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FEATURing OUT & ABOUT IN New Cross The art of selling offline uncovered Invaluable branch support for movers

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contents 04 - ALL ABOUT NEW CROSS

In this issue we take a tour of New Cross in South East London. The area is brimming with creative flair, period properties and a unique social scene.

16 - PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT I: THE ART OF SELLING OFFLINE

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We take a look at the art of selling offline, and discuss whether it’s a practice being lost to online activity.

26 - PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT II: EVERY STEP OF THE WAY Find out how our staff support clients every step of the way, until completion has been reached and keys handed over.

46 - FOOD & DRINK: HOT SHOTS The best hot drinks for when you need a shot of warmth.

56 - INTERIOR IDEAS: COPPER TOP Move over gold and silver, we bring you the best copper accessories for the home.

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66 - PROPERTY NOTICE BOARD The latest news and views from the Robinson Jackson Group and the wider property industry.

OUR PROPERTIES You can find a selection of properties for sale and to let throughout this magazine. You can also go online to robinsonjackson.com to see our full portfolio of homes; searchable by price, postcode, number of bedrooms and property type.

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If you would like us to feature your property for sale or to let in the next edition of our magazine, contact your local branch today.

Our cover image features the Hylton freestanding bath in Copper, priced at £2550, from Heritage Bathrooms. heritagebathrooms.com


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THIS MONTH’S GUEST EDITOR IS MARK AUDINO, THE PARTNER AT OUR NEW CROSS OFFICE As the Branch Partner at our New Cross office, I’m delighted to guest edit this issue. Our office is approaching the end of its second year and has already built an excellent reputation. The team have a brilliant knowledge of the local area, which we’d like to share with you on page 4. The property market in New Cross and across the Group’s network has been particularly interesting in the last 12 months. It is constantly changing from area to area and even road to road. It has never been more critical to use a local estate agent with its finger on the pulse and a physical presence. It’s not acceptable to be dealt with by a rep that you only get to see once and who is often uncontactable. When the market is changeable, every sale needs a degree of tenacity to see it through to a happy conclusion. You’ll need expertise to skilfully negotiate prices, Sales Progressors to broker relationships with other agents, solicitors and mortgage lenders involved, and staff who keep in touch with you from day one until the keys are handed over. There’s a handful of different ways to sell your home but full service agencies are the most successful, and The Robinson Jackson Group continues to lead the way. Yes, we’re online but we’re also taking advantage of ‘offline sales’ and offer face-to-face services backed by skills that can’t be delivered by a website. We explain more in our first property spotlight article The Art of Selling on page 16.

There was a great quote from consumer champion Which? recently: “We advise you to put your laptop away, take a walk down the high street and register with estate agents.’ I agree with this wholeheartedly, so come in and see us. We’ll arrange a tour of the area and show you some brilliant properties along the way. You won’t get that level of service surfing online! Our second property spotlight article covers the in-branch services that go above and beyond selling. Read more on how we’re with you every step on the way of page 26. We complete the magazine with home interior inspiration (page 56), hot drinks recipes (page 46), our property notice board (page 66), and a selection of homes for sale and to rent throughout the magazine.

Mark Audino Branch Partner at New Cross

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all about...

NEW CROSS Every issue we focus on one of our local areas. This time we look at New Cross – a London suburb in the Lewisham Borough, located between Deptford, Peckham and Nunhead. Some describe New Cross as the ‘Shoreditch of the South’ but that suggests SE14 is an imitation of another area when, in fact, it’s a unique neighbourhood of its own merit. “When we opened our New Cross office, we were ahead of the curve,” says Mark Audino, the Branch Partner at our New Cross office. “We could see that the town was going places and therefore positioned ourselves in the heart of the community - getting to know local people, trend watching and building a bank of indispensible area knowledge.” While some ‘trendy’ areas are built on hyper-accelerated

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growth and rash development, New Cross’s ascent is organic and honest. The location and transport links have always been excellent, with a mainline train station at New Cross and an Overground stop at New Cross Gate. Journey times into Central London hover around the five minute mark – a redeeming feature for any commuter. New Cross’s appeal, however close it sits to the capital’s centre, is its individuality. SE14 is less than seven miles from the West End, yet it is refreshingly different in every way. One-off restaurants with a cult following, entertainment venues where breakthrough artists cut their teeth and a firm rejection of the cloned High Street look keeps New Cross feeling innovative and on point. It’s widely recognised beacon of excellence – Goldsmiths, University of London – has always attracted top talent (and royalty, after Princess Beatrice studied there for three years from 2008). The higher education centre has an excellent

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Skyline from New Cross - thanks to fatcrowphotography.com

record in the arts, with alumni including seven Turner Prize winners and recipients of Oscars, BAFTAS, Ivor Novellos and Mercury Music prizes. An offshoot of the university is a thriving artistic quarter. The many graduates who remain in New Cross help propel the area onto a bigger creative stage. “New Cross is a hotspot for quirky takes on the norm and raw talent,” says Mark. “All it takes is a critic dining in one of our restaurants, a journalist reviewing a band at the Amersham Arms or a former Goldsmith’s student winning an award, and New Cross becomes a little more desirable.” You don’t have to be an artist, or have a beard, man bun or Brompton bike to live in New Cross. Thankfully. In fact, it has been a place for families for hundreds of years, with generations taking residence in the period properties across

SE14. “We have some fantastic Victorian townhouses that span three, four and even five stories, as well as Victorian terraced homes – some with cellars – that make great family bases. The Telegraph Hill, Hatcham Park and St John’s conservation areas are hugely popular for their proximity to good schools and parks,” comments Mark. “Some of our most-requested roads include Jerningham, Pepys, Arbuthnot, Nettleton, Hatcham Park and Casella. Here you’ll find the very best character homes, with many still needing a degree of modernisation – presenting remodeling and appreciation prospects. If you have a property in these catchment areas and are thinking of selling, we can promise there’s no shortage of buyers,” concludes Mark. “It really is a case of X marks the new property spot.”

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all about... SE14 We asked the team at the New Cross branch to reveal their favourite places to eat, drink, shop and socialise in SE14.

1. Goldsmiths, University of London The Goldsmiths site has been providing education in New Cross for over 200 years, dating back to 1792. Today courses and research activities at this branch of the University of London span the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, business and management. The New Cross campus is at the very heart of the community and boasts its own 101-seat Curzon cinema. Past alumni include Princess Beatrice, Damon Albarn, Sir Antony Gormley, Tessa Jowell and Katy B.

2. The Amersham Arms This Victorian pub has always been at the forefront of South East London’s live music scene but its standing on the cultural scene has grown in stature over the last decade. The Amersham Arms is a traditional pub at the front with a 300-person live capacity out the back, designed to host bands and DJs. Acts to have graced the stage and decks include Alt-J, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Carl Barat, Bloc Party, Primal Scream, The Coral and Terry Hall (The Specials). Food is served all day and there’s even an art gallery upstairs, called Take Courage. As well as live music, there are regular comedy evenings, poetry events and film nights.

3. The LP Bar Probably one of the most unusual venues on New Cross Road, the LP Bar’s interior is influenced by jet-set travel and the aeronautical industry. For all its quirky décor, it’s actually the drinks menu that is most stunning. Visitors can discover a wide variety of tipples at the venue’s ‘Spirit of New Cross’ monthly event, described as an ‘informal evening of learning, tasting and experimenting in the world of liquor’. Expect wines from Alliance Wine, beer from London’s craft breweries, including Partizan and Brick Brewery, bar snacks, and a hot drinks menu that includes Higgin’s London Particular coffee blend and teas from Little Sparrow Tea.

