Work starts on the eagerly awaited new Foxtons office on Brixton Road

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. technical

    technical stripey

    Removed from sale - you didn't buy it did you?
     
  2. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    No - it looks like it sold the end of last year. It's one of a few house left from a little hamlet near Crown Point. Some lovely properties and I think last year were still quite cheap.
     
  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    They were converted more than 10yrs ago.
     
  4. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

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  5. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

    I am sure I read somewhere in the legal journals that a landlord was fined £40,000 for not arranging a gas safety inspection test. I will try and find link.

    Link here.
     
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  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    So have you been in (St Johns buildings that is)?

    When this building was converted it was originally marketed as artist studios with accommodation. Interesting to know how much they cost then. Maybe one of our more property literate members can recall?

    I see what you mean about that Streatham/Norwood property.
     
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  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The original conversion was done post this 1992 planning permission:
    http://planning-docs.lambeth.gov.uk/AnitePublicDocs/00064723.pdf

    Note that the applicant had a kind of community feel:
    William Wilding
    St Johns Renovation Project
    20 Linom Road
    SW4 7PD

    It is present market conditions which are causing inflationary pricing.

    Prior to conversion into mixed use studio thingees this building was used by the Metropolitan Police for training purposes. It is many years since it was used as St John's School, but the back history is here (from British History Online):

    St. John's C.E. Primary School, Canterbury Crescent
    The site of this school was freely given by Benedict John Angell Angell. The buildings[​IMG]
    were designed in Tudor style by Benjamin Ferrey and built in Rochester brick with Bath stone dressings by Messrs. Holland in 1853; the cost was £1,600. As originally planned the school contained three large rooms and provided accommodation for 180 boys, 120 girls and 100 infants. There was also a house for the master. (The Builder, 1853, p. 360.) Later additions have been unsympathetic. The school was severely damaged in the war of 1939–45, and was reopened in 1947.
     
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  8. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

  9. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

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  10. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    £1million would seem like a "bargain" compared to three houses sold for 1.4 to 1.6 million each in Mervan Road in the past 3 months. So I've been told by the agent - I've not seen Land Reg confirmation yet.
     
  11. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    This has puzzled me too. No sign of converted loft and sitting room is not split.
     
  12. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Yes. I was wondering about that too. A similar alleged sale took place in Sudbourne rd.

    I suppose the buyers may not worry too much if they sold at the same time (at these bonkers prices).
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Om Unit & Danny Scrilla - Gentrification - opens with a prank call to foxtons in brixton " featuring the unwitting Giles"

     
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  14. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Isn't that where the staff sleep?
     
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  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

  16. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    £1,000sq ft. Bonkers. And I thought prices were falling.
     
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've been in a couple of those houses. They are tiny.
     
  18. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

  19. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Never mind £ per foot, I'd do myself a mischief living that close to the pub
     
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's all too depressing.
     
  21. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    Foxtons are advertising houses on Brixton hill but still manage to mention Clapham north as being local.
     
  22. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    That's a huge climbdown from the original quote,Is it the owner or the agents that creates the asking price?
     
  23. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    The St Johns place is 2 and a half times larger and at least as characterful or unique, I reckon.

    This one is closer to where you live.
     
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  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    I actually saw an advert for affordable housing in the Evening Standard today. Studios and 1 beds from £180,000. First year's ground rent paid, 75% mortgage, only £2k needed for deposit. No idea about the quality, mind.
    But it's in fucking Hounslow.
    No.
     
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  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    How can £180,000 be considered "affordable"?
     
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  26. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    I'll find out.
     
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  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    its agents surely - they come round and do a valuation, based on the highest whatever they think they can get
     
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    It is for a single person on 20-30k pa. Which is a vast improvement on other affordable homes I've read about. But not for anyone on less of course
     
  29. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think Foxtons (and probably most others in Brixton where prices are/have been volatile) inevitably act on a trial and error basis. The evaluation is indeed of what the market will bear (remember the estate agent is trying to get the best possible deal for the seller).

    I think the market is currently softening quite a lot (no doubt leanderman may disagree)

    This flat here - almost opposite me started listed at £599,000 (see post #1787 23rd July 14), then dropped to £499,000, and is now under offer at £450,000.

    I reckon that is a soft market - way off what was happening a year ago. Anybody buying out there should be bargaining strongly, and anybody selling should make sure they have a genuinely realistic valuation to defend.
     
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  30. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Is that for 25% of £180,000 then? How do the mortgage/rental costs work out then?
     
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