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Let’s move to… Hayes, Bromley

Considered one of the most desirable places to live in the Bromley area, largely due to it’s great primary AND secondary schools, transport links and desirable High Street, Hayes is often one of the places that people looking to relocate to the suburbs often come to us about and want to find them a suitable property.

So what do I need to know about Hayes, Bromley?

Tucked away a short drive or bus ride away from the centre of Bromley, Hayes has a village feel about it, with an array of both independent retailers as well as a few chain supermarkets. There is also an abundance of well-regarded bars, pubs and restaurants near both the main High Street (Station Approach) and Old Hayes. The villagey feel is enhanced by the fact that Hayes is right by Hayes Common (ideal for taking a stroll, runners and dog walkers).

Potential residents are drawn to the relaxed way of life and strong community feel, and also the beautiful aforementioned commons, attractive (and strong) property market here and good transport links into London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Charing Cross. 

Hayes has also been home to two English Prime Ministers. William Pitt the Elder moved into Hayes Place in 1757 and his son, William Pitt the Younger, was born there in 1759.

Getting about 

In Zone 5, Hayes has excellent transport links to central London, which is another reason why it is so popular with commuters.

Rail: The nearest station is Hayes (Kent) located on the main High Street (Station Approach) that provides 4-hourly services into Charing Cross and Cannon Street and London Bridge, with journeys taking approx 35 minutes. The station can be reached by walking or by several buses including the 138, 119 or 246 buses. It’s also at the beginning/end of this line, meaning that if you’re getting on here you’re pretty much always guaranteed a seat!

Bus: There are many local bus routes linking Hayes with Bromley, Croydon and Beckenham including the 119 (to Purley Way), 138 (to Coney Hall), 146 (to Downe), 246 (to Bromley North), 314 (to Eltham), 353 (to Addington Village).

Cycle: There are plenty of parking spaces for bikes at Hayes station.

Airports: For air travel, Gatwick Airport is just 40 minutes away by car, and London City Airport a similar time frame.  

Schools

Hayes is fortunate enough to benefit from excellent primary and secondary schools. Primary-wise, Hayes, Pickhurst and Wickham Common Primaries serve different parts of Hayes (although many addresses are in catchment for all 3), and when it comes to Secondary Schools it’s well known that the Ofsted Outstanding Hayes Secondary is the one where a great many parents move into catchment for in order for their children to obtain a place at. Ravenswood School for boys in Keston (but with a larger catchment that serves Hayes), is also very popular, as is Ravensbourne School as you move out of Hayes towards Bromley.

Local amenities 

Hayes is a fantastic place to live for families who like plenty to do and enjoy a sense of community and an outdoor life. Bromley Town FC is just up the road, both for watching the team as well as for those who enjoy playing football and attending coaching sessions themselves. Hayes School hosts many evening classes and sporting events, and the Hayes British Legion plays a big role in the community, particular when it comes to social events.

There is a Nuffield Health gym next to Bromley Football club if you’re looking for a decent health and fitness centre.

Shopping-wise there’s a handy Sainsbury’s Local on Station Approach, a popular Iceland on the same road, as well as many local independent shops with a nearby car park to make make using and supporting them easier.

Considering buying in Hayes, Bromley? Contact us and we can arrange viewings at suitable properties  

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Lewis McKale

Director, Residential Sales, Lettings & New Homes

lewis@propertycompanygroup.com

lewis@bromleypropertycompany.com

07507 656 668

020 8462 7155

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Lewis has over 20 years experience in the property industry. As a young negotiator he worked for large South East London Estate Agency and he also worked his way up to Associate Director at a City based Estate Agency by the time he was 25.

He jointly owned and sold a successful business in the East End of London before deciding to come back to his roots and set up Bromley Property Company in late 2016.

Lewis is a life long Bromley Borough resident and hails from West Wickham where he attended Wickham Common Primary School and then Hayes Secondary School.

He's married with three children, all of whom attend local schools. Both himself and his wife are very active with local autistic charities helping with various events.

Football plays a big part in his life, playing for Charlton Athletic youth team in his early days and he is an avid supporter of Bromley FC.

The competitive drive that pushes him on is what helps fuel his passion for the business. This and his in-depth knowledge of the borough is a great combination which helps deliver the results his clients have come to expect.