The Rosemary is an organic Hungarian café restaurant in New Cross Gate. It’s a great place to eat and appease your eco conscious, as all the meals and snacks are made from organic ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s own certified organic farm in Welling, from Keats Organics and from a number of other organic businesses. As well as a mouthwatering menu and a juice bar, The Rosemary has a regular events programme, featuring Hungarian folk music and craft beer tasting, among others.

6. New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival This free neighbourhood film festival aims to bring New Cross people together to watch films they might not have seen before in locations they may never have visited. Many of the screenings take place in SE14’s green open spaces, and local filmmakers are invited to submit work in order to preview it to their immediate community. The next New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival will take place in the spring of 2017 but until then, there are special screenings during autumn and winter 2016 to celebrate 40 years of the Race Relations Act.

7. Flour Power City Bakery This award-winning organic bakers is tucked away on New Cross’s Elizabeth Industrial Estate but supplies bread, rolls, cakes and pastries to some of London’s top restaurants, delicatessens, coffee shops and farmers’ markets. Although you can’t go there to buy bread direct, you can drop by Peckham or Blackheath farmers’ markets to get your flourbased fix. Look out for unusual bakes such as seaweed, roasted potato with rosemary and nigella seeds, lavender and chili, and rye, raisin and caraway, alongside more traditional loaves and rolls.

8. London Particular Café Some of the food industry’s fiercest restaurant critics have left London Particular Café fulfilled after sampling dishes from its all-day menu. Everything served is ‘classic English with a modern twist’, with a nod to artisan methods, seasonal ingredients, organic produce and small, local suppliers. The venue is open from 10am on a daily basis, with 10pm finishes on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Pop in for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch or dinner.

9. Birdie Num Nums

4. Telegraph Hill Festival This festival is an annual focal point in New Cross. In 2016, the festival featured 125 events spread across 16 days during March. Local volunteers and performers give their time for free to make this a much-loved community event, with a very diverse programme that contains live music, concerts, open studios, art shows, interactive exhibits, classes, workshops, talks, documentary making, a radio station, open gardens and cabaret. Past highlights have included life drawing classes, a tour of New Cross’s most inspiring sheds, punk rock karaoke and an interactive murder mystery evening.

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5. The Rosemary

This small venue is making a big name for itself and was voted the ‘Best Café in New Cross & Deptford’ in 2015 by Time Out magazine. Its loyal clientele has been growing ever since, with New Cross residents and those from afar flocking to sample the coffee, cakes and savoury dishes. Regular in-café events include live music, comedy, magic and even burlesque. And the unusual name? Inspired by a line that actor Peter Sellers says in the 1960s film The Party.

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welcome to New Cross

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Wrigglesworth Street, New Cross

A fantastic oppotunity to purchase this stunning three bedroom Victorian house located in the ever desirable Hatcham Park conservation area.

• Three Bedrooms • Cellar • No Chain • Double Glazing/Central Heating • Hatcham Park Conservation Area • Fully Refurbished in 2013 • EPC Rating - D

Guide £780,000 - £800,000 Freehold New Cross has been described as ‘the Shoreditch of the south’ and we have been quick to realise the area’s potential. A cosmopolitan culture and diverse selection of restaurants gives SE14 and the surrounding area an exciting vibe. Our stunning new branch is dedicated to offering buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords the very best experience.

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Areas Covered: New Cross, Old Kent Road, Nunhead, Brockley, Peckham, Bermondsey, Elephant & Castle, Telegraph Hill, Tanners Hill, Camberwell, Dulwich, St Johns, Rotherhithe, Walworth, Deptford, Herne Hill, Brixton, Vauxhall, Stockwell, Kennington 8

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Ben Small - Branch Manager


020 7647 7711 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

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Queens Road, New Cross Offers over £400,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Revelon Road, Brockley EPC Rating - C

Guide £760,000 - £800,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

Drakefell Road, Brockley Guide £780,000 - £820,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Silver Close, New Cross EPC Rating - D

St Donatts Road, New Cross Guide £355,000 - £375,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Guide £280,000 - £300,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Athenlay Road, Peckham EPC Rating - C

Guide £375,000 - £400,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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EPC Rating - C

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welcome to Barnehurst

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Northall Road, Barnehurst

Complete chain ready to go. Presented to an extremely pleasing standard throughout is this three bedroom Ellingham built 1930s semi.

• Modern Kitchen • Two Reception Rooms • Off Road Parking • Approx 68ft Garden • Garage/Workshop • Viewing Recommended • EPC Rating - E

Guide £410,000 - £425,000 Freehold Located to the north of Bexleyheath is Barnehurst - a quiet residential enclave of mostly 20th century housing. Many people choose to live in Barnehurst as it offers quick access to the motorway network, train station, as well as to respected local primary and secondary schools. You can find our imposing corner office on Erith Road.

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Areas Covered: Barnehurst Road, Eversley Road, Northall Road, Mayplace Road, Manor Way, Merewood Road, Midfield Avenue, Parkside Avenue and surrounding residential roads 10

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Becky Hopkins - Branch Manager


01322 331161 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Holly Gardens, Barnehurst

Edendale Road, Barnehurst

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £550,000 - £575,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Downbank Avenue, Barnehurst From £200,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - F

Eversley Avenue, Barnehurst EPC Rating - C

Eversley Avenue, Barnehurst From £360,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

From £320,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

From £280,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Grasmere Road, Barnehurst EPC Rating - D

From £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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welcome to belvedere

Malvern Avenue, Bexleyheath

Situated in one of our most sought after roads in the ‘Pantiles’ area is this extended Feakes & Richards semi detached house. This property is a well cared for home and boasts many improvements.

• Three Bedrooms • Three Receptions • Utility Room • Approx 80’ Rear Garden • Off street parking • Internal Viewing Recommended • EPC Rating - D

OIEO £430,000 Freehold Nuxley Village is at the heart of Belvedere and that’s where you’ll find the Robinson Jackson office. Belvedere retains a friendly atmosphere and is popular with first-time buyers and families. The swing park at the top of the village is perfect for the summer if you have children, while the pubs provide excellent food and entertainment.

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Areas Covered: Belvedere, Abbey Wood, Erith, Greenmead, The Pantiles,

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Jack Glyde - Branch Partner


01322 441010 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Leckwith Avenue, Bexleyheath OIEO £385,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

The View, Abbey Wood EPC Rating - F

Bostall Lane, Abbey Wood OIEO £425,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

OIEO £399,950 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Hurst Lane, Abbey Wood EPC Rating - E

Asking £250,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

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Essenden Road, Belvedere Asking £240,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Bedonwell Road, Belvedere EPC Rating - D

OIEO £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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welcome to bexley village

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Camden Road, Bexley

Parkwood Cottage is a truly unique and magnificent family residence set along one of Bexley’s most desirable roads.

• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Spacious reception rooms • Handmade luxury modern fitted kitchen • Landscaped 250ft garden • Heated swimming pool • Double Garage • EPC Rating - C

Guide £1,300,000 - £1,500,000 Freehold Bexley is one of the most-sought after locations within the borough, with Bexley Village a thriving and unique part of the local make-up. Boutiques, independent shops and a buzzing social scene make Bexley a vibrant place to live and work. Its own mainline train station and walking distance to two of the borough’s grammar schools make Bexley a popular choice.

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Bexleyheath Broadway

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Areas Covered: Bexley Village, Bexley, Blendon, Baldwyns Park, Coldblow,

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Kevin Wooder - Managing Partner


01322 559900 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

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Summerhouse Drive, Bexley

Parkhill Road, Bexley Village Guide £500,000 - £525,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Guide £825,000 - £850,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

EPC Rating - E

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Red Lodge Crescent, Joydens Wood OIEO £475,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Arbuthnot Lane, Bexley EPC Rating - D

Guide £400,000 - £425,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Woodside Lane, Bexley Guide £385,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Ravenswood, Bexley EPC Rating - E

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £475,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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spotlight

property

the art of

SELLING offline With the arrival of online agents, is the art of selling

shop. If there’s no shop assistant, then products have to sell

being lost? Simon Woodcock, Managing Director

themselves. That’s fine if demand is outstripping supply or for

of our Medway branches, investigates the merits

such as property, an element of salesmanship is required.

of using an agent that sells offline.

