Landlords with properties in the Borough of Bexley approach lettings agents in Bexley looking to maximise the income they receive from their rental homes.
Here at Assetgrove, our guaranteed rent scheme assures landlords of a fixed monthly rental income while we get on with the business of managing all the day-to-day tasks that running a property portfolio involves, such as inspections, lettings, viewings, maintenance and legal issues.
We are proud to offer guaranteed rent for up to five years. But there is a lot more to Assetgrove that this alone. Over the years we have developed a comprehensive range of property services carried out by a substantial in-house team with real expertise.
From upfront financing of home improvements and furniture packages to out-and-out property portfolio business managers, we provide a complete solution for all landlords and buy-to-let investors whether they own one property or 100.
The London Borough of Bexley is located 12 miles south-east of central London and shares borders with Bromley to the south, Greenwich to the west, Barking & Dagenham and Havering to the north plus Dartford in Kent to the east.
At its widest point, Bexley is 11.2 miles by 7 miles in length. The borough is home to approximately 92,587 households with a population of about 231,935, according to the 2011 census, with 77% of residents describing themselves as White British.
Bexley was recognised as the second safest borough in London in terms of recorded crime. The borough has high levels of resident satisfaction and is one of only 26 local authorities in England to rated as ‘excellent’ by local government watchdog the Audit Commission.
Postcodes in Bexley
Postcodes covered by the borough’s 1,701 streets include:
DA1, DA5, DA6, DA7, DA8, DA14, DA15, DA16, DA17, DA18 SE2, SE9 and SE28
The major towns in the borough are Erith, previously a major port and industrial centre, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Sidcup, Welling and Thamesmead, which was developed in the late 1960s to house people who previously lived in overcrowded inner-city estates.
Most notably, however, Bexley lies within the Thames Gateway, an area designated as a national priority for urban regeneration.
There are currently around 7000 businesses in Bexley, which include food and drink manufacturers, retailers, logistics and a growing ICT sector. Big brands based in the borough include Automated Data Management in Bexley, Coca-Cola Enterprises and Stoneham Kitchens in Sidcup.
Green space in Bexley
As one of the greenest of London’s boroughs, Bexley has more than 1500 acres of open space and green parkland plus a 5-mile stretch of riverfront along the south side of the Thames.
Of the borough’s 100-plus parks and open spaces, the largest is Foots Cray Meadows, which includes rolling landscapes, ancient woodland and wildflower meadows that have been classed as a local nature reserve due to them providing a wealth of diverse habitats for flora, fauna, and wildlife.
Danson Park, on the other hand, is believed to have been landscaped by the famous Capability Brown and contains a 200-year-old oak tree. The 78-acre park also has tennis courts, a football pitch, golf course, bowling greens, cycling routes and a lake that is often used by Erith Rowing Club.
Ninety per cent of primary age pupils in Bexley attend a school that is rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, according to the watchdog’s latest annual report.
Noted primary schools in the borough include Christ Church (Erith) CofE School, Belvedere Junior School and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in Sidcup.
Figures released by Ofsted also reveal the performance of schools in Bexley at GCSE and A level is above the London average.
At the top of the list for GCSE results in 2015 was Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School with 98% of its pupils taking the exams gaining five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. Following closely behind was Bexley Grammar School in Welling with 97% of its GCSE students hitting the required mark.
Third was Beths Grammar School in Bexley also with 97%, with St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in Bexleyheath next with 81% and Harris Academy in Falconwood fifth with 73%.
At the top of the list for the points scored at A level and the International Baccalaureate per student in the borough was Bexley Grammar School, followed by Townley Grammar School, Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Beths Grammar School and Blackfen School for Girls, which has a mixed sex sixth form.
Other noted secondary schools in the borough of Bexley include Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Academy, Bexleyheath Academy, St Mary and St Joseph’s Catholic School and St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School.
When it comes to further education, Bexley College has two campuses in Erith and Belvedere, while Bird College of Dance, Music & Theatre Performance is based in Sidcup.
Transport in Bexley
Bexley is one of only six London boroughs not to have at least one London Underground station within its boundaries, although it does have 11 National Rail stations. These are: Albany Park, Barnehurst, Belvedere, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Erith, Falconwood, Sidcup, Slade Green and Welling, while Abbey Wood Station is located on the borough boundary with Greenwich.
When Crossrail opens in 2019 journeys from Abbey Wood to the centre of London will be reduced to just 25 minutes, with up to 12 extra trains an hour linking Abbey Wood with the city..
Road access to and from Bexley is good. The major trunk roads serving the borough are the A2 and A20 which both connect to the M25.
London City Airport is the closest to serve Bexley, being around 30 minutes away. London Heathrow, London Stansted and London Gatwick airports are also easily reachable within an hour’s travel.