Kingston-Upon-Thames’ Housing and Transport Links

The housing market in Kingston-upon-Thames is a great opportunity for landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let properties. 

Interestingly, there is a higher proportion of 3 bedroom houses compared to the average in London. Additionally, there is a slightly lower proportion of 1 bedroom flats and houses in Kingston-upon-Thames. This may dictate the potential rental income and target tenant demographic.

Renting vs Owner-Occupier

The proportion of housing stock in Kingston-upon-Thames that is for rent versus owner-occupier is relatively similar to the average in the UK (51% owner-occupied v. 49% renter nationally). However, the number of properties available for rent is slightly lower in Kingston-upon-Thames. 

House Prices

Unsurprisingly,  average house prices in Kingston-upon-Thames are slightly lower than the average in London for all bedroom types. For example, the average price for a 1 bedroom flat in Kingston-upon-Thames is around £350,000, compared to the London average of £450,000. 

Residential Properties for Rent

The number of residential properties available for rent in Kingston-upon-Thames is slightly lower than the average in London. This is important to consider when choosing a location for a buy-to-let investment, as it can affect the potential rental demand and competition in the market.

Housing Stock

The age of the housing stock in Kingston-upon-Thames is relatively diverse, with a mix of older properties and new builds. There are a number of new build developments in the area, such as the Kingston Riverside and The Printworks, which offer modern and energy-efficient properties for landlords to consider. These mix with a variety of more traditional housing stock.

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Housing Developments

There are several major housing development projects currently ongoing in Kingston-upon-Thames, including the Eden Walk and The Rotunda. For more information on these and other development projects in the area, landlords can visit the Kingston Council website .https://www.kingston.gov.uk/planning-development 

Don’t forget, when investing in a buy-to-let property, landlords should consider factors such as the condition of the property, including the state of the roof, heating system, and overall maintenance. This can affect the potential rental income and the appeal to tenants.

Transport Links

When it comes to transport links, Kingston-upon-Thames offers a great opportunity for landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let properties. With a variety of train and bus links, as well as bike and car-sharing schemes, tenants have easy access to the rest of London and beyond.

The town is served by three main railway stations: Kingston, Norbiton, and Hampton Wick. Kingston station is the main station and has frequent services to London Waterloo, which is just a 30-minute journey. From London Waterloo, travellers can access other parts of London and the UK, including Heathrow Airport.

Norbiton station provides direct services to London Waterloo via Wimbledon, and Hampton Wick station offers direct services to London Waterloo via Twickenham. These two stations are also on the Kingston Loop Line which connects to London Waterloo via Richmond and Clapham Junction.

In addition to these main stations, there are also several other stations in the surrounding areas that connect to Kingston, including Surbiton, New Malden, and Berrylands, which are all on the South Western Main Line.

In conclusion, house prices in the area are slightly lower than the average in London, and the housing stock is relatively diverse, with a mix of older properties and new builds. In terms of transport links, Kingston-upon-Thames offers excellent access to London and beyond, with several railway stations in the area providing frequent services. When investing in a buy-to-let property, landlords should consider factors such as the condition of the property, including the state of the roof, heating system, and overall maintenance.

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