Lord Janner’s duplex apartment over ground and basement floors, with private off-street parking, is likely to have been the peer’s most valuable asset. A neighbouring flat was recently on sale for £1.99million and another fetched £1.8million last year.
In 2013, paedophile BBC presenter Stuart Hall signed over the deeds of his £2million house to his wife just before he was jailed – then offered those he had abused as little as £2,000 to prevent them claiming compensation.
Civil cases are being prepared to force Lord Janner to pay sizeable compensation to his alleged victims. His flat had been owned solely by him since June 1988, Land Registry documents show.
Police raided the property in December 2013 as part of Operation Enamel into historic claims he molested a string of youngsters. Ownership was transferred to his children, Daniel Janner, Marion Janner and Laura Janner-Klausner, on March 26 last year.
A Land Registry official confirmed the mortgage-free flat had not been sold, quoting from a transfer document that said: ‘The transfer is not for money and not for anything that has a monetary value.’
Any solicitor assisting with the conveyancing process would have had to be sure Lord Janner was of sound mind.