Grade ll listed London house rent: pay what you can

Grade ll listed London house rent: pay what you can

Private Property South Africa
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A London man is offering to rent two rooms in his Grade ll listed house between Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market for as much as his “perfect tenants” can afford.

The landlord, Rupert Hunt, posted his ad on spareroom.com, the site he founded. However, if you want to rent the house, you have to be willing to be filmed for his YouTube channel. He says on the Spareroom advert: "I've decided to film my journey, to show people the process and to spread the word that living with the right people beats living alone.” This hasn’t put people off – he's had more than 3,000 enquiries.

Hunt wrote on his Spareroom page: "I'm offering the rooms on a 'pay what you can afford' basis. I'm far more interested in finding the right people to share with, than maximising my rent (and market rent round here would price some people out). So if you're my perfect flatmate and happen to be volunteering and can only afford £100 (R2350) per month, I'd sooner take you over someone who can pay full whack but who isn't quite right.”

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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