You may think you know what a £700 a month rental property looks like – you may let one out or you may be a tenant living in one. But as prices vary so much around the UK, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what £700 can get you.
These homes all cost £700 or under per month. Which are the most shocking?
Attic room, Peckham – £650
This room is within a house share with three other people. The walk to the zone 2 Tube station is just a mile, and bills are included in the rent. However, the bed is in a cupboard.
One-bedroom flat, city centre – £675
If being in the city centre, or at least having views of it, is important to you, then this apartment is just 0.25 miles from the shops, bars and restaurants of Bristol. It has a furnished living room and bedroom and a communal laundry room.
Two-bedroom flat, Cardiff Bay – £675
You can get more for your money in Cardiff, as this home has two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and one en suite. It is fully furnished and has integrated kitchen appliances, including a dishwasher. The flat is two miles from Cardiff Bay train station and just 0.6 miles from Cardiff Central station. As a bonus, it also has secure parking.
One-bedroom flat, Northfield – £455
This flat has a spacious double bedroom, a living room and a separate hallway. The fitted kitchen has a washer-dryer and it is just six miles from Northfield train station, which takes you to the city centre in 18 minutes.
Three-bedroom house, Aigburth – £700
In central London, it’s hard to even get a room for £700, but in Liverpool, you can get two double bedrooms and a single bedroom for the same price. This house has a feature fireplace and bay window in the living room, high ceilings, integrated kitchen appliances and an enclosed back yard. As if things couldn’t get any better, it is just three miles from the city centre.
One-bedroom apartment, Salford Quays – £700
No wonder this flat comes with a high price tag; it’s located on the 14th floor of the MediaCityUK development, home to the BBC and ITV. The apartment is fully furnished and has a balcony. It is just two miles from the Broadway tram stop.
Three-bedroom house, Bramley – £675
If you thought Liverpool’s prices were impressive, head to Leeds. This house has two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a separate toilet downstairs. It is eight miles from Headingley train station and is close to the popular food market in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.
One-bedroom flat, City Road – £675
This home is a brand new flat in the riverside High Quay development. It is within walking distance of the city centre and has secure, gated parking. The bedroom is spacious and it is just five miles from Manors Metro station.
One-bedroom flat, Broomhill – £650
This apartment boasts large rooms and a period fireplace. The kitchen includes appliances and it is a short distance from bars and restaurants, and just three miles from Hyndland train station.
One-bedroom flat, central Plymouth – £450
This basement flat has a double bedroom and a brand new shower room and kitchen. It is part-furnished and is one mile from Plymouth train station.