Pimlico Flats has always rented Flats and Studios at cheaper rents than generally available in Central London, but even our rents have been rising as increasing administration costs, taxes and utility bills bite. Today I came across the sort of Political Party which would have the support of every tenant of a Central London Flat or Studio. The “The Rent is Too Damn High” Party is a local New York Citypolitical party that has presented mayoral candidates in 2005 and 2009. Both times, Jimmy McMillan was the mayoral candidate receiving more than 4000 votes.
Unlike most political parties, the Rent Is Too Damn High Party doesn’t fudge it’s stance on issues, from the economy to foreign policy, from law & order to medical care, it’s view is that the rent is too damn high.
What is the betting that with Central London’s current rents for Flats and Studios London’s 2012 Election might have a “Rent Is Too Damn High” candidate?
During July and August Pimlico Flats have a number of Studios becoming available. They are listed on our Available Page (see Menu Left), advertised on this Blog (see Advertising Panel Right) and of course advertised in the Property Portals through our account with Upad (see advert left). We have several of each type of property – 2 Bedroom Flats, 1 bedroom Flats, and Studios. Prices vary depending upon the property, the Studios from £1000 – £1250 pcm, the Flats from £1300 pcm. If a tenant has said that they wish to rent a flat and has left a holding deposit, we mark the listings as “Under Offer” pending taking references, and preparing the rental agreement. Once this process is complete the listing will be marked “Let” and left for a period.
Walk In Shower
These photos are for one of our new Studios – 75 Flat 12 which is available to rent for £1250 pcm from 1st August 2010.
Who rents London Studios for short periods, and why?
Increasingly we have discovered that people are using private flats as an alternative to hotels. Whereas historically people would perhaps have a long term contract to stay in a Hotel or Bed & Breakfast for 4/5 nights a week before returning home, now it is far more common to rent a private flat with a break clause to allow the tenant to end the contract at a time of their choosing. The 1988 Housing Act introduced this option for Tenants (but not for Landlords) and it is increasingly used by professional workers in London on short term contracts to tailor their accommodation needs to their work requirements.
For the tenant in a private studio, compared to a hotel. There are advantages as follows:
No one will disturb your privacy (no room service or anything like that to worry about);
You keep your own set of keys, meaning you can come in and out at any time, without any restrictions;
You have your own private kitchen, where you can always make your own meal at any time;
You have a 7 Day a week use of the accommodation, useful for a city break or entertaining friends;
There is no need to take clothes and belongings home at weekends;
You have the same Studio each week so you can make your place home;
PRICE, saving 50-70% compare to average London hotel prices!
As you can see above, these are excellent reasons for you to choose a private studio rather than a hotel. Especially if you are travelling on a budget, if you’re a student, or you have a short term contract with an employer. Please enquire of Pimlico Flats about our weekly rates for Studio Accommodation.