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About Me

I have a huge passion for property in the Medway area and a drive for helping my clients move. The high quality customer service level I provide is something I am extremely proud of.

The need to buy or sell a home can arise from challenging and also exciting situations and the process should be taken care of by a professional.

My goal is to make your moving experience as smooth as possible, to make sure any of that anxiety, nervousness and worry about the whole process is eliminated right from the outset.

I am a member of NAEA Propertymark which means I meet higher industry standards than the law demands. I undertake regular training to ensure I am at the forefront of developments in the industry and to provide the very best moving experience to you.

I am also a member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) which demonstrates commitment to Professional Standards backed up by the TPO codes and redress service.

To know your in good hands with my estate agency will be a huge weight off your shoulders.

I’d love to be part of your journey; in offering you expert advice and guiding you through the process every step of the way.

Contact your Medway Estate Agent today on 07557783325 for any advice or assistance, no matter what stage you are at with your moving journey.

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Why I love being an Estate Agent in Medway

From an early age I have always been interested in property and that has only grown stronger throughout my life. So to be working within the industry it now really doesn’t feel like a job. To help people accomplish their goals and see how exciting a move can be to someone gives me great satisfaction and a drive to make it happen for them. To also represent someone in a difficult time in their life and be the person who can make things easier for them is very rewarding. No day is the same being an Estate Agent, which adds to the excitement of meeting new people and becoming not just their estate agent but also their friend. Things are not always easy, I am trusted with handling someone’s biggest tax free asset and stressful situations can arise, but I see it as my job as the agent to reduce the stress for those involved and create solutions. There’s also the perception Estate Agents have in the UK. My goal is to positively change the perception Estate Agents have in my community of Medway. To find out more about my services click here.

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The Medway Towns Property Market

Property Prices in Medway

Properties in Medway had an overall average price of £338,198 over the last year with 2,994 sold properties.

The majority of sales in Medway during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £277,708. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £318,972, with detached properties fetching £624,510.

Overall, sold prices in Medway over the last year were 49% up on the previous year and 27% up on the 2018 peak of £265,722.

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Medway over the last 12 months

Pope’s Hall, The Street, Hartlip, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7TL. 5 bedroom detached house. £1,350,000

Imatone, Cossington Road, Chatham, Kent ME5 9JB. 5 bed, detached. £1,275,000

1, Officers Terrace, Church Lane, Chatham, Medway ME4 4LJ. £1,200,000

5, Ranscombe Farm Cottages, Cuxton, Rochester, Medway ME2 1LA. £1,200,000

46 Priestfields, Rochester, Medway ME1 3AE. £1,200,000

(Stats gathered from Rightmove and Zoopla – January 2022)

 

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About The Medway Towns

Medway is in Kent, South East England. The unitary authority was formed when the City of Rochester-upon-Medway joined with Gillingham Borough Council to form Medway Council in 1998.

The Medway Towns are one of the boroughs included in the Thames Gateway development scheme. Home of Universities at Medway, part of the University of Greenwich, the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Located on a single campus in Chatham, together with the University of the Creative Arts, a campus in Rochester.

Medway History

Rochester dominates Medway’s history but Chatham plays an important part with naval involvement.

Rochester was established by the Romans on an Iron Age site, they named it Durobrivae (meaning “stronghold by the bridge”) It controlled where Watling Street meets the River Medway. A mint was established in Rochester whilst influence by the Saxons. Rochester cathedral was built by Bishop Justus in 604 and redeveloped under the Normans by Bishop Gundulf, who also built the castle that stands opposite the cathedral.

Parts of the Roman city wall are still evident in Rochester, and the city has many original buildings, such as the Guildhall (today a museum), which was built in 1687 and is among the finest 17th-century civic buildings in Kent. The Corn Exchange, built in 1698, originally the Butcher’s Market; Queen Elizabeth I visited Satis House and Old Hall. Medway is home to 82 scheduled ancient monuments, 832 Listed buildings and 22 conservation areas.

