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LONDON PROPERTY

HOUSE & HOME

OCTOBER 2018

GRAND APARTMENT

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The home with all the mod-cons.

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Montem Terrace, Wimbledon SW20 • Located in a new development by the renowned developer Coronado • Spacious layout designed for luxury living • Thoughtfully designed kitchen including bespoke marble, a Miele wine fridge and a warming drawer The development is located in a prime residential area on the edge of Wimbledon Village, one of the most picturesque parts of London, and within 0.25 miles of the open space of Wimbledon Common. (All times and distances are approximate).

Our Wimbledon expert, Dominic Pasqua, looks forward to helping you. dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com 020 8946 0026 07795 454 022

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The flat with the London views.

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Grosvenor Waterside SW1W • A bright 10th floor apartment in a popular riverside development • A westerly facing terrace • Beautifully presented with an open plan kitchen Grosvenor Waterside is located just half a mile away from Sloane Square underground station (District and Circle lines, zone 1) and within easy walking distance of fashionable Kings and Pimlico Roads.

Our Riverside expert, Matt Smith, looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7683 07825 402 464

knightfrank.co.uk Guide price £2,150,000 Leasehold: approximately 983 years remaining

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Shelgate Road, SW11 £680 per week A lovely three bedroom terraced Victorian house located “Between the Commons”. The house comprises of a double reception room, kitchen breakfast room with doors leading to a patio garden, cloakroom, three bedrooms and a bathroom. EPC – E. Battersea Office 020 7978 4404

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Royal Duchess Mews, SW12 £600 per week A fabulous mews house in a gated development close to Clapham South. The house is split over three floors and consists of three bedrooms, bright reception room, a modern kitchen, a utility room and parking space for one car. EPC – C. Balham Office 020 8675 5050

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OCTOBER 2018

40 NEWS & VIEWS 10 Home Front. Jenny Knight considers what’s fixed and what can go when you move 10 River Residence. Luxury apartment to rent in Richmond with stunning views up and downstream 11 The Word. John Chase looks beyond Brexit to a strong market 24 Heads-up. Americans clean up at Nine Elms, agency celebrates 25 years and facelift at Earlsfield 25 Word on the Street. What will the government’s threeyear tenancy plan mean for landlords and tenants? 26 Secret Agent. Becky Manwaring of Knight Frank Wandsworth revealed 37 On Reflection. Darren Baker says a steady hand is required to deal with long transaction times 56 Money Matters. Beware resting on your laurels is Duncan Farmer’s warning to borrowers

58 What’s On – the best things to do around SOUTH

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97 Diary of an Estate Agent. Jane Robathan of Roy Brooks

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SOUTH Loves. Our wish list

30 The Trend. Mat finish 31 So SOUTH. A bold, modern dining table 32 Pick of the Paperbacks. Six of the best 36 Growing Concerns. Gardening and gardens

ON THE MARKET 10 VIP Property. Vanity Fair link to luxury apartment with famous river view 19 Heaver Heaven. A must see home on the ever popular estate 28 Home Compare. Roaring 20s style

102 39 EXCLUSIVE. Four properties set to impress 49 NEW HOMES. L&Q’s first major development for West London and contemporary apartments in the South East

66 South West London. Desirable houses in Putney and the Nightingale Triangle

Dulwich and East Dulwich 98 Luxe Lettings. A perfect penthouse in Nine Elms and stunning family living next to Wimbledon Common 99 Lettings. A new environmentally friendly family home in Streatham Vale and a stunning West Putney four-bedder on a river road

67 Robert Holmes Wimbledon. Mansion style in a prime location

100 Super Prime Lets. Over five floors – a luxury conversion in Battersea

71 Robert Holmes Coombe. In a premiere gated road – a house that’s perfect for entertaining

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80 South West London. Two homes with original character in Streatham and Balham 88 South West London. Beautifully presented family home in Wandsworth 88 Sales Talk. Wandsworth market overview 96 South East London. Exceptional family homes in

101 An elegant Edwardian seven bedroom home close to Cobham 104 A handsome detached house in Highfield Park, in Creaton, Northamptonshire

FINALLY 113 Last Word. Simon Ashwell, Head of Office, Savills Weybridge has the final say

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SOUTH LOVES... SEEIT. SHOPIT. DOIT. BEAUTY SLEEP Classic and modern, Sofas & Stuff has introduced two new beds to their growing collection. Handmade in Britain, the contemporary ranges, Montclare and Redchurch, are available in a choice of sizes. Choose any shade or fabric to inject colour into a room or complement an existing scheme. A creative online ‘Design Your Own Tool’ gives you the chance to mix and match different options to find your perfect design. Redchurch King Size Bed, in a mix of teal Portland Velvets from £1,502. www.sofasandstuff.com

LOOKING GOOD Everywhere where you look the eyes are following you! With their simple take on the interiors trend for faces on accessories this vase from Asda gets you there with very affordable price ticket, £8. www.george.co

STYLEWISE The V&A’s exhibition presents fashionable dress, from 1600 to now, alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes to inspire visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes. Fashioned from Nature is on until the end of January 2018. www.vam.ac.uk Speckled Crimson Ru by Michelle Lowe-Holder, ‘Flock&Fold’ Collection Photography by Polly Penrose

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SORTED! Primark’s offering to the tidy-uppers among us are these black wire stationery accessories at the tidy price of £8 for the three. www.primark.com

ONSPECKLE With mid-century modern design for inspiration and demonstrating the current love for that marble-like composite, the Pura terrazzo topped nesting tables are the stylish pieces for a contemporary living space. So useful, so beautiful, £819. www.venoor.com

GLOWFORIT GLOW Feeling autumnal but not up for being over-Halloweened? Then this ceramic pumpkin with it’s soft glow will bring it home with subtlety. Add some seasonal foliage and you’re done. £21.99 www.lights4fun.co.uk

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ne of the funniest muddles happened when Brian and Maggie’s much loved neighbours sold up, telling Brian that he should take anything he fancied from their back garden while the house stood empty for a few weeks before the new neighbours moved in. Just before removal day Brian cast his eye over the fence and decided to help himself to a handsome pampas grass, which he had never noticed before. With Maggie’s help he uprooted it and replanted in their own garden. Two days later their new neighbour stood at the door, ignoring Brian’s polite speech of welcome. “We’ve come for our pampas grass, “ he said. Brian explained that he had been told to help himself to anything he fancied from the garden. “But that’s the pampas grass we transplanted from our own garden last week,” the irate newcomer explained. The plant was returned but relations between them were never that warm. Whether plants are fixtures that must remain with the house is questionable. If the seller makes it clear before the sale that he plans to remove his shed, gazebo, plants and flowers, then he is entitled to do so. If he doesn’t mention this and the estate agent’s

brochure features lovely garden shots this might make a difference to the legal position. Ultimately the buyer who finds the garden stripped bare might sue, but in practical terms it’s not worth the bother or the cost. Similarly, when oafish sellers remove the light bulbs, leaving in some cases just some bare wires dangling from the walls and ceilings, you might think it worth going to a Small Claims Court, but it’s probably best to laugh it off as awful behaviour. Technically fixtures are things that are fixed or screwed down, like kitchen units or fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Fittings are things that can be carried out like curtains, rugs and mirrors. Normally people come to a deal about what will be left and what taken. Just remember to be tactful when the seller says he wants to charge you a couple of thousand extra to keep his hideous carpets and curtains.

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The definition of what are fixtures and fittings and what home sellers are entitled to take away with them and what they should leave behind, has proved a potent source of aggravation over the years, says Jenny Knight

he Star and Garter on Richmond Hill and close by Richmond Park was once a fashionable hotel frequented by many famous Victorian writers including William Makepeace Thackeray. A scene in the novel, a serialisation of which is delighting Sunday evening viewers on ITV, was set in the hotel. Becky Sharpe would enjoy the luxury of this exceptional three bedroom apartment in the newly restored Grade II-listed landmark. Apartment 42 has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The tripleaspect sitting room has impressive Portland Stone arches and opens onto two private terraces looking down over the landscaped gardens and out to fabulous views over the Thames. Star & Garter benefits from a 24-hour concierge, dramatic communal areas, a stunning gym and swimming pool and valet underground car parking.

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n enviable terrace that runs the full width of the apartment gives fabulous river views up to Richmond Bridge and downstream towards Petersham from this beautiful first floor apartment on Petersham Road. It’s only a short walk into Richmond with its wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas and good transport links and also to Petersham Nurseries and Richmond Park. The property has been newly refurbished to a high standard. There’s an good size reception room with oak flooring and vast expanses of glass bringing the outside views in, a dining area and an open plan kitchen with granite work surfaces. A master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and the guest bedroom has an en suite shower room. There’s also a third bedroom, family bathroom and utility room. The apartment also has invaluable underground parking space. Blade House, available to rent furnished, £6,750 pcm, Knight Frank 020 8023 9469

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THE WORD John Chase, Director First Union says that despite its normal ups and downs, in the medium term the market will remain strong

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s everyone settles back into their daily routines following the main summer period the property market is showing some signs of greater activity. For anyone looking to buy or sell in 2018, there is realistically only a few weeks left to agree a deal that could proceed in time to enter 2019 in a new home and that has added a little urgency to the market. With the direction of travel on interest rates almost certainly moving gently upwards, now is a great time to fix costs by securing a fixed rate loan. Motivated sellers are being more realistic on asking prices and are benefitting from higher levels of viewings and good offers. The lettings market remains buoyant. Some highly geared landlords have exited the market but the vast majority recognise the benefits and value of a residential property as a long term investment and remain keen to secure good quality tenants, often for periods longer than one year, thereby providing security to both parties. Of course, Brexit is never far away and the uncertainty over the terms of our exit from the EU remain a hot topic. But we are generally positive about the medium and longer term for the property market. The property market goes through its ups and downs from time to time, often driven by external macro-economic factors that raise or lower interest rates and confidence. There are factors of affordability which result from movements in house prices and there are the interventions of Government, which are usually short term and politically motivated, that also impact on the market. One economic law is always there and that is supply and demand. This can be pushed or pulled in one direction or another by the

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Guide price: £2m A most impressive and substantial detached former vicarage dating from the Queen Anne period, together with an attractive converted stables providing self contained annexe, tennis court, outdoor pool, studio/gym and cart lodge. The Old Vicarage, with grounds, including mature trees and shrubs, a lawned area and flowers, in all extending to about 2.5 acres, is located in a secluded location close to the centre of the award-winning, well-served village of Little Abington about 10 miles from Cambridge. A gate gives access to a pathway to the village. London is 60 minutes away by train from Cambridge.

factors mentioned above but there are more people requiring places to live than there are places to live, particularly with an ageing population which brings other pressures to bear on the economy such as healthcare and other specialist provisions. My view on the medium term and beyond Cheffins 01223 214214 is that the market will remain quite strong. There is some price adjustment taking place but buying a home has never, and should never, be thought of as a short-term decision. Rental values have also adjusted but may start rising quicker than Brickwood house prices as the supply 16 Clapham and demand relationship Common South Side, adjusts. Clapham SW4 As an experienced 020 7819 9614 agent in the market, www.brickwoodlondon.com I have seen all Where? Brickwood Café is on the types of market corner of Clapham Common, right by conditions and, the underground and at the beginning of whilst change the busy Clapham High Street. means reflecting What’s it like? It has a cosy, rustic feel – and changing a good place to get away from the hustle approaches in and bustle. The service was warm and order to create welcoming, and upon entering you can sales and lets browse the counter with its wide range of for clients, I tasty homemade sandwiches, cakes and consider us well pastries. placed to assist you with your And the food? Their famous toasties plans. are deliciously cheesy, made with

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sourdough bread. The breakfast burrito was jammed packed with eggs, avo and pulled pork yumminess. Perfect brunch break at a lovely local café.

Rachel Denham-Svark Lettings Coordinator Knight Frank Clapham

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Wandle Road, Wandsworth SW17 • Paved terrace overlooking the garden • 80ft south facing garden • Kitchen offers development potential, subject to planning permission Wandle Road is well located close to Wandsworth Common and Bellevue Road. Good transport links by bus on Trinity Road and train from Wandsworth Common Station and Tooting Bec tube station. Well served by both private and state schools.

Our Wandsworth expert, Sam Sproston, looks forward to helping you. sam.sproston@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0994 07825 386 882

knightfrank.co.uk Guide price £1,950,000 Freehold

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The house in the conservation area.

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Morrison Street SW11 • An utterly charming house with many period Victorian features • Wonderful garden with wood decking • The area is host to a number of fantastic schools Situated on a quiet residential street in the sought after Shaftesbury Park Conservation Area. Transport links are found at Clapham Junction for fast and direct access into Central London and beyond. A number of bus routes serve the area and the green and open spaces of Battersea Park are just a short walk away.

Your resident expert, Matt Smith, looks forward to helping you. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7683 078 2540 2464

knightfrank.co.uk Guide price £1,175,000 Freehold

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The ideal turn-key property.

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The Glass House, Bermondsey SE1 • Underfloor heating in both bathrooms • Spacious living area perfect for entertaining • Large windows allowing in natural light The iconic Glass House is located in in Royal Oak Yard, a quiet inlet off the extremely vibrant Bermondsey Street. Various boutiques, cafe's, shops and gourmet restaurants give this fashionable area a village-like feel.

