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Village Estates was established in 1993 and is an independent agent with offices in the heart of both Bexley Village and Sidcup.

It is widely regarded as the premier estate agency in the Borough of Bexley, but also has reach beyond.

Our experienced property experts have a wealth of expertise between them.

This – together with their excellent and detailed knowledge of the local area – allows us to offer clients professional, clear and friendly advice.

For peace of mind all senior staff have National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) Propertymark accreditation which sets industry standards. This provides clients with protection during the sales process.

Village Estates advertises on the main property portals and also on social media, giving properties maximum exposure and helping to agree rapid sales.

Our use of up to date marketing tools and IT aids efficiency and provides us with insights into how best to market clients’ properties to achieve optimum results.

Village Estates combines a quality service with traditional values – honesty, integrity and a focus on excellent customer service. Our many returning customers are a testament to this, to see our latest review visit Village Estates Reviews | Read Customer Reviews of Village Estates | allAgents

Both our busy offices are open for business 9am – 6pm in the week and also operate at weekends and on Bank Holidays.



We offer free no obligation valuations which will be carried out by one of our experienced NAEA (national association of estates agent) qualified members of staff. Probate and Divorce valuations can also be offered but can be subject to certain terms and conditions (please discuss this with one of our valuers).

Mortgages & Financial Services:

Buying a property can be the biggest decision made in our lives. It is for this very reason that impartial advice is critical from competent and qualified adviser. Whether you are a first time buyer, looking to re-mortgage, purchase a second home or even looking to release equity to provide income in retirement. This is where we excel.

We at Clarity mortgages pride ourselves on building long lasting relationships with its clients; we have a wealth of experience in the mortgage market having provided advice to new and existing clients for over 15 years. We have access to the 'whole of market' when it comes to mortgages and insurance. We also have access to exclusive schemes with some lenders which are not available through some other brokers.

Land & New Homes:

 Bespoke marketing can be provided on any size new development whether it’s one unit or twenty plus. Offering leaflet production and new homes press advertising we have a proven track record finely tuned over the last 28 years. Village Estates have previously dealt with both one off builders and large property developers. Simply call one of our Directors or Managers to discuss your requirements in more detail.


A free conveyancing quote can be arranged with one of our recommended local solicitors. We work closely with these companies, and have a regular point of contact which can sometimes aid in a smoother transaction. For more information please contact us.

Surveys and Energy Performance Certificates (EPC):

 We have strong links with local surveying companies who can offer all types of surveys from basic valuations to full structural reports, as well as energy performance certificates. For more information please contact us.

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Award winning branch serving Sidcup, Bexley, Chislehurst & surrounding areas for the past 25 years, there are many reasons why we are the first choice for landlords looking to rent their properties. Also tenants return to us year on year looking for the perfect home to settle in, we provide 3 main services of choice from:

Let only

We have a very passionate lettings team with a love for what they do, with many years combined lettings experience and local knowledge. Over the years we have established as one of Sidcup’s premier market leading lettings and management agency. You can be comfortable leaving the task in our hands.

Here are just a few of the benefits you will receive with the tenant find package:

  • Extensive referencing - at no extra cost to our landlords
  • No hidden fees - full transparency no extra charges for Right to Rent checks on tenants
  • High quality marketing – to ensure your property gets the best exposure across all main websites
  • Legislation update – we will update you on any recent/upcoming any changes to legislation

Gold service (fully managed)

**Our most popular service type**

Our fully managed landlords get to enjoy the benefits of having a rental income, with minimal stress and work. This is the service type that offers our deepest protection for our clients, which is typically the most popular for our new/accidental landlords. The most important difference here is your tenant will not have your direct contact information and will be looked after by a dedicated property manager, this is a great way to ensure that as a landlord you are compliant with the current 175+ pieces of legislation you need to follow to ensure you are not breaching your legal responsibilities as a landlord. You will be assigned the details of our experienced in-house property manager that will look after you and your tenants.

Customers love our management service because:

  • Our pro-active approach to manage a renewal or move-out/re-lets
  • Market leading rent protection / legal expense cover – available at an extra charge
  • Extensive list of reliable/reasonable contactors – We are very proud to declare we do not charge anything extra on the quote received by the contractor
  • Regular property inspections – included free of charge! A report will be generated and your property manager will send it over and discuss anything relevant with you for a scheduled follow up with your tenant

Silver service (rent collection)

This service was created for our landlords who wish to manage their own tenancy. Which includes dealing with maintenance, and coordinating repairs, ensuring the tenancy is compliant to any legislation updates. Village Estates will then take the financial responsibility and chasing of the rent should it not be received by tenant on time.

