Sun 01 Dec 2013
Gareth Kelly, Associate Director at Marsh & Parsons.
1) Property I would most like on my books and why?
The property I'd most like to have on my books is a two-bedroom, first floor apartment on Stanley Crescent. It's a prime W11 address with access to communal gardens, and I know it would attract phenomenal interest.
2) Best place to invest and why?
Bayswater and Paddington. This is due to the completion of the Lancaster's, which set a new, premium benchmark for property prices in the area, the introduction of Crossrail to Paddington and the anticipated Queensway rejuvenation, which will give the area a real boost.
3) The most interesting property I have been involved in is..
Earlier this year, we sold a spectacular church conversion on Ledbury Road, a very sought after, central Notting Hill location. The two-bedroom property, priced at 3,750,000 boasted a beautifully designed, modern interior and striking architectural features.
4) The toughest sale and why?
We recently represented several clients in a chain of three. At the bottom, we had two brothers selling a two -bedroom flat with a garden. The seller of this property was downsizing to a smaller one-bedroom flat as an investment. We're used to dealing with long chains, however this sale was made difficult due to an ineffective solicitor representing the buyer at the bottom of the chain. As a result, the sale of all three properties became very protracted.
5) Finest property showcase..
We currently have a fantastic property for sale on Leinster Square. In my opinion, this flat has everything: fantastic entertaining space, high ceilings, generous sized bedrooms, a great finish throughout and direct access to a garden. 1,695,000