Simon adds that building a rapport is essential: “It’s only

Only 4 in 10 people find the property they end up buying by

when we talk to buyers first hand that we understand what’s

searching or receiving an email from a site like Rightmove or Zoopla, according to the 2016 Which? national home-

motivating them to move. Schools, commuter links, amenities and the lifestyle on offer are the real drivers behind purchasing

moving survey. “Our local staff can recount enough stories to

a new home, not the bricks and mortar it is made from.”

make this statistic believable,” says Simon Woodcock. “We’re

For over 50 years our staff have been employed because

confident that more than half our buyers purchase a home

they’re inquisitive, knowledgeable about the local area and

from us that we have introduced them to rather than one

can second guess what might eventually suit a buyer’s needs.

they have found online.”

Many people buy a home from us that is radically different

Suggesting alternative properties to buyers is not a

to the one they originally had in mind because our staff have

revolutionary sales technique and can be seen regularly thanks to Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer on Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. It’s at the heart of what estate

got them thinking ‘outside the box’. The skill of matching a purchaser with a property happens ‘offline’ through personal relationships, not online or via a remote call center where the

agents do.

driving force is only targets.

The art of cross selling properties, however, is lost with agents

Our knowledge of local properties also gives us insight into

that rely solely on internet sales. Even Which? advises buyers to “put your laptop away, take a walk down the high street and register with estate agents selling the types of properties you’re after.” The internet, after all, is merely a shelf in a

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low ticket items but for products with emotional connections,

what can be achieved with a little imagination. For example, a buyer may find a three-bedroom property in the perfect location but they actually need four bedrooms. Our staff will know if other properties in the road have had a loft conversion

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An interesting fact about a leading online estate agent recently came to light. Financial specialist, Anthony Codling of Jefferies, calculated that between November 2015 and March 2016, only 14% of homes listed with this particular online-only agent in three sample areas - Bournemouth, Southampton and Birmingham - had actually completed (by comparison our branches are completing on up to 90% of properties). It shows that pre-qualifying buyers and sales progression – the hard work that happens once an offer has been accepted – are vital for a successful sale. These figures are likely to be an indication of what’s happening across the country, as our own agents can testify with these stories:-

Steve Mason, Branch Manager at Lewisham A vendor came to us after an online agent failed to secure him any viewings. We took the property on and conducted two open days – a service generally not available with online agents - that culminated in 44 viewings. The sad thing is the online agent still charged the vendor, despite not getting anyone through the front door. In our experience, multiple viewings will always lead to better offers! All 44 of our viewings were pre-qualified potential buyers – not time wasters. It’s a stark contrast to a client of ours who had previously tried an online agent. The ‘hot prospects’ sent to him were poor – in fact one ‘buyer’ turned out to be a tenant. The online agent had failed to ask the viewer a vital question – are you looking to buy or rent?

Neil Smith, Branch Manager at Bexleyheath We took on a bungalow that remained unsold by an online estate agent – it had had just three viewings and one offer below the asking price. We knew it was a desirable property so while the details were being prepared for our own website, we offered it to our registered waiting list of clients. We generated many viewings and an offer followed at £10k over the asking price without any online exposure - proving High Street agents are pro-active and can sell a home even without the internet.

or extension, therefore revealing scope and a future vision.

lots of time. Why leave it to chance when there’s a whole

Our staff will probably also know a local contractor who can

sales team on your local High Street waiting to help you find

provide a building quote and offer advice about planning

the perfect property?

permission. When viewings are organised online - cutting out

“When buying or selling a property it is not like buying a bike

the skill of the estate agent - both the buyer and the seller miss out, as the true potential of a property is not discussed.

from Amazon, where there’s an immediate transaction and no associated ties. A buyer for a property might have one

When suggesting alternatives, Simon’s staff often choose from

time frame, while the seller another. They may both be reliant

a selection of ‘fresh to market’ properties that haven’t even

on other properties in a chain. Adverts online do not reveal this

made it online yet. “As we leave the office, it’s quite normal to

but, in the hands of a good sales negotiator, the timings of one

grab an extra set of keys for another property that only came

party can be married to another. Without due diligence, the

onto the books that day. There is nothing quite like seeing a

conflicting timescales might only come to light after an offer

buyer’s face light up when they see something they instantly

has been accepted. Sadly, hopes of a dream move unravel

fall in love with. It would be disappointing if these emotions

if either party pulls out, and both the buyer and the seller are,

were lost.”

once again, left disappointed. Offline communication - face

Surprising and delighting buyers also relates to mortgages.

to face advice and discussion - is so vital in smoothing out the

Many buyers think they know what they can afford and will

nuances when buying or selling a property.”

search according to their own figures. However, once they

“Selling isn’t always about the quick sale – it’s about the

meet a mortgage adviser they may find they can widen their

secure sale, and that’s what a High Street agent will always

options. Our independent mortgage advisors – available in all

pursue,” concludes Simon. “Estate agency has always been

24 of our branches - can provide a more accurate budget,

about presenting unique opportunities and making dreams

and it’s wise to meet with one before you start looking. With a

come true. It may sound corny but it’s in the hearts of every

more defined budget and even a mortgage offer in principle,

salesperson around The Robinson Jackson Group.”

our sales team will point buyers in the right direction and save

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welcome to bexleyheath

Lion Road, Bexleyheath

A simply stunning three double bedroom detached family home renovated to a high standard, giving a fantastic sense of space and open living.

• Spacious Kitchen/Diner • 100ft Plus Garden • Parking at the Front • Chain Free • Superb Location • Completely Refurbished • EPC Rating - F

OIEO £540,000 Freehold Bexleyheath is probably one of Kent’s most versatile commuter towns, with frequent rail services to mainline London stations, favoured by city workers. We are based on the Broadway, which is a very popular shopping destination - where you’ll find The Mall and other major high street outlets.

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Neil Smith - Branch Manager


020 8298 7000 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

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Mera Drive, Bexleyheath

Bean Road, Bexleyheath

EPC Rating - Awaiting Asking £340,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Olron Crescent, Bexleyheath Guide £450,000 - £465,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Guide £525,000 - £550,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 3 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Avenue Road, Bexleyheath EPC Rating - D

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £450,000 - £475,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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Belvedere Road, Bexleyheath Guide £575,000 - £595,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Barrington Road, Bexleyheath EPC Rating - G

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £420,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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welcome to catford

Perry Hill, Catford

This circa 1920s house needs to be viewed to fully appreciate the size of this lovely family home. Located within a short stroll of the Sava Centre and Lower Sydenham.

• Recently fitted kitchen • Family home • Front and Rear gardens • Double Glazing • Separate bathroom and WC • Local to the Sava Centre • EPC Rating - D

Asking £525,000 Freehold With great links into the West End and central London, Catford is currently attracting lots of interest from London commuters and investors who are seeking more for their money. There’s a cosmopolitan feel to the town and some great period properties at attractive prices. Our office is located on Rushey Green, right in the heart of the town.

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Lee Savigar - Branch Manager


020 8698 1234 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Sandhurst Road, Catford Guide £425,000 - £450,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Minard Road, Catford EPC Rating - D

Brownhill Road, Catford Asking £320,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Birkhall Road, Catford EPC Rating - E

Oldstead Road, Bromley Asking £320,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Asking £600,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Asking £358,500 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Coniston Road, Bromley EPC Rating - C

Asking £475,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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Tappan Drive, St. Marys Island

Robinson Michael & Jackson is pleased to offer this four bedroom semi detached ‘Ventura’ property providing contemporary living located on the ever popular St Mary’s Island development.