Our Tower Bridge expert, Daniel Woods, looks forward to helping you. daniel.woods@knightfrank.com 020 7768 0807 07971 061036

knightfrank.co.uk Guide price £900,000 Leasehold

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• On the doorstep of Battersea Park • A short walk to Chelsea • Private garden and balcony An exceptional home finished to the highest standard throughout. matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3641 5936

Guide price £2,750,000

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• Charming period Victorian features • Garden with wood decking • Close to a number of fantastic schools An impressive and characterful home in the popular Shaftesbury Park Conservation Area. Guide price £1,175,000

matt.smith@knightfrank.com 020 3597 7683

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Fitzwilliam Road, Clapham SW4 A charming three bedroom terrace house located in Clapham Old Town. EPC: D Guide price £1,300,000

Clapham Common South Side, SW4

Lynette Avenue, Clapham SW4 A handsome period terrace house offering 2,125 sq ft of well-proportioned family accommodation with a south-west facing garden located in Abbeville Village. Guide price £1,550,000

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A two bedroom split level apartment with a private terrace overlooking Clapham Common. EPC: E Guide price £1,150,000

Park Lofts, Brixton SW2 A unique three bedroom penthouse apartment with a private roof terrace and two parking spaces. EPC: C Guide price £1,000,000

The Library Building, Clapham SW4 A modern two bedroom apartment with a lift and concierge set on Clapham High Street. EPC: C Guide price £650,000

Klea Avenue, Clapham SW4 A handsome and well-proportioned terrace house stylishly designed with beautiful living and entertaining space situated in the desirable Abbeville Village. Guide price £1,925,000

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Somerset Road, Wimbledon SW19 Contemporary 5 bedroom detached family house overlooking the prestigious All England Club. EPC: C. Guide price £5,630 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Elm Grove, Wimbledon SW19

Devey Close, Kingston upon Thames KT2 Beautifully appointed, detached family house situated within this private gated development in Coombe. Guide price £7,500 per calendar month Available unfurnished

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Newly built and unique 3 bedroom mews house convenient for Wimbledon town centre. Guide price £3,150 per calendar month Available unfurnished

The Crescent, Wimbledon SW19 Attractive 4 bedroom period family house a very short distance from Wimbledon Park. EPC: D. Guide price £3,500 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Cumberland Close, Raynes Park SW20 Modern 4 bedroom semi-detached family house a short distance from Wimbledon Common. EPC: C. Guide price £3,300 per calendar month Available unfurnished

Sunnyside, Wimbledon SW19 Spacious and contemporary detached family house located in a very well regarded residential road convenient for Wimbledon Village high street. Guide price £13,000 per calendar month Available furnished/unfurnished

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Call the Knight Frank Wimbledon team on 020 3641 7650, we'd love to help you. All potential tenants should be advised that, as well as rent, an administration fee of £288 and referencing fees of £48 per person will apply when renting a property. There will also be a £48 charge to register your deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme if applicable. (All fees shown are inclusive of VAT.) Please ask us for more information about other fees that will apply or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk/tenantfees. Knight Frank is a member of the ARLA Client Money Protection Scheme and our redress scheme for consumers is Property Redress Scheme.

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Recently let homes.

Lessar Avenue, SW4 Beautifully decorated family home ideally located in the desirable Abbeville Village. Guide price £1,100 per week Available unfurnished

Shelgate Road, SW11

Elsynge Road, SW18 An exceptional detached Victorian house located on Wandsworth's most prized roads. The property benefits from a 72 ft private walled garden and off street parking. Guide price £1,800 per week Available furnished

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Well located family home with the perfect balance of accommodation and living space. Guide price £1,500 per week Available unfurnished

Park Hill, SW4 Well proportioned five bedroom family home providing a feeling of light and space throughout. Guide price £1,300 per week Available unfurnished

Iveley Road SW4 Sizable 5 bedroom home comprising high ceilings, twin fireplaces, and a large bay window. Guide price £950 per week Available unfurnished

Elms Road, SW4 The family home where contemporary style meets period charm. Ideally located in the heart of Abbeville Village and the wide open space of Clapham Common. Guide price £1,500 per week Available unfurnished

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HEAVER HEAVEN With dazzling period features and the best of modernisation this six-bedroom house on the popular Heaver Estate is a must see

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he house has a 57ft landscaped back garden and 2,863sq ft of interior living space. It is accessed via a beautiful original stained glass door into a wide entrance hall with the original tessellated tile flooring. A superb galleried staircase creates an open and light aspect. On the ground floor, an elegant drawing room is at the front of the property with a magnificent architecturally designed kitchen/dining/ family room at the rear. The stunning kitchen has an extensive range of stonetopped fitted units and cupboards coupled with fabulous cooking range, integrated appliances and central island/ breakfast bar complete with underfloor heating.

Folding glass doors flow out onto a decked terrace overlooking a beautiful private garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and a separate utility room. Steps lead down to a large cellar that could be developed further. The master bedroom is on the first floor with fitted wardrobe and a luxurious en suite bathroom. There two more double bedrooms and a family bathroom on this level. On the top floor there are three more double bedrooms and a shower room. Tooting Common is a short walk away.

A superb galleried staircase creates an open and light aspect

Streathbourne Road, Wandsworth, SW17, ÂŁ2,375,000, Knight Frank 020 8682 7777

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Properties of the month

Fullerton Road, SW18 Double reception/dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility room, storage room, garden, 156 sq m (1,681 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ1.5 million | Freehold

Southside Quarter, SW11 Double-height reception room, kitchen and dining room, 2 double bedrooms, further bedroom, 2 bathrooms, utility room and cloakroom, off-street parking, large shared gardens and concierge, 219 sq m (2,358 sq ft), EPC=D

Guide ÂŁ1.45 million | Share of Freehold

Talk to us today Jasper Colliver Savills Wandsworth 020 8877 1222 jcolliver@savills.com

Camilla Harris Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900 charris@savills.com

Adam Dryden-Peck Savills Battersea Park 020 3402 1900 adpeck@savills.com

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Savills Battersea Bridge

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Holden Street, SW11 Double reception room, kitchen, study, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, garden, 117 sq m (1,260 sq ft), EPC=C

Guide £975,000 | Freehold

Brayburne Avenue, SW4 Reception room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, guest cloakroom, eaves storage space, roof terrace, 100 sq m (1,080 sq ft), EPC=E

Guide £795,000 | Share of Freehold

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Address, Area, PC Butler Med 12.85pt Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy Rating: x Gotham Reg 6pt Summary of accomodation. Gotham Reg 6pt Xxxxhold Guide Price £xxx Gotham 6pt Medium

St John’s Hill, SW11

Address, Area, PC Butler Med Set over 1,000 square foot of the second and third floors12.85pt of an attractive period building on popular St. John’s Hill. This is an extremely well presented, newly refurbished two bedroom flat Rating: enjoying roof terrace with views over the roof tops to the rear. Description. Approx. x,xxxx sq ft. Energy xa Gotham Reg 6pt

324 Trinity Road, Wandsworth SW18 3RG

The property is ideally situated for all local Summary of accomodation. Gotham Reg 6ptamenities, including the shops, bars and restaurants of St John’s Hill, with mainline rail services found at 020 3151 6642 Clapham Junction. Xxxxhold Guide Price £xxx Gotham 6pt Medium wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk Leasehold Guide Price £750,000

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York Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive, London, SW11 4BP With views looking towards Battersea Park this is an extremely well presented and proportioned ground floor flat. The property hasPark a wealth of living and entertaining space and in addition there are three very good sized bedrooms. Furthermore, there is an ex501 Battersea Road, Battersea SW11 4LW tremely useful utility room as well as a pretty private garden to the front and a shared courtyard to the rear.

020 3151 5578

Leasehold with Share of Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ1,875,000 battersea@johndwood.co.uk

501 Battersea Park Road, Battersea SW11 4LW

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HEADS-UP CHEERUP Price growth in London’s mainstream housing market has slowed but according to Lawrence Bowles, (right) research analyst for Savills, it’s not all bad news. He says: “Confidence in London’s housing market has been knocked by uncertainty around our future relationship with the European Union, and affordability remains stretched for buyers reliant on mortgage finance. We’ve seen price growth in London’s mainstream markets slow and we expect relatively muted levels of growth to persist over the next five years. “However, regardless of what happens after the Article 50 deadline, London will remain a global hub for business, finance, and the arts. “While some businesses have started to move their operations across to the EU, many more have reaffirmed their commitment to London. For example, Deutsche Bank has committed to a new office in central London that’s not due to open until 2021, and tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon have all committed to opening regional HQ offices over the past couple of years.”

AMERICANS CLEANUP Staff from the US Embassy joined teams of volunteers to clean up Nine Elms as part of the American custom of offering service to the local community in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. The National Day of Service and Remembrance promotes community service as an annual tribute. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson joined Wandsworth Council Leader Cllr Ravi Govindia and volunteers at the Rose Community Centre to fan out across the borough. Councillor Govindia welcomed the US Embassy, Northern Line Extension and Battersea Power Station volunteers who helped with gardening, litter-picking, sports taster sessions. The Embassy nurses offered free health checks. He said: “All pitching in to improve our local area brings everyone together with a sense of friendship and really helps all our Nine Elms neighbours get to know one another.” Ambassador Johnson said: “We have been tidying up and picking up rubbish and planting flowers – and most importantly, meeting new people here in this community. It’s great to be here a year later and see not only the flowers that have grown in that time – but the

relationships that have grown as well. “For Americans the 9/11 Day of Service is special. I think it says a lot about the American spirit. When people try to divide us or bring us down, we rise stronger and more unified than ever.”

LUXURYPROPERTYSHOW This November the Luxury Property Show, Europe’s only event dedicated to showcasing luxury property returns to Olympia London to help all luxury home hunters find their ideal property. The show presents an unmissable opportunity to view a fabulous selection of properties from around the globe and more than 50 exhibitors. Whether you are an individual investor, a wealth manager or just a happy shopper the show has properties ranging from £350,000 to £10 million. This year London Property South is again media partner of the Luxury Property Show –

Europe’s leading real estate event for top homes. Visitors to the show, held on November 1st and 2nd, can enjoy a champagne reception each day from 12pm to 2pm. To secure your own VIP pass to this event please email rebecca@theluxurypropertyshow.com There will also be free sessions available discussing the key trends and issues in the luxury property marketplace as well expert advice. As well as free seminars, there will also be a chance to win some amazing prizes. Opening times 11am to 5pm on November 1 and 11am to 4pm on November 2.

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WORD ON THE STREET What will the government’s three-year tenancy plan mean for landlords and tenants? ANNTONIA REDDING JOHN D WOOD

TWENTYFIVEYEARS Leading independent South West London estate agents, Featherstone Leigh marks its 25th anniversary this October 2018. Since opening its first two branches in Richmond in 1993, the company has expanded to ten offices across South West London, from Battersea and Fulham to Kingston. From its core of residential sales and lettings the company also has a new homes department and offers property management, commercial property and corporate services. Robert Leigh, founder and managing director, says: “Looking back over the past 25 years, it is amazing how the

company has grown both geographically and in its range of services. Technology has transformed the industry. In the early 90s, we were reliant on word processors and fax machines, with one computer at the back of the office. Today, our agents are online constantly.” Several current managers and directors began their careers as trainee negotiators straight from university. For example, Brendan Wynne, a director says; “I joined the company in 2006 following a professional golfing career! Now I’m in my 12th year and up to director level. Our focus on client satisfaction and employee welfare.”

FACELIFT Work has now begun on a scheme to give Earlsfield Station’s two railway bridges a wash and brush up. Contractors working for Network Rail have been cleaning the bridges ahead of a new paint job in heritage-style railway green. And at the council’s request, both bridges will also have the name of the station printed prominently on them to recreate their original Victorian-era appearance. New netting will also be also installed underneath them to improve pigeon proofing. Wandsworth Council is providing £100,000 towards the overall cost of the clean up. Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “The council has been pressing for this work to be done for some time so we are delighted work is now underway. The improved pigeon proofing will mean pedestrians and cyclists not having to run the gauntlet of being hit by something unpleasant from up above as they pass underneath.”

Aimed at giving long term security to both landlord and tenant, the plan enforces 36-month contracts thus avoiding the normal fees incurred at the point of renewal, and gives stability to all parties. The biggest issues will be for the so called Accidental Landlord’s having to sign up for a longer term, when they had been using the lettings market as a stop gap. Implications of Capital Gains Tax will be increased leading me to feel that we will lose the landlords who have just one or two properties. The tenants will be the biggest winners with the change.

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The change would have less of an impact for investor landlords as they often look to secure longer term tenancies and fewer void periods. Due to a slowdown in the sales market, we are seeing an increase in the number of property owners deciding to let their homes, as opposed to selling. This enables owners to reevaluate their options with the added benefit of a 12-24 month tenancy. Whilst 3-year tenancies will provide tenants looking for long-term security with added piece of mind, we may also see landlords looking to exit the lettings market as it will not provide them with enough flexibility. If this were to happen, we could see an increase in the cost of rent due to a lack of available stock. In addition, the large number of mortgages that stipulate a maximum 12-month tenancy will need to be revised. Unless this is addressed by the government, landlords may be deterred from the lettings market.

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CITYCULTIVATION T he RHS has come up with yet another show to help gardeners get the best from their plots. The RHS London Urban Garden Show is from 2728 October and features endless ideas for transforming even the smallest urban corners. The event will reveal some of the more unusual ways to get greenery into city spaces and bring the best of the outdoors in for autumn. It is the perfect place to browse and buy an exotic assortment of plants for city abodes – whether they’re for a flat, balcony, small courtyard or even a window box. For one weekend only, Peckham’s popular Green Rooms Botanical Market will be relocating to Westminster, bringing with it a mix of products from some of London’s top independent botanical businesses. Plant enthusiasts of all levels will be able to explore the urban jungle and stock up on tropical houseplants, pots, terrariums, cacti, macramé and botanical prints and more! For those looking for the next indoor gardening trend, ‘aquascaping’ expert George Farmer will display this unusual, emerging form of underwater gardening and will be running workshops to inspire visitors to try their hand at creating their own submerged miniature landscapes using aquatic plants.

