Travelodge have another £10 a room sale on. Fill your boots. Makes you wonder how much cheaper it would be to live in hotels. No council tax, gas, electric, water, house insurance, TV licence, etc to pay.
This topic almost deserves it's own separate thread. I'm a London Renter, worse than that a Flat-share renter and it occured to me a few years ago it would be cheaper to permanently live in a Travel Lodge. Ok, so it's a bit Alan Partridge, but the benefits as you mentioned are no council tax, gas, elec, water, house insurance, tv license etc - added to that you get free parking (lots of so no problems for visitors), clean linen and towels daily, free wi fi, transicent neighbours, and if you're lucky enough to be at a service station there's a 24 hour shop.
This couple knew it made sense http://news.bbc.co.u...ire/6988927.stm
Me: I've got no desire whatsoever to get involved in BTL. It's socially destructive and morally bankrupt.
Work Colleague: I don't understand how you can be such a hypocrite, you rent!