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Wynell Road's reputation

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Joined 07-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 18 July, 2005 - 12:44 pm:   


We have moved to Wynell Road few years ago from a European city. We did not know anything about the area just bought the flat based on the price and the conditions of the flat.Now we need to sell and move but we have been disappointed by all the things we have heard about this road being a crime area with lots of problems and lots of council tenants...etc. We have been told that it will be a difficult sale and we can not get good price for it.
We have not had any bad experience during our time. Instead we really enjoy spending time in the quietness of our garden and all the lovely trees of neighbouring buildings. The only thing we can complain is the lack of interest from the residents on making the properties look good from outside and making the street a pleasant and clean looking one.

Can anyone tell us anything about the general reputation of Wynell Road?
Joined 24-03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 19 July, 2005 - 12:05 pm:   

People are going to tend to go on first appearances I'm afraid and want to live in nice looking streets as far as possible, as well as having flats that are nice inside. Rightly or wrongly they may assume that scruffy-loooking houses = undesirable neighbours.

I can't say it has any notoriety in my mind, however. The houses on the next street down are a bit crummy though, admittedly.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Monday, 25 July, 2005 - 01:44 pm:   

I must admit that having lived in Syd and F H for 56 plus years I cannot place this road. I must walk round with my eyes closed. Whereabouts in the gentryfied locality of Se 23 is Wynell Strasse please and how have I managed to have missed it. Has it any Pubs ( unlikely or I would know its whereabouts )
Joined 07-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 25 July, 2005 - 04:36 pm:   

Unfortunately it has no pubs, no cafes, no shops:-) It is a very quite residential road on Perry Vale.It is a bit strange street though as only one side of the street is called Wynell Road , the other side is called Shifford Path which is a council estate.
Joined 16-07-2004
Posted on Monday, 25 July, 2005 - 05:01 pm:   

I know the street you mean and I have to say, given the appearance of the buildings on Shifford Path I wouldn't touch a house in that street with a barge pole.

The appearance of a street is vital and if you bought your apartment for a very cheap price I think perhaps now that you're selling, you realise why. I know that's not what you want or need to hear but I suspect you may have to reduce the price of your property to have any chance of selling - either that or petition the council to demolish the buildings on Shifford Path - they look (to me anyway) the most soul destroying places to live so demolition would be no bad thing.
Joined 25-07-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July, 2005 - 01:54 pm:   

It's a pretty good short cut if mayow road is a little sticky in the mornings.

Even if the street is not up to scratch, you should still see a nice little profit after living there for a few years.

Maybe try marketing it via a europrean estate agent!

Research, reasearch, research.
As I think Kirsty and Phil once said.

Good luck in selling.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July, 2005 - 04:22 pm:   

To be fare I think one can stake too much on the appearance and income level in an area. The criminal classes are more mobile now adays.
I have a colleague who has a lovely Georgian cottage in leafy Beaconsfield and she has had no end of problems. He car has been broken into 3 times this year and gentlemen burgalers paid her a vist 2 months ago. If you saw the area you would think you need not bother to lock up at all.
This is much much worse than I have so far experienced in not so leafy SE 23

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