I primi appartamenti del complesso edilizio di Battersea Power Station stanno iniziando a "girare" di nuovo sul mercato, con gli investitori originari che cercano di cedere il loro contratto a privati con grossi margini. Nel frattempo gli appartamenti in questione non sono ancora stati completati.
Upmarket apartments in the new Battersea Power Station development, which are not even built yet, are already being sold on at a 40pc mark-up, fuelling fears that investors are “flipping” the flats and pushing up prices. An early-bird investor who reserved an unbuilt flat in the south London scheme two years ago is understood to stand to make about £150,000 by selling the apartment on the market. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat is part of phase one of the residential conversion of the prestigious landmark and is expected to be completed by next year. The investor is thought to have put a 10pc or 20pc deposit down in February 2013 to reserve the apartment with a £722,000 price tag.The property has now been put on the market by the estate agent Chestertons, with an asking price of £865,000.