Landlords with properties in Tower Hamlets Borough Council’s boundary approach lettings agents in Tower Hamlets 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.
Postcodes in Tower Hamlets
E1, E1W, E2, E3, E4, E8, E9, E14, E77, E98, E99, EC2M, EC3N, EC88
Home to the famous curry houses of Brick Lane, the hip art gallery and the East London Mosque at Whitechapel, the fashionable shops and the market in Spitalfields, the financial district around Canary Wharf and the Docklands area, the Borough of Tower Hamlets lies north of the River Thames to the East of the City of London .
Surrounded by Islington, Hackney, Camden, the City of London, Westminster, Newham and Southwark, Tower Hamlets is London’s fastest growing borough, with a population increase of 33% expected by 2020.
Almost half the borough’s current population of 284,000 come from a minority ethnic group. Nearly one in three people come from a Bangladeshi background and there are also significant numbers of Somalis, Lithuanians and Romanians in the borough. Tower Hamlets is a very young borough, with more than a third of the population aged between 20 and 34.
Green space in Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets has over 100 parks and open spaces within its boundaries, including Victoria Park. This asset’s 86.18 hectares of open space include two cafes, two playgrounds, sporting facilities and a skatepark. Victoria Park is also used as a concert venue and hosts many festivals each year.
Mile End Park, on the other hand, covers 32 hectares and was created on industrial land devastated by World War Two bombing. It is found east of the Regent’s Canal and is separated from the southern edge of Victoria Park by the Hertford Union Canal.
Educating Tower Hamlets
In 2016, all Tower Hamlets secondary schools report high pass rates in top grades A* to C at A level, with many having their best year yet. Bethnal Green Academy achieved virtual 100 per cent pass rate overall. The school reported an impressive 99.7pc, with nine-out-of-10 pupils successfully securing places at university.
Pupils from Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary, meanwhile, achieved an 82% A-level passes in top grades.
This helps explain why 58.3% of residents in the inner London east area, which includes Tower Hamlets, are graduates.
The reputation of secondary schools in Tower Hamlets has been growing for the past five or six years. A 2013 study by educational academics said the improvement of schools across Tower Hamlets was “exceptional” and “that it was not unreasonable to argue they have some of the best urban schools in the world.”
The findings referred to the fact the all 14 of Tower Hamlets secondary schools had received Good or Outstanding ratings from Ofsted and that there was a 20% rise in students receiving A*-C grades at GCSE level across the borough.
At primary level, 87% of children in Tower Hamlets were at a good or outstanding school, according to a 2013 report from Ofsted.
Meanwhile, 96% of children in the borough started Reception class in September 2016 at one of their parents’ top 3 preferred schools.
These include Arnhem Wharf Primary School, Bangabandhu Primary School and Ben Johnson Primary School.
Transport in Tower Hamlets
There are nine Tube stations in Tower Hamlets. Aldgate East is on the Hammersmith & City, District and Circle lines; Bethnal Green is on the Central Line, Bow Road is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, Bromley-by-Bow is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, Canary Wharf is on the Jubilee Line, Mile End is on the Hammersmith & City, District and Central lines, Stepney Green is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines, Tower Hill is on the District and Circle lines, while Whitechapel is on the is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines.
The borough also has seven rail stations. Services from Shadwell take commuters to London Bridge and Moorgate; trains from Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green go to Liverpool Street; commuters can reach London Bridge and King’s Cross from Wapping; services from Shoreditch High Street and Whitechapel go to London Bridge, Moorgate and King’s Cross; while trains from Hackney Wick serve King’s Cross and Liverpool Street.
The Docklands Light Railway – which serves Stratford International station and London City airport – also has 16 stations in Tower Hamlets, including All Saints, Blackwall, Bow Church, Crossharbour, Devons Road, East India, Heron Quays, Island Gardens, Langdon Park, Limehouse, Mudchute, Poplar, Shadwell, South Quay, West India Quay and Westferry.
Bus services in Tower Hamlets serve a wide range of destinations, including the West End of London, Waterloo Station, Stratford, Ilford and Finsbury Park.
3 facts about Tower Hamlets
1. Tower Hamlets takes its name from the historical association between the Tower of London and the surrounding hamlets (villages). The White Tower, built in the 11th century, is home to the crown jewels, royal armouries, yeoman warders and the famous ravens.
2. Tower Hamlets is home to some of the most notorious, blood-curdling crimes in British history. Dare yourself to partake in a late night Ripper tour’, prowling the same streets as the infamous unidentified killer, Jack the Ripper?
3. Prompted by the poor conditions in the East End, William Booth formed his Salvation Army at a meeting held on the Whitechapel Road. Today, a statue commemorates both his mission and his work in helping the poor