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Some absolute chancer tried to rent out this 'tent in a room' in London

What fresh hell is this?

IN A WEEK where we have seen the London property market produce some laughs for its refreshing honesty, today might have seen a potential landlord become the biggest chancer in history.

Why? Well, this room was presented to the market earlier today – and it was a tent in a living room:

tentgaff Source: spareroom

The ad has since been deleted from spareroom.co.uk, and the details do come across as some sort of hilarious parody:

We have decided to rent out our living room as we never use it. There is still a dining table in there so we will still eat in there, so we have put a tent in the room for privacy, and we would only eat breakfast and dinner in the room.

It was going for €748 a month (bills not included) and the inside of the tent looked particularly grim:

tentgaff2 Source: spareroom

The landlord then detailed the stipulations for taking the room:

The tent has been furnished with drawers, sleeping stuff and a chair. However during festival season I might need the sleeping bag for a few days and the tent but we should have a sofa by then which you can sleep on instead. THere is a shared bathroom and kitchen and a communal garden.


The views are spectacular enough from inside the tent. And surely worthy of the price:

tentgaff3 Source: spareroom

It had to be a joke?

It’s either a perfect parody of the out of control London rental scene or it’s grim times indeed for London flat-seekers.

Nobody knows what to think any more.

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