroom two, family bathroom, double garage, gated sweeping driveway, heated swimming pool & landscaped rear garden.

ROLLS PARK, CHIGWELL VILLAGE, £725,000

CANTERBURY CLOSE, CHIGWELL £695,000 Five Bedroom Detached family home situated in a cul-de-sac location off Manor Road, Chigwell. Lounge, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, dining room, study, cloakroom/WC, master bedroom suite with dressing room & ensuite bathroom, bedroom two with en-suite shower room, integral garaging, landscaped rear garden & off street parking.

THE BARNS, ABRIDGE £625,000 Located within the picturesque Abridge Village is this unique Three/Four Bedroom Barn-style property. Set over two floors the accommodation comprises Kitchen/ breakfast, lounge, cloakroom/ WC, bedroom four/study with en-suite bathroom & double car port.

£329,995

MANOR ROAD, CHIGWELL £1,699,995 FIVE BEDROOM DETACHED GEORGIANSTYLE family residence beautifully positioned on one of Chigwell's most prestigious locations - Manor Road. Lounge, dining/entertaining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, TV/family room, study, cloakroom/WC, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bedroom two with ensuite shower room, family bathroom, rear garden in excess of 180ft, swimming pool, secure electronic gated drive & double width garage.

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Feature - Property

INCOME TAX, VAT & PROPERTY IMPORTANT PLANNING POINTS This is the second article in a series of two. This article looks at income tax and VAT and the impact they have on investment property. INCOME TAX AND INVESTMENT PROPERTY » The Basic Idea If you receive rental income from a property you own, that income is taxable but subject to certain deductions discussed below. Landlords must submit annual tax returns and comply with all the other requirements of the Self Assessment system.

» Allowable Deductions Where an expense is incurred wholly and exclusively in order to generate rental income, that expense may be deducted from the rent received to arrive at the final taxable income. Needless to say, the rules dictating whether a particular expense is allowable are complex, but here are a few typical allowable deductions: • Mortgage interest is often the most important deduction but great care should be taken in timing and documenting the loan to ensure that its purpose is clearly to purchase or refinance the let property. Deductions may apply to other forms of borrowing. • Professional fees - Examples are accountancy, legal and letting agents' fees. Some professional fees are not allowable, so advice should be sought. Remember to include the VAT. • Repairs and renewals - Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will often seek to deny tax relief on the grounds that work carried out is in the nature of improvement rather than repair. Ideally, advice should be sought before works start. • Furnished property - If the property is furnished, a deduction can be claimed for the cost of replacement furnishings. However, it is usually best to take advantage of the annual wear and tear allowance, representing 10% of rents received. • Offsetting losses - If a loss is incurred in one year, it can be carried forward and used against profits of a later year. Owners of several let properties can offset the loss on one property against the profit on another.

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» Mortgage Interest HMRC now treats property investment as a letting business. Whilst this does not mean that Capital Gains Tax Business Taper Relief is available on a sale, it does make it possible to maximise interest relief for income tax. Consequently, it is now possible to release personal equity used to purchase the investment property. Suppose an investment property was purchased for £100,000 five years ago with a deposit of £30,000 and a buy to let mortgage of £70,000. It is now possible to remortgage for the original £100,000 and still get all interest allowed for tax, even if the additional loan of £30,000 is used personally, say to reduce a mortgage on a private residence which doesn’t attract tax relief. Or, suppose the same property was a private residence for years before it was let out in the spring of 2004, by which time its value had increased to £180,000. When the letting business started the landlord could re-mortgage up to this amount and still get full tax relief on the whole amount of interest payable. The equity released can be used for absolutely anything. If a landlord used these funds to reduce a mortgage for a new private residence, there are potentially significant tax savings.

» Repairs and Renewals – treading carefully For years HMRC argued that a repair with an element of improvement, like replacing rotten single glazed windows with double-glazed units, was not eligible for income tax relief but was an improvement only allowable against capital gains tax when the property was sold. Fortunately HMRC is seeing sense and is willing to accept a replacement, using modern materials and modern building standards, as a repair and allowable for income tax. Landlords have to tread carefully though as a replacement roof incorporating a loft conversion will not be acceptable. So if, say, a kitchen needs replacing make sure the new kitchen is of a similar standard to the old one - taking account of modern designs and technological improvements - and the cost does not look unreasonable.

