A good friend saw a house she loved in 2006. The house was in a lovely garden square close to Harrods and Knightsbridge. At 3,500 sq ft, it was the right size and had a wonderful if scruffy 60 ft garden. The asking price was £3.85m. After a couple of viewings, an initial offer was made by her at £3.55m. After a nervous few days, the vendor agreed to ‘split the difference’ and indicated he would sell at £3.7m. My pal thought this was too high as the house required mild redecoration and updating (nothing structural mind) and decided to leave £3.55m on the table but not go any higher. The house was eventually sold for the asking price by the way.
The house is back on the market now.
And no, I have not told her.
Miranda Ludlam – The property finder for Kensington and Chelsea