Finchley is indeed in North London. And yes pretty much of all of it is very nice. I should know, I lived in East Finchley for 10 years. But I also own a flat in Hackney, Zone 2. And I know demand there is much higher than in East Finchley. That is not to say however that there is any justification on the part of the owner to want and be unable to get a taker for his or her flat in East Finchley (I assume it is East Finchley, as the only part of Finchley in Zone 3 is East Finchley) for 5 months. I said nothing at all about 'pricing it wrongly' - you have imputed that - and my own knowledge of the area tells me that the void will not have been down to lack of competitive pricing on the owners part.