Our clients, a DJ and an artist, were keen to find their first marital home in increasingly popular Kensal Rise. They wanted plenty of space for a future family and, ideally, a studio for the wife to work from home.
Kensal Rise has become one of the hottest local markets in London: Good properties do not hang around.
We identified the right property before our clients had finalised their sale resulting in a chain below as well as above (common in these family areas).
We utilised our excellent relationships with the local agents to ensure that, wherever possible, we saw new stock before it hit the open market. This meant we were first to hear when the sale of a beautifully refurbished 1930s house (that had been agreed before wewere instructed) started to fall apart (due to problems down the chain).
This house had a cool mid-century feel and great entertaining space, along with the requisite bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs and potential for a studio at the end of the South facing garden: For our clients it was love at first sight.
Determined to secure the house, we helped our clients tie up the sale of the husband’s mansion flat (hurrying along unresponsive managing agents) and introduced them to an excellent accountant who advised them on the most tax-efficient way to bring the wife’s funds onshore. Anthony and Clare spent a lot of time on the phone, reassuring the agents at both ends of the chain that the deal would happen and happen it did! Result: Very happy clients.