After a consultation with a very nice mortgage broker, it appears I could borrow a certain amount of money and perhaps make an offer on La Maison Pierre.
It all sounded perfect until she explained that was only the case if I didn’t live in the little flat in Chalk Farm and didn’t have any expenses.
Apparently the bank wouldn’t take my word for it that I’m very good at frugal living (think quinoa) and so would require me to live with a relative for three months to show no outgoing expenses.
Hmm, it’s all a bit complicated. Perhaps living in a shoe box would solve the problem…