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Bompas and Parr will be creating the ‘Garden of Darkness’ a nocturnal installation to celebrate the unsung heroes of pollination: moths. Guests will be plunged into darkness as they walk through a dark haze of night-blooming plants and admire moths fluttering around as they are guided through the space using night-vision goggles. Houseplant expert Anne Swithinbank will talk about how to care for your houseplants while Alys Fowler will focus on making the most of small spaces. Workshops will include terrarium building with London Terrariums and landscape arrangement inspired by the Japanese art of flower arranging, Ikebana. Meanwhile, Bonsai Kai will be running Bonsai training demonstrations and visitors can learn how to sow their own avocado seeds with Joseph Ford. A late event on Friday 26 October will offer a preview evening ahead of its official opening on Saturday, where guests will be able to enjoy miniature floral makeovers for their eyebrows and beards, flower crown workshops and pumpkin carving to celebrate the spooky season. www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhslondon-shows/urban-garden-show

t’s surprising how quickly a lawn can recover from a baking summer. In a matter of a couple of weeks it can go from brown and tatty to green and lush. Nevertheless autumn is the time to give lawns a boost by scarifying and top dressing. It’s best to give it the last cut of the year first before embarking on some first aid. Scarifiying is the posh name for raking to remove the layers of thatch and dead grass suffocating new growth. It’s also an idea to help the lawn to breath by using a fork to raise the soil slightly. While brown patches green up because the grass roots tend to remain alive, gaps caused by dog or cat pee find it harder to make a come-back. These gaps can be greened up by applying a dressing of compost followed by grass seed with a few added handfuls of compost on top. Don’t forget to water and try not to walk on the new grass. With any luck come spring you will have a lawn to make the neighbours – with their paving and decking – green with envy.

SPRING FORWARD Now is the time to get the spring bulbs in. It’s a good time to share a wholesale order with a friend to get best value from your online purchases. And shop around rather than focusing on one site. Maybe if you know an expert gardener find out where they buy their bulbs. Ideal choices for a late winter and early spring display include snowdrops, crocus, tulips, daffodils and scilla. This is also the time to plant wallflowers. Wallflowers bring dazzling colour and fabulous scent to your garden in the spring and are incredibly hardy, surviving frosts and rain. You can either buy plug plants and grow indoors until they are about 10 cms high before planting out preferably in mid September. Alternatively you can often find a bundle of the plants in garden centres or markets, these can be planted out as soon as you get them home. While digging in muddy ground in the cold is unappealing, the wonderful colourful display come spring makes it all worth while. Experts tell you to prepare the ground with organic matter and a good dig over before planting but wallflowers are incredibly forgiving and tend to come up however carelessly they are stuffed in the ground.

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ONREFLECTION By Darren Baker, Group Sales Director, Lauristons

Longer transaction times mean a steady hand is required to ensure all parties involved fulfil their obligations

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hilst most headlines surrounding the property market now are signalling doom and gloom, the summer market for Lauristons has been surprisingly robust. With a focus on customers with a genuine need to move, we have been able to match those buyers who are serious about making their purchase with vendors who are committed to selling – helping to bring both to consensus on price and, equally importantly, timescales to move. No matter the market conditions, a property is ultimately someone’s home and when circumstances change a need to move will arise; a growing family, a job relocation, or children flying the nest are just some of the life-changing events that lead to moving home. Sellers who approach the market with an open mind and pragmatic approach will secure a buyer, though it will most likely require an adjustment to their starting expectations of the price they are likely to achieve. The Lauristons team will continually research the market and our vendors’ competition to help them remain at the forefront of any potential buyers’ considerations. Transaction times from the point of agreeing a sale to

exchanging and completing have undoubtedly increased over the course of 2018 as lenders become more risk averse and stringent in their lending criteria in the post Mortgage Market Review world. These drawn-out transactions require a steady hand to ensure all parties are kept well informed of progress and to manage the third parties, solicitors, mortgage lenders and surveyors, on whom our buyers and sellers rely to fulfil their obligations. Now is not the time for sellers to be attempting to go it alone and manage the most complex and stressful endeavour they are ever likely to undertake. At Lauristons, our team understand the challenges and concerns that our sellers may have – most of us have been through it, and on multiple occasions, ourselves. We are here to provide the guidance, expertise and advice as you embark on this significant journey. Moving home is one of life’s most critical financial and emotional decisions and you need to choose the right agent. If you’d like to know more about what is really happening in the market today, please get in touch – www.lauristons.com/sell

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STUNNING APARTMENT A stunning loft style apartment set within a small gated development in the heart of Kennington. This property offers spacious accommodation throughout with all the character features you would expect from warehouse living including exposed brickwork, factory windows and painted steel supports. Designed and fitted by the current owners, the bespoke layout makes superb use of the almost 1,100sq ft of living space and is finished to the highest standards. Kennington Underground Station is located just a short walk from the property, offering easy access to Central London and the City, as are the open green spaces of Kennington Park and a good selection of popular bars, cafés, shops and restaurants. Stannary Street, Kennington SE11, £850,000 Leasehold, Lauristons Kennington 020 7385 2296

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SISTERHOOD In the popular area known as The Sisters, this beautifully designed Victorian semi-detached house is close to shops and restaurants

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he three bedroom house, with two bathrooms and two reception rooms, is extremely well presented with an open reception/dining area that leads to a pretty west-facing garden, laid out with paving and green area. With some period features remaining the house is the perfect balance of modernity and Victorian charm. Orbel Street lies to the north of Battersea Park Road in an area that has

been cut off from “through” traffic. There are shops and restaurants close by and in Battersea Square. Clapham Junction, is just over half a mile away, and provides a comprehensive mainline train transport service. Local buses also provide links to the City and the West End.

‘Perfect balance of modernity and Victorian charm’

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LATE VICTORIAN This outstanding period family house in a popular street in Wimbledon has five double bedrooms, three reception rooms and two bathrooms

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he property has been extended on the ground, first and second floors with a family room and modern kitchen leading out on to the landscaped garden. The result is a fabulous late Victorian house that offers excellent accommodation on three levels with stylish elegant interiors, whilst retaining many original features. On the ground floor are three spacious reception areas, including a generous reception room at the front and a separate family/dining room off the family kitchen. In addition, there is a utility room and a large hallway with built-in storage. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and an attractive family bathroom, recently extended and renovated to high specifications. On the second floor, there are two more double bedrooms, an extended family wet room and storage in the eaves. Outside the 72ft garden has been thoughtfully landscaped with extensive lawn and mature shrub and flower

borders with a patio that is perfect for outside dining. Off-street parking for two cars is provided on the front drive. The property is set in a sought after conservation area on South Park Road, close to the beautifully maintained and award-winning South Park Gardens, a wonderful open space designed in the final years of Queen Victoria’s reign. Wimbledon town centre offers an excellent collection of everyday shops and restaurants with two popular theatres and the Odeon cinema. There are also a number of well-regarded local schools with Holy Trinity Primary School on a neighbouring street. Wimbledon mainline station provides a fast and regular link to central London in approximately 17 minutes, with Haydon’s Road station providing the Thameslink service into the City.

‘Stylish elegant interiors, whilst retaining many original features’

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LEAFY SUBURB Perfectly situated for families in search of a quieter life, this substantial semi-detached house sits within a leafy suburb of a highly desirable area – yet it is within easy walking distance of train and underground stations.

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he five-bedroom home is located within the attractive and soughtafter Telford Park Estate, that sits on the boarders of Balham, Brixton and Streatham. The house is beautifully presented with period features, high ceilings, open fireplaces and stunning gardens that make the property exceptionally appealing. Currently the living space extends to more than 2,300 sq ft, but the amount of external space to the rear suggest that there may be further potential to extend the ground floor with an amazing open

plan family/kitchen/living that would be soaked in natural light and give wonderful views over the mature garden. External space to the rear suggests there may be further potential to extend the ground floor with a most amazing open plan family/ kitchen/living room that would be soaked in natural light and mature gardens. Measuring over 2,300 sq ft viewing is essential.

There may be further potential to extend

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PERFECTLY POSITIONED Vincent House is one of the finest large family houses in the whole of the Coombe Estate, standing on a gated private road

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t is a magnificent, recently built, six bedroom house with superb entertaining space and only a few minutes stroll to Royal Richmond Park. With exceptionally high ceilings, an exquisite large kitchen/ dining area and elegant reception rooms, the house manages to be both grand and welcoming. The house is entered through a spacious hallway off which is the elegant formal drawing room, the fully fitted kitchen/ breakfast/family room with doors opening onto a terrace and the landscaped garden offering large dining/entertaining space. On one side of the kitchen/dining room is a study and on the other side a family room, both with access to the terrace and garden. Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where there is a games/media room, a gymnasium, a cloakroom, plant room and an impressive conservatory with a spiral staircase leading up to the ground floor. On the first floor is the generously-

sized master bedroom suite with a dressing room and a luxurious en suite bathroom, a spacious second bedroom with dressing room and en suite shower room, another bedroom, a family bathroom and a laundry room. On the second floor are three more double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The back garden is landscaped and at the front of the house there is a large forecourt with parking for several cars behind secure electric gates. There are excellent schools in the area and the house is well placed for shopping centres in Kingston and Wimbledon. Transport links include the A3 with routes into Central London or out of town, the K3 and 85 bus routes and rail routes into Central London from the nearby Norbiton station.

The house manages to be both grand and welcoming

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NEWHOMESUPDATE David Frost, Head of Land and New Homes Lauristons, wonders whether the Government will call last orders on Help to Buy in 2020 and presents some new developments ideal for this market

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t Lauristons, August has been our most successful month of 2018. Sourcing turnkey, ready-to-moveinto property stock in great locations, benefiting from stellar transport links, has paid dividends for our Help to Buy applicants. The Help to Buy scheme is open to first-time buyers, as well as homeowners looking to move. York Road, Battersea, SW11 from £445,000 to £425,000 (pictured above) • Final Phase • 6 mins Walk to Clapham Junction • Picturesque Battersea Square • Battersea Park Close By This new development of high specification apartments situated within a short walk of Clapham Junction station and Battersea Park. The apartments offer spacious reception rooms with open plan kitchens featuring integrated appliances and composite stone worktops. The contemporary finishing includes tiled bathrooms with vanity units, neutral colour schemes and hard floor finishes throughout. One of the apartments also benefits from its own private balcony. 10-year building warranties are included and all units are ready for immediate occupancy.

Boundary Lane, SE17 from £451,000 • 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments • High Specification • 2 mins from Burgess Park A small boutique development of apartments in the heart of fashionable Walworth. These beautiful apartments are finished to a high specification featuring integrated Bosch appliances, luxury Italian wood-effect tiling, underfloor heating throughout supplied by a Vaillant Combi gas heating system and modern bathrooms. It is located just metres from Walworth Road with its eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés. This development boasts excellent transport links from the Walworth Road with Elephant and Castle transport hub, connecting commuters to the City and Canary Wharf. Contact the Lauristons New Homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 david.frost@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com

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ust a short walk from the Thames, The Gateway by L&Q will bring a selection of 79 one, two and three bedroom homes to Chiswick this autumn, with 68 for private sale and 11 for shared ownership. Located on the Western stretch of Chiswick High Road, with its a village feel and a plethora of independent shops, restaurants and cafés, The Gateway is just a short walk from one of London’s most picturesque stretches of waterside at the Strand on the Green. Cathy Lloyd, Sales and Customer Services Director for L&Q’s North Region, comments, “This is L&Q’s first major development for West London, with several other schemes in the pipeline in ‘W’ postcodes. “With the average value of apartments in the area growing by 26% over the past five years, it’s clear demand is strong here. We will be launching Help-toBuy and Shared Ownership homes at The Gateway to assist first time buyers, and working with the community

here and on other schemes in the area, to create thriving, mixed tenure neighbourhoods that local people can be proud of.” Each with a private balcony, the new homes centre around a landscaped communal garden. Inside, the apartments feature bright open-plan living areas with integrated top-of-the-range appliances, while pristine bathrooms have smart white sanitaryware by Roca and porcelain floor and wall tiles. Underfoot, floor finishes include quality engineered flooring in Oak Amtico to living areas and entrance halls, with luxurious carpets in soothing neutral tones in the bedrooms. The Gateway is near Kew Bridge Station, with regular direct trains running into Waterloo in less than 30 minutes. The Gateway, Chiswick, from £450,000 for a one bedroom flat www.thegatewayw4.london

Boundary Lane, SE17 from £451,000 Help to Buy – 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Contact the new homes specialists on 020 8879 9099 www.lauristons.com

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VIEWSOF THEHILLS Crystal Palace is the site of a new collection of one, two and three bedroom contemporary apartments

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he bright and open plan flats have stunning panoramic views and both single and dual aspect balconies – many taking in the superb views to the North Downs Hills. The apartments are available with high specification kitchens, en suite bathrooms and a secure bike store. The landmark scheme is set on Sylvan Hill adjoining a small woodland, yet is only a short walk to the Crystal Palace triangle with its shops, bars, coffee houses and delicatessens. Historic Crystal Palace station is within easy reach, as are the great open spaces of the park and the splendid grounds of the original Crystal Palace. Help to Buy is also available on selected apartments, which are available with gated secure underground parking. Alto, Crystal Palace, SE19, Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward New Homes 020 3486 2250

OPENTO ALLCOMERS L&Q’s 58 one, two and three-bedroom Shared ownership apartments at the £1.5 billion Elephant Park development in Elephant & Castle are now available to buyers across the whole of London. Previously, the homes were only available to buyers in South East London. The new homes are just a short walk from Elephant & Castle’s Zone 1 tube station, from which the Northern Line takes just 5 minutes to reach Bank, and Oxford Circus is just a 10 minute tube ride on the Bakerloo Line. Santander bikes are positioned moments away from new homes. A green haven in Central London, each apartment will include private outside space and have access to beautiful communal gardens. Inside, the homes are complete with fully integrated kitchens and contemporary bathroom suites. Residents will also have access to a range of available leisure facilities. Elephant Park is designed around a new two acre park – the largest park to be built in 70 years – and will deliver 3,000 new homes over the next decade. As well as new homes, the development will create space for 50 new shops, cafés and restaurants, and 50,000 sq ft of modern workspace. Elephant Park, Elephant & Castle, SE17, from £156,250 for a 25% share of a 2 bedroom apartment (full market value £625,000), 0333 0033 633 or elephantpark@lqgroup.org.uk

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At Octagon, we have 40 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for building spectacular, one-of-a kind homes to the highest standard of luxury. Our discreet bespoke service takes clients on a journey from planning stages through to handing over the keys, with our in-house experts on hand every step of the way. Whether an Arts and Crafts country home, inner-city apartment or Georgian inspired townhouse, our team of architects, interior designers and project managers help clients realise their dream homes. Whether you have a piece of land already secured, wish to replace an existing property or completely renovate your current home, Octagon Bespoke can help you transform your vision into something truly unique. Bespoke projects start from ÂŁ1m.

