Preferably SE1, 2 bedroom flat, does not have to be in fab condition, but needs to be habitable (my brother is already planning to come over and he's quite handy to say the least). 1 bath fine but guest wc would be nice. Up to 400.
Noticed yours is sold? Recognised it (from the link you posted) in the estate agents window on TBR
I really don't see the point. Had you said £5m, Hampshire, then yes, fine - on the basis that you were partner in a top law firm and had more money than time for househunting across a large swathe of the country.
However... what do you really think a property finder would do for you that you cannot do yourself on the 'net? There are currently 41 two-bed flats between 300,000 and 420,000 in SE1 that are up for sale on findaproperty.com (although some of them are listed with two agents, so it may be fewer than that). There's even one in Metro Central Heights with Field & Sons. The new development on Willow Walk being sold by Frank Harris looks *very* good value indeed at a mere £400 per square foot - giving you a three bed flat for your budget. It's off plan, but due for completion very soon.
I hereby offer you my services at house buying. And yes, I have indeed managed to flog my house.
I have picked out a bargain off-plan flat for Tattie at £400 psf, in her price range and size and in SE1. Flats in the Alaska - which is not 100 yards from Willow Walk are £500-600 psf. New-build (very high spec, for what that is (not) worth) flats in Griggs Place (maybe 250 yards away) are £700 psf. And you think I'm scolding? - trying to save her a few thousand more like!
I've looked at Willow Walk (since there seem to be a lot of flats still available in there) but have not gone around there to have a look, but it is one of the properties on my list and will be calling them today. Indeed I have looked at all the usual sites on the web, but interestingly enough whenever I phone the estate agent, they are either under offer or sold. In addition, I really do not have the time to go around looking at properties that you can either not get in because the estate agent has forgotten to ask permission from the tennant, or is completely not as advertised.