Flat is Less Than 9 Foot Wide but Costs £46,000 a Year
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Flat is Less Than 9 Foot Wide but Costs £46,000 a Year

By |Published On: 11th September 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

It has just enough space for a single bed and the kitchen is concealed behind a mirror, but this flat does not come with a reasonable price tag.

The apartment on Brompton Road, in Knightsbridge, London, is believed to be Britain’s smallest. With just 72 sq. ft. of space, the flat is around a twelfth of the size of the average new home in England.

Behind a mirrored wall is the flat’s kitchen, featuring a microwave, sink, hob and fridge.

There is just about enough room for a single bed and there is one separate room, housing the shower and toilet. Renters are entertained with a mounted television on the wall.

The flat is in Princes Court, a mansion block considered one of central London’s most desirable places to live, and opposite Harrods. A three-bedroom flat in the complex costs £2.5m.

The studio apartment may be the smallest property on the rental market, but it is far from being the most affordable. At £895 per week, the tenant will pay £3,878 a month or £46,540 over the year.

This is two-and-a-half times the average rent in London and the same price as a seven-bed Grade I Listed country home in Somerset, once owned by Henry VIII.

The letting agent, Harrods Estate, says the “clever design” of the flat means it has everything a tenant could want.

Lettings Director at Harrods Estates, Ed Woolgar, says: “This delightful apartment is situated in the heart of London’s most desirable address, a short walk to Harrods and Hyde Park.

“It’s compact but clever design means that the tenant has everything they need including a hidden kitchen, complete with fridge, microwave, hob and sink, along with a bathroom with shower, basin and WC.

“There is enough space for a single bed and the TV is perfectly positioned for relaxing evenings in.”1

1 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3230550/Is-Britain-s-worst-value-flat-Tiny-apartment-nine-feet-square-costs-whopping-46-000-year-Harrods-slippers.html


About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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