Landlords with properties in Merton Borough Council’s boundary approach lettings agents in Merton 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 14.7 square miles covered by the London Borough of Merton, which shares a border with Wandsworth and Lambeth to the north, Richmond and Kingston-upon-Thames to the west, Sutton to the south and Croydon to the east, take in the following postcodes:
CR4, CR7, KT3, SM3, SM4, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20
Who lives in Merton?
Merton in south-west London has a population of around 200,000 people, which makes it the fourth most densely populated outer London borough.
The number of people in Merton swells by around 500,000 for two weeks every summer when the world-famous All England Lawn Tennis Club hosts the annual Wimbledon tournament.
In addition to Wimbledon – which includes the Village, the Broadway and South Wimbledon – the borough’s main town centres are Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park and Colliers Wood.
Merton’s eight state secondary schools bucked the national trend in 2016 with big improvements to the GCSE results achieved by pupils.
A total of 81% of pupils at Harris Academy Merton, Harris Academy Morden, Raynes Park High School, Ricards Lodge High School, Rutlish School, St Mark’s Academy, Ursuline High School and Wimbledon College achieved A*-C in English, up from 77% in 2015 and 21% above the national average for 2016.
Meanwhile, 77% of pupils at state schools in Merton achieved A*-C in maths, up from 72% in 2015 and 16% above the national average. In both English and maths, 72% of state school pupils in Merton achieved A*-C, a significant leap from 62% in 2016.
All 45 primary schools in Merton have nursery classes, with the exception of Park Community School – the borough’s newest primary education facility, which opened in September 2014.
The best performing primary schools in Merton include Bishop Gilpin CofE, Cranmer, Hollymount, Merton Park, St Mark’s, St Mary’s and Wimbledon Park. At least 95% of pupils at all these primary schools in Merton achieved level 4 or above at the end of key stage 2 for reading, writing and maths.
Transport in Merton
Merton is the only London borough that has London Underground, National Rail and London Tramlink services.
Tube trains in Merton run on both the District and Northern Lines and call at the following London Underground stations in the borough: Wimbledon, Wimbledon Park (both District Line), Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon and Morden (Northern Line).
Merton is served by an extensive rail network. The main line from London Waterloo runs through the borough from Earlsfield to New Malden. The line has three branches running to Tooting and Streatham; St Helier and Sutton; and Motspur Park and Epsom.
Tranlink stops in Merton include Mitcham Junction, Mitcham, Belgrave Walk, Phipps Bridge, Morden Road, Merton Park, Dundonald Road and Wimbledon.
There are a total of 29 bus routes running in Merton, including eight Night Bus services.
Green space in Merton
Measuring 1,140 acres, Wimbledon Common is the largest area of green space in the London Borough of Merton. However, this part of south-west London has 11 other areas of green space including Canon Hill Common, Mitcham Common, Morden Park, Morden Hall Park and Wimbledon Park.