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FRIDAY FUNNIES: Teeniest tiniest rental for a whopping rate

25 July 2014 Staff Reporter

A studio unit for rent in north London is the tiniest apartment the property manager has ever seen.

Measuring just eight square metres, it is so small the only way to get into the wall-mounted bed is to stand on top of the fridge and climb up a ladder, as reported by Business Insider.

Once in, however, managing to wriggle out again without knocking your head on the ceiling would be quite a feat.

There is certainly no chance of sitting up in bed, with just 60cm of space between the top of the well-used single mattress and the ceiling.

But even though this "mezzanine-style sleeping area" seems best suited to a rather narrow rental market of petite Cirque du Soleil performers, lettings agent Alex Marks said it had received 50 to 60 enquiries about the property.

Mr Marks said this was due to its sought-after location, half a mile from trendy Kentish Town in north London.

Converted into a self-contained, ensuite studio from a single room in a terraced house, it looks out on to a brick wall and is further proof – if any should be required – of the craziness of the capital's housing market.

The property is listed on Rightmove.co.uk for rent at $325 (£180) a week, or $1,408 (£780) a month.

This is a "competitive price" for the area, according to the landlord, and indeed, Zoopla.co.uk lists the average rent for a local one-bedroom flat at more than $2,526 (£1,400) per month. 

FRIDAY FUNNIES: Teeniest tiniest rental for a whopping rate
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