» Rent-a-Room Relief Where an individual rents out a room in his own home to a lodger, then he can make a claim to deduct the Rent-a-Room allowance of £4,250 instead of deducting the various


expenses incurred. The allowance attaches to the property not to the owner, so a couple letting a room in their house can only claim £2,125 each. It is important to appreciate that the relief will not apply where the let area amounts to a dwelling that is separate to the home.

» Married Couples Married couples should ensure that the income from the property is allocated in such a way as to minimise the overall tax bill, utilising all allowances and basic rate bands. The allocation of income must match the percentage ownership. If a better split is required, married couples can transfer assets to each other without incurring capital gains tax, but care should be taken in the way this done so as not to provoke a challenge from HMRC. Unfortunately unmarried joint owners cannot make tax-free transfers, so they should be sure to address this issue at the time the property is acquired.

» Non-Residents A non-UK resident individual who lets a property in the UK is, in the first instance, required to have basic rate tax deducted from the rents he receives. Although this tax will eventually be credited to him, it can often represent an unwelcome dent to cash flow. Fortunately, an application can be made to be exempted from this requirement, although certain tests must be met.

» Holiday Lets Special income tax reliefs apply to investment properties let out for short periods of time to a series of tenants. The rules are very complex and tailored advice should be sought by those hoping to benefit from these enhanced reliefs.

2. On the cost of dividing one dwelling into more than one, and of conversion from multiple dwellings back to one.

VALUE ADDED TAX AND PROPERTY » Property Development Someone who buys a plot of land and has a residential property built on it to sell, is required to VAT register as long as they intend to sell either the freehold or a lease in excess of 21 years - since in either case that sale will be subject to VAT at 0%. As the sale is subject to VAT at 0% you are entitled to recover any VAT incurred in making that sale, although there are some small exceptions to that rule. This seems fine – but say prices drop and the property doesn’t reach the asking price. Some owners would be tempted to rent the property out until the market picked up. The problem with this is that the first use of the property is not to sell but to rent out. Renting residential property has a different VAT treatment - instead of being zero rated it becomes exempt from VAT. Normal VAT rules state that all the VAT claimed should be paid back to HMRC and some VAT Inspectors have used these rules incorrectly to taxpayers’ disadvantage. But this is not right for property. The amount you would have to pay back is restricted to the number of months rented out over 252 months (i.e. 21 years). Thus if input VAT of £15,000 had been claimed and the property was rented out for 12 months prior to sale, the VAT to pay back would only be £714 (12/252 x £15,000) and not the £15,000 that the VAT man may demand.

» Residential Buy to Lets A reduced rate of VAT may apply to landlords: 1. On payments to installers of Energy Saving Materials such as insulation, draught excluders, hot water and central heating system controls, solar panels, wind and water turbines. Unfortunately, this does not apply to materials purchased in your local DIY store.

3. On the cost of labour and materials on residential property that has remained empty for three years or more. Value Added Tax is extremely complicated and expert advice should be sought for each project.

» One final tip… A useful tax break exists for owners of shops and commercial premises with flats above that have been unused or only used for storage for at least one year. The whole cost of conversion or renovation of the flat is available as a tax deduction against rental income and does not have to be repaid to HMRC unless the property is sold within seven years from when it was first available for letting. Previously the cost of this work would only have been allowable against future sale proceeds and effectively gives the relief earlier and, because of taper relief for Capital Gains Tax, at a much higher rate. For further information on this topic, please call Jan Rickler or Dave Kirkwood at the Vantis Loughton office on 020 8502 0411. Vantis is the AIM listed business advisory group that specialises in helping business people improve the performance of their businesses. Through 20 locations across the UK, the company offers a range of specialist skills, including business advisory, accountancy, bespoke tax planning, business recovery, customs duty recovery and advisory services, sports advisory and management services, outsourcing, corporate finance, asset finance and independent financial advice. Working together with our tax experts in the UK, we are able to provide workable solutions for landlords and individual home owners in the UK and abroad. This article represents our understanding of current law and HMRC practice. Levels, bases of and relief from taxation are those currently applying – and they are subject to change.

Jan Rickler - Client Partner VANTIS plc

David Kirkwood - Client Partner VANTIS plc

3rd Floor Crown House 151 High Road Loughton IG10 4LG

3rd Floor Crown House 151 High Road Loughton IG10 4LG

Email: jan.rickler@vantisplc.com Web: www.vantisplc.com

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Residential Homes

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QUEENS ROAD, BUCKHURST HILL

£ P.O.A

Offered to the market is this outstanding three bedroom Victorian residence arranged over three levels and offering an abundance of period features throughout. The property has been meticulously maintained by the current owners and benefits from three reception rooms, a generous kitchen/breakfast room, delightful rear garden and off street parking for two cars. An internal inspection is strongly recommended to appreciate this beautiful property.

