Charles Eden Estates celebrate 20 years in Beckenham.


Opened by Justin Flanagan in 1994 Charles Eden quickly became a name recognised as a professional Beckenham Estate Agent. Still under original ownership the company continues to thrive.

The professional nature of Charles Eden was soon recognised by the Guild of Professional Estate Agents who selected Charles Eden as their exclusive representatives for the Beckenham & Shortlands area in 1995, a position they continue to hold. This has given Charles Eden a national network of over 750 offices as well as a valuable London presence.

With modern marketing methods, extensive internet presence and traditional values Charles Eden offer a First Class Service with every member of the team not having just been trained and passed exams in Estate Agency but also having bought and sold a property themselves (which few, if any other agents in the area can boast) giving them personal experience and empathy with their clients

If you are looking to sell Charles Eden offer a Free Market Appraisal Valuation Service so just telephone to find out more.

020 8663 1964


Charles Eden enter all full time staff into The Guild Enhanced Training Scheme

Charles Eden  enter all full time staff into The Guild Enhanced Training Scheme

Leading independent estate agent Charles Eden have sponsored all full time staff to partake in The Guild Enhanced Training Scheme, a comprehensive course which is run in partnership with TM Training, to improve and ensure best practice, and develop their skills and knowledge of the industry.

Charles Eden is eager to further develop and enhance their service and reputation and The Guild Enhanced Training Scheme enables them to do so, “Although our staff are very experienced you can never be too highly trained. Our priority is to ensure the customers receive the highest possible level of service from our company, and therefore our staff participation on The Guild Enhanced Training Scheme is a must,” says, Justin Flanagan MD of Charles Eden who is himself undertaking the training along with his colleagues

Speaking on behalf of The Guild, CEO Marcus Whewell explained: “We know that our biggest asset is our people and their expertise – there can be no better way of improving the performance of your business than enhancing the knowledge and qualifications of your teams.”

The new and exclusive training scheme delivers skill based education through a combination of e-learning and classroom sessions, consisting of four semesters a year, with a total of 40 individual modules. The first four semesters will encompass four key segments: The Fundamentals of Effective Selling; Valuing and Property Appraisal Skills; Marketing and Property Promotion and Developing your Estate Agency Skill Set.

The e-learning sessions provide participants with weekly video training modules and their progress is then tested through online examinations. To summarise learning and discuss best practice, participants also attend four classroom training sessions per year, hosted by Peter Chapman and Julian O’Dell.

If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced sales team to sell your property then do contact Charles Eden on 020 8663 1964

Lease Extension Service

Lease Extension Service

Charles Eden are pleased to have teamed up with the National Association of Estate Agents to provide a Lease Extension Service

Did you know:-

•If your lease has less than 99 years left to run, the value of your property may fall as the lease gets shorter

•With less than 80 years left the value drops faster and you may not be able to sell, get a mortgage, or remortgage

•The longer you wait, the more it will cost you and the more your property will drop in value

Using the link from the Lease Extension Service link from the “Our Services” menu on our website there is a wealth of information on the subject and the opportunity to get expert advice and guidance to take you through the process.

With so many leasehold properties in and around Beckenham we think this is a really useful service to be able to offer and hope it helps anyone who may be concerned by what initially can seem quite a daunting subject.

Charles Eden of Beckenham win another Industry award

Charles Eden of Beckenham win another Industry award

At the Guild of Professional Estate Agents annual conference and awards ceremony in May 2013 Charles Eden of Beckenham were delighted to receive a regional award for the 4th consecutive year.

Held at the Millenium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London the awards ceremony followed a packed day of seminars covering a wide range of topics including Economic outlook, Web marketing by Google, Social Media, Property Marketing, Mortgages, Conveyancing, Industry training and many more.

After a lavish dinner the awards were announced and Justin Flanagan MD of Charles Eden and property negotiator Joseph Cable stepped up to be presented with their award by Marcus Whewell CEO of the Guild.

Justin commented “ We were overjoyed to receive an award for the 4th year running. We knew there was tough competition and were a little nervous that having already been recognised for outstanding service within the industry 3 years in a row perhaps we were pushing it hoping for another success. It was fantastic when our name was announced and a credit to all of the team for their hard work and professionalism”

If you are looking to sell a property in and around Beckenham Charles Eden can be reached on 020 8663 1964

House prices continue to rise in Bromley Borough

House prices continue to rise in Bromley Borough

The latest Land Registry data published yesterday shows prices are continuing to edge up in Bromley Borough with a .3% change on the previous month and 4.2% up annually.

There are significant regional variations. Overall London has averaged a 6.2% increase over the last year whilst the North East has seen a fall of 5.7%. Even within London there are major differences with Camden having seen an increase of 11.8% over the last year whilst Greenwich has been .7%

Certainly in Beckenham we have seen demand far outstripping supply and thus the natural laws of economics are leading to increasing prices and making it a very good time to sell a property here.

Charles Eden offer new de-cluttering and removals service via GPEA

Charles Eden of Beckenham offer new de-cluttering & removals service via The Guild of Professional Estate Agents

The Guild of Professional Estate Agents has launched a de-cluttering service with a difference.

Sellers using member firms such as Charles Eden can have their surplus furniture and belongings shipped off site and stored free for four weeks during marketing of their home

The concept was launched at the Guild’s annual conference, when members heard that the new de-clutter service includes free collection, free delivery and free storage for four weeks, operated by some of the country’s best known removals companies. These include Abels, Britannia, Doree Bonner International, Fox Moving and Storage, GB Liners, and White & Company.

Each client will be able to store selected belongings in a container up to 8ft by 7ft by 5ft, to help improve the appearance of a property and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Geoff Watson, MD of Doree Bonner International, who revealed details of the scheme at the conference, said: “Together we have 1,050,000 sq ft of storage space – that’s the equivalent of 220 football pitches, which members’ clients can take advantage of.”

Marcus Whewell, CEO of the Guild, said: “We are delighted to be working with the most respected removals companies in the UK on this scheme, which is a fantastic service for our members to be able to offer to their clients.

“Our aim is to help people move, and this new initiative could be of significant assistance.

“It shows the commitment of professional estate agents to identifying new schemes and services which could really make the difference for their customers.”

Justin Flanagan MD of Charles Eden said ” This is a great new service we can offer clients when they market their property and they can also obtain removal quotes from some of the countries top firms by using a simple facility within our website – if you need a removals quote or want more information on the de-cluttering service simply visit and choose the removals option from Our Services menu”

Charles Eden launch Mobile Website

Charles Eden launch Mobile Website

Charles Eden of Beckenham launch Mobile Website.

With a large percentage of property searches starting on the web and many of those on mobile devices we felt it important to have a version of our website purposely designed for ease of use… on a phone. This has launched today and means anyone now accessing our website from a mobile will see this user friendly version.

With a state of the art website at available for PC’s and tablets. A mobile website for phones. An Iphone App and a comprehensive presence across multiple property portals we really have a superb internet presence giving our clients properties enviable coverage across the web.

If you have a property to sell we would be delighted to hear from you