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friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
Good friend of mine, is looking for a room in London from April - August. She is a clean, mature woman who lives in Amsterdam - maybe a possible flat swap.
PM for more details
 

sparkybird

ask the bird...
A friend of mine is looking to let a room in her flat in Brixton (just off Brixton Hill) from mid September. It's a nice sized room and a nice well kept flat. £700 pcm plus bills. You'd just be sharing with her. She's my friend, so of course, she's lovely!
Here's the link
http://spareroom.co.uk/3580771

SB
 

Thimble Queen

person of tinge
Yes I thought that, but checked and its the going rate!
It might be the going rate but it's still a lot of money. It's not the most expensive room in Brixton by any means but I dont know how people with ordinary jobs manage to afford rent at those prices. I wouldn't be able to afford it. The last flatshare I lived in brixton (moved out a year ago) was under a grand between us for a two bed place. I've moved up the hill now as have all my friends who used to live in central Brixton. Some have moved even further away.
 

sparkybird

ask the bird...
100% agree with you! I count myself very lucky that I am not a young person trying to rent anymore. Chatting to her old flat mate, it seems it is quite normal now for people to spend at least 50% of salary on rent.
And its not just Brixton. Another friend with 2 small kids is back to renting just outside London's and same proportions apply....
 

Thimble Queen

person of tinge
100% agree with you! I count myself very lucky that I am not a young person trying to rent anymore. Chatting to her old flat mate, it seems it is quite normal now for people to spend at least 50% of salary on rent.
And its not just Brixton. Another friend with 2 small kids is back to renting just outside London's and same proportions apply....
:( We're very lucky where we are. Not looking forward to next year when the landlord puts the rent up.
 

leanderman

Street Party: July 2
:( Not looking forward to next year when the landlord puts the rent up.
No excuse for this at a time of huge capital gains, ultra-low borrowing costs and zero inflation.

Private rents should have been cut in 2009 when the base rate tumbled to 0.5 per cent and been frozen thereafter.
 

Thimble Queen

person of tinge
No excuse for this at a time of huge capital gains, ultra-low borrowing costs and zero inflation.

Private rents should have been cut in 2009 when the base rate tumbled to 0.5 per cent and been frozen thereafter.
That would've been nice. I had a massive room in Brixton inc all bills for under 500 then. It was big enough for a sofa, a double bed and many shelves and cupboards. It also had a fireplace, a sink, a big bay window and a smaller one. Probably the nicest and biggest room I've ever lived in. The rest of the house had a lot of character and was rough around the edges in just the right way... I could only afford it because my boyfriend was sharing the room with me and my cat. Can you even get a box room in Brixton for that money these days
 

Nick Williams

New Member
Hi there,

My name is Nick Williams and my friend Ashleigh and I are looking for either a whole flat or share house around brixton in the next month. Please contact us if you have something suitable for us we are in our mid 20s, both full time working professionals and can provide references. Look forward to hearing from you :)

Thanks.
Nick
 

salem

Well-Known Member
30 year old easy going bloke looking for a room to rent. Fairly open about where in London. I've got a very friendly little dog, he doesn't bark or yap, is treated for fleas and doesn't shed hair. Looking to pay up to £600 a month or so, obviously would prefer to pay less.
 
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DJWrongspeed

radio eros
how about this comedy post from a prospective room mate :facepalm:

Hey!

I'm a musician/producer looking for a room in a cool Brixton/Camden house/flat inhabited by a decent bunch of folk that'll happily abide me playing ridiculously loud rock music until 4am every week night and throwing wild parties regularly which culminate invariably with the place being trashed. I hate tidying so it’s highly unlikely I will help you with cleaning up afterwards.

Or ever for that matter. Not only will I NEVER do the washing up, I cook at least six elaborate meals a day that require pretty much every kitchen utensil you have, so you guys are gonna have to do a shit load more washing up when I move in.

Under normal circumstances, I'd offer you a hearty dish of my varied and delicious culinary delights by way of recompense for all that washing up, but my doctor told me recently that I have a dangerous allergy to sharing. Sorry about that.

I also suffer from Nyctophobia - a severe fear of the dark - which means I'll need every light in the place switched on 24/7, day and night. Even the rooms I'm not in. Even when I'm not there and especially in your guys' rooms when you're trying to sleep. It's that severe.

I find I do my best work in hot environments so it is of paramount importance that the heating is on MAX all winter. In the summer months, I tend to turn it down to around 24-26 degrees and make sure the oven, hob and toaster is OFF for at least 3-5 hours a day.

So the utility bills are going to go up somewhat I'm afraid, but that doesn't bother me as I never pay them. It's for a good cause though people.

When can I move in?
 

Gerry1time

pities the neurotypical
So I'm possibly looking for a room to rent in that London from mid-July onwards. If anyone hears of anything do let me know!
 

Scutta

Live Fast Die Bizarre
Hello!

I have a spare room at mine going for at least 3 months. Maybe longer. There could be the opportunity to take the tenancy on at the end of the 3 months.

Small unfurnished (bar shelves) double for 800pcm all bills included – which also covers Sky sports/movies and Internet.

You'd be sharing with me (male, 29) and my cat in a lovely two-bed garden flat.

Available from 1st July

5 mins from shops/station in tulse hill, 10 mins from Brixton on the bus.

Let me know if you're interested! Cheers :)

Pics available.
 

Scutta

Live Fast Die Bizarre
Hello!

I have a spare room at mine going for at least 3 months. Maybe longer. There could be the opportunity to take the tenancy on at the end of the 3 months.

Small unfurnished (bar shelves) double for 800pcm all bills included – which also covers Sky sports/movies and Internet.

You'd be sharing with me (male, 29) and my cat in a lovely two-bed garden flat.

Available from 1st July

5 mins from shops/station in tulse hill, 10 mins from Brixton on the bus.

Let me know if you're interested! Cheers :)

Pics available.
Actually 2 months possibly more
 

Thimble Queen

person of tinge
Is that an average price for a double room in TH?
Had a look on spare room. There's rooms in tulse hill going for up to £950! It's worth noting that the price of this room includes all the bills including Sky Sports and Sky Movies and it's actually Scutta isn't profiting out of this. It's actually half the rent and bills for the place. I know this because I used to live there. :)
 

Angellic

Well-Known Member
Had a look on spare room. There's rooms in tulse hill going for up to £950! It's worth noting that the price of this room includes all the bills including Sky Sports and Sky Movies and it's actually Scutta isn't profiting out of this. It's actually half the rent and bills for the place. I know this because I used to live there. :)
Thanks for clarifying.
 

shygirl

Well-Known Member
I have a spare double room in a maisonette flat in Gresham Road. Two others living there, one 20 something woman who works locally in catering, and one 51 year old man (mechanic) who's been there for years. No communal lounge, just kitchen, bathroom and seperate wc. Looking at 6 months, with possibility of longer if my niece doesn't return to London. £420 pcm plus roughly £20-30 per month towards gas. Wi-fi and leccy included in rent.
 
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