A STUDIO apartment in one of London’s most affluent postcodes can be rented at a surprisingly low price – but there are two big catches.
The apartment in Holland Park can be found inside a stunning property in classic style with white bars around the front door and large sliding windows.
However, the new tenant should not expect much light in their home.
This is because the only exterior window has been completely covered by a scaffolding tower.
Clothing has been pulled over the structure, which means that there will be no sunshine at all for the entire duration of the work.
And the resident will be advised to keep the curtains on, or risk improvised observation of artisans going on in their daily lives.
Meanwhile, the bed can be found on top of a platform close to the ceiling.
Whoever takes over the property will have to scale a wooden ladder to the small mezzanine every time they want to sleep.
Going for a drink of water at night will also be dangerous where the tenant is forced to step out at a strange angle before finding the first step.
ROOM WITHOUT VIEW
Despite the drawbacks, there is likely to be plenty of interest in the study.
It’s on the market for just £ 802 a month – a cheap price for one of the capital’s most expensive areas.
Properties down the road were sold for an average of £ 1,065,625 last year, according to Rightmove.
And there are plenty nearby that the tenant can enjoy.
The apartment is moments from three major subway stations, while the stunning Holland Park is just three blocks away.
Agents Dexters have described the home as “a self-contained studio apartment on the mezzanine level, ideally located for those looking for an easy commute to town.”
Flat hunters on a budget will know that it is notoriously difficult to find a nice home in London.
A room in Willesden, northwest of the city, is available for just £ 450 a month.
However, there is an excellent reason for the low rent.
The room only offers a bed and a kitchen – and the room is so small that the resident will be able to make his dinner while it is hidden under the duvet.
Meanwhile, a small apartment in Bayswater, west of town, costs £ 1,250 a month, but it does not come with its own toilet.
As you can imagine, the situation in the city is much better for those with lots of cash.
A £ 1 million apartment in London St Pancras has a 24-hour concierge service thanks to its proximity to the five-star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
There is also a ballroom downstairs – which means the owner will be able to host London’s most luxurious house party.
And a former eatery in London’s East End opens in a stunning three-bed property worth more than £ 1m.
J.Goodings Pie ‘N’ Mash has been transformed into an eclectic family home.