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oneyfacts, the finance data firm, recently released some information on the average 5 fixed year fixed rate being just under 3% (2.92%). This is approximately 0.2% higher than the equivalent measure 1 year earlier. Whilst this is not the be all and end all, it certainly shows the direction of travel that rates are on. Its important to point out this is an average measure, there are many deals available sub 2% – with more attractive rates available for those with greater equity. Interestingly, with borrowers looking to protect themselves against future interest rate rises, a growing number are taking longer term products. Lenders have been keen to ride this wave and Moneyfacts commented: “Lenders want to be seen as attractive, and so rates on their five year fixes haven’t risen as fast as they have with two years fixes.” Following the August Base Rate rise, many lenders have increased their Standard Variable Rates (SVR) and doing so can impact borrowing. “Stress tests” introduced after the financial crisis must demonstrate that borrowing is affordable if the mortgage payments were on an interest rate of SVR plus 3%. So despite the fact the actual mortgage rate on a 2-year deal may be around 1.5%, the lender will stress the borrowing near 7 or even 8%. However, where the borrower takes a longer term deal, ie a 5-year fix or longer, the rules are slightly different, and in doing so the borrower may be able to borrow more. Of course, being tied down for a long period may not suit all so care should be taken and consulting a mortgage broker can help with this.

MONEY MATTERS

GARETH LOWMAN, SPF PRIVATE CLIENTS

$1.8 trillion

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The amount of private wealth coming into the UK from abroad last year, a rise of $632 billion

he price of property in university towns has risen fast enough to cover the cost of a three-year degree, according to housesimple.com, which suggests that parents could choose where their children study based on local property prices. For example, it says that Coventry, whose university is ranked 13th in the UK has enjoyed house price growth of 61 per cent in the past three years. Between 2015 and this year the average house price has risen in value from £114,625 to £184,690, more than enough it says to have covered the £27,000 cost of tuition fees, even after paying capital gains tax. And you don’t even need an economics degree to work out that that’s quite a profit.

One of the cheapest twoyear fixed rate mortgages

NUMBERCRUNCHING

28% 6.33%

The rise in the number of house sales over £10 million in the past year

The highest standard variable rate mortgage on the market

BESTBUYMORTGAGES

Fixed Rates

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Rate

Until

Reversionary Rate

APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

Exit Fee

Notes

Yorkshire BS

1.38%

12/31/2020

4.99%

4.3%

65%

n/a

2.5% / 1.5% until 31/12/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £5m

Yorkshire BS

1.43%

12/31/2020

4.99%

4.3%

75%

n/a

2.5% / 1.5% until 331/12/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Mx £5m

Skipton BS

1.83%

10/31/2023

4.99%

3.8%

60%

n/a

5/5/4/3/2% until 31/10/2023 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1995 Product Fee

£65

Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

Coventry

2.39%

12/31/2028

4.74%

3.2%

50%

n/a

5/5/3/3/3% until 31/12/2023 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£999 Product Fee

£125

Mx £2m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

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SWITCHON Now that base rate rises are on the move borrowers should beware resting on their laurels, warns Duncan Farmer

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but the average fixed-rate deal has not risen since the Bank’s announcement in August. Lenders had already priced a rise into their loans and have been trying to keep rates as low as possible – but still profitable – in order to attract new business in what has become a highly competitive mortgage market. The average standard variable rate is 4.84 per cent, compared with average two-year fixed rate of 2.53 per cent. On a £300,000 25-year repayment mortgage that means that a borrow would pay £1,726 a month on a standard variable rate compared with £1,350 on a fixed deal – a difference of £376 a month. In fact, the Post Office has a two-year fixed deal for borrowers with a 40 per cent deposit that charges 1.45 per cent, so the same borrower would have to repay £1,193 a month, saving them another £157. Charlotte Nelson of Monefacts says: “The ball is now rolling for base rate rises, with at least a quarter-point rise expected in the foreseeable future. Borrowers now shouldn’t rest on their laurels and should opt for a fixed deal to protect themselves from any future rate rises.”

t has been about two months since the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy committee raised interest rates and for some borrowers their monthly mortgage repayments have risen, but they could easily switch and find a cheaper deal. According to figures from Moneyfacts those most likely to suffer are people on their lender’s standard variable rate, some of which can be as high as 6 per cent. Its figures show that six out of ten lenders passed on the full 0.25 point rise and only two, Bath and Principality building societies, added less. Yorkshire building society has announced that it will not be raising its standard variable rate at all. Tracker rates, which are designed to mirror the Bank’s decisions, no lenders in this sector have added the whole rise to their loans. The good news is that not only is anyone who has a fixed-rate mortgage naturally protected from any increase in the rate – and more are anticipated –

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ross mortgage lending was £24.6billion in July, the latest month for which figures are available, 7.6 per cent higher than a year earlier, according to UK Finance. The number of mortgage approvals by the main high street banks fell by 0.8 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, but remortgaging approvals were 2.8 per cent higher than for the same period a year earlier, suggesting that many people were switching in anticipation of the interest-rate rise in August.

Variable Rates Lender

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APR

Max. LTV

HLC

ERC

Product Fee

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Discount from SVR until 31/12/2020

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4.2%

65%

n/a

1% until 31/12/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£1495 Product Fee

£90

Leeds BS

1.38%

Tracker over base until 5.69% 31/10/2020

4.8%

75%

n/a

3/2% until 31/10/2020 10% overpayments p.a. without penalty

£995 Product Fee

£199

Mx £1m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

Accord (Intermediaries Only)

1.74%

Discount from SVR until 30/11/2020

4.99%

4.3%

85%

n/a

None

£495 Product Fee

£65

Mx £1m. Free valuation. Free Legals for remortgages

Coventry BS

1.95%

Variable rate for term (not linked to Base Rate)

n/a

2.0%

50%

n/a

None

£999 Product Fee

£125

Mx £2m. Free Valuation. Free legals for remortgages.

Notes

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Josiah McElheny Interactions of the Abstract Body, 2012 Photo: White Cube (Hugo Glendinning) © the artist and White Cube Courtesy White Cube

WHAT’SON... Thur 27 Sep-Fri 28 Oct

Enjoy a month of Bavarian-themed fun, join 3,000 lederhosen and dirndl-dressed guests in a Bavarian beer garden, with Oktoberfest bands and traditional German food, as the world’s largest wheat beer brewery, Erdinger Weißbräu, brings the authentic German festival to east London. www.erdinger-oktoberfest.co.uk

LONDON RESTAURANT FESTIVAL Various venues Mon 1 Oct-Wed 31 Oct

A line-up of mini menus, food events, tasting evenings and more involving hundreds of the capital’s best venues. Book exclusive (and keenly priced) ‘Festival Menus’ and enjoy the ‘side orders’ –including Japanese film and food pairing screenings, a special tour and dinner at the Saatchi Gallery, and the everpopular restaurant-hopping tours. www.londonrestaurantfestival.com

THE DECORATIVE ANTIQUES & TEXTILES FAIR Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park Tue 2 Oct-Sun 7 Oct

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair leads the way as the antiques event for interior design with more than 140 exhibitors from across the Europe. Find a wealth of wonderful period design – from £15 vintage French wine glasses to paintings by well-known modern artists to antiques dating from the 17th century. Art Deco, post-war and 20th century design makes up around one quarter of objects and furniture for sale. www.decorativefair.com

YAYOI KUSAMA Victoria Miro, Hoxton Wed 3 Oct-Fri 21 Dec

The Queen of the polka dots is back in London. The Japanese artist’s works are being shown in the gallery’s two spaces, plus

its waterside garden. Expect all the things that have made Kusama’s artwork so beloved to fans: pumpkins, flowers and endless dots. Plus a brand new infinity mirror room involving paper lanterns. www.victoria-miro.com

Snoopy Banner, Des Hughes 2015, Courtesy of the artist

ERDINGER OKTOBERFEST LONDON Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

FRIEZE ART FAIRS 2018 IN REGENT PARK Thur 4 Oct-Sun 7 Oct

View, browse and buy world-class art from around 160 of the world’s top contemporary galleries in Frieze London alongside works from the past in Frieze Masters showcasing 6,000 years of art history from more than 130 leading international galleries, including ancient works and Old Masters’ paintings – all in the beautiful surroundings of Regent’s Park. www.frieze.com/fairs/frieze-london

WIMBLEDON BOOK FEST Thur 4 Oct-Sun 14 Oct

The 10-day festival aims ‘to bring literature to the heart of the community and the community to the heart of literature’. It hosts almost 100 events with a wide offering of well known writers. Any money raised is ploughed back into the festival and its education work with local schools. www.wimbledonbookfest.org

WANDSWORTH ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE Sat 6 Oct-Sun 7 Oct and Sat 13-Sun 14

More than 175 artists invite you into their homes and studios across the borough. Take a peek at the places where beautiful art is made and discover artists you never knew were on your doorstep.There will also be opportunities for you to make your own art. www.wandsworthart.com

NIGHT AND DAY: 1930S FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHS Fashion and Textile Museum, London Bridge Fri 12 Oct-Sun 20 Jan

An exhibition looking at the era between the Roaring Twenties and wartime austerity.

Fashionwise, the 30s are a bit of a forgotten decade, but it was a time of beautiful and innovative design that anticipated the joyous femininity of Dior’s New Look in the 1950s. Also ‘Thirty from the 30s’ bringing together many of Cecil Beaton’s most iconic images. www.ftmlondon.org

‘GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN’ Somerset House Thur 25 Oct until 3 Mar

Celebrating the fantastic talents of Charles M Schulz in the cartoonist’s own creations and those of many artists and designers inspired by his kooky drawings. Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Peppermint Patty in discovering the enduring appeal of ‘Peanuts’ and its impact on contemporary culture and society. www.somersethouse.org.uk

SPACE SHIFTERS Hayward Gallery Wed 26 Sep Until 6 Jan

Featuring artworks by over 20 international artists that alter or disrupt our sense of space and re-orient our understanding of our surroundings, including pioneering sculptures from the 1960s – concerned with light, volume and scale. www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/ exhibitions/hayward-gallery-art/spaceshifters

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Stannary Street, Kennington SE11

Asking Price: ÂŁ1,250,000 Leasehold

A fabulous 2-bedroom duplex apartment set within The Lycee building, an imposing Victorian school conversion sited in the grounds of a well-maintained gated development in the heart of Kennington. This property offers superb living space throughout and is flooded with light from 3 huge double height windows. The current vendor has also had plans drawn up to expand the mezzanine which would increase the living space considerably and is happy to make these available to any potential buyer. Kennington Underground Station is located just a short walk from the property, offering easy access to Central London and the City. The open green spaces of Kennington Park and a good selection of popular bars, cafes, shops and restaurants are all within easy reach. EPC EER D.

Kennington Sales: 020 7385 2296

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Fontaine Road, Streatham SW16

Asking Price: ÂŁ1,150,000 Freehold

A substantial 4-bedroom semi-detached property with enormous potential to extend. Situated on a corner plot with space to the side and rear, the property offers excellent scope to be extended or re-developed subject to the necessary planning consents being granted. The existing house is a stunning example of a period Edwardian home that sits in beautiful grounds with excellent size gardens to the front, side and rear. Benefits include two spacious reception rooms with a formal sitting room & separate dining room, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs WC, first floor bathroom, four bedrooms and a garage with secure gated access to the rear. The property is being offered for sale freehold with no ongoing chain. EPC EER E.

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Hartfield Crescent, Wimbledon SW19

Guide Price: ÂŁ900,000 Freehold

This delightful two bedroom terraced extended period home is conveniently located just a short stroll to Wimbledon town centre with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as Wimbledon station with its regular services into London and access to the District line. The accommodation on offer comprises of two double bedrooms, one with en suite shower, family bathroom and a good size reception and a large kitchen/diner with bi-fold doors opening onto the private rear garden. The property also offers potential to extend to make a third bedroom subject to the relevant permissions. Outside to the rear of the garden is an office/garden room with light and power and there is off street parking to the front for one car. EPC EER D.

Wimbledon Sales: 020 8946 9468

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Dryburgh Road, Putney SW15

Guide Price: ÂŁ735,000 Share of Freehold

This three-bedroom apartment located in a stunning Edwardian building on the sought after Dryburgh Road is coming to the market with no onward chain. Bright and airy throughout, the property is presented with the perfect balance of period charm and modern dÊcor. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, a spacious reception room with large sash windows and an original fireplace. Additionally, there is also a large master bedroom with ample built in storage, a good sized second double bedroom, and a small double bedroom. Located in one of Putney’s most desirable roads, the property is within easy reach of the charming boutiques, bars and restaurants of the popular West Putney area. The property is also convenient for transport into Central London. EPC EER F.