OAKLAND PLACE, BUCKHURST HILL

PRINCES ROAD, BUCKHURST HILL £459,995 Lawlors Property Services are delighted to offer this outstanding detached three double bedroom residence set in the heart of Buckhurst Hill. The main part of this property dates back to the early 1900's with the remainder being added by the current vendors a few years ago. Being totally secluded from the main part of Princes Road via a private secure cobble stoned footpath, makes this property unique and an internal inspection is recommended to truly appreciate its character and charm.

THE GLADE, WOODFORD GREEN

£749,995

Located on the much sought after Knighton Estate is this commanding four double bedroom detached residence which has been completely refurbished to an extremely high standard by the current owners. Benefits include two reception rooms, a high specification contemporary style Kitchen / Breakfast room with integrated appliances and finished with granite work surfaces, a stunning family bathroom and extensive rear garden with a southerly aspect.

£499.995

An opportunity to purchase this executive four bedroom detached property situated in a quite cul-de-sac in this sought after residential development and built approximately nine years ago. The property offers a spacious sitting room with separate dining room and a generous kitchen/breakfast room with views over the rear garden and mature trees. Properties in this development a rare to the market and an internal viewing is highly recommended. Property benefits include: Sitting room, dining Room, kitchen breakfast room, cloakroom/W.C, master bedroom with En-Suite shower room, bedroom two, bedroom three, bedroom four, rear garden 56ft x 36f, single garage, secluded parking to side.

THE DELL, WOODFORD GREEN

£985,000

Lawlors Property Services are delighted to exclusively offer for sale this commanding five bedroom detached family residence situated on the prestigious location of The Dell. The property is situated along this sought after tree lined residential turning, on the ever popular Knightons Estate and property benefits include large entrance hall, five reception rooms and five bedrooms three of which have en suite facilities making this a truly family orientated property.

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£695,000

THE HAWTHORNS, BUCKHURST HILL £295,000 Lawlors property services are delighted to offer for sale as the vendors sole agents this immaculately presented two bedroom (originally three bedroom) town house situated in the ever popular turning of The Hawthorns. This truly is a property not to be missed, and should be viewed at your earliest convenience. Property benefits include: cloakroom, bedroom three/garden room, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, family bathroom, separate WC, rear garden, integral garage and off street parking.

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LANGFORDS, BUCKHURST HILL

Offered to the market is this truly impressive two/three bedroom chalet style bungalow situated in the heart of Buckhurst Hill. The property comprises to the ground floor of a generous accommodation throughout with a 34ft x 25ft L-shaped sitting room/dining room, a modern kitchen/breakfast room with eating area and fitted with modern appliances, there is also a study which could also serve as a third bedroom. The first floor offers a master bedroom with a luxury En-Suite bathroom and a fully fitted En-Suite dressing room.

MONTALT ROAD, WOODFORD GREEN

£499,995

Offered to the market is this beautiful four bedroom semi-detached family residence, situated in this peaceful turning in Woodford Green. The property has been exceptionally maintained by the current vendors and offers solid oak wood panelling to the hallway and a hand made solid oak kitchen, there are two bedrooms both with en-suite facilities and a luxury family bathroom, making this a truly family orientated property. To fully appreciate the size and condition of this property we would strongly recommend an internal inspection.


Loughton, Chigwell and Woodford WOODFORD OFFICE 457 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XE t: 020 8506 0828 f: 020 8506 9101 e: property.woodford@lawlors.co.uk Our offices are closed on Sundays but to arrange viewings, you can call the following number: 07736 234422 between 10am-2pm

WOODSIDE ROAD, WOODFORD GREEN

£775,000

Situated in one of Woodford Greens most favourable turnings is this deceptively spacious four bedroom semi-detached family residence. The property has been re-furbished throughout to an extremely high standard and offers three reception rooms one of them being a fantastic "orangery" with spectacular views over a 180ft rear garden, and a generous kitchen/breakfast room. Property benefits include: Sitting room, t.v/family room, kitchen/breakfast room, orangery, cloakroom/w.c, master Bedroom, three further bedrooms, bedroom four/gymnasium, rear garden 180ft, off street parking.

