Holmdale Road

Our Client

A previous Black Brick client. 

 

The Challenge

In 2015 we sourced this stunning 2 bedroom garden apartment for £975,000 for clients of ours who had relocated to London for work. In 2017 our clients decided that they were relocating away from London and so approached us to handle the sale for them. Market conditions had changed considerably since our client acquired the property, and so careful management of the sale and working with the right agents was crucial for a successful outcome. 

 

The Perfect Conclusion

In a very challenging sales market we agreed terms with a first time buyer for £1,071,250. The buyer was nervous about the market and the deal required a lot of patience and handholding to ensure it went through successfully. With fall through rates being high, and properties sitting on the market for up to a year or longer, we were delighted that we were able find a buyer and conclude the transaction within 7 months of being instructed.

 

Dennington Park Road

Our Client

European clients looking for a pied a Terre period apartment in London, which could also be used by their son whilst at university.

The Challenge

Our clients were very open on location, but wanted the apartment to have at least two bedrooms, be in a safe area very close to a high street and a tube station. They had a budget of £1.3m.

The Perfect Conclusion

We secured an excellent conversion of a Victorian end of terraced house in West Hampstead with three bedrooms, within three minutes’ walk of the high Street and two stations (overground and underground). The apartment was in reasonable condition and was perfect for the clients’ son to move into, but also has potential to make improvements and add value over time. The property was on the market with an asking price of £1,2950,000. We successfully negotiated the price down to £1,222,500, saving our clients £72,5000. This equated to a very reasonable £836 per square foot. Flats in the area regularly sell for in excess of £950 per square foot.

 

 

St James’s Mansions

Our Client

An American Buyer. 

The Challenge

Our American client had been searching for a property for two years. She had offered on a number of properties but had never managed to get any of them over the line. She was looking for a three bedroom flat or house with lots of living space, access to a small outside area, separate space for her teenage son, easy access to her office in Mayfair and her son’s school in Fitzrovia, and within close proximity of a tube station and culinary amenities, all in a ‘villagey’ location. Finding a property which meets a set of such specific criteria in such a wide area is incredibly time consuming and takes incredible tenacity to make sure you don’t miss it when it becomes available, on or off market.

The Perfect Conclusion

Our dedicated and tenacious approach meant that we were able to immediately set about scouring the whole of the London market for the perfect property. Our understanding of areas and prices across the whole of London meant that we were able to immediately focus on specific areas which we knew would give her the size of property she needed with all the local amenities she desired, all for the budget of circa £1.5m. Having been looking for two years, she bought the first of a shortlist of five properties that we showed her in an area she had never previously considered.

 

Holmdale Road

The Client

A Scottish buyer.

The Challenge

Our clients were relocating from Edinburgh to London and wanted a 2 or 3 bedroom garden flat in a village-like area. They have a two year old son and were planning on getting a dog, so being close to both good schools and a park were important. They also wanted to be within easy walk of shops and cafes and had a budget of circa £1million.

The Perfect Conclusion

Black Brick immediately identified areas of London that would be able to give them everything they wanted for their budget. We then took them to each of these areas, discussing the pros and cons. Our clients focussed on West Hampstead where we sourced a 1199 Sq Ft maisonette apartment with planning permission to extend further into their rear garden, minutes’ walk from the high street, for less than £1m. Our clients are currently working with an architect referred by us and plan to extend the apartment before moving in.

Burrard Road

The Client

An English family.

The Challenge

Our clients were looking for a four bedroom home in West Hampstead. This size property in the area were selling very quickly, often with multiple bids and for over our clients budget.

The Perfect Conclusion

We were able to identify a two bedroom house in need of work but with potential to extend to the perfect size. The vendor had found a flat that she wanted to move to and was looking to sell quickly in order not to lose it.Our clients are going to spend £250,000 on the work. Houses on the open market of the style, size and finish that our clients will create are selling at over £1.5m.

Regents Plaza Apartments, Greville Road

The Client

A Nigerian investor.

The Challenge

Our West African client was looking to build a small London property investment portfolio after taking the decision to diversify on some of his existing investments. The brief was for two bedroom apartments, with good lettings potential, obtainable within a strict budget for each purchase. We sourced this three double bedroom apartment with porter service and underground parking for a very competitive price.

The Perfect Conclusion

Black Brick successfully agreed the purchase at below the asking price. We were confident from our overall knowledge of the market that the property was at the right price level for our client and would let to produce the yield required. We have proceeded to manage and oversee a light refurbishment for the client and will be managing the tenancy on an ongoing basis.