Winkworth have taken on an unusual instruction – the seller will be giving away every penny from the sale to charities.
The vendor is a remarkable property developer and philanthropist, Charlotte Grobien, who is the founder and sole employee of ‘Give It Away’.
She typically buys, converts, builds and does up properties for sale – and then gives the entire proceeds away to small charities in London and Surrey.
So far, £1.7m has gone to a variety of small good causes, all of which are wholly reliant on donations and none of which receive grants of any kind.
Her latest property, priced at £975,000, has just come to the market with Winkworth Chiswick, which will be selling it at a reduced fee. It is a mid-terrace property which Charlotte bought last August and has since been refurbished and extended to provide a third bedroom.
The project was run by a site manager whose daughter had previously been given a complex motorised wheelchair via Whizz-Kidz, one of the charities that Charlotte donates to.
Charlotte said that Winkworth has been “thoroughly engaged with the project from the start”.
Sales manager Michael Cooley said: “We are looking forward to this challenge.
“The thought that all the profits from this sale, like all Charlotte’s previous sales, will go to small London charities who provide hands-on support for children and teenagers in difficult circumstances, makes this an exciting and different prospect for the team.
“I am so pleased that Charlotte walked through our door, and we want to help her achieve a swift and profitable sale.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity not only to sell a great property but also to get to know Give It Away and to understand this amazing philanthropic project.”