Jacko to rent £1m mansion for 02 concerts?
PUBLISHED: 12:05 02 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:37 12 August 2010
THE KING of pop is been rumoured to have paid £1 million to rent a mansion in the borough for when he plays his 50 concert dates in the capital. Michael Jackson is reported to have boosted the housing economy in Chislehurst by renting a three-story mansi
THE KING of pop is been rumoured to have paid £1 million to rent a mansion in the borough for when he plays his 50 concert dates in the capital.
Michael Jackson is reported to have boosted the housing economy in Chislehurst by renting a three-story mansion in the suburb.
The 50-year-old begins his sold out residency at the 02 in Greenwich on July 8, with his final show due to take place on February 24 next year.
His new home, which is reported to include an underground cinema, music room, indoor swimming pool, lake and private wood, is thought to be near the Chislehurst Caves in Caveside Close.
The house built in the 1800s has quarters for 20 staff and includes state-of-the art close circuit television cameras.
Senior negotiator for Langford Russell estate agents in Chislehurst High Street Emma Lander said she thinks the only property in the area similar to the one described is less that a two minute drive from the entrance to the caves.
She said: "The only property I can think off is in Lubbuck Road which is a big gated Victorian house.
"I imagine the effect on the area will be being invaded by 500 fans. It is a more interesting area to choose as it pushes him out away from central London.
"It will have a positive effect for Chislehurst as it will put it on the map."
But a spokesperson for Bromley police say they have yet to be informed of the star's new temporary home.
A worker at the estate agents opposite the caves - Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward in Chislehurst Road said they did not know anything about Jackson's move.
While an estate agent at Humphriss & Ryde in Chislehurst High Street said a boost in the local housing market would depend on the amount of publicity.
He said: "I do not know how one tenancy like that could boost the local housing economy.
"I suppose it depends on the publicity and he is a very private man so he would probably avoid that."