HORN LANE, WOODFORD GREEN

KINGS AVENUE, BUCKHURST HILL £359,995 We are delighted to offer this two bedroom 2nd floor apartment situated in the centre of Buckhurst Hill, surrounded by fashionable eateries and boutiques. Conveniently close to local shops and Buckhurst Hill station and has the added benefit of being offered chain free. This apartment would suit anyone looking to be in the centre of the lively buzzing atmosphere Buckhurst Hill has to offer. Property benefits include: Dining room, lounge, kitchen, master Bedroom with en suite, bedroom two, family bathroom.

WOODLAND WAY, WOODFORD GREEN

£750,000

Offered to the market is this fabulous four bedroom detached residence situated in the sought after location of Woodland Way. The property benefits from many fine features including two reception rooms, newly fitted high quality kitchen, south westerly facing rear garden, integral garage and an abundance of off street parking. To fully appreciate the accommodation on offer we would strongly recommend an internal inspection.

£279,995

Offered to the market is this delightful two bedroom terraced Victorian residence situated in this pleasant turning in Woodford Green, which is steeped in character yet with contemporary styling. The current owner has spared no expense in updating the windows throughout with both traditional styles and modern materials with the sitting room/dining room offering wood flooring and original fireplaces. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this beautiful property. Property benefits include: Sitting room/dining room kitchen breakfast room, master bedroom, bedroom two, family bathroom, rear garden 40ft approx. Close proximity to Woodford Green Central Line Station.

STANLEY ROAD, SOUTH WOODFORD

£469,995

Offered to the market is this Four Bedroom Victorian Semi-Detached property with an open plan living area to the ground floor with traditional high ceilings and original fireplace. Also offering a light and airy modern kitchen/breakfast room, to the first floor there is a generous master bedroom with luxury En-Suite Bathroom, three further double bedrooms and En-Suite shower room. The property is offered in immaculate condition throughout and internal viewing is a must to fully appreciate this beautiful property.

FOREST APPROACH, WOODFORD GREEN £425,000 Offered to the market is this fabulous five bedroom family residence situated on the ever popular Laings estate. The property benefits from two reception rooms, kitchen with morning room and five well proportioned bedrooms to the first floor. Additional benefits include off street parking, integral garage and a well maintained rear garden. To fully appreciate the accommodation on offer we would strongly recommend an internal inspection.

THE WATER GARDENS, WOODFORD GREEN

£345,000

Offered to the market is this immaculately presented three bedroom luxury apartment in the sought after development of The Water Garden. The apartment is located on the second floor but with the advantage of a communal lift makes the apartment fully accessible to all potential purchasers. Property benefits include a spacious lounge with double aspect windows and balcony overlooking woodland, fitted kitchen, three well proportioned bedrooms with en suite to the master bedroom and finally the advantage of a garage and off street parking.

BROADWALK, SOUTH WOODFORD

£649,995

Situated on the sought after "Firs Estate" is this commanding four bedroom house set behind security gates offering ample off street parking. Benefits include a light and airy kitchen with breakfast room, utility area, and downstairs cloakroom. This property is an ideal family house with it's 80ft garden. Sitting room/ dining room, kitchen breakfast room 24'6 x 20', master bedroom with En-Suite bathroom & sauna, security gates, off street parking.

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Windermere

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he Courtlands estate offers a quality of family life unsurpassed in the Chigwell area. “A community within a community” say Mr and Mrs David Thurlow residents of Windermere, Vicarage Lane for nearly 34 years. “We have loved living in our home and community but feel the time is right for us to downsize but stay local. It is time for a younger family (as we were), to move into the house and put their mark on it, as we did” This detached family residence offers fantastic accommodation with the ground floor incorporating a 32ft main reception, 17ft dining room, 17ft kitchen/breakfast room and further 15ft family/TV room. There is also a ground floor cloakroom and integral garage. First floor accommodation boasts a 19ft master bedroom with en suite and walk in wardrobe, four further bedrooms and family bathroom. There is further potential to extend into the loft area, subject to usual planning consents. One of the most attractive features of this house is its incredible gardens which measure nearly 90ft in depth. The property has a raised patio area leading down to a Roman stepped swimming pool, the remainder is laid to lawn with mature conifers, shrubs and evergreen borders giving privacy and seclusion, thus providing an ideal relaxing and safe family environment.

