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Letting agents in Southwark

Landlords with properties that fall within the London Borough of Southwark approach lettings agents in Southwark looking to maximise their rental incomes.

Here at Assetgrove, our guaranteed rent scheme assures them of a fixed monthly rental income while we get on with the business of managing all the day-to-day tasks, such as inspections, lettings, viewings, maintenance, and legal issues.

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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 wide ranging and comprehensive portfolio of property services carried out by a substantial in-house team with real expertise.

From upfront financing of home improvements and furnishing 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.

Postcodes covered by Southwark Council

SE1, SE4, SE5, SE8, SE11, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE19, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24 and SE26

Who lives in Southwark?

The inner London borough of Southwark lies south of the River Thames and borders Lambeth to the west and Lewisham to the east.

It has a diverse population of about 300,000 people, with more than half of those residents aged 35 or under. Southwark has the 9th highest population density in England and Wales at 9,988 residents per square kilometre. This includes about 6000 students at the London College of Communication in Elephant & Castle, Camberwell College of Arts in Peckham, King’s College Hospital and Lewisham Southwark College.

It is estimated that more than 120 languages are spoken in the borough, which includes Bermondsey, parts of Crystal Palace, Deptford, Dulwich, Kennington, Peckham, Rotherhithe and Walworth within its boundaries.

Southwark has seen extensive regeneration in the last decade following a decline in light industry and factories and now residential developments, shops, restaurants, galleries and bars make up the bulk of the area.

As part of inner London, Southwark is within easy walking distance of the City and the West End and has become a major business centre with many national and international companies, professional practices and publishers setting up shop in the borough.

The area has 130 parks and open spaces, while major tourist attractions in the borough include the South Bank, the Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Borough Market..

However, this contrasts with the fact that at the time of the 2011 census, more than 53% of Southwark’s residents lived in rental accommodation and the borough had the greatest proportion of social housing in England.

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Educating Southwark

There are 5 nursery, 72 primary, 17 secondary and 9 special schools in the borough’s boundaries. Of these there are 6 primary academies, 13 secondary academies and 5 free schools, one of these being secondary. These schools serve over 36,500 pupils.

In recent years, there has been a significant improvement in pupil outcomes, with 91.3% of schools in Southwark being judged by Ofsted as providing good or outstanding educational provision.

In fact, Southwark is ranked 12th out of the 33 London boroughs for secondary education results. One of the borough’s best performing secondary schools is the fee-paying Dulwich College, which counts UKIP leader Nigel Farage among its former pupils.

The borough’s primary schools are ranked 28th in the country with 86% rated as good or outstanding. One highly rated primary school is Boutcher C of E School in Bermondsey, which appears in the Good Schools Guide.

Transport in Southwark

A large part of Southwark’s resurgence as a central London location is due to the excellent transport links, particularly in the SE1 postcode area. The combination of three underground lines, four mainline train stations and more than 15 bus routes provides commuters with quick and easy access to every part of London and south-east England.

The borough itself has seven tube stations and 15 overground station, plus connections to the Docklands Light Railway.

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