Estate Agents in Dartford - Area Guide

Estate Agents in Dartford, DA1

When you require the services of an estate agents in Dartford, DA1 we are an excellent choice. Alex Neil were established in 1984 and have a very successful history of selling and letting property in Dartford and DA1.

Dartford in Kent lies in the Borough of Dartford and neighbours with the London Borough of Bexley to its west. To the north of Dartford lies Thurrock in Essex which can be reached via the famous Dartford Crossing.

The cable-stayed Queen Elizabeth II Bridge is an impressive structure and imposing visual landmark. Dartford residents can apply for discounted Dart Charges for the crossing.

Dartford has a very rich history dating back to prehistoric times. Many archaeological investigations have been carried out locally that have revealed artefacts from the Stone Age, Iron Age and Roman conquest times.

Due to its location Dartford expanded during medieval times and became a waypoint for travellers and became a popular market town. The 18th century was a time of industrial boom and Dartford became a very prosperous town with companies like Saunders & Harrison and Dartford Paper Mills had bases here.

Properties in Dartford range from cosy studio flats to spacious five-bedroom detached houses. Typical Victorian houses can be found, as can semi-detached houses and detached properties. There is ongoing development of new properties that compliment converted historic sites, the former GlaxoSmithKline manufacturing site in Mill Pond Road and former Stone House Hospital site in Cotton Lane are examples of this.

Dartford’s bustling town centre is populated with plenty of shops, both independent and high street brands are represented. Famous Bluewater shopping centre is approximately 3 miles east of Dartford, it is a hugely popular shopping destination that offers a wide choice of shops, restaurants, and services.

Dartford offers an abundance of greenery, Dartford Heath Common covers around 314 acres of open space. There are three ponds and a bountiful recreation area popular with walkers, cyclists and dog walkers. The River Darent flows through the town centre and meanders through Dartford Central Park which offers an additional 26 acres of green space and facilities for community activities and events.

Dartford is an important transport hub due to its location and proximity to Central London. Dartford railway station is in the town centre and Travelcard Zone 8, it operates regular connections to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross, Cannon Street, and Victoria. Dartford is also served by many bus services and has easy access to the A2 and M25.

In summary, Dartford offers a wide variety of housing and lifestyle options which brings new residents from a diverse range of backgrounds looking to make homes in the area. Families with children love to live here as there is a plethora of primary, secondary and academy facilities, including Dartford Grammar and Wilmington Grammar.

If you are thinking about selling your property and need an estate agents in Dartford please contact our nearest office to arrange your Valuation and Market Appraisal, we look forward to assisting your move.

Other local areas that you might also consider are detailed in our Charlton SE7 Area Guide, Eltham SE9 Area Guide, Lee SE12 Area Guide, Sidcup DA14 Area Guide, Thamesmead SE28 Area Guide, and Woolwich SE18 Area Guide.

Fees

Tenant Information

Refundable Holding deposit - 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated

Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details Alex Neil are members of CMP (client money protect)

Property Redress Scheme Membership details: Alex Neil are members of The Property Ombudsman. Membership number N00018.