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Kyle Peters

Director, Land & Commercial

kyle@propertycompanygroup.com

020 8462 7155

07801 577 782

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In a career spanning more than 20 years Kyle has bought, sold and let Real Estate of all types and sizes in every sector of property industry. Throughout this time he was a long serving founder member of one of the South East’s most successful Commercial & Development property agencies. In addition to a successful agency career he has held senior client-side positions in asset & property management and investment and development acquisitions affording Kyle a holistic viewpoint and greater understanding of the entire process than some agents.

Technically knowledgeable and with a keen eye for detail he has a deep understanding of how to effectively market a property and revels in getting amongst the strategy of a transaction to ensure his clients expectations are regularly exceeded.

With a natural flair for identifying development opportunities and adding value Kyle works regularly with a number of clients on acquisitions and development & planning consultancy and has specialisms in the retirement, care and affordable housing sectors.

Born and raised in the Bromley area, outside of work Kyle enjoys spending as much time as possible with his young family, travelling and all things car related.

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Stuart Jackson

Sales & Lettings

stuart@bromleypropertycompany.com

020 8462 7155

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Stuart has worked in the property industry for 10 years now.

Previously working in the East End of London specialising in Shoreditch and The City but deciding to come back to his roots and work in Bromley, Stuart brings his enthusiasm, knowledge and hard work to the company and local Bromley residents will all benefit from this.

Stuart is also a local lad that grew up in Keston, attending Keston Primary School and Hayes Secondary School so his local knowledge is second to none. Currently living in Shortlands Stuart prides himself on his excellent customer service levels and is always available to talk about property and will accommodate viewings whenever he can 7 days a week.

Stuart works very close with Lewis in ensuring that Bromley Property Company offer a customer service unlike any other local estate agent making sure all of our clients be it Vendors, Landlords, Buyers or Tenants are all looked after and dealt with in the best way possible.

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Angela McKale

Admin & Marketing
 

angela@bromleypropertycompany.com

020 8462 7155

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Angela has worked supporting Lewis and his team for the last 5 years now and has taken the admin side of the business over and helps to ensure that our clients are given a service that is as efficient as possible.

She is responsible for that majority of the companies marketing and she also looks after the properties on our website as well as ensuring our clients are written to promptly.

Helping to run diaries for the team and ensuring everyone is kept on their toes is a real help and she helps keep things organised and ensures the business runs as efficiently as possible.

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Trevor Doran

Head of Property Management

management@bromleypropertycompany.com

07740 055 025

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Trevor has over 30 years’ experience in maintaining and managing properties.
20 years in the home improvement industry rising to director level served him well as a landlord and since 2009 owning and running his own business specialising purely in property letting and management.
A lifelong Bromley borough resident Trevor runs Bromley Property Company’s letting and management department and continues to operate at the highest possible levels of professionalism and service as the portfolio grows.
Sport and fitness play a big part in Trevor’s life as he tries to keep up with two athletic children currently in sixth form and university. He also follows the fortunes of the ever-improving Bromley FC.

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Amy has worked in Lettings and property management for 10 years starting as a Lettings Negotiator for a corporate Estate Agents in Dartford.

She then worked for an independent Estate Agent in Bexley as a Property Manager and then as Branch Manager for 3 years.

She took some time out when she had her daughter and started working again in Property Management 3 years ago.

Amy has a BA (Hons) Degree in Fashion and enjoys making clothes and she is also classically trained to Grade 6 in Piano.

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Becky Freeman

Digital Marketing & Social Media

becky@bromleypropertycompany.com

020 8462 7155

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Becky brings with her nearly a decade of digital marketing and multi-award nominated lifestyle blogging experience, and has worked with both household names and smaller companies to create content and enhance their social and online presence. She has appeared in various Interiors & lifestyle magazines, written for publications including The Guardian, and appeared on Channel 4’s ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ winning her category of Christmas table styling!

After a disappointing experience trying to sell her house with a local high street agent, West Wickham-based Becky had heard great things about Bromley Property Company, swapped to us and quickly sold, and says she couldn't rate Lewis and his team's knowledge of the area and honest valuation highly enough.

As a bit of a property geek with a background in both business and lifestyle marketing, Becky is now on board to oversee all things digital for us through her agency Becky Freeman Digital.

Living and raising 3 children in the local area, Becky loves Bromley and all it has to offer a young family.

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Mary Radovanovich

MAAT, MICB PM.Dip., Accounts
 

mary@bromleypropertycompany.com

020 8462 7155

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Mary has been in the accounting industry for over 23 years and has a license with the AAT and ICB. Mary prides herself on excellent customer service and strongly believes in building a close working relationship with her clients.

Mary deals with the invoice payments and tax for the group as well as assisting with all aspects of accounting.