Controversy Surrounds £1,200-a-Month Rent for Cramped Garden Annexe Turned Studio Flat Controversy Surrounds £1,200-a-Month Rent for Cramped Garden Annexe Turned Studio Flat

Controversy Surrounds £1,200-a-Month Rent for Cramped Garden Annexe Turned Studio Flat

A landlord’s decision to list a peculiar garden annexe for rent at a staggering £1,200 per month has raised eyebrows and ignited a debate.

The furnished extension includes a sofa, chair, and kitchen appliances, but it’s notably confined in space. The kitchen area bears exposed chipboard, contributing to its makeshift appearance. A plastic roof covers the exterior, while inside, an unusual mini ladder leads up to a bookshelf beside the bed.

The compact bathroom, adjacent to the bed, contains only a toilet and a shower, underscoring the annexe’s space constraints. Two small windows provide the sole source of natural light.

The rental listing delineates a monthly fee of £900 for rent, with an additional £300 covering bills. Prospective tenants are also required to submit a deposit of £1,038.

This arrangement translates to renters shelling out £300 per week to inhabit this annex in Exeter, a stark contrast to the area’s average house price of £537,667.

The property is being managed by Hunters and is currently advertised on Rightmove. The listing description states, “Studio annexe to let in the St James area of Exeter, providing access to Exeter University and the City Centre. The studio is fully furnished and available. Utility bills and council tax are paid directly to the landlord at the rate of £300 pcm.”

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