Boris and Carrie Johnson list Camberwell home for £1.6million – as they eye £400,000 profit

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Boris and Carrie Johnson are putting their Camberwell home up for sale for £1.6m – as they eye a profit of £400,000

  • The couple bought the house in Camberwell, south London, for £1.2million in 2019
  • They did not live in the property, choosing to stay in Downing Street instead
  • During his time as Prime Minister they let him out for at least £10,000 a year
  • Sources say they are looking for a new home and will try to secure £1.6million for it

Boris and Carrie Johnson have put their Camberwell home up for sale for £1.6million as they prepare for life after Downing Street.

The couple bought the four-bedroom semi-Victorian in south London in July 2019 when Mr Johnson became Prime Minister.

They made the purchase after having to leave their nearby flat when neighbors called the police after reports of explosive rows.

However, the Johnsons did not spend time at the property after moving to Downing Street. The couple will make around £400,000 if they get the asking price for the house, bought for £1.2million.

They earned thousands of pounds renting out the property while in Westminster. The MPs Register of Interests says the Prime Minister enjoyed rental income of at least £10,000 a year.

FIRST HOME: The garden of the £1.6million home in Camberwell, which the Johnsons bought for £1.2million in July 2019

OF TASTE: Boris and Carrie Johnson have never lived in the property, but remain in Downing Street

OF TASTE: Boris and Carrie Johnson have never lived in the property, but remain in Downing Street

Sources said they were now looking for a home in Herne Hill – near the former home of Labor MP Harriet Harman, who is chairing the inquiry into whether Mr Johnson misled Parliament over Partygate.

Ms Johnson was seen in Camberwell recently, and gardeners cleared the back and planted trees in front of the house.

Although Ms Johnson was seen moving furniture around the property in 2019 with her mother Josephine McAfee, photos from the estate agent advertising the property show it is now empty. They show few changes in decoration: no new wallpapers or curtains.

The Johnsons have fitted their Downing Street flat with gold wallpaper by exclusive designer Lulu Lytle as part of an £112,000 refurbishment.

The Camberwell property has reportedly been renovated since the start of the year.

Estate agents describe it as “beautiful” and “offering lots of character” in a “sought-after” area. They say it takes up 2,100 square feet.

‘The property is finished to an excellent standard, tastefully decorated and retains many features including shutters, wooden floors and low level cast iron radiators,’ they add.

It overlooks a park about a mile from the £675,000 flat the Johnsons previously shared.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, the couple rented it out, earning an income of at least £10,000 a year.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, the couple rented it out, earning an income of at least £10,000 a year.

Ms Johnson is believed to have left her previous residence after an overnight argument with Mr Johnson – then her boyfriend – which prompted neighbors to call the police after hearing screams.

The incident is believed to have started after red wine was spilled on a sofa. Ms Johnson was heard shouting ‘Let go of me’, as Mr Johnson told her to get off her laptop. The Camberwell home is said to have been paid for with a rental mortgage when the couple bought it in 2019.

Neighbors said it had been empty for almost a year and on the market for several months before the sale. Hostile posters quickly appeared nearby, while neighbors complained about the prospect of Mr Johnson moving in.

One day in May this year, a car crashed into the house in the early hours of the morning.

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