An anchorage dockyard in Gillingham was opened by the Royal Navy during the reign of Henry VIII, in 1567 the Royal Naval Dockyard was established in Medway. The dockyard closed it’s doors in 1984 and it’s significant contribution towards British history is evident today. Lord Nelson began his Navy career on The River Medway at the age of just 12 and HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar was built here and launched in 1765. The majority of surviving property in the Historic Dockyard Chatham are Georgian.

Medway Geography

Medway’s location by the major crossing of the River Medway makes it a key feature in history for Kent and England. Just a few examples are Watling Street dating back to the Romans, the Norman Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral (the second oldest in Britain) and the Chatham naval dockyard.

The main towns in the conurbation are: Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham. Traditionally known as the Medway Towns. Smaller towns and villages such as Frindsbury, Brompton, etc., are within the conurbation. Outside the urban area, the villages still retain parish councils. Cuxton, Halling and Wouldham are in the Medway region to the south of Rochester and Strood. Hoo St Werburgh, Cliffe, High Halstow, St Mary Hoo, Allhallows, Stoke and Grain are on the Hoo Peninsula. Frindsbury Extra including Upnor border Strood. The southern part of the urban area is on the North Downs, including the suburbs of Walderslade, Luton, Hempstead and Wigmore.

Over half of Medway is rural. Medway includes parts of the North Kent Marshes, an environmentally significant wetlands region with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs). Other areas of conservation include Ranscombe Farm on chalk grassland and woodland between Strood and Cuxton, home to rare woodland flowers and orchids.

Medway Development

Medway Council in 2004 announced its development strategy for the Medway Waterfront. A 20 year plan for the redevelopment of the waterfront of River Medway and it’s surrounding areas. The project pledges to bring upto 8,000 new homes and 8,500 jobs. Building has begun and are evident today, these include:

Rochester Riverside – Brownfield land between the river and the railway line is being re-developed with housing. The area will also boast a primary school, two hotels, fitness centre, restaurants and bars, cafes and commercial units.

Medway Gate – Medway Gate development is in a large abandoned chalk pit home to 400 properties.

Chatham centre and waterfront – Multiple developments are proposed for the Chatham area. Gun Wharf and Chatham Waterfront.

Medway Education

A two-tier education system operates in Medway, with admission to secondary schools determined by the eleven plus exam. There are a number of grammar schools located in the area, the other secondary schools in Medway being non-selective (apart from one faith schools and the school on the peninsula). A number of independent schools operate in the area.

Medway Transport

Roads in Medway

Watling Street (the A2), is the Roman road connecting Dover and London, runs through Medway.

The A226 connects Medway with Gravesend.

Junction Two of the M2 is on the A228, just before the Medway motorway bridge. Alongside is High Speed 1. Both are seen climbing up the Nashenden Valley, towards Bluebell Hill.

The A229 starts from the A2 at the junction at the top of Star Hill alongside Jackson’s Field / Fort Pitt, it follows City Way to the South where at Fort Horstead / Rochester Airport / Mid Kent College it meets the branch from Chatham. From here it continues south, becoming dual carriageway and meeting the M2 at its third junction, which also provides access with Walderslade. This road then proceeds down Blue Bell Hill to the county town of Maidstone and the M20.

The A278 Hoath Way links the A2 at Gillingham to Hempstead, Wigmore and Parkwood to the M2’s fourth junction.

Railways in Medway

High Speed to London St Pancras via Ebbsfleet International

Chatham Main Line to London Victoria

North Kent Line to London Charing Cross

Buses in Medway

Bus links to London and other parts of the south east can be accessed from Chatham bus station via Bluewater Shopping Centre, Greenhithe, which has bus routes into London.

Coaches in Medway

Commuter coaches run from various parts of Medway to a selection of London destinations using the M2/A2.

Airports in Medway

Medway is home to 2 airports. Rochester Airport and Stoke Airfield near Grain. Both used by microlights and light aircraft. London airports are mainly used by residents of Medway for commercial flights.

Some of Medway’s Recreation and Leisure

– Medway Park. Upgraded to host participants in the London 2012 olympics.

– Strood Sports Centre

– The Strand Leisure Park in Gillingham

– Gillingham F.C.

– Chatham Town F.C

– The Ice Bowl ice rink in Gillingham. Invicta Dynamos who play in the NIHL South Division 1 play their home games here.

