Landlords with properties in this borough approach lettings agents in Lewisham 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.
We are proud to offer guaranteed rent for up to five years, but there is a lot more to Assetgrove. Since 1975, 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.
Why invest in Lewisham?
The borough of Lewisham is in south-east London, about six miles from the centre of the city. Of its 13.4 square miles, more than 20% is parkland or open space.
Covering the BR1, BR3, SE3, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE23 and SE26 postcodes, the main centres of population in the borough are Bellingham, Blackheath, Brockley, Catford, Crofton Park, Deptford, Forest Hill, Hither Green, Honour Oak Park, Lewisham, New Cross and Sydenham, which all have good rail links to either Blackfriars or London Bridge station in central London.
Not only that, the extended East London Line has cut journey times from the west of the borough to north London, while Greenwich, Deptford Bridge and Lewisham are on the DLR network.
Significant investment from both the public and private sectors has meant that those who live, work and learn in the borough are starting to benefit from a range of new and improved facilities.
Over the past 10 years, more than £300m has been spent on rebuilding or refurbishing over 20 of the borough’s schools. Additionally, two new schools have opened, and several primary schools have expanded to provide much-needed extra places.
More than 130 languages spoken by different communities across the borough. Of Lewisham’s current population, children and young people (0-19 years) make up 25%, while over 75-year-olds account for just 5% of Lewisham’s 280,000 residents. In fact, the average age of people living in Lewisham is just 34.7 years, which helps explain why 10,000 new homes will be built by 2017.
Although the majority of Lewisham residents work outside the borough, the area is developing into a hub for the creative industries and is home to a number of arts and entertainment venues including the Broadway and Albany Theatres and the Laban Centre for dance. Lewisham is also the location of a number of galleries and museums, including the award-winning Horniman museum.
When it comes to green space, Lewisham has plenty of choice. From Blackheath – one of the largest open spaces in London – to Grove Park nature reserve, Lewisham has a wealth of green space, including the hidden gem that is Mountsfield Park. It may not have an ornamental garden, a lake or a nature reserve, but it’s a great family-friendly open space, with views across south London. It’s also home to the annual Lewisham People’s Day and Stainton Tea Rooms.
For those who prefer retail therapy, Lewisham Shopping Centre has more than 70 big-name stores, while bargains can be picked up in nearby Lewisham Market.