Here is a list of benefits to this service:

  • Less stress – the main reason people opt for our silver service is so they do not have to chase rent and deal with arrears should they arise.
  • Rental statements - sent to the Landlord each time a payment has been made
  • Prompt Payments – with the introduction of a good payment software our rent payment are processed instantly by our system
  • Rent arrears – sometimes tenants are less likely to fall into arrears if they know there is a robust rent arrears process in place and they will be dealing with a company not an individual

We offer a full rent protection service to ensure your rental income is unaffected and consistent, regardless of a tenants change in circumstances. Along with our skilled and dedicated property management service we can ensure that your rental property, is managed and protected with the income maximised, at all times.

We understand that renting out your property can come with risks, working for landlords, from a landlords perspective, we here at Village will make your letting experience a hassle free one and we look forward to building a long term business relationship. If you are looking for an all-encompassing service with a friendly non pushy approach or just after an idea on the rental value of your property please call our Lettings Team on 0203 985 4 985 for a FREE NO OBLIGATION MARKET APPRAISAL. If you are passing us, please pop in and we’ll put the kettle on and have a chat.

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Client Money Protection (CMP) with Safe Agent

CMP is a standalone membership scheme designed to protect the client money held by the property agent members. The members clients are therefore protected in the event that the member misappropriate the client’s money held in the course of running their business and the clients are able to raise a claim for compensation with the CMP. It provides a financial guarantee to pay claims when one of its members misappropriates the client monies. CMP insures it’s liability to meet this guarantee with an ‘A’ rated global insurer authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. We are members of Safe Agent.

Redress Scheme

Village Estates Lettings Ltd are members of The Property Ombudsman. You can find out more details on the agent’s website or by contacting the agent directly

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Referral Fees:

To help our customers we offer a range of services that complement the moving process. This includes the use of a local solicitor and an independent financial services advisor.

It is your decision whether you choose to use their recommended services but if you do so we may receive a referral fee. This will not add any additional costs to the fees quoted directly by the service provider.

In the case of solicitors they work efficiently alongside our sales progressor and for this service we may receive a fee of up to £200 per completed case.

In the case of financial services, we work with Clarity Mortgages who are completely independent.

If you use their services we will receive a fee which is typically around £200 and is dependent on the value of the mortgage or related products obtained.

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Thank you all at village estates fantastic service from start to finish. Steve Marsh and jack Filer gave great service and advice from the first moment I entered village estates. Ian Hutton keep me updated all through the process making this sale less stressful thank you again." John
Cannot recommend Village Estates highly enough. We sold our property with them and also found our new property through them. The service we received throughout the buying and selling process was second to none. All the office staff were always friendly and helpful, and made the transactions go as smoothly as possible. When first looking to sell we considered using an online-only agency due to the lower cost of their services. However, we are so glad we decided to go with Village Estates instead as they exceeded our expectations and were well worth the slightly higher commission fee. Well done Village Estates!" Natalie B
I have dealt with many estate agents in the past, most of whom are average at best, some entirely shocking, but none who I thought I would go out of my way to write a positive review about...until now. I can unequivocally say that the VE team at Bexley are serious about meeting their clients' requirements, and do so to a very high standard. From the day of the viewing to the day of completion they have been extremely accessible and helpful. I have had bad experiences in the past where agents are either uninterested or border line negligent, despite there being little anybody can do about negligent estate agents! However, with VE, that has never been the case. It is therefore with greatest gratitude for everything they have done throughout this occasionally stressful process of house buying. I hope, and am sure, others will feel the same as I do when instructing Village Estates." Steve
Martyn and I wish to thank the team at Bexley for helping us so generously with the sale of our bungalow." Mrs Skinner
Just a small gift to say thank-you for all you help with the property sale, Best wishes." Mr/s Sheffield
To Everyone a Village Estates. We would like to say thank you to you all for helping us through our move. We must especially mention Steve, Mary and Belinda – we have appreciated all you efforts on our behalf. Thank you." Mr/s Robinson
Just a note to thank you for your help in the valuation of my uncle’s apartment in Ascot Court. We are very pleased to have sold in a short time. Thanks again." Mr/s Gray
Dear Liz and Everyone at Village Estates (Sidcup) A huge thank you for everything! I couldn’t have got through the last few weeks without you, you’ve been amazing!" Miss Slater
Dear Village Estates (Sidcup) Just like to say a big thank you for ensuring a smooth transaction for the purchase of our new home! You have been most helpful in the last few months. Thank you very much!! " Sukie & Son
Dear Village Estates Team, Thanks for everything, Liz - you have been a star! All our love and gratitude" Suzy, Charlie & Daisy
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