As much as we're kept very busy by our professional clients, it's always satisfying to manage a sale for a private client; particularly when that disposal will bring about a major change in personal circumstances.
We were called in to appraise this mixed-use freehold by the owner in late 2017. Having owned the property for more than 40 years and secured planning permission in order to maximise value, the seller had been let down by a local High Street agent with several abortive sales. An expert approach was required, and after the relative shock of some forthright valuation advice had subsided (why do agents over-value properties?!) we were engaged to manage the sale.
A typically high profile campaign was launched, and the property, which had consent for the creation of three flats over a split level commercial unit, proved very popular. Our block viewings were well-attended, and a host of offers were generated. The ultimate buyer exchanged contracts and completed simultaneously, leaving us with a suitably happy (and now retired) client.
If you have a freehold property to sell, regardless of its location, condition or potential, please get in touch with one of our offices. We're always happy to offer some friendly advice either in person or over the telephone.
PROJECT ADDRESS: 7 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5QW
PROJECT DATE: May 2018
CLIENT: Private Individual
PROJECT VALUE: £915,000