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Overview

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Welcome to Hunters Reading, where we help all vendors, buyers, landlord and tenants. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, we offer an unmatched knowledge of the property market in the local area. Here at Hunters Reading, we understand that renting, selling, or buying a home is not an easy decision to make and we are here every step of the way to ensure you have a stress-free experience. Whether you have a town centre flat to rent or you are looking for a new home to buy or want to sell, get in touch with us today so we can get you started on your Hunters journey.

Our Services

  • Free property valuation
  • My Hunters Portal so every vendor stays up to date with viewings, offers and all feedback
  • A wide range of Lettings services from Let Only to Fully Managed
  • Specialist knowledge for investors for all types of property

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Why Choose Hunters Reading

Expert local knowledge – Since 2007, we have helped many people sell and let their properties. Throughout the years, we have tried to always understand every aspect of what each buyer or renter wants and looks for to what every homeowner looks for which is what helps us deliver our excellent service.

Expert in Lettings – For many years now, we have been letting all different types of properties from one-bedroom flats to 8 bed HMO houses and all through different economic times which gives us first-hand experience of an ever-changing market. We are always up to date on the latest legislation and changes that could affect your current tenancy or future letting of your property.

Advertising – Not only do we advertise on the four major property portals – Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and Prime Location but we also go beyond this and will advertise on social media. What does this mean for you as a landlord or vendor? This means that your property will be exposed to more tenants and buyers which could as a result help achieve the right price for your property

No sale/let, no fee – You will only pay us once we have successfully sold or let your property. This means you no longer need pay agency fees whilst your property sits on the market for weeks and months on end.

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Properties in Reading

The average property price in Reading currently is £383,661. This can be broken down further:

  • Average detached house price - £556,000
  • Average semi-detached house £398,017
  • Average terraced house price - £307,145
  • Average apartment price - £232,151

In terms of rental yields, over the last 12 months the average rent achieved in Reading was £926 per month. Of those properties, 70% of those properties being rented were apartments. This can be broken down further:

  • Average apartment rental price - £924 per month
  • Average house rental price - £1,053 per month

Of all the renters in the last 12 months, 53% of tenants were aged between 18-29.

Why buy or rent in Reading

Reading has been for a while, a fast, up, and coming Town which is constantly growing year on year. An example of this is the recently renovated train station which provides major links all around the country and only within 26 minutes to London Paddington via train. There are also fantastic motorway links to surrounding areas. New office blocks and businesses are always opening/setting up here which provide great job & economic opportunities for residents here.

Along with this, the student and HMO market are flourishing. The University of Reading is ranked in the European top 40 and is a desirable choice of University for students. Our office is situated right in the heart of the HMO and student area which means we have expert knowledge and exposure to this market.

See what our customers say about Hunters Reading team:

What a hard working and dedicated team they all are. Even when a blip occurs, their proactive approach in dealing with issues of all sorts, is highly commendable. I have nothing more to add other than to say that they are professional and great agents! Keep up the great works everyone!

Mr Neil, C

Incredible performance by Hunters Estate Agents. When I had to move out of my Reading flat they wasted zero time setting up online listings and viewings. Always being polite & punctual when conducting viewings. They were able to find tenants to replace me within two weeks of the house being on the market. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to rent their home!

Mr Matthew W

I have been using previously known as (Westgate) for the last 7 years for renting out all my properties. I have mainly used them for let only however whenever I need any information or guidance, they have gone out of their way to help. Mr Shukla the director of the company one could not find a nicer guy he goes that extra mile to help which has also filtered down to his staff who have also taken on that professional friendly approach which makes one feel very comfortable. It is very unlikely that I will use anyone else because I know I wouldn’t get the same sort of understanding and services.

Mr Rashpal S


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VAT Reg No: 3222 278 34 | Registered No: 11961720 | Registered Office: 46 Erleigh Road, Reading, RG1 5NA. 
A Hunters franchise owned and operated under licence by Shukla Residential Limited. 

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Meet the team

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    Chas Shukla

    Franchise Owner

    Chas is the owner and managing director of Hunters Reading. Property has been his passion for over 20 years now and his excitement and motivation for the industry is the same now as it was when he first started. Chas has been an investor in Reading since 2005, particularly specialising in the HMO market. He has experience in most sectors of the property market from renting to renovations. Having worked on projects for his own properties but also assisting landlords and vendors in their properties. The experience gained through the years, has helped Chas to be in a position to offer guidance and help both new and experienced vendors or landlords through the ever changing legislation and market conditions surrounding property. Our ultimate goal as a business is to ensure all of our clients receive the best and highest possible service from our team.