• Stunning open plan lounge/diner • Garage at rear • Ground floor cloakroom • 3 En-suites • Balconies • Sought after location • EPC Rating - Awaiting

OIEO £440,000 Freehold If you’re thinking of moving to Medway, Chatham and neighbouring Rochester are really good places to start. The area is a hit with first-time buyers and there’s plenty of homes to choose from - from brand new waterside flats through to period conversions. Call into our town centre office to find out what’s for sale in your budget.

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Rochester

Ebbsfleet International

M25 Junction 2

London by train

Areas Covered: Chatham, Borstal, Brompton, Rochester, St Marys Island,

Wouldham

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moving chatham

Ennio Gonnella - Branch Manager


01634 880888 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Corral Close, Chatham Guide £440,000 - £460,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Letchworth Avenue, Chatham EPC Rating - D

Grosvenor Avenue, Chatham Offers Over £285,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Elliotts Way, Chatham EPC Rating - D

City Way, Rochester Guide £380,000 - £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Guide £450,000 - £480,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Guide £440,000 - £465,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

EPC Rating - B

Maxwell Road, Brompton EPC Rating - D

Guide £395,000 - £415,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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EPC Rating - E

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welcome to dartford

Main Road, Sutton At Hone

Available with no onward chain, Robinson Jackson is delighted to offer for sale a four bedroom detached house in the popular village location of Sutton at Hone.

• Two Reception Rooms and Conservatory • Master Bedroom En-Suite • Garage and Off Street Parking • Ground Floor WC • Utility Room • 0.8 Miles Walk To Farningham Road Station • No Chain • EPC Rating - E

Guide £475,000 - £500,000 Freehold Dartford is the bridge between London and Kent, with the sprawling countryside on its doorstep and great links into the capital. You’ll find our office on the one-way system running through Dartford centre, so look out for us if you’re in town enjoying the shopping or a show at the Orchard Theatre.

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M25 Junction 2

Bluewater

Ebbsfleet International

London by train

Areas Covered: Dartford, Bexley, Crayford, Darenth, Hartley, Hawley, Horns Cross, Sutton At Hone, Horton Kirby 24

moving dartford

Nick Menzies - Branch Manager


01322 281281 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Stone House Lane, Stone Guide £380,000 - £410,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

The Green, Dartford EPC Rating - B

Chapel Drive, Dartford Guide £250,000 - £275,000 (Tenure to be advised) Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

EPC Rating - D

Darenth Mill Lane, Dartford EPC Rating - B

Ellingham View, Dartford OIEO £325,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

OIEO £450,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Guide £475,000 - £500,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

EPC Rating - B

Churchill Road, Dartford EPC Rating - B

Guide £400,000 - £425,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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EPC Rating - E

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spotlight

property

with you every step of the way Moving home is a momentous occasion and it’s only natural to have a wobble along the way, given the sums of money involved, the number of related parties to coordinate and the sometimes emotional circumstances. Finding your next home or selling a property takes up valuable time – time you might not have when you’re already juggling a hectic work and family life. That’s where Robinson Jackson steps in. We’re in the business of helping people, not just selling houses - or worse still – just advertise them. We don’t want any of our clients to feel worried or out of their depth when moving home, so we concentrate on providing reassuring face-toface advice every step of the way. Our service starts from the moment someone registers with us to the day the keys are handed over. We find 26

regular communication is crucial – contacting the client first so they’re never left wondering or chasing us, replying to emails promptly and making ourselves available - in the flesh - through branches that open late, even on Sundays. It’s easy to get swept up with the online agency phenomenon, where fixed fees and alluring promises might catch your eye. We are finding, however, that many sellers come to us after an unsuccessful period with an online agent. While they’ve been able to get their home advertised online, viewings have been thin on the ground, and chains have unraveled when it came to steering the sale successfully to exchange and completion. Movers have found themselves frustrated with the lack of activity and unaccountability, spending hours trying to work out the best people to speak to or the right button to press on the phone - 1, 2, 3 or 10?

with you every step of the way


Tony Murray, Branch Manager at Plumstead “A client of ours first listed their property with an online only agent, tempted by the low fees. They accepted an offer but they didn’t provide a Sales Progressor to steer the sale to completion. An issue came up in the survey that soured the deal, and with no one helping to resolve it, the buyer withdrew. During this time I had kept in contact with the seller, asking how things were progressing. Six months after they first went to the online agent then saw their chain collapse, they listed the property with Robinson Jackson. When the same issue surfaced in the survey results, our dedicated Sales Progressor stepped in, resolved the issue and completed the sale to the delight of the vendor.”

Tracy Wright, Sales Progressor at Swanscombe “My experience of online agents isn’t always positive. When getting updates for our clients I have taken to bypassing the online agent in favour of communicating directly with the instructed solicitor, as this has a more positive outcome. Online agents seem to be stretched when it comes to resources – they don’t have the time to make those personal phone calls I know reassures buyers, and their email updates tend to be inaccurate. Clients need an amount of hand holding during the buying process, which Robinson Jackson’s Sales Progressors are only too happy to provide.”

For us, this is not acceptable. We know the hard work actually starts after an offer has been accepted, so we employ dedicated Sales Progressors who co-ordinate everyone in the chain until completion is reached. Our Progressors even have movers coming to them worrying about how to collect keys from online agents and they can’t get hold of anyone for advice – this is not a problem when you’re using a branch on the High Street who opens seven days a week. Our Sales Progressors are also backed by the branch teams who you can meet or call every day of the week. It might surprise you that we have excellent working relations with other estate agents and solicitors, as we’re often the driving force behind related chains. Fellow High Street professionals have become edgy recently when an online agency has been representing a seller but they breathe a sigh of relief when they see

The Robinson Jackson Group involved – they know we have the tenacity and staff resources to push everyone along to completion. Sadly, it’s online agents who usually require the most support from us, and that’s why we’d advise caution when buying or selling via a nontraditional agent. While we’re happy to support and cajole everyone else in the chain, it is only natural to put our clients first. This might extend to finding you your next home and negotiating the purchase price on your behalf - even if it means opening a dialogue with a rival estate agent. For us, if we can help secure a property at a favourable price, it’s one less worry for our clients. If you love the idea of moving home but dread the thought of the time it might take, the chasing calls and emails, speak to our friendly local teams who will look after you every step of the way.

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welcome to Eltham

Southend Crescent, Eltham

We are delighted to present to the market this recently renovated three bedroom, two bathroom ground floor apartment benefiting from a private rear garden. Offered to the market chain-free.

• Three Bedrooms • 14’ x 13’ Kitchen/Diner • 13’ x 13’ Lounge • Newly-Fitted Bathroom • Newly-Fitted Shower Room • Private Rear Garden • EPC Rating - G

Guide £395,000 Leasehold Our office in Eltham is always busy, with families and professional couples looking to the town for good commuter links without the southwest London price tag. We have everything from keenly priced ex-local authority homes to the grandest of Victorian houses, with the Eltham Park and Progress estates in high demand.

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Eltham Palace

Bromley Glades

M25 Junction 2

London by train

Areas Covered: Eltham, Blackheath, Avery Hill, Eltham Heights, Eltham Park, Falconwood, Kidbrooke, Mottingham, New Eltham 28

moving eltham

Brian Pitzey - Branch Partner


020 8859 9600 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Dairsie Road, Eltham Park Guide £450,000 - £475,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Woodington Close, Eltham EPC Rating - E

West Park, Mottingham Village From £800,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Guide £280,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Crookston Road, Eltham Park EPC Rating - E

Guide £450,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Churchbury Road, Eltham Guide £285,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

EPC Rating - D

Court Road, Eltham EPC Rating - C

OIEO £400,000 Share of Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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EPC Rating - D

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welcome to Gravesend

Red Street, Southfleet

This stunning four bedroom detached house was built to a high specification in 2013 and is situated in the sought after village of Southfleet. This property is a fabulous family home and must be viewed.

