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London Rent Crisis: Woman Offered Harry Potter Style Bed Under Stairs For £500 A Month

Just when you thought you had seen it all the obscenely high rent prices in London pull out another shocker with this Harry Potter style set up, complete with coats and box of washing powder for the sum of £500 a month. At least Harry wasn’t charged so much rent!

23 year old Alex Lomax found the ad on property and room share let website London2Let which advertised the room as a furnished single room complete with bed. The ad read as follows:

“We are looking for a friendly, open-minded and outgoing person to join our house share in a great period house in Clapham.

“We’re a good bunch and like to chill out a lot together – not really looking for somebody that just wants to stay in their room. Room comes with a bed. Bills to be shared – approx. £60 per month each. Easy access to local tube stations.”


She was stunned when seeing the room and thought it was an elaborate joke but was assured by the landlord he was deadly serious and Ms Lomax snapped the pics when we went off to make himself a cup of coffee.

She said “I didn’t even stay long enough to check if there was a mattress, and the landlord seemed absolutely serious.

“I asked him if he was joking and he seemed shocked I’d even asked. I took the pics secretly when he was making himself a cup of coffee, the cupboard was right next to the kitchen.

“I expected a normal single room, definitely not this. I left as quickly as I could.”

As if that wasn’t enough of a kicker, you’d have to fork out another £60 a month on bills.