Perfect pad complete with electric vehicle parking at Square Roots Kingston

Across the UK, the demand for electric vehicles has significantly increased, with more than 1,450,000 plug-in electric cars, around 900,000 battery-electric vehicles and 550,000 PHEVs registered at the end of September 2023. Last year, more than 365,000 plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars were registered, showing a growth of 20% on 2021. As proud owners of a fully electric car, the provision of a parking space with an electric charging point was a key factor in the purchase of a stunning two-bedroom penthouse available through Shared Ownership at Square Roots Kingston by first time buyers Daniel and Kristina Petrov.


We really wanted to buy our first home together and knew Shared Ownership provided a perfect opportunity to get our foot on the ladder. It was important to us that our new home included parking with an electric charging point, as we have a Kia Niro EV and wanted to be able to safely and easily charge overnight. We were delighted to discover Square Roots Kingston online on Rightmove as the apartments really did tick every box on our home buying list of must-haves.

“The location of Square Roots Kingston was another really important factor. We love the great outdoors and with Richmond Park on the doorstep, we have a Royal Park with an array of wildlife, numerous ways to exercise outdoors and beautiful views over London.  Kingston-Upon-Thames is also within walking distance, with Norbiton train station nearby, with regular 30 minute train services to London Waterloo. Kingston Hospital is also reassuringly close by and looking ahead, the local education facilities are excellent, including schools, colleges and even Kingston University.”


Our two-bedroom, top-floor apartment with parking has a full market value of £595,000 and our deposit was 5% of the 25% share, amounting to £7,437.

The apartment is quietly located on the top floor and has amazing views across the landscaped communal gardens and leafy surrounding residential area. It has lots of character, with sloping ceilings and a great balcony where Kristina enjoys sculpting pieces of art. All of the rooms are spacious and we use the second bedroom as my office and a creative space for Kristina to enjoy painting and writing. Thanks to the energy efficient features at the development, including air source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels, our apartment has an EPC B rating, which helps keep our energy bills low.”


We were really impressed with the team at Square Roots who have been brilliant from the outset. They helped us through the buying process, with regular updates and independent advice. The team also ensured any issues were quickly and easily resolved and continue to regularly get in touch. Square Roots has also organised events in the communal gardens, for all the neighbours to meet up and get to know each other.  As a result, there is a great community atmosphere, and our WhatsApp group is used to share local information and events.

Square Roots residents have a superb range of leisure, entertainment and shopping facilities, outstanding Ofsted-rated schools and the River Thames close by. Located within easy walking distance of the desirable market town of Kingston-upon-Thames, there is plenty to do nearby. Whether it is a day of retail indulgence, dinner and drinks with family and friends or somewhere to take in a breath of fresh air along the river, you can do it all from Square Roots Kingston with ease.

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