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Investing for children

With a busy career in wealth management, our client was keen to help her sons (currently at university) take a first step on the London property ladder but lacked time to sift through the potentially suitable stock in her chosen search area in South West London.

Time was ticking – we began our search in the Spring market but our client’s elder son was due to start work in London at the end of the Summer. Stock is spread across a wide range of agents in this area, making our wide network and regular dialogue with those agents vitally important. We previewed all the potentially suitable properties available, focusing in on a well-proportioned 2 bedroom upper maisonette on one of the most popular streets ‘Between the Commons’.

The only thing needed to make this property perfect for 2 professional sharers was a second bathroom.  Our Project Management team assembled the relevant tradesmen quickly to ascertain the viability and cost of installing this in a compact space on the second floor.

In the meantime we took charge of a sticky chain situation, driving matters forward to a successful conclusion by entering into direct dialogue with the vendor and solicitors at every level of the chain.