The property was purchased some years ago as a second home/investment property and has been let since. The owner lives in Australia and requires a trusted management company who knows the property intimately, to manage its regular upkeep and maintenance.
The apartment is in an excellent location in Mayfair’s renowned Berkeley Square, with direct views over the square. The property was recently refurbished by acclaimed interior designer Thomas Hamel and provides a classic contemporary space in the heart of Mayfair, for both the property owner and tenants to enjoy. Due to the luxurious finish of the flat and its enviable location, the lettings team have had little difficulty in letting the flat and immediately after it was refurbished, a corporate tenant snapped it up and moved in for a lengthy five year tenancy, only vacating the flat reluctantly when the corporate employee was moved to the United States on a work secondment.
Being an interior designed property finished to an exacting standard, it requires regular upkeep and maintenance, to ensure that it is ready for both property owner and tenants as and when it is occupied, so timing and planning are essential to minimise disruption.
Further to the completion of the above-mentioned five year tenancy, Pastor Real Estate were retained as managing agents to seek quotes and oversee the complete redecoration and refresh of the flat, along with general maintenance required to preserve the flat in its show-home condition. Several property visits were carried out by our Head of Property Management, along with a number of our recommended contractors, to determine the level of works required to bring the flat back to its best condition, ready for its next occupants.
The process was swiftly and smoothly planned and managed, with the property owner opting for their preferred contractor from the three quotes which were obtained, who were trusted to carry out the redecoration and maintenance to the required standards.
Quote from Head of Lettings and Property Management: This is a lovely apartment which has been beautifully finished and has a real feel of ‘home’ about it. Over the years we have built up a strong relationship with the owner, who trusts us to manage the property and ensure that it is properly maintained. The fact that the client is literally located on the other side of the globe is not a problem for either party. With full management responsibility for the property, we are able to progress maintenance and refurbishment tasks quickly and easily, taking away the stress of managing and maintaining the property from the client.
Quote from the client Mr Cornish: “Pastor Real Estate have looked after our property for over 10 years and have always found suitable tenants who have kept the flat in great condition. We are very happy that Pastor Real Estate efficiently and professionally manage the flat to an exacting standard, looking after the maintenance and removing all the hassle away from us, leaving us reassured in the knowledge that the property will be properly looked after and maintained while we are overseas.