The sales market in Battersea is extremely robust at present, with lots of properties coming to market and lots of sales being agreed with both investors and homeowners.
Battersea is set to be blessed with its own Tube when the Northern Line is extended, which will no doubt push up property prices even further in this area of south London.
It’s the busiest time of year for lettings, and we are seeing high levels of stock come on the market and a huge number of people looking to move. Battersea is still as popular as ever with young professionals, attracted by the excellent transport links from Clapham Junction to central London. We expect demand to soar when Battersea gets a Tube station.
We have also seen a steady flow of young families looking to relocate to Battersea ahead of the new school year, due to the number of outstanding schools in the area. After an extremely busy summer for the lettings market, we expect to see a strong end to September that should continue into autumn.
What’s going on in Battersea?
•One of the highlights of the later months in Battersea is the renowned firework display in our beautiful Battersea Park. Due to take place this year on Saturday 7th November, the theme is ‘A Royal Night Out’. The theme has been chosen to honour Queen Elizabeth II as our longest reigning monarch and the display is a must see for all ages.
•At the event keep an eye out for a prestigious ‘Green Flag’ flying over the park. Battersea Park has won the Green Award from the charity Keep Britain Tidy as one of the nation’s best parks and open spaces. Wandsworth council have also just revealed plans to invest £820,000 towards the park for the creation of a new garden, children’s playground, entrance and further restoration and repairs.
•Wandsworth Council are also making it easier for local residents to report problems directly to the town hall through a new app. The app is currently being trialled and can be used to report issues such as a missed recycling collection, fly tipping, broken street lights or traffic signals.
•For wine lovers, the award-winning Vagabond has opened up a new venue right in the heart of Battersea on Northcote Road. You can enjoy over one hundred different wines by sample, glass or bottle alongside their delicious cheese platters and fried oysters.
•The Affordable Art Fair is coming to Battersea on the 20th-23rd October. With 110 galleries of original and contemporary artwork, 1,000 artists and a price range from £100-£5,000, there will be plenty of pieces to choose from.
Luke & Medleen - Battersea Sales & Lettings Managers - Autumn 2016