Secure your investment in The Courthouse19 August 2015
London has a long history of converting former courthouses into purpose-built luxury apartments. From Brentford to the west of the city to Limehouse in the East End, homes in former seats of justice are sought after because they combine Britain’s rich social history with hard-to-match standards of luxury.
If you think that last sentence was long, it pales into insignificance to the punishment facing WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange when he appeared at the former Westminster Magistrates’ Court to fight extradition proceedings in 2010.
Assange’s court date was one of the last high-profile cases heard at this court before it closed permanently in September 2011.
But the 1970s building could never have won any beauty prizes (in fact, it was said to have had minimal personality). This is why Barratt Homes chose to demolish the structure before transforming the historic site into 129 high-specification flats.
These are made up of 8 studios, 37 one-bed, 44 two-bed and 35 three-bed flats plus 5 penthouse apartments.
The Courthouse, on the junction of Masham Street and Horseferry Road, is one of the most impressive developments in Westminster we have seen. Inspired by the Edwardian architecture that surrounds it, the building has been completed to the highest standard with a Portland stone, granite and bronzed aluminium exterior.
In addition to open-plan living spaces completed to an exceptional standard, residents benefit from a grand opulent lobby, 24-hour concierge, underground parking, landscaped gardens and a fully equipped gym.
Most of the apartments in The Courthouse development have outdoor space, some on a truly spectacular scale, and many offer views over the Houses of Parliament and the London skyline.
The Courthouse’s enviable location in the heart of Westminster and a short distance from central London’s business and entertainment districts makes the development particularly attractive to buy-to-let investors.
Here at Garton Jones, we have a range of properties in The Courthouse and other high-specification Westminster developments available to both buy and rent.
As one of the strongest letting agents in London, we are proud to work with exclusive properties for rent in Westminster and the surrounding areas. Offering our clients the highest level of customer service, our local knowledge combined with our love of the industry has seen us establish a track record of finding the perfect property for tenants and the ideal tenants for landlords.
When you ask Garton Jones to manage your investment property, we treat your apartment as if it was our own. Our location in the heart of Westminster allows us to undertake regular property visits while the tenancy is ongoing. This means that we often pick up on potential issues before they amount to something more serious, and it also helps to build relationships with tenants.
Having a good relationship with the tenant, and you, helps us rectify any problems with the minimum amount of disruption. We also undertake to transfer rent over to you within three working days of it reaching our account.
Our property management service also includes providing you with monthly account statements, protection of the tenant’s deposit in the TDS and access to reputable and efficient tradespeople, including an emergency out of hours service for tenants.
Demand for property in Westminster continues to increase. Our clients have made significant returns based on the advice we have given them on both their existing investments as well as advising on where we believe the latest hot spots are.
If you’re considering letting or selling a property in central London, be sure to contact Garton Jones about your requirements.