• Georgian D/Glazing • Gas Central Heating • Attached Garage • Gravel Driveway • Village Location • Strongly Recommended to view • EPC Rating - B

Asking £775,000 Freehold The high speed rail line to St. Pancras has transformed how people view Gravesend. Our office has seen a surge in buyers registering to take advantage of the super-fast 24-minute journey time to London. Luckily we have everything from starter homes to executive properties in our town.

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Bluewater

M25 Junction 2

London by train

Areas Covered: Gravesend, Chalk, Cobham, Coldharbour, Denton, Hever Court Farm, Higham, Istead Rise, Meopham, Northfleet, Pepper Hill 30

moving gravesend

Andy Plaistowe - Senior Branch Manager


01474 333111 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Green Farm Lane, Lower Shorne OIEO £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Milton Place, Gravesend EPC Rating - C

OIEO £430,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Leith Park Road, Gravesend Asking £525,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

The Braes, Higham EPC Rating - D

Richmond Drive, Gravesend Asking £249,995 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Asking £375,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Hillside Drive, Gravesend EPC Rating - E

Guide £625,000 - £650,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 3 Bathrooms: 2

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EPC Rating - D

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welcome to Lewisham

Lanier Road, Lewisham

Located in a popular residential street in Hither Green is this Victorian house, close to local shops and a short walk to Hither Green rail station.

• Three Bedrooms • Two Receptions • Popular Location • No Chain • Modern Bathroom Suite • Loft Room • EPC Rating - D

Guide £575,000 - £600,000 Freehold If you’re looking for vibrancy, look no further than Lewisham. We still have a thriving market, as well as an indoor shopping centre, and the traders’ banter is infectious. The area offers fabulous opportunities for first-time buyers, families, investors and landlords. Lewisham benefits from a superb overground rail service and a DLR station.

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Blackheath

O2 Arena

London by train

Areas Covered: Lewisham, Blackheath, Greenwich, Lee, Deptford, St Johns, Kidbrooke, Lee Green, Brockley, Crofton Park, New Cross, Peckham, Hither Green 32

moving lewisham

Steve Mason - Branch Manager


020 8297 8777 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Elwyn Gardens, Lee Asking £235,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Embleton Road, Lewisham EPC Rating - D

Guide £600,000 - £625,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Lee High Road, Lewisham Guide £275,000 - £300,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Farmcote Road, Lee EPC Rating - C

Morley Road, Lewisham OIEO £360,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Asking £725,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Lee High Road, Lewisham EPC Rating - C

Asking £395,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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EPC Rating - B

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welcome to north heath

Mortimer Road, Erith

An immaculately presented & extended 4 bed semi detached property, located in a cul de sac within walking distance of shops, schools & stations. Offering great sized accommodation for a growing family.

• 13’ x 12’ Lounge • 15’ x 9’ Modern Kitchen • 4 Double bedrooms • Modern first floor bathroom • Garage and off street parking • 30’ Rear garden • EPC Rating - C

From £450,000 Freehold North Heath is one of Kent’s best kept secrets. It’s a town with a real village atmosphere yet located a short commute from the West End. Residents really support the local shops and suppliers here, so if you like a tight-knit community you’ll feel very welcome. There’s an abundance of Victorian houses, 1930s semis and popular ‘Vickers’ style homes.

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Barnehurst Golf Course

Bexleyheath Broadway

M25 Junction 2

London by train

Areas Covered: Northumberland Heath, Barnehurst, Erith, Lesney Park,

Slade Green

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Garry Hazell - Branch Partner


01322 340000 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Perry Street, Crayford

Dalmeny Road, North Heath

EPC Rating - Awaiting From £240,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Carlton Road, North Heath From £325,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Thwaite Close, North Heath EPC Rating - E

Hengist Road, North Heath From £290,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - Awaiting From £330,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Guide £245,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Kempton Close, North Heath EPC Rating - E

EPC Rating - Awaiting From £170,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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Trust us to achieve the best price for your property Every day we are invited into people’s homes to provide advice on the price we could achieve for their property. In fact, our managers and their teams visited nearly 10,000 homeowners in 2015 alone. We believe our experience gives people confidence in the advice we offer. We value this level of trust and understand how important it is that you achieve the best possible price for your own home. If you would like a valuation or general advice about the moving process, please contact your local property expert. Further contact details can be found on robinson-jackson.com Tonbridge

Spencer Humble

Now Open in Tonbridge

Partner

01732 757300 Barnehurst

Belvedere

Bexley Village

Bexleyheath

Catford

Becky Hopkins

Jack Glyde

Kevin Wooder

Neil Smith

Lee Savigar

01322 331161

01322 441010

020 8298 7000

020 8298 7000

020 8698 1234

Branch Manager

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Managing Partner

We are available until late, even on Sundays

Branch Manager

Branch Manager


Chatham

Dartford

Eltham

Gravesend

Lewisham

Ennio Gonnella

Nick Menzies

Brian Pitzey

Andy Plaistowe

Steve Mason

01634 880888

01322 281281

020 8859 9600

01474 333111

020 8297 8777

New Cross

North Heath

Orpington

Plumstead

Rainham

Ben Small

Garry Hazell

John Speer

Tony Murray

Lee Franklin

020 7647 7711

01322 340000

01689 833322

020 8317 4111

01634 263000

Sidcup

Sittingbourne

Strood

Swanley

Swanscombe

Andy Greene

Dallas Haley

Keith Bridgen

Michelle Dean

Joe Purton

020 8298 0500

01795 479999

01634 722777

01322 666444

01322 624440

Sydenham

Walderslade

Welling

Kent Lettings

London Lettings

Robert Wright

Mark Lockwood

Ben Harrington

Kirsty Wiles

Mike Linnard

020 8776 6660

01634 868000

020 8303 5213

01634 722777

020 8698 1234

Branch Manager

Branch Manager

Branch Manager

Senior Partner

Branch Manager

Branch Partner

Area Partner

Branch Manager

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welcome to orpington

SOLD

Stapleton Road, South Orpington

Internal viewing is essential to fully appreciate this superb & extended three bedroom link detached house. The property is situated on a modern development conveniently located for Orpington station.

• Attractive Double Glazing • Ground Floor Cloakroom • Stylish Fitted Kitchen • Immaculately Presented • Garage & Driveway • Popular Location • EPC Rating - D

Guide £505,000 Freehold Orpington has a semi-rural feel, despite its busy High Street and shopping centre. Fantastic schools and facilities make it a hit with families and the M25 is minutes away, with direct links to Sevenoaks by rail. We’d be happy to talk you through the local property market come and see us in our High Street branch.

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M25 Junction 2

Orpington to London Bridge

St Mary Cray toVictoria

Orpington to Charing Cross

Areas Covered: Orpington, Bromley, Chelsfield, Crofton, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Halsted, St Marys Cray, St Pauls Cray, Petts Wood, Poverest 38

moving orpington

John Speer - Branch Partner


01689 833322 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Broke Farm Drive, Pratts Bottom OIEO £600,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Hilda Vale Road, Farnborough EPC Rating - D

Guide £425,000 - £430,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

Chelsfield Lane, Orpington Guide £425,000 - £430,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Peel Road, Farnborough EPC Rating - E

Asking £525,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

SOLD

Warren Gardens, South Orpington Asking £685,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Beaufort Place, Orpington EPC Rating - D

Asking £255,500 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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EPC Rating - A

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welcome to plumstead

SOLD

Villacourt Road, Plumstead

A four bedroom family home with loft conversion, conveniently located on the Plumstead/Welling borders. Accommodation is plentiful and well presented throughout.

