In Congestion Zone:No – 8.8 miles outside.
Parking and Traffic:Permits & Meters.  Free in suburbs.  Upper Richmond Road gets congested.
Ethnicity Bias:German
Investor ProfilePension, Business, Cash&Equity & Retirement.
Per 1000 population11173
Yield Range:3.9% - 9.0%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Studio flat95,000175,0001652908.6%9.0%
1 bed flat165,000320,0002103906.3%6.6%
2 bed flat180,000500,0002507957.2%8.3%
2 bed house240,000550,0002254153.9%4.9%
3 bed house380,000860,0003256503.9%4.4%
Valuations above the London average by:66.7% (£403,203)
ActualLondon Average
 Capital growth last 12 months:-38.4%19%
 Capital growth last 48 months:34.9%89%
Tube:Richmond District Line (Zone 3) – 30 mins to Embankment.
Demand For Letting:Excellent
Average void period:3 days

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Out of 10:642
 Summary:Great opportunity to capitalize on fair prices being sought by vendors.
Sought After Streets:Garrick Close, Kew Road and Ormond Road.


Its hard to believe this place is only 8 miles or so from the centre.  If you get a property here then don’t expect it to be on the rental market for long – it will get snapped up!  The main appeals to this area are its proximity to the M4 corridor companies and accesability to areas such as Devon and Cornwall.  The area is well spaced out with plenty of greenery (including Kew Gardens) and is bordered by the River Thames.  For this reason the property prices are expensive so do not expect great yields.  I estimate that rental prices have to go up – the rental price for a studio is the same as a studio in Leyton and I know where I’d rather live!

You will notice from above there has been a big drop in prices so now is your chance.  Basically the prices have corrected themselves from the exorbitant prices being achieved over the last few years.  I expect a stabilization of prices for this year with rental figures rising across all property types.  Expect yields to get better.

Currently this area has the lowest unemployment rates for London at below 2% and it’s hard to find any part of this area undesirable.  If there was a fault to this area you would have to look above into the sky – Richmond is under the flight path for the aeroplanes landing at Heathrow.  Well you can’t have everything!  Keep an eye out for the plans for the 5th terminal.  This will have a negative impact if it goes ahead due to the extra noise.

 Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Foxtons Estate Agents27a The Quadrant, Richmond, TW9 1DN020 8973
Priory Management16 Kew Green, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3BH020 8940
Hamptons International8 The Quadrant, Richmond, TW9 1BP020 8940
Featherstone Leigh Ltd15 Sheen Road, Richmond, RW9 1AD020 8940 1575
Antony Roberts Estate Agents308 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond, TW9 3NG020 8940 9401
Barnard MarcusOriel House 26, The Quadrant
Richmond Surrey
020 8940 6006
 Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
C Howard King & Partners6 Onslow Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6QF020 8948
Tomlinsons Ltd76 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1UF020 8948
Featherstone-Leigh1 Royal Parade, Station Approach, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3QD020 8940
Priory Management16 Kew Green, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3BH020 8940
Parkgate Estates (Richmond) Ltd8 Eton Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1EE020 8940
John D Wood2 Midmoor House, Key Road, Richmond, TW9 2NQ020 8940