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Chivers Passage, Ram Quarter SW18

Price: £1,795 pcm

A superb, ultra-modern apartment located on Chivers Passage, forming a part of the newly built Ram Quarter development. This larger than normal onebedroom apartment boasts a spacious double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a juliet balcony and a high spec three-piece bathroom. Further comprising a spacious reception with an open-plan kitchen with fully integrated appliances and a further juliet balcony overlooking the communal gardens. Additional benefits include underfloor heating throughout, comfort cooling and 24-hour concierge. Transport options are located nearby with Wandsworth Town Station, East Putney station and several bus routes into Putney and Clapham. EPC EER B. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Putney Lettings: 020 8780 8780

Dudley Road, Wimbledon SW19

Price: £3,750 pcm

A fabulous four bedroom double fronted semi-detached family home directly overlooking South Park Gardens. The property is just a short walk to the town centre and boasts three reception rooms, a large open plan kitchen/dining room. Further benefits are original features, off street parking and large south facing garden. Dudley Road is ideally located in the desirable South Park Gardens area of Wimbledon, within walking distance to Wimbledon Mainline station, Haydons Road and South Wimbledon stations. There are also numerous excellent local schools nearby, the closest being Outstanding Ofsted rating – Holy Trinity & St Mary’s Primary Schools. The property is offered Unfurnished and available now. EPC EER D. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Wimbledon Lettings: 020 8405 5340

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Balham Balham 020 020 8772 8772 9373 9373 balham@lauristons.com balham@lauristons.com

Battersea Battersea 020 020 7978 7978 5800 5800 battersea@lauristons.com battersea@lauristons.com

Kennington Kennington 020 020 7385 7385 2296 2296 kennington@lauristons.com kennington@lauristons.com

Land Land 020 020 8943 8943 2211 2211 land@lauristons.com land@lauristons.com

New New Homes Homes 020 020 8879 8879 9099 9099 newhomes@lauristons.com newhomes@lauristons.com

Putney Putney 020 020 8780 8780 8780 8780 putney@lauristons.com putney@lauristons.com

Wandsworth Wandsworth 020 020 8417 8417 8054 8054 wandsworth@lauristons.com wandsworth@lauristons.com

Wimbledon Wimbledon 020 020 8946 8946 9468 9468 wimbledon@lauristons.com wimbledon@lauristons.com

Ouseley Road, Balham SW12

Price: ÂŁ2,800 pcm

A beautiful three-bedroom apartment to rent set within this substantial period conversion, located in the heart of Balham and situated within close proximity to Balham Underground station (Northern Line) and the array of bars, restaurants and cafes the area has to offer. The property has a very spacious reception, separate modern kitchen with fitted appliances, three double bedrooms with the master having an en-suite bathroom and further bathroom. The apartment has high ceilings with large bay windows and wooden floors throughout. You will also have the benefit of a private patio garden. The property is offered on a furnished basis and available at the beginning of October 2018, perfect for professional sharers or a family. EPC EER E. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Balham Lettings: 020 8772 9373

The Paragon, Searles Road SE1

Price: ÂŁ3,500 pcm

Lauristons are delighted to present to the market this exquisite penthouse in this amazing Victorian School Conversion. Offering over 2000 sq ft of living space, and boasting double height ceilings, large mezzanine, ample storage, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two private roof terraces. The Paragon is located on a quiet residential road, benefits from an on-site porter, off street parking space and beautifully presented landscaped gardens. The property is conveniently located just walking distance from Borough and Elephant and Castle stations which provide easy access to the city and beyond. In addition, It is surrounded by great local amenities including Borough High Street and Italian Artisan Food markets. EPC EER E. *visit Lauristons.com_tenant_fees for full breakdown Kennington Lettings: 020 7385 2296

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Haydons Road, Wimbledon SW19

Guide Price: ÂŁ495,000 Leasehold

A rare split level, newbuild property with a sole-use, street level entrance and a 10-year building warranty. This property benefits from a kitchen and open plan reception room on the ground floor, with first class fixtures and fittings. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with storage and a bathroom. Situated in a much sought-after location near Wimbledon town centre, just 5 minutes from Wimbledon Broadway with all the amenities it has to offer. Haydons Road Recreation Ground sits adjacent to the property for those who want to take advantage of the sporting facilities. Haydons Road rail station is perfect for those who want fast access into the centre of London. South Wimbledon tube is a short walk for those wanting to commute via the underground.

New Homes: 020 8879 9099

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ith two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen diner and a reception room, this beautifully renovated ground floor apartment also benefits from mature private gardens. The attractive property has wellproportioned living space with high ceilings, original features and lots of natural light from the large windows and glazed doors. The property has undergone an extensive renovation that sympathetically retains much of the original character while updating it with modern features. There is a landscaped front garden and the original stained glass panelled front door opens onto the welcoming entrance hall which gives access to the principal double bedroom to the right. This room benefits from high ceilings, original cornicing, a feature fireplace and large windows fitted with plantation shutters. There is a built-in wardrobe and a modern en suite shower room and WC with underfloor heating. The bright rear reception room has wooden floors, an original restored fireplace and French windows giving access to the garden. There is a guest bedroom with its own en suite bathroom and also a separate WC. The kitchen/ diner is generously-proportioned with plenty of dining space. As well as oak worktops there is an integrated washing

machine, dishwasher, wine fridge and a double oven range style cooker with gas hob and stainless steel extractor hood. The garden features mature planting and lawned sections with a gravelled terrace area to the rear with a detached garage sitting at the rear of the plot with access to Heybridge Avenue. Copley Park is within easy reach of Streatham Common, Streatham and Norbury stations with easy commuting into the City and West End. Close by there are several large supermarkets as well as the popular gastro-pub The Bull, cafés, shops and pubs as well as Streatham leisure centre and ice rink, the beautiful Rookery Gardens and Streatham Common.

deally located between the centre of Balham and Wandsworth Common, this four bedroom period house on Ravensea Road, is immaculately presented. It blends original period features with the best of modern design and has a sunny south-facing garden. To the front of the property, an elegant reception room with appealing period features provides formal entertaining space. The fully extended kitchen/dining/family room to the rear of the house opens directly onto the garden and provides terrific entertaining and living space. A contemporary, recessed feature fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the space. The kitchen area has gloss white base and wall units, composite work surfaces, integrated appliances and a large island. A utility room/storage space has also been cleverly fitted into the kitchen design. The ground floor also has a guest cloakroom/WC. On the first floor the wide master bedroom with en suite shower room is at the front of the property. Another bedroom is at the rear of the first floor, along with a family bathroom. On the top floor is a double bedroom, with feature floor-to-ceiling picture windows and a stylish, spa-like bathroom. A second, smaller bedroom is also located on this floor. Ravenslea Road, Balham, SW12, £1,300,000, Carter Jonas 020 3733 2860

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ust waiting for the buyer’s flight of fancy, this wing of a period mansion originally constructed around 1908, offers an interesting opportunity for a new owner to make alterations to suit their own requirements. The house has been occupied and enjoyed by the same family for more than 45 years. It originally formed part of Margin House, an impressive Edwardian mansion that was divided into separate homes in the 1950s. It is set in a prime location in Marryat Road – one of the most highly regarded roads in Wimbledon – just a short walk from the Village High Street, the Common and The All England Lawn Tennis Club. It is also ideally situated for some of the area’s best schools and is also within easy reach of Wimbledon town centre with its excellent rail services, including Waterloo within 15 minutes. The house is approached via electronically-operated gates in a high brick wall, and a generous drive. It can be entered through either the main front

door or the kitchen door – ideal when unloading groceries. On the ground floor there is an elegant double-aspect drawing room with a fireplace, a sitting room with sliding doors to the rear garden, kitchen/ breakfast room, conservatory and cloakroom, together with access to the integral garage and the cellar which has three store rooms. Upstairs, over two floors, there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two main bedrooms on the first floor both have en suite bath/shower rooms. There are good-sized mature gardens to the front and rear of the house with lawns and well-stocked beds and borders. A paved terrace at the front of the house allows for alfresco dining during warmer weather and the driveway provides parking for several cars.

The Wimbledon Village specialists with over 30 years of experience, and substantial knowledge of the South London property market, providing a friendly, flexible service to clients in order to make moving home a positive experience. Robert Holmes & Company has earned its reputation by providing a bespoke approach to estate agency, offering clients an independent and distinctly personal service tailored to individual requirements. Specialising in the sale and letting of high calibre residential property primarily within Wimbledon, Coombe and the surrounding areas.

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Wimbledon Village

£5,450,000

A handsome early Victorian house in the heart of the Village with generously proportioned and versatile accommodation and beautifully laid out gardens designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd Entrance hall • 2 reception rooms • study • bespoke kitchen • family room • gym • au-pair bedsit with bathroom and kitchen area • master bedroom with e/s bathroom and dressing room • 4 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • large garage and gated drive • potential for loft conversion (STPP) • ER/E 68

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Wimbledon

£2,495,000

A very well maintained and smartly presented detached house with potential for extensions subject to planning permission, with a lovely garden and separate double garage, located in a quiet cul-de-sac off Copse Hill within walking distance of Wimbledon Common and local schools including King’s College school Galleried reception hall • 2/3 reception rooms • library/sitting room • kitchen/breakfast room • utility room • master bedroom suite with balcony • 4 further bedrooms • 2 further bath/shower rooms • beautiful wide garden • double garage and parking • ER/C

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Wimbledon Common

£4,250,000

Wimbledon Village

£3,350,000

Nestled between the Common and Cannizaro Park with lovely views 3 reception rooms • study • conservatory • kitchen • 3 bedroom suites • 3-4 further bedrooms • bathroom • double & single garages • landscaped garden and drive • ER/D

Innovatively re-modelled and re-designed to a high standard Reception room • kitchen/breakfast/dining room • roof terrace • 4 bedrooms • dressing room • 3 bath/shower rooms • bedroom 5/multi-purpose room • garden • OSP • ER/D

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£4,499,000

£3,995,000

A substantial house with a generous garden in need of modernisation 3 reception rooms • kitchen • breakfast room • conservatory • cellar rooms • 8/9 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • garden • 2 garages & OSP • ER/E

With generous accommodation over three floors in a quiet cul-de-sac 3 reception rooms • kitchen/breakfast room • family room • 6 bedrooms • 3 bath/shower rooms (1 e/s) • south westerly garden • garage & OSP • ER/E

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£3,995,000

In a quiet residential location within a short walk of the Village 3 reception rooms • study • kitchen/family room • wine cellar • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • garden • garage and workshop • OSP • ER/D

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Occupying the entire first floor with a new lift to be installed Reception room • family room/bedroom 5 • kitchen/breakfast room • master bedroom suite • 3 further bedrooms • 2 further shower rooms • 2 garages & OSP • garden • ER/D

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mature trees, including a splendid oak. n a quiet cul-de-sac off one of There is a separate reception room Coombe’s premiere gated private with traditional fireplace and sliding roads, this lovely six to seven doors to a good-sized study, a WC and bedroom house with a large kitchen/ a utility room. The first floor has five dining room is perfect for big family bedrooms and three bathrooms, all with entertaining. unusually ample storage cupboards The house has a sunny, south-facing and a lovely master bedroom suite. garden and a brilliant loft extension. It Ballard Close, Coombe Hill, Kingston-Upon-Thames The top floor has been cleverly is within walking distance of excellent to agated largeprivate bedroom state and and Coombe Edge independent is situated on a schools quiet cul de sachas just off oneconverted of the premiere roads and in theamuch light filled sized reception room could (2 great transport links. A warm inviting family house with sought-after Coombe estate. 6 proper bedrooms and 4(which full bathrooms en suite) a potential 7th bedroom on the top floor superbbe loftbedroom conversion. 7The kitchen/dining room or wide an art studio) and a is a Theand house is warm and inviting with special feature with 3 ovens and a beautiful raised for entertaining and largeEach familyofgatherings bathroom with a shower. these six proper sized bedrooms and four fullbar area perfect with glass doors opening to a really lovely south facing garden with mature trees including a splendid oak. There rooms features two ingenious Velux bathrooms – two of which are en suite. is a beautiful separate reception room with traditional fireplace with sliding doors to a good-sized study, a WC Cabrio Balcony systems – which There is room. a potential and a utility The firstseventh floor has 5bedroom bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (2 en suites) all with unusually amplecreate storage mini converted dormer balconies with (6) on the top is suite. a superb cupboards and afloor lovelywhere master there bedroom The top floor individual has been cleverly to a large bedroom and light filled reception room (which could be bedroom 7 or views an art studio) and agarden. bathroom with a shower. Each over the loft conversion. of these 2 ingenious Velux Balcony systems – which create individual mini dormer Therooms wide features kitchen/dining room is Cabrio a balconies with views over the garden. There are several skylights making thisCoombe floor brightHill, and Kingstonmodern. Holy Ballard Close, special feature with three ovens and a Cross, Rokeby, Marymount, Coombe Girls and Coombe Hill Junior School are all walking distance and there are Upon-Thames, £2,500,000, Robert raised bar area perfect entertaining buses to King’s College School, for Wimbledon High, KGS, LEH, Epsom College, Tiffin, HSW, Surbiton High and ACS Holmes 020 8947 1100 and large family gatherings with glass Cobham. A double garage and off-street parking complete what is a perfect family house. doors opening to the lovely garden with

The Coombe and Kingston Hill specialists where we have over 125 years of collective experience within the area bringing together substantial local knowledge of the South London property market providing a friendly, flexible service to clients in order to achieve a positive moving experience. Robert Holmes & Company is a private company which has long been established as the number one residential property specialist within the area and prides itself on the longevity of its staff. Guy Leaning has worked within the area since 1989 and he and his team specialise in the sale and letting of some of the finest homes within the area.

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ÂŁ4,750,000

This magnificent, recently built house is set within its own beautifully landscaped grounds of nearly half an acre at the end of one of the finest cul de sacs in the Coombe Estate. Soon to be gated, Coombe Ridings offers privacy and spectacular views ending peacefully at Coombe Hill Golf course.

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Coombe Hill

ÂŁ6,500,000

An imposing and distinguished newly built family home of some 9,004 sq ft (836 sq m) set within an elevated plot of 0.63 of an acre and constructed to a high specification on this exclusive private gated estate off Kingston Hill. The house is flooded with light and is set close to Richmond Park and Wimbledon Village

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Coombe

£2,250,000

Coombeside

£2,500,000

Quietly positioned overlooking the Golf course with a wonderful walled garden, this much loved family home comes to the market for the first time in twenty seven years

This grand family home is filled with light with an abundance of space. The house has been thoughtfully extended and provides superb, flexible lateral accommodation on both the ground and first floor.

Coombe House Estate

West Wimbledon

£1,995,000

£1,395,000

Set in an elevated plot of 0.62 acres this secluded setting would be an ideal self build or extension from the existing.