• 29ft Through Lounge/Dining Room • Fitted Kitchen • Three Piece Bathroom Suite • Separate WC • 19ft Master Bedroom • En-Suite Bathroom • EPC Rating - D

Guide £450,000 - £470,000 Freehold Plumstead has a little bit of everything: wide open spaces, beautiful Victorian houses, multi-cultural neighbourhoods and good schools. We’ve recently benefitted from the Crossrail extension that will run from Woolwich and is due to open in 2018, adding even more commuter choices.

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Woolwich Arsenal station

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Forthcoming Woolwich Arsenal Crossrail to London Bridge

Areas Covered: Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Broadwater Green, Charlton, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, Thamesmead 40

moving plumstead

Tony Murray - Branch Manager


020 8317 4111 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

SOLD

SOLD

Lakedale Road, Plumstead Common

Mereworth Drive, Shooters Hill

Guide £470,000 - £490,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

Swingate Lane, Plumstead EPC Rating - C

Brewery Road, Plumstead Guide £375,000 - £395,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - F

SOLD

Merbury Close, West Thamesmead Guide £280,000 - £300,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Guide £525,000 - £550,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Guide £315,000 - £325,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Landstead Road, Plumstead EPC Rating - D

Guide £440,000 - £460,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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EPC Rating - D

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welcome to rainham

South Bush Lane, Hartlip

Situated on 2 acres is this beautiful detached property. Surrounded by fields and paddocks the property boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, modern kitchen/breakfast room and conservatory.

Offers Over £830,000 Freehold

• Beautiful detached property • Situated on 2 Acres • Grade one agricultural land • Catchment area for Hartlip school • Conservatory with air conditioning • Integrated Sound System • EPC Rating - G

Pay a visit to our High Street branch and we’ll explain how we’ve been helping stressed-out city workers escape to our semi-rural town. Rainham retains its country charm yet offers quick links into London – delivering commuters by rail into the capital in under an hour.

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Chatham Marina

Maidstone Town Centre

Bluewater

London by train

Areas Covered: Rainham, Bredhurst, Darland, Gillingham, Hartlip, Hempstead, Lower Halstow, Newington, Parkwood, Twydall, Upchurch, Wigmore 42

moving rainham

Lee Franklin - Branch Manager


01634 263000 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Hempstead Road, Hempstead Offers over £270,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Buttermere Close, Gillingham EPC Rating - E

Thames Avenue, Rainham Asking £325,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Offers over £215,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Wheatcroft Grove, Rainham EPC Rating - E

Asking £220,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

SOLD

Drewery Drive, Wigmore OIEO £380,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham EPC Rating - C

Offers over £250,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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EPC Rating - D

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welcome to sidcup

Halfway Street, Sidcup

An attractive detached family home, perfectly located for both New Eltham and Sidcup train stations. Also close to all other local amenities and Bexley schools.

Guide £600,000 - £625,000 Freehold

• Two Reception Areas • Three Bedrooms • Family Bathroom and Separate W.C. • Garage and Off Street Parking for 3/4 Vehicles • Potential to Extend Subject to Planning Permission • Beautiful Rear Garden • EPC Rating - E

Sidcup is a great place to live, offering high street shopping and a wide variety of property; from starter homes for first-time buyers to large detached houses. Within the Sidcup district is Blackfen which includes a nice mix family run shops. Drop into our corner office on Wellington Parade for the latest properties for sale.

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Sidcup Bluewater Train Station Shopping Centre

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London by train

Areas Covered: Sidcup, Blackfen, Albany Park, South Welling, Marlborough Park, Footscray, Northcray 44

moving sidcup

Andy Greene - Branch Manager


020 8298 0500 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

SOLD

Stafford Road, Sidcup Guide £380,000 - £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Days Lane, Sidcup EPC Rating - E

The Hollies, Sidcup Guide £255,000 - £265,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

OIEO £425,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Beech Avenue, Sidcup EPC Rating - F

Hill View Drive,Welling

Asking £575,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

EPC Rating - D

Marlborough Park Avenue, Sidcup

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £1,100,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 6 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

OIEO £540,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

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EPC Rating - D

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As the night’s draw in and the temperature drops, find comfort in a warm drink. Here are our favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic soothing hot shots. 46

hot shots

WarmingWhisky Mac Serves: 1

Method:

Ingredients: • 22ml Rocks Fiery Ginger Cordial

1. In a heatproof glass or mug, combine the half a shot of Rocks Fiery Ginger Cordial and a shot of Scotch whisky

• 44ml Scotch Whisky

2. Top up with hot (not boiling) water

• Hot water • Thin slice root ginger

3. Add a thin slice of root ginger to decorate Recipe with thanks to rocksorganic.com

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Robinson Jackson Recommends...

Irish Cream Mocha Smoothie

JoeWadsack’s Hot & Herby Lemon

Serves: 2

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 4tbsp Irish cream liqueur

• ½ pint near boiling water

• 250ml organic whole milk

• 30 ml Rocks Lemon Squash

• 300g organic Greek yoghurt with honey

• Sprig fresh rosemary

• 4tbsp strong black organic coffee

• 3 sprigs of fresh thyme

• 60g organic plain chocolate, grated

• String or elastic band

• 1 tbsp organic cocoa powder, for dusting

Method: 1. Place all of the ingredients except the cocoa powder into a blender and blend until smooth 2. Divide the liquid between two glasses and dust with a little cocoa powder

Method: 1. Add half a pint of near boiling water to a mug or heat proof glass together with 30mls of lemon squash 2. Join a sprig of rosemary and three sprigs of fresh thyme with a piece of string or an elastic band and steep it in the drink for at least three minutes, or until its cool enough to drink Recipe with thanks to rocksorganic.com

GRAVESEND’S TEA ROOM TREND Leah Malin, a Senior Sales Negotiator at our Gravesend branch, says the town’s tea room culture is going from strength-tostrength: “Now we’re swapping beer gardens for cozy cafés, our tea rooms have a chance to shine. We love No. 84 Tearoom & Eatery and Pricilla’s Pantry both on Parrock Road – for their vintage china, traditional homebaked cakes and retro vibes. But don’t worry if you’re a Northfleet resident. Head to Marie’s Tea Room on the High Street, where the setting and menu is inspired by Marie’s Nan.”

WARMING MEALS IN WELLING

Chai & Chocolate Latte

Espresso Chai Latte

Serves: 1

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 3 tsps of Drink Me Chai Spiced Latte

• 4 tsps of Drink Me Chai Spiced Latte

• 1 tsp of good quality drinking chocolate

• 1 tsp espresso coffee powder

• 250ml of hot milk

• 250mls of milk

• Whipped cream • Grated chocolate

Method: 1. Mix the Drink Me Chai Spiced Latte with the good quality drinking chocolate 2. Add 250ml of hot milk and stir 3. Finish with whipped cream and grated chocolate

Method: 1. Put 4 teaspoons of Drink Me Spiced Latte into a mug 2. Add 1 level teaspoon of espresso coffee powder 3. Pour 250mls of milk into jug, heat in microwave or in a saucepan on the hob until hot 4. Pour onto spiced chai and espresso powder 5. Stir well and serve

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“Nothing is more hearty – or British – than a roast dinner,” comments Ben Harrington, the Branch Manager at our Welling office. “We always hear good things about the Toby Carvery at Crook Log, while the Nag’s Head on the High Street also serves a classic Sunday roast. If you crave a carvery during the week, head to The Lord Kitchener on Wrotham Road, where roasts are served every single day. If you’re looking for something totally different, however, try one of two new Welling restaurants – Chupitos for tapas or Saray for Turkish dishes.”

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welcome to sittingbourne

Bobbing Hill, Bobbing

Call now to book your viewing on this spacious detached home situated in the semi-rural village of Bobbing. Backing on to open fields and boasting ample living accommodation throughout.

