An under-stairs cupboard has been put up for rent in London for £500 a month plus bills.
Alex Lomax, 23, went to view the flatshare in Clapham, south-west London, which was described as "furnished" in an online listing.
Ms Lomax, who posted images on Twitter of the "bed under the stairs", said: "I was obviously shocked but was all-too-polite, I think."
Rising house prices and increasing sales boosted revenues by 16% for 2014-15, according to HMRC
DEVELOPER St. Modwen has signed up another national tenant for its Great Western Business Park in Worcester in the shape of Benchmarx Kitchens & Joinery, part of the Travis Perkins Group.
Texan private equity group Lone Star has raised its £700 million offer for Wembley developer Quintain.
The company said it would pay 141p a share, or £745 million, for the developer whose portfolio includes land around Wembley Stadium.
Previously it had offered 131p a share.
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Home prices in Scotland, particularly in the larger cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, reached new highs earlier this year, though they have leveled off since April, said Julia Willett, an associate partner with the brokerage Strutt & Parker.
“We’d recovered the losses that happened in 2007 and 2008 when we had the crash,” she said, “but now it’s sort of plateauing.”
Britain's buy-to-let market is threatening the country's financial stability, the Bank of England said on Friday.
The risk comes from rising property prices exposing vulnerabilities that could lead to a housing market crash.
So what are the numbers behind the UK's buy-to-let industry?
The house price gap between London and the rest of the UK has risen to a another record high, according to the Nationwide Building Society.
The average home-owner in the capital could now swap their property for three and a half similar homes in the north of England, the survey shows.
In the three months to the end of September, prices in London surged by 10.6%, Nationwide said.
Families who rent their homes are less likely to have a cushion of savings or protection products to protect them against financial shocks, according to a new financial report.
Some 25% of private renting families, or 650,000 people would struggle to cope compared to 11% of those who have a home with a mortgage and 5% who own their home outright, says the research from insurance firm Aviva.
Labour's environment spokeswoman Kerry McCarthy has said she wholeheartedly backs British farmers, acknowledging they are facing "tough" times.
She told the party's conference that some people were "worried" about her appointment because she was a vegan.
But she said much of the food she ate was produced by British farmers and she wanted the public to consume "more British lamb and British apples".
She also pledged to fight any attempt to repeal the hunting ban.
The cost of renting a home is rising fastest in the East of England, a survey suggests - the same region where house prices are increasing rapidly.
Typical rent stood at £843 a month in August, 11.5% higher than a year earlier, according to lettings agencies Your Move and Reeds Rains.
Although the cost of renting is higher in London, the annual rate of change is faster in the East.
House-building activity is on course to surpass the levels seen last year, according to official industry figures.
The National House Building Council (NHBC) said 106,887 new homes had been registered up to August, compared with 95,524 in the same period in 2014.
But the NHBC said registrations then fell by 6% in August, the first monthly year-on-year decrease since January.
The growing buy-to-let property market in the UK could post a threat to wider financial stability, a Bank of England committee has said.
Buy-to-let mortgage lending had the potential to "amplify" a housing boom and bust, the Bank's Financial Stability Committee (FPC) concluded.
Lending in this sector has risen by 40% since 2008, the FPC said.
London’s full time student population is expected to rise by 50% in the next 10 years while capital flows into student housing is expected to triple reaching £5.7 billion by the end of 2015, new research shows.
Indeed, direct investment in the UK student housing market has surged over the past two years, rising from under £500 million in 2010 to £3.8 billion over the first half of 2015 and £1.5 billion in London, says the report by property firm JLL.
Renewed evidence of a north-south divide is emerging in the pace of house price movements in England and Wales, Land Registry figures suggest.
Three areas - the North East of England, the North West, and Wales - saw house prices rise by less than 1% in the year to the end of August.
In contrast, property prices went up by 8.4% in the East of England, and 7.6% in the South East.
Regionally, average prices range between £100,000 and nearly £500,000.
The number of houses sold in England and Wales has fallen by 13% in the past year, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry.
The Land Registry’s market trend data report, released yesterday, shows there were just 70,404 completed house sales in June, compared to 80,823 in June 2014.
The figures also show that the average property price increased year-on-year to August by 4.2%, taking the average house price in England and Wales to £184,682. Prices increased by 0.5% between July and August.
Northern Ireland is forecast to see the highest house price growth in the UK this year, with the latest report predicting an 11% rise in house values.
The region is likely to see ongoing increases in prices according to the latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Ulster Bank.
This is based on a comparative analysis between our price indicator and data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) while for the UK as a whole the survey predicts that house prices will rise by 6%.
The Scottish property market is still adjusting to political and taxation changes but overall remains an attractive place to invest in real estate, according to a new analysis report.
Scotland remains comparatively good value for money, and this is the key driver in the majority of buying decisions but the introduction of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT ) in April has had an impact.
It has contributed to the growth of Scotland’s mainstream residential market, but delayed the recovery of the prime sector in the medium term, says the report from real estate firm Savills.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it wants to see 'minimum competency' requirements for sales and letting agents to handle anti-money laundering issues, regulated by the industry itself.
UK rents are rising fastest for three bedroom homes with 4.6% year on year growth in August compared to a rise of 3.3% for all UK properties, according to a new index.
The new index from Landbay Rental is the first to track rental trends to the county and London borough level in combination with the number of bedrooms.
Areas where three bed rental growth is highest are mainly located within commutable distance of London, such as Windsor and Maidenhead up 22% to £1,936, Southend on Sea up 20% to £1,121 and Swindon up 13% to £813.
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