London property: Notting Hill flat only costs £900 a month but there's a big catch
A studio flat in Notting Hill costs £900 a month, but the toilet is yards from the fridge and it doesn't have an oven. The top-floor apartment on Westbourne Park Road has everything you need including a dining table and an en-suite bathroom.
But the flat is so small the toilet is only a few steps from where you cook your food. Pictures of the flat on OpenRent show a hot plate, microwave and fridge yards away from the bog. The bed is also just a few steps away from the kitchen. Bills aren't included with rent.
The listing for the flat says: “The double studio comes with its own kitchen area, own shower and WC. Located moments away from the great amenities of Westbourne Grove and offers easy access to Portobello Road and Queensway. Within easy reach to Notting Hill Gate, Westbourne Park and Royal Oak tube stations.”
Kensington and Chelsea is London’s most expensive borough and houses can cost up to £37 million. One Notting Hill flat was put up for rent recently featured only a sink and a cupboard.
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Meanwhile, a flat in Earl’s Court was recently on Rightmove with a microwave and sink at the end of the bed, rather than a full kitchen. A skinny bedsit in Chelsea is also on the market for only £960 a month - but you'd have to sleep next to the oven.
Kensington and Chelsea Council is launching a housing allocation consultation on February 24 to see how they can best house residents.
Kensington and Chelsea's deputy leader Kim Taylor-Smith previously told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “It's more important than ever for everyone – government, councils, housing associations and communities – to work together to increase the supply of affordable housing.
“We are already taking other steps, including charging a premium on Council Tax for empty homes and looking into powers to bring them back into use so that some of the more than 3,000 people on our housing waiting list can have a safe, affordable place to call home.”
The landlord has been contacted for comment through OpenRent.
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