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£1,200,000 Please contact our Chigwell office on 020 8281 0123.


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RICHMOND PARK

£1,250,000

Offered to the market is this five, double bedroom, property set on the prestigious Great Woodcote Park estate. This well maintained property offers spacious living accommodation, Porterage and communal grounds. Property benefits include, TV Room, study, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, separate W.C, master bedroom, master en suite, bedroom two, en suite bathroom, bedroom three, bedroom four, bedroom five, family bathroom, exterior, off street parking and double integral garage.

TREETOPS VIEW

£1,400,000

Offering to the market this beautifully presented four bedroom detached home in the gated 'Great Woodcote Park' development. With a fantastic master bedroom suite comprising of dressing room and bathroom, 'Facinni' landscaped front and rear gardens, three good size reception rooms and a balcony off of the galleried landing this house promises not to remain on the market long so a viewing is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. The property benefits include: lounge, study, cloakroom, T.V room, separate W.C, kitchen, utility room, morning room, galleried landing, master bedroom with en-suite dressing room, two bathroom, bedroom two with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, two integral garages, off street parking and landscaped gardens.

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REGENTS PLACE

£335,000

An immaculately presented three bedroom executive residence situated on this prestigious development with Porterage, communal ponds, grounds and video surveillance. The current owner has made many fine improvements to this delightful property, which can only be fully appreciated by an internal viewing. Property benefits include kitchen, lounge, master bedroom with en suite, two further bedrooms, rear garden approx 60ft, garage.

FALLOW FIELDS

£374,995

An immaculately presented three bedroom semi detached property situated within this prestigious gated development with porterage and communal grounds. The current owner has maintained the residence to an excellent standard and has made many improvements to the property. Property benefits include: kitchen, downstairs cloakroom, sitting room, conservatory, master bedroom with en suite shower room, two further bedrooms, family bathroom, off street parking, attached garage and a rear garden.

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SWAN LANE

£740,000

We highly recommend an internal viewing on this well presented four bedroom detached property. All bedrooms are of a good size and as well as the family bathroom their is an en-suite to the master bedroom. The ground floor accommodation comprise of two receptions plus study, conservatory kitchen, w/c, and double attached garage. Located on Loughton’s premier gated development Great Woodcote Park, this property is within easy reach of the town centre and all it amenities.


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ALDERTON HILL, LOUGHTON

£1,600,000

An opportunity has arisen to acquire this five bedroom, three bathroom detached property located in one of the premier roads in Loughton, "Alderton Hill". The property offers four reception rooms which are complimented by a mature garden extending to approximately 250 foot with swimming pool. Property benefits include separate w.c, hallway, lounge, study, dining room, kitchen, utility room, family room, master bedroom, en suite bathroom, family bathroom, rear garden 250ft x 80ft approximately, heated swimming pool, double attached garage and carriage driveway.

HIGH BEECH ROAD, LOUGHTON £385,000 We offer to the market this well presented three bedroom Edwardian semi detached property. The property benefits from three bedrooms, two reception rooms and set within close proximity to Epping forest and Loughton central line station this truly is not a property to be missed and an internal viewing is highly recommended. Property benefits include, lounge, dining room, kitchen 14'3 x 9'5, three bedrooms, family bathroom and rear garden.

WARREN HOUSE, LOUGHTON

ELEVEN ACRE RISE, LOUGHTON

£815,000

Lawlors Property Services are delighted to be offering for sale this four bedroom detached property located within walking distance of Loughton, all its amenities, cafe's and boutiques as well as its central line station. The property benefits from in the rear garden swimming pool with paved surround, lawn area, paved area to the rear with brick built bar and to the front carriage driveway double garage and feature pond. The property needs to be viewed to fully appreciate all it has to offer.

PARK HILL, LOUGHTON

PENTHOUSE, FOREST HEIGHTS

£525,000

BROOKLYN AVE, LOUGHTON £449,000

Lawlors Property Services are pleased to offer for sale this four bedroom detached property situated in this popular Cul-de-sac set within easy reach of Loughton shopping and transport facilities. Property benefits include: lounge, dining room (open plan to lounge), fitted kitchen, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, rear garden approx 50ft and garage.

An opportunity to purchase this three bedroom detached property with attached one bedroom annex. Situated within this sought after location and within easy access of the shopping facilities of the High Road and the Central line with its access to the City and the West End. The property offers flexible accommodation as the annex could be amalgamated into the main residence. Property benefits include: kitchen, lounge, dining room, three bedrooms, family bathroom, rear garden and off street parking.

