Case Study: Overseas Investor

Cash available: £1,100,000
Property purchased: £1,000,000

Our Client

  • Finance Director for a major PLC quoted in the Far East
  • Aged late 50s with a teenage daughter at a UK university


  • Shareholding in own company
  • Share portfolio
  • Cash assets

Reason for Enquiry

  • Looking for good value property purchases in London and advice on areas
  • Required help sourcing properties as demanding job left little time to visit London and for viewings
  • Came to Ben Temple after attending a seminar in Hong Kong
  • Required use of specialist local area knowledge

Temples London Role

  • Retained to independently source properties
  • We introduced client to mortgage adviser so debt finance could be considered
  • Also retained to deal with refurbishment


  • A tour was arranged on first visit to London when several properties could be considered
  • Various new properties were then considered and emailed with photos and short videos
  • Two ideal properties were identified and offers made, plus a purchase agreed. Client then visited as the purchase process progressed.


  • Whole family delighted and expectations exceeded
  • We saved the client time and money by negotiating a discount and taking a lead role in the purchase of the property
  • Risks were minimised by careful property selection