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Local Property Market Update August 2019
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    Whatever happens with Brexit, Kingston upon Thames and the surrounding areas has enduring appeal at home and abroad as an international hub for culture, business and education. Compared with the geopolitical risks in many other countries, London is still a safe investment and will continue to attract investment buyers from around the world. While 2019 is undoubtedly a year of transition, we are confident that the Greater London rental market will stay strong.

    Competitive rental prices will be key throughout the year ahead. Landlords who have a realistic approach to the price of their property will attract the right tenant within a reasonable timescale. Landlords who continue to price their property too high for the current rental market and against the agents advice will likely suffer the consequences of longer void periods and may risk attracting the wrong tenant.

    Despite Brexit fears, we are still experiencing strong levels of demand from corporate companies who are relocating their staff to London. Particularly prominent in the lettings market are families looking to upsize who are relocating to a new area. One of the key factors behind this has been the rise of 'try before you buy' renters, which has seen families who are able to achieve a strong rental income which is enough to cover the rent of a larger apartment or house in a suburban London location area such as Kingston, New Malden or Teddington, while continuing to hold onto a valuable central London asset. Schools are also a very strong pull for families relocating from prime Central London areas, as well as lower crime rates and less polluted areas.

    We have also started to see renters adopting a buyer's outlook, taking longer to find the perfect property and even refurbishing properties at their own costs before taking up tenancy. We predict the trend for tenants operating like buyers to increase as the rental market in Greater London continues to expand and attract an increasingly diverse tenant profile.
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    About Us
    When you instruct Curchods, we will search relentlessly to find a quality tenant that is right for your property. Once we've found the right tenant, we'll negotiate the best rent achievable.  We offer a locally based, high quality and personal service to our landlords.

    Our Kingston Branch Lettings Manager, Leo Der-Galestanian started in the Lettings Industry at the age of 23 in 2005 and over the last 12 years he has built up valuable first hand experience which he uses to advise Landlords and Tenants on the processes, legalities and potential pitfalls when renting out their homes or investment properties. Our well experienced team, offer a friendly and straight talking approach, aiming to deliver a first class service at all times.
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    Leo Der-Galestanian
    Leo started in the Lettings Industry at the age of 23 in 2005, since then he'd built up valuable first hand experience which I use to advise our Landlords and Tenants on the processes, legalities and potential pitfalls when renting out their homes or investment properties. It has always being very important to Leo that he conducts business with professionalism, transparency and with integrity and to ensure we are giving all our Landlord and Tenants the right advice under current market conditions which is what drew me towards working for a reputable company such as Curchods.
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    What our customers say about when the job is done

    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

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      Quality and professional level of service!
      Quality and professional level of service was very good. Proactive personnel who kept in constant communication throughout the process. Secured a good tenant within a short time frame. Would certainly recommend.

      Royal Quarter, Kingston-upon-Thames
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      Professional and personable!
      Professional and personable. The unified approach of purchase and subsequent letting was perfect for my buy-to-let requirement. Post-sale assistance was generously offered; tying up those small loose ends that often get overlooked during a property purchase. Happy to recommend and will likely seek Curchods services again."
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      First class service!
      First class service from Curchods.  First person to view our house took it and Steph appears to have found high quality tenants for us. I also spoke alot with Martin Worland (Curchods Mortgage Services) regarding mortgages and he was very helpful."
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      Good professional service
      I was kept well informed and updated on the progress. I am quite particular with regards to accurate documentation/referencing and they provided everything I required. I would definitely consider letting through you again and would also recommend you."
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    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston on 020 8546 6800.


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    Our Story
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      We strive to offer a huge amount of support and guidance in order to provide a first class experience of buying, selling and letting homes in Surrey and South West London.

      By training our staff to be the at the top of their profession and by being passionate about all types of property, we continue to successfully sell and let properties throughout Surrey and South West London. Welcome to our estate agency office in Kingston. We specialise in residential properties for sale in Kingston upon Thames, KT1 and KT2 and the surrounding suburbs including Coombe Hill.

      Curchods Kingston branch was proud to have been awarded number 1 estate agent in Kingston upon Thames for customer service at the British Property Awards 2018 (their second gold award in two years)!

