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The Mayfair mansion that’s been empty for 14 years

March 5, 2018

Who owns England?

As temperatures plummet to sub-zero and over a thousand people sleep rough on London’s streets, Who Owns England can reveal the Mayfair mansion that’s been empty for 14 years.

Moreover, it transpires that the property is on a long lease to the son-in-law of the President of Kazakhstan, a noted kleptocracy, who has been holding onto the mansion in a bid to secure the valuable freehold from the Grosvenor Estate.

No. 41 Upper Grosvenor Street is an impressive Georgian townhouse bought by a mysterious offshore company for £28.5 million back in 2007, at a time when it had already been empty for several years. The Guardian noted in 2009 that “…the handsome twin townhouses at Nos 41 and 42 have both been empty for around five years [ie since 2004].”

Visiting the mansion at the weekend, Who Owns England found the property was still clearly vacant, its letterbox taped…

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