King Henry’s Road

Our Client

A French family relocating from Brussels to London

The Challenge

Our clients were a French family with 3 young children, relocating from Brussels to London for work and their children’s schooling. They required a minimum five bedroom house with a garden, close to schools, a park and the West End. This opened up a huge choice of potential locations and properties that might work for them. We spent time educating our clients on different areas, showing them properties in South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Primrose Hill and Hampstead. The family were restricted to visiting London just twice a month, so our weekly reporting was hugely important in helping them to understand the different areas, styles of houses and pricing.

The Perfect Conclusion

We successfully agreed the purchase of this grand semi-detached freehold period house. The property met our clients brief perfectly, measuring over 3,300 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, a 100 foot garden and the ability to extend the house by adding a further floor. The purchase was agreed the first week the property came onto the market, and we successfully negotiated a discount of £400,000, despite competition of a higher offer from another buyer. We have also assisted our client with the potential future works they will do to the property by arranging three separate specialist surveys and introducing and overseeing three building contractor and interior design quotes. We are also overseeing the removal and set-up of new utility accounts to ensure their move in process is stress free.

The Unfair Advantage

We move fast. We were first in through the door of this magnificent period house in Primrose Hill. Early negotiations meant we secured the property at a very competitive £1,399 per sq. ft., saving £400,000 from the asking price, and successfully exchanged contracts despite a higher offer from another buyer.

St Edmunds Terrace

The Client

An African Investor

The Challenge

A repeat Black Brick client, who we have sourced multiple properties for over the years. Knowing that our client loves St John’s Wood, we preempted that they would be interested in this new, off plan, off market development overlooking Primrose Hill.

The Perfect Conclusion

We sourced an off market, off plan, 2 bedroom, 1200 square feet apartment in what is set to become St John’s Wood/Primrose Hill’s most prestigious modern apartment building, containing just 36 apartments. With completion not until 2015, we think this development will do very well over the next few years. It will be the only apartment block in the area with a full range of facilities, such as swimming pool, gym, parking and 24 hour concierge.

Gloucester Studios, Gloucester Avenue

The Client

An African Buyer

The Challenge

Our client was relocating to London from South Africa. A single, older lady, security was important for our client, but she didn’t want to be in an old, stuffy apartment block, so we had our work cut out for us!

The Perfect Conclusion

We identified a rare opportunity to buy a stunning, Manhattan loft style apartment, with high ceilings and exposed brick walls in a private, gated Mews in prime Primrose Hill. One of only two apartments, we successfully negotiated £250,000 from the asking price.