Flat hunting….

Phil and I are going flat hunting. Together.

🙂

Actually, we’ve been planning to for a couple of months, but Chile and then Christmas got in the way of getting the selling/buying thing in motion, but we have spent the past couple of weekends replacing the mondrian-esque colour scheme of my flat with Crown’s “Ivory Cream”, on the basis that such muted, neutral tones provide as a blank canvas for potential buyers’ redecorating imaginations.

I’m about to ring round a selection of Clapham Junction’s finest estate agents to ask about agency fees and to arrange viewings to get estimates, the plan being to get dear old 12A onto the market next week, after a final Saturday of tarting up and a trip to the tip.

On the “fun” side (aka buying), we started off considering quite a wide area, WC1 and the ECs, on the basis that we wanted to be true metropolitan types, and live in zone 1, and (for me) within walking distance of work. After some online mooching over Christmas and New Year, we both confessed to a strong liking for the Barbican. The only fly in the ointment was the

Clapham Junction Agents

Curzon Wilson
194 Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 1JA
Tel: 020 7924 5444
Fax: 020 7223 7854

Barnard Marcus
– Google no joy

Haart – Battersea (!)
Phone: 020 72288895
255 Lavender Hill,
Battersea (!)
London SW11 1JD

Douglas & Gordon
128 Northcote Road
London
SW11 6QZ
Tel: 020 7924 2000
Fax: 020 7924 2200

John Hollingsworth
Battersea Office
137 Lavender Hill
London, SW11 5QJ
T. +44 (0)20 7350 1300
F. +44 (0)20 7924 1691

Barbican Agents

Duncan Allen
212 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 2UP
Tel 020 7407 2790
Fax 020 7407 3275

Barnard Marcus
28 Kingsway
Holborn
London
WC2B 6JR
Tel 0207 242 6650
Fax 0207 242 7051

Hamilton Brooks
73 Long Lane
London EC1A 9ET
Tel 020 7606 8000
Fax 020 7606 8800

Chestertons Residential
220 Tower Bridge Road
London SE1 2UP
Tel 020 7357 6911
Fax 020 7357 6748

Cityscope Estates
31 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3EG
Tel 020 7314 1612
Fax 020 7631 4659

Copping Joyce
16 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8EB
Tel 020 7836 2888
Fax 020 7497 924

Frank Harris
87 Long Lane
London EC1A 9ET
Tel 020 7600 7000
Fax 020 7600 3554

Hurford, Salvi, Carr
37-41 St John Street
London EC1M 4AN
Tel 020 7250 1012
Fax 020 7250 1015

Stock Page & Stock
123 Aldersgate Street
London EC1A 4JQ
Tel 020 7251 4171
Fax 020 7251 3778

Daniel Watney
The Charterhouse
London EC1M 6AP
Tel 020 7253 4414
Fax 020 7608 0117

Spencer Thomas
The Old Fire Station
140 Tabernacle Street
London EC2A 4SD
Tel 020 7300 7277