The brief was to find a large, modern, two bedroom rental apartment in great condition, within a portered block with a lift, private gym and private gardens in South West London. Our client also had plans to move most of their large furniture from Canada to London and so careful planning on our part was needed to ensure larger items of furniture would fit into the apartment.
The Perfect Conclusion
We identified a large two bedroom apartment on the 4th floor of one of the best new developments South of the river, Neo Bankside. The development has all the private resident facilities that were required– including the 24 hour concierge, gym and private gardens. We managed to save our client money – they originally had given us a budget of up to £5,200 per month to work with, but we managed to secure this apartment for £4,460 per month a 6.4% saving from the asking price.
The Unfair Advantage
We are expert hand holders – relocating to London can be a daunting experience. We managed and oversaw our clients move from Canada to London, seamlessly, and negotiated them a 6.4% saving.
An English buyer
Our British clients whose main residence is in the countryside wanted to take advantage of the slowdown in the Central London sales market and uncertainty around Brexit to find themselves a lovely pied a terre for their future use and stays in London. South Bank was a location that worked well for them logistically and also benefits from a wide range of restaurants, theatre and nightlife . Their brief was for a three bedroom apartment in a secure building within walking distance of Waterloo station. We set about an analysis of all the potential property for sale that suited their requirements in the area, with a particular focus on new builds.
The Perfect Conclusion
South Bank Tower is a development that had all the features our clients required; a 24 hour concierge service, private roof terrace business suite, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gymnasium. We identified a 3 bedroom apartment on the 24th floor with stunning views over the River Thames and the City. Knowing the developer was keen to sell, we negotiated aggressively saving our clients £550,000 from the £2.75m asking price, a saving of 20%. Subsequently our clients paid circa £1,600 per square foot in a building where exactly the same size units have sold for in excess £2,100 and £2,300 per square foot previously