Discussion in 'benefits and housing' started by Hellsbells, Oct 30, 2013.
Oh Dalston has REALLY changed, you'd pay double that now
Yes, just as I left it was starting to become *very* hipster
Henry the IV was on the silver and my horse had to be parked on the common.
You made it hip Thora!
Same with me and countless others and Brixton and Deptford.
Urbanite types are outliers for gentrification!
Only just seen this thread. These prices are insane. Not too long ago - three years - we were renting a three bed house in Streatham Hill for 1200 pcm.
Excellent article on the idiocy that got us into this situation in the latest LRB
I put the 'hip' in Clapton
A friend has lived in the same flat on Lewisham high street for the last 15 - 20 years. He's in a bed sit and there's just about enough room for a double bed, and at a push two people can sleep on the floor. There's a secure outdoor space to store bicycles.
£250 a month when he moved in. It's still £250 a month!
That was one of the longest single articles I think I've ever read on my phone, but brilliant nonetheless.
Sounds like he was paying over the odds back in the day then.
"Market rent" would be about three times that now.
Over the whole stretch, inflation adjusted, hard to say if he's up or down taking the whole stretch into account. I'd say up, and increasingly so, but not by that much so far...
For a shitty bedsit in Lewisham, £750 pcm is quite low nowadays.
Yeah, if he's not in profit yet he soon will be.
edit: I say 'profit' but ykwim...
At last! I've finally found somewhere affordable to live!
Can't stand upright
Maida Vale actually, you'll have to all your standing up outside though
I might advertise my hall cupboard for £100 a month
I knew someone who rented a mattress in a hallway.
perfect. I'm 5 foot 2. It'd be like living in a rabbit hutch. How 'cute'.
Compact and bijoux
I used to go out with someone who's nickname was "cupboard Dave" as he lived in a cupboard a little longer than a single mattress. It was out of London and the 90s though, and a mates flat. I think his rent was about £5 a week.
Definitely Dave, not Sam? We had a mate who lived in another mate's cupboard.
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