It’s no secret that rent in London is an absolute joke, and we’ve covered a few examples in the past year, like this shithole in North End Road.
However this under-stairs cupboard that’s been put up for rent in south west London might just be the most outrageous property of the bunch — it’s legit and going for £500 a month plus bills.
A girl named Alex Lomax travelled all the way from Nottingham to view the flatshare in Clapham, which was described as “furnished” when she saw the listing online.
I was obviously shocked but was all too polite, I think.
There was a landlord and I was shown the kitchen and the under-stairs cupboard – he seemed deadly serious, which is the worrying part.
He said, ‘You would be sharing with three others people’, and I just wanted to get out of there, so I made my excuses and left.
I wish I’d been more angry because it’s clearly ridiculous and I’m annoyed at myself for basically just making my excuses.
Alex originally saw the listing on london2let where it advertised for a “friendly, open-minded and outgoing person” to join the house. I guess you’d have no choice but to be outgoing living under the damn stairs.
Ms Lomax said the man who showed her the room “didn’t apologise” for its condition, and told her “it was the last room to rent in the place”
If you’re looking for somewhere in London I’d go for the flat that’s up for £1 a month if I were you – although you should be aware there’s a weird sexual catch involved.