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Capital allocation

Based in Surrey (where her youngest child is at prep school), our client was keen to allocate a portion of her available capital to the London property market with a view to a future move to the capital. Having made this life decision, she was determined not to get left behind as Prime Central London property prices increased. We needed to marry our client’s dreams for her family’s future London life with a cool-headed investment strategy.

Through area tours, Notting Hill and Kensington emerged as our client’s favourites. In the leafy enclave between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, we found an elegant Georgian town house which had been cherished by its long-term owners. With a large South facing garden, it ticked every box for our client and was perfectly located in an area much favoured by international renters.

Another buyer was interested but by offering the vendors greater certainty of execution, we secured the property for our client. We then managed the rental process from start to finish, appointing a highly regarded lettings agent as well as overseeing the refurbishment programme required to bring this property up to standard for discerning corporate tenants.

We continue to manage the property on our client’s behalf.