A STUDIO in London has gone on the market for only £ 480 a month – but there is a very large catch.
The small property in West Kensington is a bargain by anyone’s standards, and neighboring houses sell an average of £ 450,000.
But sharp-eyed flat hunters will quickly notice something strange about the apartment.
While the room offers a shower – bizarrely sandwiched between the fridge and a chest of drawers – there is no toilet to be seen.
The new tenant will be able to bathe in their room, but will have to share a single toilet with people living in other apartments.
Even more strangely, the North End Crescent property is marketed as a home for two, meaning only the closest couple should apply.
Agents say the double semi-studio is based in an “attractive Victorian estate” in a “fantastic central location”.
Pictures show a double mattress against one wall, with a mini-kitchenette opposite and the shower squeezed close to the front door.
And despite the lack of a toilet, there will be plenty to stand in line for a view.
The apartment is close to major tube stations, including West Kensington and Barons Court.
Meanwhile, nearby bus stops will connect the new resident to upscale areas including Chelsea, Fulham, Notting Hill and Knightsbridge.
The average cost of renting a property in the prestigious W14 postcode is, according to Foxton, £ 534 a week – meaning the new tenant will have scored the address at a good price.
And London is known for being particularly challenging for renters – even for those not constrained by a tight budget.
A gorgeous apartment in Marylebone is on the market for £ 2,000 a month despite not having a bed.
Instead, the property simply has a small sofa that is barely large enough for a person to put their feet up.
It is unlikely that the sofa will turn into a bed – because the space is too narrow for a mattress to sit comfortably.
Another apartment in elegant Richmond also comes without a bed – even though it costs as much as £ 350,000.
A family house on the market for just under £ 1million has seven bedrooms.
Despite the space, unfortunate guests could find themselves camping out on a single bed in a bathroom.
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