A most impressively presented family home with a wonderful open plan living space ‘Super Room’ which leads onto a terrace that acts as an extension to the kitchen and a westerly aspect garden.

Church Lane

Coombeside

£1,750,000

A very charming and spacious family house with generous accommodation and a large garden with a wonderful vista over the surrounding gardens in the heart of the John Innes Conservation Area

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Wimbledon Common

£12,000 pcm

Wimbledon Village

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This stunning detached family home in a secluded and idyllic location with over 4500 sq ft in a small and exclusive development adjacent to Wimbledon Common and the Royal Wimbledon Golf Course. Freshly decorated throughout. ER/C

A substantial detached family house in this desirable Village location in a quiet cul-de-sac conveniently positioned for local schools and transport links. Generous accommodation over four floors and a southerly facing garden. Short walk to the Common and Village. ER/E

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Common

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£2,900 pcm

A rare opportunity to rent this stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment forming the entire first floor of the iconic Clock Tower building in the heart of the Village. With open plan kitchen dining living space and doors onto a rear terrace. ER/E

A stunning first floor conversion apartment forming part of this imposing period property with beautiful communal gardens, situated on the edge of Wimbledon Common with the added benefit of off street parking. Offered unfurnished. ER/D

Wimbledon Village

Wimbledon Village

£1,800 pcm

A spacious unfurnished top floor apartment offering light and bright accommodation and conveniently located for Village, Town Centre and Common. With a south facing balcony and garage. ER/D

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A very bright and spacious top floor one bedroom apartment situated in the heart of Wimbledon Village. With a good sized kitchen and off-street parking this property is in an enviable location a short walk to the Common and Town Centre. ER/D

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Battersea Rise £625 per week This absolutely stunning garden flat measures just over 1300 square foot, is finished to an exceptionally high standard and boasts a 50 foot south facing garden. Two double bedrooms • Family bathroom • Reception room • Kitchen/dining room • South facing garden • Off street parking • Available early October

Sumburgh Road £1,100 per week This stunning five double bed property is located on a very quiet street and is just a short walk to the common and Clapham South tube station. Five double bedrooms • Kitchen/breakfast room • Two receptions rooms • Family bathroom • En suite bathroom • Cellar • Garden • Unfurnished

£240 inc VAT for the tenancy agreement and £42 inc VAT per person referencing fee

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Montholme Road £1,475,000 This superb five-bedroom house is positioned on this sought-after residential street between the commons. It is beautifully presented and benefits from a great sense of light and space throughout, retaining many of its original features. Five bedrooms • Double reception room • Kitchen/dining room • Two family bathrooms • Garden • Cellar

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he accommodation is immaculately presented throughout, offering approximately 2,684 sq ft. arranged over four floors. This stunning property has been finished to the highest standard, using the uppermost quality materials in order to create a state of the art, beautifully finished family home. Located on the ground floor at the front of the property is a beautiful double reception room. The reception room boasts an attractive feature fireplace, built in bespoke cabinetry flanking the chimney breasts and a bay window, with Dinesen flooring throughout. The open plan kitchen/dining room is equally impressive, with plenty of space for a dining table as well as a casual seating area which is perfect for everyday living and entertaining. The contemporary kitchen is finished with a range of high spec. wall and base units, quality integrated appliances and stone work surfaces. Dual double doors at either side of the room open to a pretty patio garden, surrounded with an attractive high brick wall. A downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor level. The master suite is located on the first floor towards the front of the property and

boasts a fantastic walk through dressing room, a light and spacious bedroom and a luxurious bathroom, with expansive walk in shower and standalone bath. A further double bedroom with en suite bathroom can also be found on the first floor. Arranged over the top floor level are three additional bedrooms and a family bathroom. The largest of the bedrooms also benefits from an en suite bathroom and added storage space is available in the eaves. On the lower ground floor there is a generously sized utility room, with a separate sink and cleverly built storage space. Gorst Road is a quiet residential street that runs from Bolingbroke Grove to Dents Road. Wandsworth Common is literally at the end of the street and the amenities of Northcote Road are approximately a five-minute walk away. Transport can be found at either Wandsworth Common or Clapham Junction stations. The house is also well located for a number of good state schools, subject to catchment each year.

‘This stunning property has been finished to the highest standard, using the uppermost quality materials’

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his four storey Victorian family house in a desirable position fronting the River Thames in a prime West Putney location, provides a rare opportunity to purchase a first class home with river views. The four bedrooms, two reception rooms, two bathrooms, and a roof terrace are all beautifully presented, with stunning views from many rooms and only minutes from the High Street. Embankment, Putney SW15, ÂŁ2,450,000, Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward 020 3199 9993

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n a river road, this superbly finished four-bedroom Victorian terraced house has been refurbished and extended to an exceptionally high specification. There is a generous ground floor entertaining space and a well-appointed kitchen breakfast room which opens onto a landscaped private garden. Of particular note, upstairs, is the master bedroom with luxurious en suite shower room, dressing room and the large loft suite. The house has a double reception room, a cellar, kitchen/family room and a downstairs WC. In addition to the master bedroom there are three more double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is a 44ft long private garden. Festing Road is an idyllic location; moments from the beautiful River Thames Embankment and the picturesque Leaders Gardens. It is a short walk to the excellent amenities and transport links of central Putney and close to the fashionable shops, bars and restaurants of the Lower Richmond Road. The house is also in the catchment area for a number of highly regarded local primary schools. Festing Road, Putney, ÂŁ1,825,000, Warren 020 8780 1100

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This elegant double fronted terraced house is as picturesque on the inside as it is on the out. On entry find a generously sized kitchen with granite worksurfaces and

An extraordinary individual modern house inflooring a stunning location. Built originally in with 1962plantation for the artist John attractive Merton, Pound House broadly plenty of storage. and The front reception roomcountry offers wooden throughout, a large bay window shutters, cornicing andisgreat ceiling Palladian in room style could and iswork a wide, singleas storey building with large windows overreception looking the gardens. It was extendedand in 1978 to include a garden room and a height. This perfectly a dining area or office space. The rear room overlooks the secluded beautifully landscaped garden and offers amplestudio space complex for furniture. The ground floor also a convenient Additionally, there a cellar a wonderful storagesurrounding area and plumbing a washing large including a workshop andhas dark room . TheW.C. property currently has isvery highproviding ceilings and brick parapets the rooffor which has machine. The first floor is currently arranged with two large bedrooms, with space for king size double beds and built-in cupboards; a sizeable dressing room, with good storage space. ample built-in storage and a large shower room. The property also benefits from planning consent to make this enchanting two- bedroom house into the ideal family

Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land

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Four bedrooms | four bathrooms | garden room | hall | drawing room | studio complex | dining room | wine cellar | integrated garaging | small lake arboretum | over six acres of land Period Terraced House | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Reception Rooms | 1 Bathroom | House | Garden | Very Good decoration | EPC Rating E

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SUTHERLAND SQUARE, WALWORTH SE17 ÂŁ1,225,000 FREEHOLD OARE, WILTSHIRE ÂŁ2,750,000 FREEHOLD

This substantial four-bedroom, Grade II Listed family home overlooks the beautifully secluded Sutherland Square. Many original features remain throughout the

An extraordinary and individual country in aground stunning location. Built originally for the artist John House is broadly house, which is arranged over fourmodern floors with entryhouse at raised level. The front reception hasinan1962 airy and immense feel toMerton, it, with Pound sash windows and very high Palladian in style and is a wide, single storey separated, building with large windowstoover looking gardens. It has wasexquisite extendedFrench in 1978 to include a garden and a ceilings. The rear reception although currently could be opened create a dualthe aspect; it also doors, which open onto aroom private terrace. Therecomplex are two including family bathrooms, on the and first both are white tiled suites withceilings a W.C, and basin, shower and a surrounding bath. large studio a workshop andground dark room . Thefloor; property currently has very high brick parapets the roof which has

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Part of an elegant conversion of a Victorian schoolhouse in the heart of Battersea, Old Garden House is an exclusive collection of just three luxury houses offering a choice of three or four bedrooms, each with secure allocated parking and benefiting from on-site porter/ caretaker services.

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Located in a private gated setting surrounded by traditional cottages and stucco villas – with the 200-acre green space of Battersea Park a few minutes’ walk away and the glamour of Chelsea just across the river – these beautifully converted homes provide an ideal location to enjoy the benefits of a central London lifestyle. Arranged over five floors No 3 offers three bedrooms, along with a top floor office/study that opens onto a private terrace. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and two further bathrooms serve the other bedrooms, while each bedroom boasts built-in wardrobes or a purpose designed dressing area. A glass balustrade provides an almost invisible cordon around a double height void linking the ground floor reception room and the state-of-the-art kitchen/dining room on the lower ground floor.

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Beaufield Homes operates primarily at the upper end of the property

WORLD CLASS ACCOMMODATION Market. The company’s ethos is to create homes that are as individual OVER FOUR FLOORS. 2500 SQUARE FEET. by high levels of interior design, as their occupants, characterised FINISHED TO THE HIGHEST SPECIFICATION. specification and superb attention to detail throughout. EXCLUSIVE GATED DEVELOPMENT.

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n the heart of Wandsworth, this beautifully presented three-bedroom terraced house with plenty of entertaining space for families is conveniently located for the many shops and restaurants of Old York Road. The property is on a pretty road and downstairs has a double reception/dining room with a feature fireplace and extensive bookshelves and storage. A large bay window floods the room with natural light. To the rear is a contemporary custom-made kitchen with attractive metal doors, which further extend the space into the garden. Upstairs on the first floor there is the master bedroom suite with a shower room, and another bedroom with a separate shower room. The second floor completes the accommodation with a spacious bedroom and a large family bathroom. This property has the additional benefit of a utility room, storeroom and boiler room in the basement, eaves storage, Sonos in the kitchen, drawing room and master bedroom/bathroom, and a pressurised water system. Fullerton Road is situated close to the local shops and wine bars on Old York Road and the larger stores and supermarkets in the Southside Centre. There are many good schools in the area and excellent transport connections by bus, or by mainline train from Wandsworth Town Station. Fullerton Road, Wandsworth, £1.3million, Savills 020 8877 1222

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andsworth is one of the most desirable London boroughs to live in, with attractions for all types of households. With its conservation areas, good transport links, excellent schools and other facilities as well as ongoing regeneration, demand to live in the borough is strong. However more broadly, the UK housing market is in a stagnant state. Property transactions have been broadly flat since 2010 as uncertainty and transactions costs are affecting buyers’ willingness to move. In addition, sellers are only adjusting their expectations of achievable prices slowly. As a result, the lack of stock available to buy is causing delays in the time it takes deals to complete and extends the whole transactions process. This is the same for Wandsworth. The financial crisis had a big part to play, but policy changes in the form of changes to stamp duty have had an impact on the cycle too. Effect of 2014 Change to Stamp Duty Bill in Wandsworth Payable Today

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The change to the new system of Stamp Duty in the 2014 budget had a significant difference on the transactions cost of moving for property over about £1 million. At today’s prices the difference in Stamp Duty under the old and new regime for the average priced detached home in the borough was 25%. The effect of the change in Stamp Duty on confidence in the more expensive parts of the capital, such as Wandsworth, was severe. As activity slowed, so too did house price growth as those needing to sell or concerned about a market correction were willing to accept lower prices. But also, the mix of property sales affected average price growth as the more expensive homes were also less likely to sell given the higher transactions cost. While this change took place more than four years ago, it would be naïve to dismiss the impact that it still has on activity and on prices. Owners have to consider what else they would be willing to spend the money on, that would otherwise be spent on tax. If you are interested in finding out more about the Wandsworth property market, SellMyHome.co.uk is hosting an event at Skylark Café on Tuesday 2 October, 7pm-9pm. Fionnuala Earley will be presenting. Please email aisling@sellmyhome.co.uk to reserve your place.

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ÂŁ1,700,000

An architect-owned, three-storey Victorian townhouse arranged to best suit its position. Three or four bedrooms, a conservatory, an office, a garden and a roof terrace. Set in Vauxhall Conservation Area, this is just minutes to tubes, trains and Westminster.

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ERLANGER ROAD, SE14

£1,425,000

CAMBERWELL NEW ROAD, SE5

£1,200,000

This huge five bedroom home has a (self-contained) basement, many original features, a large kitchen/diner, bathroom, a shower room, a bright double reception and a ravishing 109ft south-facing garden. Near Zone 2 trains and Overground links at New Cross Gate and Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College.

An elegant, GII listed Georgian home near Oval Underground. It has three double bedrooms, a basement kitchen/diner, a double reception, two bathrooms and a heavenly garden. Find it in a conservation area, close to outstanding local schools and superb local transport links.

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ENCHANTING VICTORIAN This enchantingly lovely, late Victorian home has five-double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner, sitting room, two bathrooms, a shower room, heaps of storage and a walk-in cellar. Find it on a magical no-through street at One Tree Hill.

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he ingenious addition of mezzanine levels (half-levels between ground, first and second floors) makes far more of available space. There’s a double reception with stripped floorboards, plantation shutters, a feature fireplace, and a flat bay with sash windows. Original tessellated tiles remain in the hallway. The rear kitchen/diner has an architecturally sympathetic side return extension with traditionally-trimmed glazing, an exposed brick wall, glazed roof and French doors to the terrace. Kitchen units are cream, the large range cooker (four gas rings, a fish ring and two ovens) has been neatly placed in a dug-out chimney breast. Reach the walkin cellar from here, which is a great size and currently used as a utility and storage area. Outside, the garden is perfectly private, faces directly west and has been artfully planted (large Torquay palm, a fan palm, roses, bamboo and a bay tree). There’s a rear built-in arbour where neighbour’s edible grapes fortuitously tumble over the trellis. Castor oil and clematis are also escaping into this garden from over the fence, probably to enjoy its sunny aspect! All five bedrooms are doubles, four of them have stripped floorboards and two have built-in wardrobes. Look out for picture rails, fireplaces and cornicing. A large, traditionally-styled bathroom serves this level that has a shower above the bath, a W.C. and a Fired Earth basin. The second-floor bathroom has a modern roll-top bath with claw feet, a double shower cubicle, a W.C, a Savoy basin and underfloor heating. A Juliet balcony from the rear bedroom takes advantage of views across London’s skyline. An attic conversion has created a fifth bedroom/music room/playroom with four Velux windows looking out over London and access to eaves storage.

