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Rant - London rent prices...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GSWAudio, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 46,832

    yeah tbh I'm not sure what the issue with a flat share is as a student - tis pretty standard

    though a 1 bed flat is still feasible for the OP south of the river
  2. Tunney


    Joined: Oct 11, 2004

    Posts: 14,549

    Location: London

    Have you tried looking for private rents rather than ones through estate agents? Some private landlords are dodgy but you'll save quite a bit of money.
  3. darael


    Joined: Jul 10, 2010

    Posts: 4,276

    I have to admit, I've never seen that before - that'll teach me to check the actual "properties" in future. :D:o
  4. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 67,950

    Depends a bit on the setup but as a relatively private person I'm not the most comfortable with house/flat shares. Fortunately not been in the situation so far to have to consider it.

    As IIRC the OP mentioned to a degree going further out you have to weigh up the travel costs but from my own experience south of the river has plenty of potential if you are realistic.
  5. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 46,832

    I'm talking zone 2 or 3 - South East London

    so travel costs will be the same - he could feasibly get a 1 bedroom apartment with an easy commute to London Bridge/Waterloo East/Charring Cross or Cannon Street
  6. Pestilence


    Joined: Feb 22, 2008

    Posts: 11,027

    You think a 4-bed house would be the norm for two people?

    What are you smoking? And can I have some?

    Want to study and live in central London full time? Have rich parents.

    Or flat share in a dive.

    Otherwise, forget it.
  7. lawrence281

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 30, 2014

    Posts: 1,906

    Location: Norfolk

    Yeah, you could be your own lanlord, and rent your own place to friends/people you know, and actually pay less than everyone else. Only downside is..youre responsible, so no fawk ups if they dont pay you! only people you trust
  8. Rikk82


    Joined: Oct 14, 2008

    Posts: 256

    Location: Brighton

    1 or 2 bed flat is enough for a couple starting out.

    Unfortunately you need to either lower your requirements, or move out of London.
  9. GSWAudio


    Joined: Jul 1, 2012

    Posts: 319

    Okay so the whole 4 bed thing? I think everyone should have so much more space I don't think it's right humans live in such cramped conditions and be told that's how it is.
  10. Mr^B


    Joined: Nov 25, 2002

    Posts: 3,421

    Moves to London.

    Complains that humans need more space.

  11. Rikk82


    Joined: Oct 14, 2008

    Posts: 256

    Location: Brighton

    That's how it is unless you have lots of money (particularly in London).
    It is simply supply and demand.
  12. mid_gen


    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 9,376

    This is why I left the UK. Just emigrate, it's so refreshing to be away from the endemic British property insanity. Apart from all the other cool stuff about living somewhere new.
  13. Marmot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 26, 2012

    Posts: 1,380

    Location: London

    LOL four bed house for a student and his gf in London.

    When you sober up you should consider a house share. I moved to London last year after graduating and found a decent sized room in a four bed house in Tooting for £500/month bills inc. I was on a pittance graduate salary of £22K. A year later I'm on 50% more and I can consider something marginally better. Maybe I'll have your four bed in Zone 2 in 20 years if I'm lucky.
  14. Xordium


    Joined: Apr 8, 2009

    Posts: 12,702

    And did you like London and not look into the rent prices too?

    When I worked in London I lived in a box room in shared accommodation. When you are young you suck it up. You are being totally unrealistic.
  15. adolf hamster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 7,220

    Jesus, i'm nowhere near london and i cant afford to rent a room in halls let alone privately, i'm having to live at home, driving a 15 year old skoda thats not too far from death and i can still barely scrape by with student loan+ money from parents and i consider myself well off (i can afford a car for a start)
  16. aardvark


    Joined: Jan 2, 2005

    Posts: 7,975

    Location: leeds

    you're only a student - you should really be house sharing like most other students.

    And then when you graduate you can move out of the over priced dump that is london ;)
  17. wesley


    Joined: Jul 29, 2003

    Posts: 7,313

    sorry to be blunt

    you are not rich enough to live in London. simple as that.

    you'll have to go to different uni
  18. Trifid


    Joined: Feb 18, 2006

    Posts: 8,264

    He certainly is with £1k a month for rent. His expectations of what £1k gets you is very much devoid of reality.
  19. lunar


    Joined: Jul 18, 2015

    Posts: 340

    Location: London

    I'm sure the government can help with the expenditure. Afterall, they will invest supposedly £50 billion on the HS2 transport link, which will cut down transport from London to Birmingham by 20 minutes, wow; and I don't even like Birmingham.
  20. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,884

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Lol a student living in a 4 bed house in London?

    Check your reality at the door mate.

    It's not just London either, there's some new houses here in a ****e location and the two beds are up for rent at £1,200 a month!!! It's a joke.