Footballers Life | 19 August 2019

Whether its buying, selling or even relocating and looking to find your perfect rental home, dealing with property can be a time consuming and stressful issue. Looking in Prime central London can bring up even more challenges, with a fast-moving property market where knowledge is key. So how can you be first in line when a rare-in-demand home becomes available? Off market has become a buzz word in the industry, where premium homes never reach the mass market due to a private sale or where a house is sold so quickly that it never reaches estate agents’ windows. With so much prime real estate changing hands in a discreet manner, off-market is ideal for those in the public eye, but also means a trusted advisor and expert is needed on hand to advise and produce the prime real estate desired.

Situated just a short distance from Chelsea, INHOUS was launched in 2012 by co-founders David Johnson and Gillian Shubotham, who have over 20 years combined experience in the business. With clients across the globe, INHOUS works with high-net-worth individuals and high-profile figures from the sport, media and entertainment industry, providing them with expert guidance in the buying, selling, letting and management of property. They guarantee complete discretion and confidentiality along with a refreshing stance on the property market.

Independent residential property consultant INHOUS is leading the way in challenging the perceptions of buying, selling and letting real estate. With a strong presence in the luxury, prime central London market, INHOUS’ bespoke, end-to-end project service sets them apart from other property professionals. INHOUS sources prime properties before they launch officially to the market through a longstanding and exclusive network of connections. This provides that much needed head start when it comes to sourcing the perfect home as INHOUS presents a tailored selection of properties before the search has even begun.

One such property is a spectacular and unique Gothic Revival house boasting stunning architectural details. It offers maximum privacy, suitable for buyers looking for the elusive combination of a haven of tranquillity in a central London location. Ideally situated for the excellent shops, restaurants and facilities within reach at Fulham Broadway and in Chelsea, Old St James’s Vicarage is truly one of the most unique and memorable houses in Fulham. A light filled and spacious entrance hall with bespoke plasterwork leads through to an elegant double drawing room with a magnificent Gothic fireplace and a working open fire. At garden level a superb multi use living and dining space with full length French windows leads out to a generous outside space. A breath-taking elliptical, stone staircase anchors the house, complementing the Gothic arch windows that line the central turret, whilst an impressive media/games room opens onto a private courtyard. A studio flat and expansive garage gives an expansive feel to this extensive property.

Currently on the market with a guide price of £8.5 million, this property offers complete privacy. The INHOUS team’s expertise with dealing from international clients including sports stars from around the globe has led to an expansion of the INHOUS offering. Especially prized by clients moving to the UK, INHOUS delivers exceptional relocation programmes which are completely personalised. As a consultancy, they remove the stress of moving to a new location by sourcing more than the right property. Through their market knowledge, INHOUS offers expert advice on schooling, childcare and local amenities.

Co-Founder of INHOUS, Gillian Shubotham comments, “We are proud to work with high profile, time poor clients from all over the world and take on the position of their eyes and ears when it comes to luxury property. The recent launch of our bespoke concierge services adds another exclusive dimension to our high-end offering.”

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Tenancy charges may vary, depending on the agreement we have with you, so it’s best to ask the INHOUS lettings department.

Permitted Charges in accordance with the Tenant Fee Act 2019

The following payments may apply when entering an Assured Shorthold Tenancy:

First month’s rent In advance
Tenancy Deposit 5 weeks, or 6 weeks if annual rent is over £50,000
Holding Deposit One week’s rent, put towards your first rent due
Early termination when requested by the tenant A charge not exceeding the financial loss experienced by the landlord
Default charge for late payment of rent A maximum of 3% above Bank of England base rate, charged when rent is more than 14 days late
Default charge for replacement of lost key or security device Equivalent to cost incurred
Changing the tenancy documents after the commencement of the tenancy, including change of sharer £50 incl. VAT

The following payments may apply when entering a Non-Housing Act Tenancy:

A Non-Housing Act Tenancy is formed when the annual rent exceeds £100,000 or the property is occupied by a Company rather that an individual.

  Inclusive of VAT
Tenancy Setup Fee drafting and execution of tenancy agreement if supplied by us, collecting and holding the Security Deposit as Stakeholder, issuing protection certificates, if applicable, Open Banking type referencing of tenant and initial Right to Rent Checks £360
Check-in Fee checking into the property and reviewing inventory minimum of £130
Tenancy Continuation negotiating and drafting an extension £150
Change of Sharer – Deed of Assignment £120
Early Termination – Deed of Surrender £120
Guarantor Referencing Fee (each): £30
Deed of Guarantee Fee: £50
Late payment of rent 3% above the Bank of England base rate


How to Rent Guides:

This guide is for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. This guide includes a checklist and further detail on each stage of the rental process.

How to rent – GOV.UK (


Tenancy charges may vary, depending on the agreement we have with you, so it’s best to ask the INHOUS lettings department for a full breakdown of costs. Here’s a list of what you can typically expect to pay:

Lettings Service Only: 10%+VAT (12% inc. VAT) – Including rent collection
Letting and Management Service: 16%+VAT (19.2% inc. VAT)
Short Let (less than 6 months): 24%+VAT (28.8% inc. VAT)
Lettings Renewals Service: 8%+VAT (9.6% inc. VAT)
Lettings and Management Renewal: 14%+VAT (16.8% inc. VAT)
Short Let Renewal (less than 6 months): 24%+VAT (28.8% inc. VAT)


Additional non-optional fees and charges

We will not be charging clients fees for referencing, tenancy agreements or deposit registration.

The costs of a clean, EPC, gas safety, EICR, PAT and inventory are set by third party suppliers and prices may vary. The below schedule is to give you an idea of what you would typically pay.

All fees stated are inclusive of VAT (calculated at 20%):

During the tenancy (if required

INHOUS is a member of and covered by the ARLA/Propertymark Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme.

We are also a member of a redress scheme provided by The Property Ombudsman

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