London rental

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by leesaleesa, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

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    Hello, I have a question about rents in London-Is it possible to rent a 1BR flat in the London vicinity for $400.00 US? I am under the impression that London is one of the more expensive cities, and am sceptical of this figure.
     
  2. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if it's 1980. :p

    What's "London vicinity"? Like Dagenham?
     
  3. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

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    I would assume it means London and the surrounding areas. No idea what the area is called, just that is in walking distance to Whitechapel. Let's say a 10 mile radius of the city-Do you know approximately the average rental in lets say a working class area would be?
     
  4. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    $400.00 a week, maybe. Not $400.00 a month.
     
  5. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I did a quick search of available flats to let in that area of London, and the least expensive I could find in walking distance of Whitechapel was a one bedroom in Stepney for £260 per week. That'd be about $1,632 per month, US dollars.
     
  6. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Maybe a bed sit? I really don't know - never looked for other than hotels or B&B's in London.
     
  7. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

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    Thanks, I didn't think this was true. Turns out that the person claiming it also insists that Normandy is in England. We were writing a novel together, and I found many of his facts to be suspect. Think I'll go it alone now.
     
  8. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Oh....boy. :rofl: :rofl:
     
  9. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Well, Normandy was part of England about 750 years ago. Maybe leesaleesa's friend hasn't kept up on current events. ;)
     
  10. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

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    Lol. The copy so far is very colorful, but I don't think it'll sell. Not sure how a book about a murder/mystery set in Florida and Louisiana becomes a Da Vinci Code ripoff that has one character with a really good realtor living in a surprisingly affordable flat in London, Normandy England.
     
  11. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Alternate universe? ;)
     
  12. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you should think twice about this!
     
  13. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

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    Yeah, the partnership, she is dissolved. By the time it got around to Russian Tartars and fake Turks with mysteriously Mexican acents, who are ancient Celts from Wales, I threw the towel in for good.
     
  14. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I don't know. After reading this bit I think it would make a fabulous comedy.
     
  15. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    Now, THAT'S interesting! :lol:
     
  16. Tinami Amori

    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
    There IS Normandie Hotel London, which in mid 2000's was a crapy flea-infested hole-in-the-wall hotel in the alley next to Paddington Train Station and belonged to your standard Indian Patels #100003 family . They did rent tiny rooms (toilets down the hall) during off-season for long-term per-week/per-months, and the monthly rate did come to 400-500 BP/month (which is not dollars, but still.... ). The hotel has been upgraded since, but it is still a hole-in-the-wall, only the prices went up