Based in Romford and covering the whole of Havering, Thurrock, Dagenham and Brentwood, Northwood Romford are a small team of property experts who are passionate about all things property, so whether you are thinking about selling or renting out your home, we are happy to help you decide with a ‘tailor made’ package to meet your property needs.
Thinking of becoming a Landlord? Then we can help! Whether you are a first time Landlord or an experienced professional, we can provide expert advice on where and what to buy to maximise your investment return, provide independent advice on potential rental returns and advise on what to check when viewing a potential BTL property. We don’t mind if it’s on with another agent, we are happy to provide free advice to ensure you make an informed decision.
Once you’ve bought your property we have a range of services that can assist you, from Tenant Find to our renowned Guaranteed Rent, we can tailor the service to suit your requirements. Whichever service you choose, you can be assured of a quality service that you will be happy with - but don’t take our word for it, read our reviews! In 2015, the independent property review site All Agents, awarded us with a silver award for Best Letting Agent in Romford for Customer Experience. So don’t delay give us a call today and see how we can help.
Fun Facts about Romford
- Romford grew up on the Roman Road between London and Colchester, close to the Roman military station of Durolitum.
- The name Romford probably comes from the Old English for 'broad (roomy) ford'.
- Henry III granted Romford the privilege of holding a market in 1247.
- Romford was once famous for the making of leather breeches, hence the Essex proverb: "Go to Rumford to have your backsides new bottomed."
- The 17th century poet Francis Quarles was born in Romford in 1592 and lived there as a child.
- The comic actor William Kemp stayed at Romford during his morris dance from London to Norwich in 1599.
- Thomas Blood, who in 1671 almost succeeded in stealing the Crown Jewels, lived in an apothecary's shop in Market Place.
- The landscape gardener Humphrey Repton lived at Hare Street(modern Gidea Park) for 35 years until his death in 1818.
- The brewers Ind Coope (now part of Allied Breweries) began in Romford in 1799.
- The First World War poets Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen both trained with the Artists' Rifles at Hare Street (modern Gidea Park).
- In the 1930s there was an air service between Romford and Paris.
- In 1949 Romford Football Club reached the first Amateur Cup Final to be played at Wembley.
- The Beatles played Romford twice in 1963 - first at the ABC, then at the Odeon.
Fun for all the family...
Havering offers some fantastic venues for a great family day out inluding the mini golf kingdom, Stubbers Adventure centre, many kid space centres and several leisure centres offering swimming, sports activities and much more. Including great outdoor areas such as Raphael park and Marshall Park, there is no reason that the family cannot enjoy the outdoors... except for maybe the British weather!
Education in Havering
Boasting over 100 schools in the Havering area, your children can benefit from choosing the best school for them. Please follow the link to the list of Primary and Secondary schools in Havering
With great transport links throughout Havering, Romford from 2019 will have the benfit of being part of the new rossrail link.
Romford Station will undergo an extensive improvement to facilitate the new Crossrail services including an enhanced station façade, improved ticket hall layout, new lifts, platform extensions, new signage, help points, customer information screens and CCTV.
When the full Crossrail service commences in 2019, Crossrail will provide 12 trains per hour from and towards central London during peak periods. These will be all station stopping services replacing the existing metro service.
The north-east section of the Crossrail route runs from Stratford in east London through to Shenfield in Essex.
Since May 2015, TfL has been operating the stopping services between Shenfield and Liverpool Street including those to and from Romford station, which is now staffed from first to last train. In 2017, new Crossrail trains will be introduced on the line. In 2019, when the Crossrail route fully opens, passengers will be able to travel through central London without having to change trains.
Why live in Romford?
Our Director Brian King believes that 'Wth the crossrail coming through in 2019, Romfordand surrounding areas will only become more and more popular. With new developments on the Oldchurch Hospital site, Glades Close, Kingston Park in Harold Hill and other developments in 2016, tenants, landlords, vendors and buyers will have a variety of choice when it comes to finding that dream home.'