Flat in one of London’s poshest postcodes costs £2,000 per month to relax on a sofa bed

By Hannah Neary, local democracy reporter

A one-bed apartment is on the market in one of London’s poshest postcodes for £2,000 a month – and it comes with a sofa bed.

A letting agent is asking for £445 a week for the studio flat in Nottingham Place, Marylebone, where the average house costs £2.3 million, according to lettings agency Foxtons.

Hampstead Apartments are advertising the pokey property where the living room-kitchen-office space can be transformed into a bedroom by folding the sofa into a bed.

Councillor Ian Rowley, who represents Marylebone High Street on Westminster Council, said: “It seems absurdly over priced – I presume no sensible person would touch it with a barge pole .”

An advert for the property in Hampstead Apartment’s website says: “This studio apartment offers stylish living in the heart of London…. this is the ideal Central London apartment.

“The comfortable sofa is a great place to relax which swiftly folds down to a double bed for a good night’s sleep.

There is a small bistro table which can double as a dressing table or a great place to catch up on emails.”

It says the studio is a five-minute walk from Baker Street Tube station – and electricity, gas and water bills are included in the rental fee.

Also included are a TV, iron and trendy kitchen appliances.

Reuben Young from the affordable housing campaign PricedOut, said: “Rents in London are a disgrace and force tenants to choose between paying extortionate sums from their pay or living in tiny or overcrowded homes.

“We need to build the homes London desperately needs by moving to a system that makes housebuilding legal, rather than our seventy year-old discretionary planning system designed to under-supply housing.”

Photo credit: Rightmove

 


 

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