London House - a franchise worthy of further investigation

One of the attractions to invest in a London House International franchise is that no two days are the same.

London House International has built its reputation on its professionalism and the success of its franchise opportunity, attracting people from all kinds of career backgrounds.

What they all have in common is a thirst for the revenue streams available as a London House franchise owner, as well as the variety of investigation work their clients request them to do. What follows are a couple of examples of the work London House franchise owners have faced recently.

The Magnificent Seven

London House received an instruction from a major firm of solicitors in London, working on behalf of a private bank, to trace and then serve seven individuals with High Court documents for overpayment of commissions on a £35 million share transfer scam.

However, the only information that was provided were names, false addresses and passport details. London House also knew that the slippery septet’s last known addresses were in Spain, New Zealand and England.

After giving the operation the codename ‘The Magnificent Seven’, London House’s task, once they had been traced, was to serve all seven individuals at the same time (GMT 10am) irrespective of their location.

During the course of the operation it became clear that ‘The Seven’ were very elusive and transient. London House commissioned a team of four of its franchise owners onto the enquiry and, after 14 months, it was able to confirm addresses for all seven subjects.

The team was then deployed to travel and serve the High Court documents in London, Wellington in New Zealand, Madrid and Gijon in Spain and Gibraltar.

London House’s fantastic four were all in place 24 hours beforehand and at 10am GMT the next day, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ were successfully served.

Negotiations then began between London House’s instructing solicitor and their individual solicitors.

A Tale of Two Cottages

From a case that perfectly illustrates the ‘international’ nature of London House’s name – the next example case revolves around a cottage in a chocolate box English village.

London House was asked by a banking client to locate an individual and recover a shortfall of £50,000 following the repossession and sale of the property

London House’s only starting point was the property, which had been sold. However, following the company’s motto of “Never Assume”, London House’s franchise owner decided to visit the property, Rose Cottage, one of a pair of semi-detached properties in rural Oxfordshire. A woman answered the door saying the man they sought did not live there but was, in fact, residing in the cottage next door.

Finding this strange, London House conducted further searches including examining recent planning applications and it was among these that the answer was revealed.

A number of years previously, the man had owned the whole building but when his business started to fail he divided it into two cottages. Unwittingly the bank sold only half the security that it was entitled to while he continued to live in the other half!

Reported by Fraser McKay