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Why choose Fisks London to Sell Your Docklands Property?
Our experience has taught us how to achieve maximum market value for your property within the timescale that you set. We provide free professional advice, whether you have a portfolio of property or a single studio flat to sell. Our office is located in a popular Docklands High Street position and benefits from excellent footfall. We are open until 7:00pm on week days and often accompany viewings up to 8:00pm for the convenience of our purchasers.
Estate Agent in Docklands
London’s Docklands are one of the most exciting places to live in the city. Just half a century ago, the area was mostly old low-rise buildings and urban decay. But thanks to impressive redevelopment, it is now one of the most coveted places to live in the capital. It provides access to places of work, multiple amenities and sits close to the Thames, providing stunning views. Those living in high-rise accommodation get views over the City, Stratford, Limehouse and many other parts of the city and countryside beyond.
Docklands was once part of the port of London and the world’s largest ports, featuring giant warehouses that sat right next to Thames for unloading ships. Some of that heritage remains and is celebrated in the Docklands Museum, close to the heart of the Canary Wharf Development.
In the 1980s, the Conservative government decided that it wanted the area to become a business hub – acting as an alternative to the somewhat congested City of London. Construction began on the development of a 230-metre office building at One Canada Square that later attracted other global corporations to the area. HSBC and Citigroup soon established offices, driving the clustering of yet more financial firms.
Over the last two decades, demand for housing close to these developments skyrocketed, leading to the construction of some of Britain’s tallest and most exclusive apartment buildings.
Docklands development, however, doesn’t do away entirely with the old. There is still a smattering of traditional Victorian houses in the region, providing more traditional living arrangements for those who want them. Many older properties have been heavily modified to make them suitable for modern living.
Shopping And Entertainment
Sitting right in the commercial heart of London, Docklands offers a plethora of shopping and entertainment options – especially during weekday working hours. Here, you’ll find many shops, restaurants and bars – some of which offer alfresco seating, overlooking the stunning architecture of the area.
Docklands retains many of its traditional waterways and marinas where you can ride in dinghies or take long strolls next to the water. If you enjoy your history, you might want to pay a visit to the Museum of London Docklands which provides exhibits that take you through the history of the area. The region was once the centre of imports and exports to the UK, with thousands of workers using traditional machinery to load and unload cargo from ships. Later, in the middle part of the 20th century, it went into decline before revival from the 1990s onwards. Docklands is also close to the Cutty Sark – a beautiful military vessel with a fabulous history. If you decide to relocate, you’ll also get access to the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre which offers a range of activities.
Outdoor Spaces And Recreation
You would think that as one of the most developed areas of London, Docklands wouldn’t have many opportunities for outdoor recreation. But that’s not entirely true. While green spaces are at a premium, it plays host to multiple parks, play areas and green spaces close by.
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a while without having to take a long drive, you can take the DLR to Mudchute Park, an attractive area run by a charity on the Isle of Dogs. It offers more than 32 acres of outdoor space for you to enjoy and rest in. There’s also a city farm – great for kids.
Just south of the Thames, you’ll find the Royal Greenwich Park. It offers more than 180 acres of open space and provides amenities for both children and adults. It sees millions of people come through its gates every year and is a popular location for playing sports.
Residents And Architecture
The architecture in the Docklands area is among the most interesting in the country. Outside of the City of London, is it one of the UK’s only genuine high rise commercial developments and forms a second central business district. Those living in the area tend to enjoy waking up to views of large, gleaming tower complexes overlooking the Thames and the rest of London.
The area is popular among wealthy business people and contractors who serve local firms. Families looking for a cosmopolitan lifestyle will often relocate to the region too.
Docklands lies at the heart of the Docklands Light Rail (DLR). It runs from Bank and Tower Gate to many stations in Canary Wharf and southeast London. Residents can take the DLR to Canning Town, Star Lane, Pontoon Dock, Royal Albert, Royal Victoria, King George V, Custom House and London City Airport. They can also rejoin the Central and District Lines of the London Underground at Tower Hill.
Dockland’s schools form part of the Newham Local Education Authority. Quality schools in the area include Britannia Village Primary School, Calverton Primary School, Drew Primary SChool, St. Luke’s Primary School and Star Primary School. It also plays host to the Dockland’s Academy, offering higher education, vocational courses, and English Language instruction.
Taxes And Rates
The amount of council tax you pay in Docklands depends on your postcode. Just like other areas of the country, the Newham local authority splits residents up into bands. These are as follows:
- Band A: £922
- Band B: £1,076
- Band C: £1,230
- Band D: £1,383
- Band E: £1,691
- Band F: £1,998
- Band G: £2,305
- Band H: £2,767
Some residents, including disabled people and single-occupiers may be able to apply for discounts.
Estate Agents In Docklands
Finding a property in Docklands can be a challenge. But as your estate agents, Fisks London is here to help. Our team has tremendous experience and detailed local knowledge of the area. This advantage allows us to find candidate properties with the features you need at competitive prices.
We are a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents and have many qualified and provide all the skilled professionals you need to make your transaction a success. Stay abreast of the latest market and regulatory updates lets us give you the best advice and insights.
Below is a list of schools in Docklands. Schools in Docklands fall under the Newham Local Education Authority.
Primary Schools in Docklands
Britannia Village Primary School
Calverton Primary School
Drew Primary School
Hallsville Primary School
Keir Hardie Primary School
Ravenscroft Primary School
Rosetta Primary School
Scott Wilkie Primary School
St Joachim's RC Primary School
St Luke's Primary School
Star Primary School
Storey Primary School
Meet the team
Our friendly and knowledgeable team are focused on treating every client as an individual. We will apply our experience and expertise to provide the best possible level of service and get the best results every single time.
Lubna BashirProperty Manager
Martin BoylanProperty Consultant
Maisha MahmudAssistant Property Consultant and Administrator
Fisks London follow the RICS ‘Blue Book’ standards when appraising and valuing property.
We will share our methodology with you so you can see how we have arrived at our valuation.
We will explain the merits of our various marketing strategies, including but not limited to Open Days, Block Viewings and the benefits of choosing between a Guide Price, Price on Application or a Fixed Marketing Price.
Our suggested strategy will generate competition among buyers, enabling us to convert enquiry into block viewings, this approach often leads to multiple bids for the property maximising the final selling price.
Presenting the property
We recommend that the property is professionally cleaned paying attention to the kitchens and bathrooms, consider replacing sealants where necessary. If possible please tidy away any extraneous ornaments. Please also keep the lawn and edge trimmed and the garden free of refuse.
Fisks London ensures that all viewings are accompanied by one of our trained and qualified consultants. Our extended opening hours mean that we carry out viewings when other agents are closed, resulting in more viewings with more buyers for your property.
We provide regular feed back to our clients and offer regular review meetings.
Receiving an offer
On receipt of an offer we will notify you in writing and verbally. We will verify the buyer’s financial position to check that they are able to proceed.
When an offer has been agreed we will prepare a memorandum of sales, and send this to all parties.
There are no legal obligations on either party until contracts have been exchanged.
Managing your sale
Once the sale has been agreed we will manage the conveyance process communicating with third parties on your behalf and keep you informed throughout. Please see our pop Guide to The Conveyance Process for more information.
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