Just when you thought you’d heard all the weird London housing news, more stories have arrived on the horizon. Here are three you need to know about.
1. Cupboard on sale for £7,500
Calling all Harry Potter fans, you can now live like the boy-wizard (and get your foot on the property ladder) by buying a cupboard in Brentford Dock for £7,500. Quilliam Property Services has two storage spaces on sale at the moment, one featuring a delightful concrete floor and another with totally chic wooden garage-style doors.
Spoiler: they’re only available to residents of the estate who are looking for extra storage facilities. But still, they’re another depressing sign that we Londoners can’t afford to live in flats that are big enough for us and our stuff.
2. The room tenants had to crawl in to
Fancy completing an assault course on the way to bed each night? We’ve got the perfect room for you. A Hendon landlord’s been fined for renting out an attic that tenants could only reach by CRAWLING up a staircase.
The head height above the steps varied between 0.7m and 1.2m. (That’s shorter than the average height of an eight-year-old, BTW.) A couple were renting the room for £420.
3. Room for rent for £50… plus dog-walking duties
Just in case all this housing news was getting a bit depressing, here’s something a little more positive. There’s currently a room for rent in Ingatestone, Essex for just £50 a week… plus dog-walking duties.
The landlord says they’re looking for ‘a genuine dog lover’ who would get the room half-price in exchange for ‘walking my dog mornings and evenings. Deano, a terrier, needs walking at least twice a day.’ Bit of a commute, but maybe worth it?
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