• Countryside Views To Rear • Four Bedrooms • Semi-Rural Location • En-suite and Dressing Room • Off Street Parking For Several Vehicles • Must Be Viewed To Be Appreciated • EPC Rating - E

OIEO £365,000 Freehold Sittingbourne’s popularity has soared since the opening of the high speed rail line. Since the line opened we’ve been helping more and more London commuters find a Kent home, as they can now travel by train to St. Pancras in under an hour. The area boasts good shopping facilities and fine pubs for food and live entertainment.

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Chatham Marina

Maidstone Town Centre

London by train

Areas Covered: Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Borden, Kemsley, Isle of Sheppey, Iwade, Milton, Newington, Teynham. 48

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Dallas Haley - Area Partner


01795 479999 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

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Sandstone Drive, Kemsley OIEO £380,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Abelyn Avenue, Sittingbourne EPC Rating - C

Oad Street, Borden OIEO £245,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Offers over £220,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

EPC Rating - C

Church Lane, Newington EPC Rating - G

Offers over £270,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

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Helen Thompson Close, Iwade Offers over £320,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 3

Snowdrop Walk, Sittingbourne EPC Rating - C

OIEO £260,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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welcome to strood

Rede Court Road, Strood

This four bedroom chalet bungalow is in great condition, with two bathrooms, a big kitchen, a lovely garden and off street parking.

• 4 Bed Detached • Bungalow • Driveway • Garage • Large rear garden • Sought after location • EPC Rating - D

Offers over £475,000 Freehold Strood is well placed in the Medway area, enjoying close proximity to Chatham and Rochester. The town has a number of coveted neighbourhoods, including Wainscott, Upnor, Cliffe and Hoo. The highspeed rail connection to St. Pancras has brought Strood to the attention of commuters, who are falling in love with the Medway way of life.

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Rochester

Chatham Marina

M25 Junction 2

London by train

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Keith Bridgen - Area Manager


01634 722777 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Goddington Road, Frindsbury Guide £375,000 - £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

The Chimes, Hoo EPC Rating - F

Offers Over £170,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - C

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Cliffe Road, Strood OIEO £260,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Sarafand Grove, Strood EPC Rating - D

Offers over £270,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

River Drive, Strood Offers over £269,999 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - B

Holly Road, Strood EPC Rating - D

Offers over £240,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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welcome to swanley

Beechenlea Lane, Swanley

Located in sought after Beechenlea Lane is this impressive detached family home, offering a versatile living space comprising; 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms and conservatory.

• Detached • Versatile accommodation • Annexe • Conservatory • Garage and Driveway • Excellent Motorway and Train links • Viewing highly recommended • EPC Rating - D

Guide £625,000 - £635,000 Freehold Swanley is a bustling town known for its weekly market and semi-rural feel. Despite its Kent location, Swanley enjoys strong road and rail links with London, making it a haven for commuters. You can’t miss our branch on the High Street – pop in for a coffee and admire our newlook office.

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M25 Junction 3

Bluewater

London by train

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Michelle Dean - Senior Branch Manager


01322 666444 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Green Court Road, Crockenhill OIEO £650,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Dawson Drive, Hextable EPC Rating - D

Ladds Way, Swanley Guide £300,000 - £320,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Offers Over £400,000 - £425,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

St Georges Road, Swanley EPC Rating - D

Offers over £345,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

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Maplescombe Lane, Farningham From £695,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

Oakleigh Close, Swanley EPC Rating - F

Guide £220,000 - £230,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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welcome to swanscombe & Greenhithe

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Ingress Park Avenue, Greenhithe

A stunning property maintained and redesigned to the highest standard throughout, benefitting from four bedrooms, three bathrooms, reading area, study area, utility room & 30ft garden with summer house.

Guide £500,000 - £525,000 Freehold

• Four bedrooms • Beautifully Decorated • Roof Terrace • TV & telephone points in every room • All curtains & blinds to remain • Three Bathrooms • Garage and parking • Insulated summer house • EPC Rating - Awaiting

We’ve witnessed the area turn from a forgotten backwater to a thriving town, thanks to nearby Ebbsfleet International Rail station. Our improved rail links, the promise of a Paramount Pictures theme park and a garden city proposal is already stirring investor interest.

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Bluewater

M25 Junction 2

London by train

Paris by train

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Joe Purton - Branch Manager


01322 624440 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Portland Place, Greenhithe Guide £400,000 - £425,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Ivy Bower Close, Greenhithe EPC Rating - C

High Street, Greenhithe Guide £350,000 - £375,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Guide £375,000 - £400,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

EPC Rating - D

Winston Close, Greenhithe EPC Rating - D

Guide £190,000 - £210,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Hayes Road, Greenhithe

EPC Rating - D

Beacon Drive, Bean

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £280,000 - £300,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Guide £360,000 - £380,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

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TOP Metallics have moved on from gold & silver, with the warm shades of copper and bronze turning heads in the home.

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welcome to sydenham

College Road, Dulwich

Beautiful triple fronted detached family home set within a highly regarded, serene and picturesque road, on the prestigious Dulwich Estate. Benefits include off road parking for multiple cars & garage.

• Five Bedrooms • Two Bathrooms • Security Alarm • Chain Free • Double Garage • Prestigious Dulwich Estate • EPC Rating - E

Asking £1,750,000 Freehold Sydenham is a gem of an area. It enjoys close proximity to Crystal Palace and Dulwich, with a wonderful array of property for everyone – from first-time buyers to millionaires. Our office is located on the historic Cobbs Corner in an Art-Deco-style building, so we always attract attention for the homes we market.

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Blackheath

M25 Junction 3

London by train

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Robert Wright - Senior Partner


020 8776 6660 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Cranston Road, Forest Hill Asking £600,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Bell Green Lane, Sydenham EPC Rating - D

Crown Court, Sydenham OIEO £525,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - F

Panmure Road, Sydenham EPC Rating - D

Samos Road, Penge Asking £390,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

OIEO £320,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

OIEO £1,250,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 3 Bathrooms: 2

EPC Rating - E

Venner Road, Sydenham EPC Rating - D

EPC Rating - Awaiting OIEO £325,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

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welcome to Tonbridge

Chichester Road, Tonbridge

A charming three bedroom semi detached period built house ideally located for Tonbridge station. A well presented property throughout.

• Two Reception Rooms • 14’ Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room • First Floor Bathroom • Wooden Office Cabin to Rear • A Picturesque Rear Garden With Gate to Side • Double Glazing and Central Heating • EPC Rating - E

Guide £375,000 - £400,000 Freehold One of Kent’s prime commuter towns, Tonbridge sits between Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. There are direct rail links to London, acres of countryside on the doorstep, excellent state and private schools, and a bustling high street. Our branch is located practically opposite the castle – drop in for moving advice seven days a week.

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Royal TunbridgeWells

M25 Junction 5

London by train

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Spencer Humble - Partner


01732 757300 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Whitefriars Wharf, Tonbridge Guide £250,000 - £270,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Garden Road, Tonbridge EPC Rating - B

Guide £315,000 - £330,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Great Bounds Drive, Southborough Guide £725,000 - £750,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Powder Mills, Leigh EPC Rating - D

Lawsons Mews, Tonbridge

Asking £350,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

Dry Hill Park Road, Tonbridge

EPC Rating - Awaiting Guide £240,000 - £260,000 Leasehold Bedrooms: 2 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 2

Asking £1,800,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 7 Receptions: 5 Bathrooms: 4

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EPC Rating - E

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welcome to walderslade

Princes Avenue, Chatham

A truly amazing, versatile home that must be viewed internally to fully appreciate all that is on offer!

