...by convincing his landlord in London to lower the rent on the apartment his shared with his girlfriend in Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell.
“He tried to get the rent down," his landlord, Julian Jones, said. He renegotiated because there was a housing crisis. He said: ‘I think you should bring the rent down in line with the 20 per cent drop in house prices.’ She worked there at Goldman Sachs, but I think she left because she was going to start a new career, go back to college or something. That’s one of the reasons they wanted to get the rent dropped.”
Also, about the whole "fabulous" thing? Jones begs to differ.
Mr Jones said: “He was a very mild-mannered kind of young man, not a Fabulous Fab. I went in there to fix the sink once. Very, very ordinary middle- class lifestyle it seemed to me.
“He was always very polite and a bit of your average square corporate guy to me. I think he went jogging. If he is very highly paid, that’s quite a surprise because our flat we were renting was nice, but not that nice.”
‘Goldman Sachs banker Fabrice Tourre tried to get rent down’ [Times Online via BI]