Pont Street

The Challenge

Our repeat Hong Kong client was searching for a property with very specific requirements that are hard to achieve in the Knightsbridge area. The property had to be situated in a period building, with ceiling heights of at least 3m, but with no-one above the bedrooms. Apartments in the area generally have depreciating ceiling heights as you go up in the building, so there are very few flats on the top floors where this can be found. The building also had to have a lift.

 

The Perfect Conclusion

We successfully agreed the purchase of this stunning 2,050 sq ft duplex penthouse apartment with 3m ceiling heights and far reaching views across Knightsbridge. The apartment has been purchased shell & core, providing a blank canvas for our client to create a new unique space to their own taste. We negotiated £200,000 off the asking price, with the final purchase price equating to a rate of £2,097 per sq ft. Similar flats in good condition on the street have achieved as much as £3,346 per sq ft in the last 12 months.

 

The Unfair Advantage

We’re patient – despite very tough search requirements, we worked tirelessly over a 12 month period in order to source the right apartment for our client

Hans Road

Our Client

An Indian client who we originally sourced the property for back in 2011.

The Challenge

Our client was looking to sell their property and invest the funds in property located outside of prime Central London. With prices in Knightsbridge down some 6.5% and a slower transactional market, finding the right buyer was challenging.

The Perfect Conclusion

Our client had previously had his property rented out. It was therefore looking quite tired. We advised our client to give the property a refresh and we managed and oversaw a light refurbishment of the property for him. We also advised our client to present the property with furniture in it. Many buyers struggle to visualise how the space will be used, and empty properties can sometimes look soulless. We therefore recommended a furniture company who installed some temporary furniture and “dressed” the property. This made a huge difference and we successfully managed to find a buyer and sell the property for close to the asking price of £2.25 million.

Sloane Street


Our Client

A Nigerian family

The Challenge

Our clients were looking to sell their Knightsbridge apartment to reduce their property liability in London.

The Perfect Conclusion

Having seen transaction levels and prices dramatically decreasing in the area over the last 12 months Knightsbridge has become an increasingly difficult market to sell in. However, we managed to agree the sale at a very healthy £2,385 per sq ft to a cash buyer who we introduced via one of our private contacts.

 

Cadogan Square


Our Client

A French couple looking for a rental property in Knightsbridge, Kensington & Chelsea, Notting Hill & Holland Park.

The Challenge

Having experienced problems in previous rental apartments, our clients were keen to avoid further issues with noise and overpricing in the market.

The Perfect Conclusion

With our knowledge and contacts we were able to shortlist only the properties that met with their requirements and arranged multiple property tours in order for them to see the very best selection.

Lowndes Square

Our Client

A Middle Eastern Client

The Challenge

Our client bought his property at the very peak of the sales market. With changes to his personal circumstances, he no longer used the property and it became an unused asset. We were tasked with managing the sale in a very challenging sales market, which saw several changes to stamp duty along with other significant changes to property ownership for foreigners. As a result we had to carefully manage our clients expectations on price and stay focused on a sale which would take many months to conclude.

The Perfect Conclusion

Our client was delighted when having reduced the asking price to £7.95 million we suddenly got multiple offers on the property for him from three interested buyers. We successfully agreed a final sale price of £7.25 million, just 3 days after Brexit.

Chester Street

The Client

A Greek Renter

The Challenge

Our client needed to rent a property while the flat we secured for her for purchase was being refurbished. She needed to be close by to the property we bought for her.

The Perfect Conclusion

We identified a beautifully refurbished 1 bedroom flat, which was on at £750 per week and we managed to secure it for £725 per week.

Cadogan Gardens

The Client

A Middle Eastern Buyer

The Challenge

To source a three bedroom property in Knightsbridge, but must have a porter and good views.

The Perfect Conclusion

After many months of searching, we finally identified the ideal property in Cadogan Gardens. But, at £9.5m, we felt it was overpriced. Our advantage is that we’re expert negotiators. When the vendor reduced the price to £8.5m we arranged for our clients to view immediately. They loved the property and offered £8.4m, which was accepted. Within days, the vendor had received another offer at £8.7m, but due to our relationship with the selling agent, the vendor stayed with us. The deal was concluded – within days.

Cadogan Gardens

The Client

A British Investor

The Challenge

Our client was a British expat, living in Dubai.  He already owned several investment properties in central London, but recognised that it was going to be very difficult to find a good deal being based abroad.

The Perfect Conclusion

We sourced a fantastic three bedroom, south facing, corner aspect, first floor apartment in this prime Chelsea street. The property was unmodernised and via the Black Brick Property Management Service we are organising both the refurbishment and the entire rental process on behalf of our client.

Subsequently, we managed the sale of this property for our client. We achieved a sale price of £3.525 million in December 2016.

 

Caro Point

The Client

A Middle Eastern Investor

The Challenge

Our client wanted to buy a safe and secure long term investment property located within a new build portered block with parking.

The Perfect Conclusion

We acquired a two bedroom two bathroom apartment with a west facing balcony in one of the best positions in Caro Point within the Grosvenor Waterside development. Through persistent negotiation, we saved our client 3% from the asking price. Through our Property Management Service, we have successfully let out and manage the property on behalf of our client.

Lowndes Square

The Client

A Middle Eastern Buyer

The Challenge

Our client was looking for a four bedroom apartment in prime Central London. The property was a pied a terre and therefore security was an important factor within the brief.

The Perfect Conclusion

We sourced a fantastic, newly refurbished lateral apartment on Lowndes Square before it came onto the open market and consequently advised our client that they should fly into London at the earliest opportunity. Having viewed the property, our client offered and successfully exchanged contracts within 48 hours.

We were also able to negotiate all the furniture, art and audio visual equipment to be included within the sale price.