– John Nike Ski Centre is located in Capstone near Hempstead

There are also five theatres in Medway. The council theatres are the Central Theatre and the Brook Theatre in the Old town hall. The independent theatres are Medway Little Theatre, The Oasthouse Theatre and Kings Theatre.

Medway Stats

Population – Medway population is projected to increase to around 300,000 by 2028 according to 2013 projections. Medway Council foresee a total investment on development to be in excess of £1 billion over a 20-year period from 2006.

Map Coordinates: 51°23′N 0°32′ECoordinates: 51°23′N 0°32′E

Region: South East England

Ceremonial county: Kent

Status: Unitary authority

Council body: Medway Council

Incorporated: 1 April 1998

Admin HQ: Gun Wharf, Chatham

Leadership: Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)

Mayor: Cllr Jan Aldous

MPs:

Kelly Tolhurst (C)

Tracey Crouch (C)

Rehman Chishti (C)

Area Total: 74.14 sq mi (192.03 km2)

Population (gathered in 2019) Total: 278,556

Ethnicity

85.5% White British

4.4% Other White

5.7% Asian

2.5% Black

2% Mixed

0.7% other

ONS code: 00LC (ONS) E06000035 (GSS)

OS grid reference: TQ768688

Website: www.medway.gov.uk

People from Medway

William Adams, the first Englishman to record reaching Japan, was born in Gillingham. A roundabout is named after him in Gillingham.

Charles Dickens lived in Medway. One of his many houses still exists in Rochester High Street today.

Artist, musician and poet Billy Childish.

Thomas Aveling of Aveling and Porter, the first British, and once the largest, manufacturer of steamrollers in the world, is buried in the graveyard of Hoo St. Werburgh parish church. Aveling lived in this village on the Hoo Peninsula, where he invented and tested his steamrollers.

Jools Holland the musician lives in the Cooling Castle on the Hoo Peninsula.

Actress and model Kelly Brook was born in Rochester and attended the Thomas Aveling School.

Francis Drake lived in Upnor and learnt to sail on the Medway.

Chris Smalling English footballer attended Chatham Grammar School for Boys

River Medway, a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Series 3

Medway is twinned with:

– Valenciennes in France

– Cádiz in Spain

– Yokosuka and Itō in Japan

– Foshan in China

What people say about Tom Dix

We sold our property with Tom and couldn’t be happier with the service and result he achieved. He handled our not so amicable situation professionally and kept us updated throughout the process.

MISS ROSE

Thank you so much Tom! We found our dream home before selling ours which put is in a stressful situation needing to sell ours to secure the next one. Tom was available at a time when we were both available and told us exactly what we needed to do to secure the property we had offered on. Our property was on the market very quickly and sold for m…

MR AND MRS BRAMBLEDOWN

As first time buyers we were very nervous about buying our first home. However with Tom he made it an easy and enjoyable process. His advice to us was invaluable and helped us firstly find a property and then throughout the solicitors stage. We cannot recommend him enough.

MR TOPE AND MISS PAGE

We sold our property with Tom that we had lived in for over 40 years. At the time we didn’t realise this would be the easy part. Tom updated us with new properties to the market we might been interested in even if they were with other agents. He provided property reports for each property we went to view. Giving us invaluable information. He the…

We needed to sell a family members property following their passing which filled us with dread and sadness. We spoke with 3 estate agents and decided to list the property with Tom for sale. From the start he wasn’t pushy and sympathised with our situation. He handled everything for us and made the process a lot easier than we expected.

Our property was listed previously with another agent without successfully selling. We called Tom in and expected him to tell us to reduce the price. However he was very enthusiastic about our property and his marketing plan achieved a sale in just 3 weeks. He kept us up to date and gave advice even if it was something we didn’t want to hear. …

MR AND MRS WEBB

We sold our property with another estate agent but bought our new home through Tom. His communication was great and we heard from him more than we did our selling agent. We know who we’ll be selling with next time! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.

MR AND MRS VUPAL

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Selling a property can be an exciting and exhilarating experience but it can also be an anxious, nervous process if not managed properly, with care. I’m on hand to help you every step of the way. Your personal Walderslade Estate Agent.