Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds rent out their £1.2million south London townhouse to boost money after Downing Street refurbishment row
- Prime Minister reportedly took out buy-to-let mortgage on Camberwell house
- He had bought the three-storey, redbrick home for £1.2million in July 2019
- It is estimated renting the home might earn Mr Johnson as much as £4,000 a month
Boris Johnson is making ready to rent out his £1.2million south London townhouse to boost money amid a feud over the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat, experiences say.
It is known the Prime Minister has taken out a buy-to-let mortgage on the house he bought with his fiancée Carrie Symonds in Camberwell, south London, in July 2019.
He might let the three-storey, redbrick home for between £3,300 and £4,000 a month, in keeping with The Times.
The couple face rising scrutiny following the estimated £200,000 refurbishment of their Downing Street flat – and the choice to fund it through contributions from Tory donors.
Boris Johnson is making ready to rent out his £1.2million south London townhouse to boost money amid a feud over the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat, experiences say
A preview of Lulu Lytle (pictured together with her canine Panther) of Soane Britain’s collaboration with Christie’s Spring version of The Collector gross sales
It emerged on Wednesday that Britain’s high civil servant Simon Case solely found Mr Johnson wished a charity to pay for the makeover earlier this yr.
Former royal aide Mr Case determined to look into the matter additional and reportedly found that Tory donor Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row had been lined as much as chair a deliberate Downing Street charity and two different friends have been mentioned to have been requested to hitch the board.
It is known the Prime Minister has taken out a buy-to-let mortgage on the house he bought together with his fiancée Carrie Symonds in Camberwell, south London, in July 2019
Mr Case had a gathering with the potential trustees, former Thatcher adviser Lord Powell and senior Labour peer Baroness Jay, to seek out out what was taking place.
He is now conducting one in all a number of investigations into how the pricey redecoration of the Number 11 residence was funded.
A Cabinet Office spokesman confirmed: ‘The Cabinet Secretary solely grew to become conscious of the Trust in late February.’
The Prime Minister bought his house in Camberwell in July 2019 with a mortgage from Santander.
Land Registry paperwork present it was remortgaged with Clydesdale Bank final August.
Mr Johnson additionally lately started renting out his £1.2million house close to Thame, Oxfordshire. A buy-to-let mortgage was taken out final yr with Barclays.
The four-bedroom, indifferent home was listed for £4,250 a month in April.
It comes after the Prime Minister was requested to pay for the lavish renovation of his Downing Street flat final spring.
Mr Johnson had reportedly complained to aides that Carrie was shopping for wallpaper costing £840 a roll from inside designer Lulu Lytle.
Mr Johnson had reportedly complained to aides that Carrie was shopping for wallpaper costing £840 a roll from inside designer Lulu Lytle. Pictured: The designer
He advised Ministers that he had settled the invoice together with his personal cash, however has ducked questions on who initially paid out when the work at 11, Downing Street was accomplished in 2020.
An inquiry has now been launched following a string of revelations within the Mail suggesting a £58,000 price overrun might have been paid initially by the Conservative Party earlier than being coated by Tory donor Lord Brownlow.
Failure to declare donations is an offence below electoral legislation, punishable by fines of as much as £20,000.