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      About Us

      Our Kingston branch is headed up by Branch Manager, Scott Carson, who began his estate agency career some 20 years ago. Scott says his success is based on hard work, commitment, and excellent training and development. He comments: "I have successfully managed a number of estate agency branches including Richmond, Esher and now Kingston. I pride myself on my positive 'can do' attitude to provide great customer service and make moving house as hassle-free as possible for our clients, ensuring that they continue to return and recommend me. I have moved house numerous times in the past 20 years as my family has grown and therefore know first hand what clients want and need!"

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      If you are thinking of selling or letting, please contact us for a FREE valuation of your property.
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    Curchods Mortgage Services
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      In this financial climate, there is no substitute for the support of a professional mortgage advisor to explain everything to you, research, prepare and submit your mortgage application, and research the whole market for first charge loans only, to find the right deal for you and your particular financial circumstances.

      You don't need to be buying or selling a property with Curchods to use our mortgage services department.
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      Tel: 01483 479070
      Email: mortgages@curchods.com
      Web: www.curchods.com/mortgage-services
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      About Us

      Curchods Mortgage Services have been in business over 20 years, providing advice on residential mortgages, buy-to-let mortgages, life assurance, health insurance and mortgage advice. Our trading partner Lifetime Wealth Management can provide advice on pensions and investments.

      At Curchods Mortgage Services, we are independent of any one lender and all of our advisors are fully qualified with many years experience to advise, research, prepare and submit your mortgage application. If you need to secure a mortgage for your next property purchase, contact us to find out more.



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

      The Financial Conduct Authority do not regulate some buy to let mortgages.

      We charge a fee of typically £495.00 and we are also paid an introductory commission from the lender. Alternatively you could chose to receive the commission from the lender and pay us a fee of an estimated 1% of the mortgage advance.

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      Scott Carson - Branch Manager
      I began my estate agency career some 20 years ago. I have successfully managed a number of estate agency branches including Richmond, Esher and now Kingston and believe my success is based on hard work, commitment and excellent training and development. I pride myself on my positive 'can do' attitude to great customer service, to make moving house as hassle-free as possible for our clients, ensuring that they continue to return and recommend me. I have moved house numerous times in the past 20 years as the family grew and know first-hand what clients want and need!
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      Ken Wood - Senior Negotiator
      A member of the National Association of Estate Agents with a career spanning 31 years, 15 of those at Director/Area Manager level in charge of Sales and Financial Services in the Kingston and Richmond Boroughs, I am now totally focused on selling property, supporting my colleagues and giving a first class service to buyers and sellers, which is where my real passion lies.
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      Jo Selwood - Administrator
      Jo has been the Administrator of the Kingston office for the last 15 years. She takes pride in being hard-working, friendly and helpful and ensuring the smooth, efficient running of the office. 
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       Leo Der-Galestanian - Lettings Manager
      Leo started in the Lettings Industry at the age of 23 in 2005, since then he has built up valuable first hand experience to advise our Landlords and Tenants on the processes, legalities and potential pitfalls when renting out their homes or investment properties. It has always being very important to Leo that he conducts business with professionalism, transparency and with integrity and to ensure we are giving all our Landlord and Tenants the right advice under current market conditions which is what drew Leo to work for a reputable company such as Curchods.
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      Testimonials from Sellers

      • Seller Testimonial

        Very Satisfied
        Overall very satisfied with the support from Curchods and the team. Good level of communication and the overall process of selling my house was less stressful than I expected.
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        Quick Sale
        We had had highly misleading and unhelpful advice from two other agents who had been selling our house from May 2016, resulting in a wasted year, before we talked to Curchods in Kingston. Their advice was refreshingly honest and realistic from the start and the staff who came round were equally helpful and straightforward, and hardworking, resulting in a comparatively quick sale within 3/4 months and within range of the final asking price. 
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        By far the best
        We dealt with 3 different estate agents when buying & selling property in Kingston & Curchods were by far the best we encountered on both a professional & personal level.
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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston on 020 8546 6800.


      Welcome to Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      56-58
      Wood Street
      Kingston Upon Thames
      KT1 1UW

      Get in touch

      Buying: 020 8012 2488  Local call rate
      Letting: 020 8012 5482  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston . Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Curchods Estate Agents, Kingston on 020 8546 6800.