£1,200,000

An opportunity has arisen to purchase this spectacular interior designed, self contained west wing of the period mansion Warren Hall. The property has been extensively renovated and restored by the current owners. It offers deceptive spacious accommodation with a multitude of opportunities. As well as the main residence the property offers a cottage located within the grounds. In addition to your own private garden there are extensive shared grounds backing onto woodland and a communal heated outdoor swimming pool. The property needs to be viewed to fully appreciate all it has to offer.

BROOKLYN AVENUE, LOUGHTON

£440,000

Offered to the market is this three bedroom detached property set with easy access to Loughton's shopping and transport facilities. An early viewing is recommended to appreciate the size and standard of decor. Property benefits include dining room 15'6 into bay x 12'5, lounge 18'3 x 11'1, kitchen 14'1 x 7'5, master bedroom 15'6 x 12'0, bedroom two 13'0 x 10'11, bedroom three 8'10 x 6'9, family bathroom, separate W.C, rear garden approximately 100ft, off street parking and detached garage.

£725,000

Offered to the market this beautifully presented three bedroom penthouse apartment on the ever popular Forest Heights. The property has been maintained to an extremely high standard and an internal viewing is recommended. Property benefits include separate w.c, , lounge, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, en suite bathroom, family bathroom, wrap around balcony, two underground allocated parking spaces, electric gates, Porterage and communal grounds

PETERSON COURT, LOUGHTON £180,000

Offered to the market is this well maintained, two bedroom, first floor apartment. The property has been meticulously re-modernized and now has the benefits of a fitted kitchen and gas central heating. Property benefits include: kitchen, lounge, two bedrooms and bathroom.

ARAGON CLOSE, LOUGHTON

£410,000

Offered to market is the Four Bedroom detached property with integral garage. Located on the Hanbury Park Development and within close proximity of Loughton Central Line Station, as well as the town centre with all its cafe's and boutiques. A viewing is a must to appreciate the location and further benefits the property has to offer. Property benefits include, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, master bedroom, en-suite shower room, further three bedrooms, attached garage, off street parking and rear garden.

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THE CHASE, LOUGHTON £1900 pcm Stunning four bedroom semi-detached house. Located in the sought after Great Woodcote Park, the property boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and balcony. 020 8502 5588

SOUTHERN DRIVE, LOUGHTON £1000 pcm Three bed terraced house. Tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. The property benefits from a modern open plan kitchen/living area and a well maintained rear garden. Within easy access of the Central Line. 020 8502 5588.

GRANGE CRESCENT, CHIGWELL £1500 pcm Spacious four bed bungalow with recently modernised kitchen. Located within easy access to Grange Hill station and shops. Recently redecorated. 020 8281 0123 £1500

MONKHAMS AVENUE, WOODFORD GREEN £4000 pcm This delightful four/five bedroom detached family residence is extremely well maintained and has a professionally landscaped rear garden. Attached garage. 020 8506 0828

WITHAM CLOSE, LOUGHTON £1150 pcm Three bedroom town house, ideally located close to Loughton and all its amenities. The property is in good internal order and we recommend an immediate internal viewing. 020 8502 5588

MANOR ROAD, CHIGWELL £1250 pcm Ideally situated within a short walk to Grange Hill shopping amenities and Central Line Tube Station is this Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Ground Floor luxury apartment nestling on Manor Road, Chigwell. 020 8281 0123

DEVON COURT, BUCKHURST HILL £800 pcm Spacious two bedroom first floor apartment offered for immediate occupation. Located in the popular 'Chequers' development and benefiting from neutral decor throughout. Furnished/Unfurnished. 020 8502 5588

MANOR ROAD, CHIGWELL £4300 pcm Enchanting five bed detached property in a prestigious location, benefiting from stunning landscaped gardens. Tastefully furnished and enriched with character. Must be viewed. 020 8281 0123

PICK HILL, UPSHIRE £2800 pcm This immaculate four bedroom barn conversion is finished to an extremely high standard throughout and benefits from ensuites and galleries to two bedrooms. Furnished/unfurnished. Stunning rural grounds. 020 8502 5588

MANOR ROAD, CHIGWELL £POA Five Bedroom Detached secluded executive family home. Three en-suite bathrooms, beautifully landscaped garden, heated swimming pool, access via electronically controlled gates. 020 8281 0123

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