A TINY London flat has gone on the market for £700 a month – and it’s missing a crucial feature.
The mini studio to the north-west of the city is so small there’s no room for a bed, meaning the new tenant will have to kip on the sofa.
But agents insist there are still plenty of good reasons to move in – with free washing among the perks.
The home in West Hampstead features just the sofa, a tiny kitchenette, a desk and a chest of drawers.
In spite of that, it’ll cost a whopping £8,400 in rent a year.
And hilariously, agents OpenRent describe the miniature home as “medium-sized” in an optimistic ad.
They say the property is a “modern studio flat in a quiet tree-lined street close to all amenities and public transport in London NW3.”
The home features an electric panel heating, fibre broadband and an en-suite shower and toilet – while all bills are inclusive and there are no agent’s fees, the ad reveals.
London is well-known for being particularly challenging for those on a budget.
Last week, we shared photos of a Notting Hill property available for just under £800 a month – even though it doesn’t have a toilet.
The little apartment is billed as “well equipped” by letting agents.
But eagle-eyed apartment hunters will quickly spot one major omission.
While the studio offers a shower – which has been set up in rather bizarre fashion beside the electric cooker – there’s no toilet to be found.
Even more oddly, the listing doesn’t mention a loo at all – leaving potential tenants to speculate about what they can expect if they decide to move in.
And earlier this month, we revealed another Notting Hill flat billed as “spacious” by landlords – even though it doesn’t offer a bed or shower.
Agents describe the bedsit as “fully furnished” in a glowing ad on Gumtree.
However, according to the photos, the flat offers just a fridge, a small hob with two electric rings, a sink and a microwave.
But those with plenty of cash will face a much more appealing time house hunting in the capital.
A buyer with £4million to spare will be able to move into stunning property which stands just yards from Notting Hill Gate station – but is completely concealed behind a row of shops and a Nando’s.
The property, which is completely invisible from the street, boasts five bedrooms laid out over 3,000 square feet.
Your renting rights
Your property must be fit to live in and be safe, healthy and free from things that could cause serious harm.
If your house falls below these standards, you could take your landlord to court.
There are also rules in place to stop overcrowding in small houses.
To find out if your house is overcrowded, count the number of people living there (a child aged 10 or over counts as a person), and count the number of bedrooms and living rooms.
A maximum of two people to one room is allowed, as well as a maximum of three people to two rooms, and three people to five rooms.
You can check to see whether your home is overcrowded using Shelter’s guidebook on it’s website.
Citizens Advice says you should complain to your landlord if your home doesn’t meet these standards, or you’re unhappy with your living conditions.
You should put your complaints down in writing, either in a letter or email, so you have evidence of your conversation.
If your landlord doesn’t fix the problem, you should tell your local council – again, make sure you email or send a letter.
You can find which one is yours using the gov.uk’s council finder tool.
Send a copy of any evidence following your call or with your letter, for example photos showing the problem.
Source: The Sun