Full advisory on rental search, terms of tenancy, furniture procurement and pre-tenancy set up.
We were delighted to assist a sophisticated French bachelor (represented by his Family Office) fleeing François Hollande’s tax regime. With a healthy budget (and a view to buying a larger property in the medium term), he asked RFR to help him find an unfurnished apartment with garden views to rent in West London.
- Above all timing! Our client HAD to move to the UK before the end of the then current tax year. We had 1 month.
- Our client was mindful of security, protective of his privacy and sensitive to noise.
- He wanted something charming and secluded and a green outlook was essential.
- He needed to be able to install French television.
We explored the “garden square” postcodes of Kensington & Chelsea with our client, settling on W11 for its communal gardens and specialist food shops. Before it was advertised, we secured a beautiful first floor flat with high ceilings and stunning views over arguably the best communal gardens in the area.
Negotiations were challenging since our client required improvements and wanted to install French television (satellite dishes were prohibited). We arranged the works and shopped for furniture with our client so everything was ready when he moved in 3 weeks later.