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    Anish Shukla

    Branch Manager

    Anish has worked in the property industry for over 7 years and has worked in a number of different roles from administrator to negotiator to property manager. His role now involves all different types such as property valuations, overseeing all sales progression and lets and ensuring each customer is happy with our service and gets the right price for their property. Anish was born in Reading & have lived here for 28 years and during that time he has seen Reading change both in the property industry and outside of this. This has helped him gain knowledge of the local area and understand what it has to offer for all different types of people so no matter who the customer, he is always happy to help.

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    Lochlann Geater

    Sales & Lettings Negotiator

    Being an estate agent is something Lochlann has enjoyed with an incredible passion which is why he has been in the industry for over 8 years now. What he loves most is having different conversations with landlords, vendors and tenants to understand their needs so he can ensure he finds the right property for them. This has lead to Lochlann having ravishing reviews on our Google review page. Lochlann has also lived throughout different parts of Reading in the last 25 years and through doing so, has understood the Reading market more & more.

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    Imani Likita

    Sales & Lettings Negotiator

    Imani have worked in several different job types over the years which is one of the main reasons why our clients always tell us just how great his customer service is. Imani has lived in Reading for 27 years and understands the local area to a great extent having lived in different areas in this time. What does Imani enjoy most about his job? He loves the challenge of trying to get each homeowner the right price and ensuring he finds each tenant the property just for them. He also loves the excitement of meeting a variety of people everyday.

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    Amelia Harding

    Administrator

    This is Amelia’s first job in estate agency & she absolutely loves it. My role day to day involves. Amelia joined in February 2019 and has already gained a wealth of valuable knowledge of the industry and a key member of the lettings team and is always ready to help a landlord or tenant, whatever the query may be. What Amelia enjoys most about estate agency is that no day is the same & each day offers something different. She is excited to keep learning and to grow within our team.

Local area guide

About Reading

Reading is situated only 40 miles from Central London and was the fastest growing town from 2017 – 2019. This is vastly due to the booming economy in Reading, major world companies setting up here, excellent commuter links around the country and the ever-growing population. Reading offers a variety of things to do such as theatre shows, art galleries and shopping – there is something for everyone here in Reading. We also have offer Reading Rock Festival every year - one of the longest running rock festivals in the world. Population (as of 2019): 339,408

What's on in Reading?

There are also a host of leisure parks which offer something for everyone. Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens is set near the River Thames and is host to over 20 species of animals. The Park offers plenty of opportunity for guests to enjoy the backdrop and wonderful landscape. The Park is a great place to be for anyone looking for fun & adventure.

There is also Dinton Pastures Country Park which is a great open area and offers a wide range of activities. Whether you are keen on water activities, have kids who wish to play on the swings and slides or just looking for a leisurely walk within the woodland area, Dinton Pastures is great fun for all.

If you are looking for an impressive Georgian mansion, then look no further than Basildon Park. This mansion has restored many of its original features such as the unique 1950’s kitchen. This is also great fun for families with kids as there are different types of activities, huge outdoors with walking paths and different events through the year.

Schooling in Reading

Reading also has some high performing schools such as All Saints Junior School, Reading School & Kendrick School. Reading also offers a University ranked within the top 200 in the world and top 45 in Europe. Over 15% of people have an Ofsted outstanding school as their nearest primary school within walking distance.

Reading Nightlife

Within recent years, the restaurant scene and nightlife scene has certainly picked up. Reading is now home to many great restaurants and whether you want to fine dine at the Michelin Star L’ortolan restaurant or just grab a Nando’s, there is a meal for all. There has been a big increase in the number of bars in Reading which stays in line with the ever-growing younger population here. A few bars to mention are Revolution De Cuba, Coconut bar & kitchen & Be At One which are all situated within the town centre of Reading. The great thing is they are all within walking distance of each other.

Transport Links

Over 75% of all people in Reading are located within a 2-minute walk of a bus or train link. Heathrow airport is also situated within 27 miles of Reading Town Centre with regular trains and buses operating to and from the airport. You can also travel to and from Reading with great ease as there are fantastic travel links to both M4 & M3.

Market Insights

Chas Shukla - Franchise Owner & Anish Shukla - Branch Manager

Contact Reading

46 Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5NA

Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 6pm, Sat: 9:30am - 1pm, Sun, Closed


Sales : 0118 966 8001

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Lettings : 0118 966 8001

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