• Versatile Accommodation • Driveway for Several Cars • Stunning Tiered Rear Garden • Garage • Separate First Floor Living with Own Entrance • 5 Reception Rooms • EPC Rating - C

Price on Application Freehold Walderslade attracts a variety of people as the property stock is so diverse. There is a mix of flats, maisonettes and starter homes through to traditional family homes and bungalows. The central village square offers local shops and you’re never too far from a good pub or restaurant.

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Bluebell Hill

Rochester

M25 Junction 2

London by train

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Mark Lockwood - Branch Manager


01634 868000 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Oakhurst Close, Chatham Guide £330,000 - £350,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Roman Close, Blue Bell Hill EPC Rating - D

Guide £400,000 - £450,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 3

EPC Rating - D

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Walderslade Road, Chatham Guide £350,000 - £385,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Bradfields Avenue, Walderslade EPC Rating - D

OIEO £270,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

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Jacklin Close, Chatham Guide £280,000 - £310,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Ballens Road, Chatham EPC Rating - D

EPC Rating - Awaiting OIEO £275,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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welcome to welling

Danson Mead, South Welling

A magnificent and rarely available detached house that backs directly onto Danson Park and is situated on the borders of Bexleyheath. Convenient for a multitude of amenities.

• Modern Open Plan Ground Floor Layout • Stunning Kitchen/Diner With Central Island • 27ft Reception With Bi Folding Doors & Skylight Windows • 19ft Master Bedroom With En-Suite • Spacious Family Bathroom • Approx 100ft Landscaped Garden Backing Onto Danson Park • Brick Paved Driveway & 23ft Garage • EPC Rating - E

Asking £899,995 Freehold

Welling is in the Bexley borough - home of four great grammar schools - so the area proves popular with families looking to move here for the good schooling. Sprawling Danson Park is on the doorstep, and the rail links to London keep even the most time-pressed commuter happy. Car-users have the A2/M25 close by.

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Bexleyheath Broadway

M25 Junction 2

London by train

Areas Covered: Welling, Falconwood, Abbey Wood

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Ben Harrington - Branch Manager


020 8303 5213 We are available 8am to 8pm, even on Sundays

Lewis Road, Welling

Ashmore Grove, South Welling Guide £584,995 Freehold Bedrooms: 4 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

EPC Rating - D

Asking £349,995 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - D

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Welling Way, South Welling Guide £575,000 - £600,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 5 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Welling Way, South Welling EPC Rating - D

Church Road, Welling Guide £214,995 Leasehold Bedrooms: 1 Receptions: 1 Bathrooms: 1

Asking £449,995 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

EPC Rating - E

Maxwell Road, South Welling EPC Rating - C

OIEO £450,000 Freehold Bedrooms: 3 Receptions: 2 Bathrooms: 1

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EPC Rating - D

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NOTICE BOARD Here’s the latest property & community news from around the Robinson Jackson Group.

Outstanding mortgage choice

Home buyers now have access to almost 24,000 different mortgages, signaling the start of an unprecedented window of borrowing opportunity. There hasn’t been this number of home loans available for many years and today’s advantage over previous periods is a record low interest rate. As a result, securing finance to buy a property is now easier and possibly cheaper, with banks keen to loan and an air of competition between lenders, further driving down rates. “Mortgage rates are hovering around all-time lows, making house buying more affordable for many,” comments Mark Alexander, the Director of independent mortgage advisor, MortgageFind. “For the average borrower looking to secure a mortgage, banks are more willing to lend money and mortgage approvals should be more forthcoming.” Mortgage products currently on offer include fixed rate mortgages, with some attractive deals over 2, 5, 7 and even 10 years, and tracker mortgages that would benefit from any further cuts to the interest rate. There’s also the return of 100% mortgages, with the assistance of guarantors providing a 10% assisted savings deposit for a 3 year period. If you would like to discuss the mortgage options open to you and for an illustration of how much you could afford to borrow, contact your local branch today. Every one of our 24 offices has the service of an in-house independent mortgage advisor and in many instances, we can offer sameday appointments.

No income tax for landlords

We’re pleased to report that HMRC has clarified speculation relating to the tax applied when landlords sell their investment properties. Rumours had suggested than amendments to the Finance Bill would see landlords paying income tax rather that capital gains tax when they sold a buy-to-let property they own. HMRC spoke to the National Landlords Association to quash these rumours and to clarify the tax position for landlords. If you would like further details, please contact our lettings team today.

Trial of online reporting for tenants

We’re trialing a new online maintenance reporting service for tenants who have a problem with their rental property. The system is simple to understand, requires a few clicks of a mouse or taps of a screen, and is accessible from any device, including a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The trial is running in selected geographical areas for now. The picture-based process is easy to follow, and narrows down the problem quickly and specifically for a timely response from us. There’s even the ability to select from 40 different languages for the ultimate in usability. If you want to know if you fall in our trial catchment, or would like a demonstration of the online repair reporting system, contact our lettings team today or visit our online reporting area.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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Kirsty Wiles Lettings Manager Bexley

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all part of the service For 50 years Robinson Jackson has been synonymous with selling & letting property and offering the best advice in South East London & Kent. To complement our professional staff, here are some of our services that will move you. 1. Sales Progression Once you have accepted an offer for your property, you should expect the process to be managed professionally. Every branch within The Robinson Jackson Group has an exclusive Sales Progressor service dedicated to moving your transaction towards completion within your time scale. Your Sales Progressor will be on hand to guide you through every aspect of selling your property as well as chasing solicitors, lenders and others in your chain.

2. In-branch mortgage advice Every single one of our branches has direct access to an independent mortgage advisor and a meeting with one of our financial experts should be an essential part of your plans. Our mortgage advisors have access to the best deals on the market, even presenting products that aren’t available on the High Street. Our mortgage advisors also qualify potential purchasers, giving sellers peace of mind that any buyer put forward is in a sound position to proceed financially.

3. Professional photography We believe that presenting your home to its fullest potential gives a distinct advantage so photography service and 360 tours are available on every property we sell. A professional photographer will visit your home and take stunning photographs for use in our innovative marketing.

4. Available 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week All of our branches are open until late seven days a week, including Sundays and Bank Holidays. So you can be assured that we will never miss a lead for your property and are always on hand to offer the best possible advice.

2D and 3D floor plans, colour brochures and even virtual property tours, bring a property to life and deliver maximum impact to the marketing of your home in order to obtain the best price.

6. Reliable conveyancing An experienced conveyancing solicitor will aid your sale. To make the process as straightforward as possible we will introduce you to Cook Taylor Woodhouse. CTW are one of the top 10 law firms in the country. The conveyancing teams at CTW have close working relationships with our Sales Progressors to ensure the legalities of selling your property are speedily covered and don’t hinder your transaction.

7. Open houses Our aim when selling your property is to generate as much interest as possible, therefore we offer all vendors an ‘open house’ event where appropriate. We will invite potential buyers to visit your property within an allotted time slot on one day, all overseen by our professional sales staff. This concentrated burst of activity often leads to multiple offers and a swift sale. Viewings are strictly by appointment only.

8. Moving magazine Our publication delivers a mix of lifestyle features, local property news and a selection of the latest properties for sale and to rent. It is available in print from our branches and selected venues such as doctors’ surgeries, restaurants and train stations. It is also available online and is distrubuted to thousands of buyers and tenants via our email database. As a seller, we can feature your property within the magazine. Contact your local branch for further details.

9. Online & print exposure We advertise all our properties for sale and to rent on Rightmove and Zoopla, as well as on our own website. Complementing our online presence, you can expect local newspaper advertising, high impact ‘for sale’ boards and targeted email campaigns to ensure the maximum number of potential buyers and tenants see your property.

Are you a landlord or first time investor? If you’d like to know more about our investor services, contact our lettings experts today.

5. Presenting your property Buying a new home is a very visual experience so we place great emphasis on the way we display our properties. Our

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