The rumblings of change at the house of Robert Maxwell are reaching proportions that could next see the bouncing Czech bounced right out of his penthouse. Maxwell House, in New Fetter Lane, is now witnessing the exodus of Goldman Sachs from its first seven floors, with no new tenant yet in sight.
In today's tight rental market even a Maxwell cannot be too stringent about new tenants, and so the offer is out that any new taker can have either the seven empty floors or the whole building - including the ornate penthouse suite, complete with helicopter pad.
With an annual lease value of about £2.5 million, the seven soon-to-be-vacant floors bring more than just pocket money to the debt-laden Maxwell empire. Yet in the words of one agent, demand for top properties is still "desperately thin", so keep an eye out - this is one deal where Maxwell may need all his charms to get things nicely wrapped up.