There’s a modern shower room across the hall with a W.C. and basin. Honor Oak Rise is a little-known, hardly-trodden no-through road that ends at One Tree Hill. Surrounded by a nature reserve, houses along here vary from grand Georgian townhouses to a couple of offbeat 1960’s builds. Your nearest primary schools include Fairlawn (Ofsted ‘outstanding’) and St Francesca Cabrini (‘good’). Older kids fare well at either Harris academy at Peckham Rye (both ‘outstanding’), The Forest School (‘good’) or The Sydenham School (also ‘good’). Honor Oak Park train station is a 10-minute walk (at most) for trains (London Bridge, Victoria) and London Overground links (Canada Water, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington). The high street has a delicatessen, florist, bicycle shop, beautician, café, Sainsbury’s Local and a gift shop. There are also some excellent restaurants. Peckham Rye Park is also no more than 10-minutes as are some fantastic foodie pubs (Watson’s General Telegraph and The Herne Tavern), a Co-operative supermarket, Post Office, chemist and a couple of posh cafés. Honor Oak Rise, SE23 £1,250,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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Herne Hill SE24 £975,000 Freehold

Bullfinch Court SE21 £400,000 Leasehold

This end of terrace four bedroom period house offers plenty of scope for improvement as well as two reception rooms, two bathrooms good size garden and garage. Located close to Ruskin Park as well as many good transport links.

Located within a short walk of West Dulwich and Bel Air Park, this spacious purpose built flat benefits from a long lease and a modern bathroom and separate w/c.

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Beckway Street SE17 £350,000 Leasehold

Poplar Walk SE24 £1,199,000 Freehold

Petermans are happy to present this three double bedroom split level flat offering skyline views from the top floor private balcony.

A delightful end of terrace Edwardian family home with high-ceilinged, generous reception rooms and four double bedrooms. Located on a desirable, wide, treelined road, the house is surrounded by good transport links. These include Brixton tube, Overground rail and buses direct to the City all within a 15-minute walk from the house.

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Milton Road SE24 Share of Freehold Guide Price ÂŁ600,000 Petermans are proud to present this two bedroom period property located on the popular Milton Road, a tree lined residential road within the Poets Corner area of Herne Hill, close to the many excellent transport links the area has to offer.

Spenser Road SE24 ÂŁ1.450m Freehold This stunning 2220 sq. ft. five bedroom Victorian home offering off street parking comes to the market in excellent condition. Located in the popular Poets Corner, with links from Brixton Underground, Herne Hill BR/Thameslink and many buses to Central London this is a must see house.

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his wonderful family home in an ideal location has been fully modernised and refurbished and also comes with full planning permission for significant extensions to every floor including a basement extension and carriage driveway. The five-bedroom house has spectacular views towards Dulwich College. At the front is a sweeping gravel driveway with parking space for a number of cars. Inside the ground floor features a wide entrance hall, which opens to each of the principal rooms. To the rear, there is a light and bright, open plan kitchen/dining room with plenty of storage as well as a separate utility room. There is also a large reception room, which, like the kitchen, has bi-fold doors to the large sunny, south-west-facing garden. There is also an additional reception room to the front of the house and a guest WC.

The first floor currently houses four bedrooms, including a master suite, and a family bathroom. The second floor has another bedroom and bathroom, a study area and large storage room. The house has been extensively refurbished and is very well maintained, with new works including double glazing, insulation, underfloor heating, rewiring and re-plumbing. Alleyn Park, Dulwich, SE21, offers over ÂŁ2,500,000, Knight Frank 020 3815 9410

INSPIRINGLY MODERNISED With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this splendid family home has been sensitively redeveloped to an aweinspiring standard. It is adorned with character and charm throughout to create an elegant and contemporary finish. There is no onward chain for this house that according to the agents stands in a class of its own, featuring the finest luxury fixtures, fittings, high-tech functionality and bespoke furnishings. It has a large landscaped garden and is superbly located for school catchment areas and local amenities. Henslowe Road, East Dulwich, SE22, ÂŁ1,350,000, Kinleigh, Folkard & Hayward 020 3792 6578

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Diary of an estate agent... From Pimlico to Peckham – the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of estate agency by Jane Robathan

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h, the autumn rush. This year, I took a family holiday right at the end of the summer. We’ve been screaming for stock all year and wow, have we been heard. It seems everyone’s putting their place up for sale, which means on returning to work last week, I immediately sank neckhigh in property descriptions. I had two large houses, previously prepared and ready to launch for the first week of September. There’s no point in putting a family home on the market when family-home-type-buyers are probably in the Cote D’Azur. Especially not considering those pesky upload dates that all the portals now publish. I always advise to hold off launching a house in August and think if an agent doesn’t tell their client to do this, their sanity should be squarely faced. Next up was a grandiose Georgian pile on the Oval side of Camberwell. The owner is an impressively successful designer and nothing short of perfectly charming. Then came the house that interrupted my holiday (for the sake of polite language, I’m saying no more), followed by a couple of nice-but-simple Peckham flats, a warehouse-y show-stopper and, finally, I rounded off with a thrillingly unique school conversion. This brochure is still ongoing, should be live any minute and the apartment will almost certainly sell high whatever the market is doing. There are such things as market-proof properties—ones that stride out the door by themselves. Before I left for holiday, we had a house so ripe, it landed five families fighting for it and an over-the-asking-price offer, in under two weeks. Agents can spot those a mile-off, that’s where some serious fee-bending can come into play. But when a developer insisted a friendly competitor had dropped to 0.7% a couple of months back, we were flabbergasted. Yesterday, it turns out he was lying. A developer. Honest. And now, I’ve just finished a meeting with a fashion-designer client, who, in high spirits, thought it best to add 25% to the price we valued him at. I always find these chats theoretically amusing. The story usually goes like this: we value, the vendor adds, I politely insist that they adjust within a few weeks. In most instances, the client clings onto the fantasy price as if it were real. And then comes the chat. Luckily, this is an astute man with a firm memory. If only the five-bedder would realise that I haven’t lost them money (that they were never going to make in the first place) and that, with the best will in the world, their ‘pesky upload date’ (see above) will be almost impossible to defend one day. I’ll let you know how that goes. www.roybrooks.co.uk

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our or five double bedrooms, extravagant basement kitchen and a landscaped rear garden with side access and mega views. Find it near superb schools, around a ten minute walk to trains and Overground services plus shops and restaurants at Honor Oak Park. Canonbie Road, SE23, £1,495,000, Roy Brooks 020 8299 3021

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LUXELETTINGS

PENTHOUSE PERFECTION A stunning penthouse on the 12th floor of Riverlight in Nine Elms, which offers an impressive 1,392 sq ft of living space including three bedrooms

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he apartment has large floor to ceiling windows that flood the rooms with natural light and every room has views of the River Thames and across London, including views of the iconic Battersea Power Station. There are two balconies off the bedrooms and a large balcony stretching the length of the reception room. Riverlight is positioned in the now world-renowned site, Nine Elms and the development features an exclusive residents’ clubhouse with a sunlit atrium, heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as a mezzanine “river view” gymnasium. There is also a reception lounge and library, 24-hour concierge and a shuttle bus to the transport services of Vauxhall with direct, quick access into Central London.

In later phases of the development there will also be virtual golf, a cinema screening room and a digital games room, a Sainsbury’s convenience store, coffee shop and a selection of restaurants and bars. Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Road, Battersea SW11, £1,600 per week, Knight Frank 020 3589 4028

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spacious and well-appointed, environmentallyfriendly, new-build three double bedroom house with low running costs available to rent in the award-winning Crest Nicholson Rowan Park development in Streatham. The house extends to over 1,000 sq ft and has southfacing views over parkland to the front and a private parking space. Available exclusively through Winkworth, this beautifully-presented three bedroom modern house has been designed with environmentally-friendly features such as thick insulation, low-energy electrics, water recycling and solar power to reduce every day running costs to a minimum and yet provide the best in attractive, secure, contemporary living. The parkland setting in Rowan Park has been landscaped to help encourage bio-diversity and has a children’s soft play area as well as a pond and well-lit pathways. The house is flooded throughout with natural light, and has an open-plan ground floor living area with a modern fitted kitchen and Bosch integrated appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, oven and gas hob. There is wooden flooring throughout as well as a large separate WC and two fitted storage closets. The rear doors lead to a delightful private garden of about 50ft with a lawn, planted borders, patio terrace and a shed – ideal for outdoor dining and summer BBQs. On the upper floor, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and French doors to a small glazed balcony with views over parkland. There is another modern family bathroom and two more double bedrooms as well as a bright landing with large crank-operated window lights. The house is in Zone 3 and has a private designated parking space. It is served by the 463, 60, 118, 152 and N133 bus routes and Mitcham Eastfields and Streatham Common stations with links into the City and Victoria/ West End.

Crowley Mews, Streatham Vale, SW16, part furnished or unfurnished, £437 per week (£1,895 per month) Winkworth 020 8769 6699

ROOFTERRACE A stunning and immaculately presented four bedroom terraced house on a highly desirable river road in Lower West Putney that is offered unfurnished and with a low maintenance garden and fabulous roof terrace. The ground floor accommodation comprises an elegant double reception room with wood floors, leading to an extended kitchen/dining room and the garden, a guest WC and cellar. On the upper floors there is the master suite with shower room and doors to the terrace, three more bedrooms and the family bathroom. This lovely family home is ideally located for a number of highly regarded primary schools as well as being within a stroll of the river and short walk to the high street. It is available from the November 1. Glendarvon Street, West Putney, SW15, £3,500 pcm, Warren 020 8780 1100

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FIVESTOREY Arranged over five floors, this house is part of an elegant conversion of a Victorian schoolhouse with secure allocated parking and onsite concierge services in a gated development

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he house has three bedrooms and a top floor office that opens onto a private terrace. Both the master bedroom and the guest suite have en suite bathrooms and each bedroom has either built-in wardrobes or a purpose designed dressing area. A glass balustrade provides an almost invisible cordon around a double height void linking the ground floor reception room and the state-of-the-art kitchen dining room on the lower ground floor. The school was built in 1885 for nearly 1,600 children. After constant use for well over a century, the school was transformed into luxury homes and office accommodation. The conversion of the Old Garden House into three private houses was the last part of the transformation.

The house is located in a private setting surrounded by traditional cottages and stucco villas – with the 200-acre green space of Battersea Park a few minutes’ walk away and the glamour of Chelsea just across the river. It is ideally located in Zone 1 and benefits from excellent transport links. Just across the park are both Battersea Park Station and Queenstown Road from where Victoria and Waterloo can be reached in five minutes and eight minutes respectively. Old Garden House, Bridge Lane, Battersea, SW11, £2,940 per week, First Union 020 7771 7100.

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EDWARDIAN ELEGANCE Located on a mature plot of more than half an acre, this seven bedroom Edwardian family home, built around 1901, has plenty of character

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n the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a dual aspect drawing room with a feature fireplace, a study, sitting room, kitchen/ dining room, utility room and a cloakroom. There is also a useful cellar, accessed from the kitchen. The rooms all have high ceilings as befits a grand Edwardian house. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, including the master bedroom which has its own en suite bathroom. The second floor houses three more bedrooms. Outside there is a garden, a double garage and three outbuildings for storage. There is ample parking for

several cars. The house has been well maintained by the current owner and offers the opportunity for a sympathetic modernisation and maybe an extension. The property is approached by a gravel driveway and sits in the middle of the plot which is mainly laid to lawn with mature borders. The house is ideally situated just over half a mile from Cobham, three miles from Oxshott, four from Esher, and 11 and a half miles from Guildford. Central London is 21.5 miles away.

‘The house is ideally situated just over half a mile from Cobham’

Fairmile Avenue, Cobham, £2,795,000 Knight Frank 01932 591 600

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PARKLIFE The Lodge is a handsome detached house occupying a prime position in Highfield Park and with outstanding open rural views. The property offers spacious living accommodation and has recently been modernised to create a wonderful home

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he house dates from around 1910 and is one of 13 properties which make up Highfield Park which was converted from a hospital in 1984 by highly regarded local builders Clayson Country Homes. The Lodge originally was used as the doctor’s residence to the hospital. On the ground floor is a welcoming entrance hall with cloakroom. To the left is the main reception room – a large bright room with open fireplace. On the other side of the hallway is a dining room – again another bright room with open fireplace. This leads through to a superb open plan kitchen/breakfast and family room. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of smart modern units and there is a separate utility room. On the first floor are four good size bedrooms and a study. The master bedroom is a great size with a separate dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There is also a separate family bathroom. In addition there are a further two large loft bedrooms which could appeal to someone looking to work from home.

To the front of the house is a wellmaintained garden with a gravelled driveway to the side leading to a car port and detached double garage as well as parking for 4-5 cars. The gardens are a delight and mainly laid to lawn with large sun terrace and an array of mature trees and shrubs. Creaton is situated approximately 9 miles north of Northampton with a village green, post office, public house, and church. Recreational, shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Market Harborough and Northampton. There is a primary school in the village itself, with secondary education available at Guilsborough and private schools at Maidwell and Spratton. The rail stations are easily accessible at Long Buckby and Northampton with direct links to London Euston.

The Lodge originally was used as the doctor’s residence to the hospital

The Lodge, Highfield Park, Creaton, Northamptonshire, OIEO £725,000, Fine and Country Northampton 01604 309030.

