That’s a bit of a step down! House hunters left outraged after £750/month ‘family friendly’ London studio flat where the front door is a WINDOW goes up for rent
- The flat on London’s Edgware Road was advertised online as ‘family friendly’
- Front door to the property appears to be a window at street level with stairs
- Advert also claimed flat was ‘close to public transport and plenty of restaurants’
- One critic called listing a small flat for £750 a month on Rightmove ‘ridiculous’
House hunters have reacted with outrage after a ‘family friendly’ studio flat was listed online where the door appears to be a repurposed WINDOW.
Those searching for properties on the website Rightmove couldn’t believe their eyes when they spotted the apartment being put up for rent.
The studio flat on London’s Edgware Road is on offer for a staggering £750 a month and has been advertised as having ‘great location for transport links’.
But it can only be accessed through what appears to be a window with steps leading down to the main room.
The tiny bathroom also appears to be converted out of a former cupboard, while the kitchen appeared to have only a sink, microwave and a small fridge.
The flat on London’s Edgware Road can only be accessed through what appears to be a window with steps leading down to the main room
The studio apartment was listed (pictured) on Rightmove and was from property site Open Rent
The small flat came with a kitchen, which is due to have further fittings added, and was described as ‘family friendly’ in the advert posted online
It continues a worrying trend for tiny barely habitable spaces being offered for huge prices.
Just last week, a landlord tried to rent a tiny flat in Stockwell, south London, with the bed pushed inside a cupboard for £1,050.
Although the Edgware Road flat is cheaper, it also appears smaller, with a tiny strip kitchen.
Those who rent it will also have to climb through a window and down a rickety-looking wooden staircase to access the main bedroom and living room.
A description on rightmove reads: ‘Newly built studio flat to rent. Rear of shops, close to public transport and plenty of restaurants.
‘Please note that the property will be available to move in from 03/06/21 as we are finishing the kitchen fit out.
‘Property comes furnished or unfurnished (tenant can decide). DSS enquiries welcome.
Online viewers slammed the entrance as ‘ridiculous’ after the advert showed stairs leading down from what appears to be a window at street level
The bathroom also appeared to have been converted out of a cupboard at the back of the flat
It came with a shower, a toilet and a sink with grey tiles adorning the walls
A description on rightmove reads: ‘Newly built studio flat to rent. Rear of shops, close to public transport and plenty of restaurants’
The advert added: ‘No Students. No Pets, sorry. No Smokers. Family Friendly. Bills not included. Property has parking. No Garden Access’
‘No Students. No Pets, sorry. No Smokers. Family Friendly. Bills not included. Property has parking. No Garden Access.’
Those who spotted the ad said they were horrified by the quality of accommodation.
One simply said: ‘This is ridiculous.’
Another said of the property, which is marketed by OpenRent: ‘How has this even passed building regs omg.’
One said: ‘How can this be legal? Such a health hazard.’
One fumed: ‘These landlords are really trying to flip it however way they can.’
Another simply said: ‘The audacity.’
And another one said: ‘I assumed it couldn’t possibly be real until I clicked through and saw for myself.’
The listing now appears to have been removed from Rightmove and also from Open Rent.
Both organisations have been contacted for comment.
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