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ESTATE AGENTS

An Architectural Inspiration

Guide Price £600,000

This significant five bedroomed Victorian residence believed to date back to Circa 1884, offers a magnificent array of inspirational architectural and period features. The central location is a five minute walk to Kettering mainline railway, linking directly with London St Pancras International in under an hour. Features include bay windows, detailed stained glass, tall ceilings, curved walls and sweeping staircase. The grand scale of the accommodation is impressive. Outside, the grounds include a private driveway, garage with a wonderful manicured private rear garden. EPC RATING: F Queensberry Road, Kettering Kettering 01536 417888

Historically Speaking

Guide Price £750,000

This significant, seven bedroomed Grade II listed detached residence occupies an enviable position in the conservation are within the heart of Burton Latimer. Believed to date back in parts to circa 1640, the property is brimming with charm and character with a wealth of period features and impressive architectural detail. Outside significant wrap around gardens enjoy a good degree of privacy with magnificent Weeping Ash tree, a private driveway provides parking for a number of cars screened by established Yew Trees. An outstanding home and garden! EPC RATING: EXEMPT Church Street, Burton Latimer Kettering 01536 417888

Only 60 minutes by train to London ◆ Offices in Corby ◆ Kettering ◆ Market Harborough

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For more information on the property please contact us at: Fine & Country Northampton, 2 Mercers Row, Northampton NN1 2QL | Tel: 01604 309030 | fineandcountry.com

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140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk

Balham 73-79 Balham High Road, Balham SW12  020 8772 8000  balham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

501 Battersea Park Rd, Battersea, London SW11 4LW  020 3151 4251  battersea@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk

11–13 Bedford Hill, Balham SW12  020 8618 2013  balham@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

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Sales – 8-11 Station Road, Balham SW12  020 8675 6565  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

108 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7228 2666  sbc@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Lettings – 115 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 6565  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com Sales & Lettings – 120 Balham High Road SW12  020 8772 9373  sales.balham@lauristons.com  lettings.balham@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com Lettings - 80 Balham High Road SW12  020 8675 5050  balham@palacegatesestates.co.uk www.palacegatesestates.co.uk

242 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7924 1944  sbp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk 7a Albion Riverside, Hester Road, Battersea Park, SW11  020 3597 7670  battersea@knightfrank.co.uk www.knightfrank.co.uk

Knight Frank

Knight Frank Riverside, 7a Albion Riverside, 8 Hester Road SW11  020 3597 7670  matthew.smith@knightfrank.co.uk

Knight Frank

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Barnes

Lettings - 134 Northcote Road SW11  020 7978 4404  battersea@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

48 Barnes High Street, SW13  020 3728 2288  barnes@foxtons.co.uk

238a Battersea Park Road SW11  020 3402 1900  battersea@savills.com www.savills.com

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Knight Frank

56 Barnes High Street, London SW13  020 3371 3130  barnes@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Savills Waterfront, 62-64 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11  fmoynihan@savills.com www.savills.co.uk/waterfront

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73-75 Church Street SW13  020 8563 8333  barnes_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Brixton

21 Battersea Square SW11  020 7771 7100  battersea@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk 168 Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11  020 7801 1111  battersea@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Battersea & Nine Elms

Battersea 280/278 Battersea Park Road, SW11  020 7228 2629  battersea@acquireestateagents.co.uk

29 Battersea Square SW11  020 7924 3130  info@thresherowen.co.uk www.thresherowen.co.uk

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THRESHER OWEN

506–508 Brixton Road, Brixton SW9  020 7704 5757  brixton@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

29 BATTERSEA SQUARE LONDON SW11 3RA Tel: +44 (0) 20 - 7924 - 3130 Email: info@thresherowen.co.uk Web: www.thresherowen.co.uk

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Crystal Palace 26 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace SE19  020 8772 8080  crystalpalace@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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107-109 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich SE22  020 3280 3523  eastdulwich.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Clapham 140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk 27-31 The Pavement SW4  020 7498 8686  clapham@hamptons-int.com

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2 Barry Parade, Barry Road SE22  020 8299 3021  post@roybrooks.co.uk www.roybrooks.co.uk

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Sales – 30 The Pavement, Clapham SW4  020 3700 8555  scc@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

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390-392 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 8963 5100  earlsfield@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

44 Abbeville Road, Clapham SW4  020 3280 3514  clapham.sales@kfh.co.uk

372-374 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8971 7070  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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Knight Frank

Sales – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6750  robert.french@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

517-519 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield SW18  020 3280 3521  earlsfield.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Lettings – 11 The Polygon SW4  020 3667 6756  anna.czaban@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com

Lettings – 334 Garratt Lane, SW18  020 3280 3522  earlsfield.lettings@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

28 Old Town SW4  020 7501 3666  clapham_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Lettings - 370 Garratt Lane SW18  020 8879 6205  earlsfield@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk

Lettings - 1 The Polygon SW4  020 7720 5588  clapham@palacegateestates.co.uk www.palacegateestates.co.uk 131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

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57 Nightingale Lane SW12  020 8673 9278  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com 1-3 Old Town SW4  020 7627 5566  clapham@sheratonlaw.com www.sheratonlaw.com

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East Sheen 298a Upper Richmond Rd W, SW14  020 8018 7777  mrandall@savills.com www.savills.com

Coombe Hill 259 Coombe Lane SW20  020 8947 9393  hani@coomberesidential.com www.coomberesidential.com 360 Coombe Lane, Wimbledon SW20  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk

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94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

Dulwich Village 29-35 Lordship Lane, Dulwich SE22  020 8613 6200  dulwich@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Herne Hill 63-65 Herne Hill SE24  020 7733 5454  wendy@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk 236 Railton Road SE24  020 7501 8950  hernehill@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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181-183 Kennington Lane, SE11  020 7840 3205  kennington@atkinsonmcleod.com www.atkinsonmcleod.com 292-294 Kennington Road, SE11  ske@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

Station Buildings, Coombe Lane SW20  020 3542 2000  srp@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

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Richmond 27a The Quadrant, Richmond TW9  020 8973 2700  richmond@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

Sales & Lettings – 345a Kennington Road SE11  020 7385 2296  sales.kennington@lauristons.com  lettings.kennington@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com Sales – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

Knight Frank

Lettings – 299 Kennington Road SE11  020 7587 0600 kennington@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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Kingston

Southfields 251-251b Wimbledon Park Road SW19  020 8871 9655  southfields.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

173-177 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1  020 8879 2121  kingston@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

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Streatham 82 Streatham High Road, Streatham SW16  020 8150 5400  streatham@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

145 Evelina Road, Nunhead SE15  020 3206 3063  post@roybrooks.co.uk www.roybrooks.co.uk

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1-3 De Montfort Parade, Streatham High Road, SW16  020 8677 9900  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

Putney 175 Putney High Street, Putney SW15  020 8355 1000  putney@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

1 Leigham Court Road, SW16  020 8769 8744  sst@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

1 Putney Hill, Putney SW15  020 3280 3545  putneyhill.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk 81-83 Lower Richmond Road, West Putney SW15  020 3280 3558  westputney.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

46-50 Streatham Hill, Streatham, London SW2  020 8769 6699  streatham@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

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Tooting

Sales & Lettings – 188 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 8780  sales.putney@lauristons.com  lettings.putney@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com

47-49 Mitcham Road, SW17  020 3728 2150  tooting@foxtons.co.uk www.foxtons.co.uk

198 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 6111  cbell@savills.com www.savills.com

58-60 Tooting High Street, SW17  020 8767 1400  sto@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

194 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  sales@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 139 Lower Richmond Road SW15  020 8780 1100  lettings@warrenputney.co.uk www.warrenputney.co.uk 196 Upper Richmond Road SW15  020 8788 9295  putney@winkworth.co.uk www.winkworth.co.uk

23 Hill Street, Richmond upon Thames TW9  020 8939 2800  richmond@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 40-42 Hill Rise, London  020 8614 9100  mgthompson@savills.com www.savills.com

29-31 Upper Tooting Rd, London SW17  020 8767 3655  tooting_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

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Tooting Bec 26 Tooting Bec Road, Tooting SW17  020 8767 0522  info@jacksonsestateagents.com www.jacksonsestateagents.com

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12 Huguenot Place SW17  020 8877 4810  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

Wandsworth

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370 Old York Road SW18  020 8480 4444  wandsworthtown@first-union.co.uk www.first-union.co.uk

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Wandsworth – Between the Commons

94 Park Hall Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3319 3900  ben.moser@petermans.co.uk www.petermans.co.uk

140 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 7474  sales@john-thorogood.co.uk www.john-thorogood.co.uk

Knight Frank

113 Rosendale Road, West Dulwich SE21  020 3280 3556  westdulwich.sales@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com 98–100 Northcote Road, SW11  020 7411 9965  battersea@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

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Wimbledon 49 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19  020 8944 4000  swm@kfh.co.uk www.kfh.co.uk

118 Northcote Road SW11  020 7728 9292  batteresa_sales@marshandparsons.co.uk www.marshandparsons.co.uk

Hampton House, High Street, SW19  020 8946 0081  wimbledon@hamptons-int.com www.hamptons.co.uk

131 Northcote Road SW11  020 7228 5111  battersea@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com 99 Northcote Road, SW11  020 3428 2222  rchatwin@savills.com www.savills.com

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Wandsworth Common 19 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 7711  wandsworth@carterjonas.co.uk www.carterjonas.co.uk

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324 Trinity Rd, London SW18 3RG  020 3151 4263  wandsworth@johndwood.co.uk www.johndwood.co.uk 34 Bellevue Road SW17  020 8767 2222  bellevueroad@rymer-irens.com www.rymer-irens.com

Knight Frank

26 Bellevue Road, SW17  020 8682 7777  wandsworth@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 30 Bellevue Road SW17  020 3846 0999  wandsworthsales@ramptonbaseley.com  wandsworthlettings@ramptonbaseley.com www.ramptonbaseley.com

Knight Frank

81 High Street SW19  020 8946 0026  dominic.pasqua@knightfrank.com www.knightfrank.com Sales & Lettings – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon SW19  020 8946 9468  sales.wimbledon@lauristons.com  lettings.wimbledon@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com New Homes – 53 Wimbledon Hill Road Wimbledon SW19  020 8879 9099  newhomes@lauristons.com www.lauristons.com 35 High Street SW19  020 8947 9833  enquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk Lettings - 11-13 Church Street SW19  020 8870 9669  rentalenquiries@robertholmes.co.uk www.robertholmes.co.uk 1 High Street SW19  020 8971 8111  jmorrison@savills.com www.savills.com

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LAST WORD Simon Ashwell, Head of Office, Savills Weybridge Describe your property career to date. I have just over 28 years experience working in two top end estate agencies. I have spent the last 13 years with Savills covering Weybridge, Walton on Thames and the surrounding towns and villages. What do you enjoy most about your job and what have been the highlights? I love to be busy and on the go and estate agency definitely requires people who have plenty of enthusiasm and energy. I still love doing a deal. I get as excited now as I did when I sold my first house. Describe the biggest challenges. Estate agents are a bit like farmers, there’s always something creating a challenge, such as the weather being too good or too bad! At the moment, taxation, interest rates and political uncertainty are all impacting the market – and stamp duty for high value homes is also a factor. As ever, realistically priced homes are continuing to transact across all price bands and we have done some good deals this year for all types of property. What advice would you give to anyone considering a career in estate agency? It is important to work hard and give your all every day. You need drive and determination and to be a glass-half-full person. Often it’s about

analysing a buyer’s requirements and needs to help them find their dream home. If you are a people person and driven to succeed this could be the sector for you. What advice do you have for homebuyers in the current market? Although uncertainty will continue to play into buyer sentiment, personally I have confidence in the market. If a buyer has found the right home for them, then there’s no reason why they shouldn’t proceed. Today’s buyer is often looking for high quality stock for sale and, with homes that meet this criteria, they have every chance of finding what they want. What sets Surrey apart? Weybridge and the surrounding towns are the perfect mix of town and country – a cluster of smart towns with excellent rail and road links to the capital and beyond, highly rated primary and secondary schooling as well as open countryside on the doorstep. The local property landscape is diverse, spanning ultra-modern mansions within the gated private estates of St George’s Hill and the Crown Estate to country cottages, period terraces, traditional family homes, elegant new-build townhouses and contemporary apartments.

interest from international families wanting a home in the UK – despite Bexit. In the last month I have been talking to prospective buyers from across the world. Elmbridge remains a popular choice for these buyers due to the many leading schools nearby. London families will always move out to this part of Surrey so I expect demand to remain strong. Recent highs, recent lows? High – selling two houses for families who bought from me over ten years ago. Low – getting a parking ticket when I forgot to move my car off a double yellow. I’d only popped into the local newsagent to buy a New Home card for one of our clients! What is your top location south of the river? I love Brooklands which is the old race track. There is a fabulous museum which is home to some amazing cars and planes including Concorde. If you were not an estate agent, what career would you choose and why? Before I dived into the property world I trained as a chef and worked in many of the top London hotels. So I would love to have a roses-round-the door pub with a fantastic restaurant attached.

What do you think lies ahead for the Surrey market? We expect to see continued

Rodona Road, St George’s Hill, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 A luxury home built to a high standard in recent years, offering spacious and adaptable accommodation, situated in the prestigious St George’s Hill private estate.

Guide price £6,250,000

Savills Weybridge 01932 838000 sashwell@savills.com savills.co.uk

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Pachesham Park KT22 A large detached property that has been refurbished to the highest of standards. EPC C. Guide price £3,500,000

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Esher Place Avenue KT10 An attractive family home enviably located on the private Esher Place Estate with a good sized South backing garden. Guide price £1,895,000

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Three bedroom luxury apartment with a lift, private terrace and underground parking. EPC B. Guide price £1,795,000

Ottways Lane KT21 A detached property that provides the perfect blank canvas to create a family home. EPC F. Guide price £1,195,000

Hawkshill Close KT10 This five bedroom property provides spacious family living in a beautiful character home. EPC:D. Guide price £1,850,000

Hillbrow Road KT10 Beautiful semi-detached period home that has been refurbished to a high standard by the current owners. Guide price £1,175,000

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james.harvey@knightfrank.com 01932 379054

Oxshott Rise, Cobham KT11

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