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I can't work out where the kitchen is supposed to be in this studio flat to rent. :unsure:

£450 pcm for an ensuite bedroom?

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I can see a toaster and a kettle in the photo. The advert mentions a 'Convection/micro wave' - whatever one of those is.

We have had the London studio flat without a bathroom, but one without a kitchen? Is this legal?

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I can't work out where the kitchen is supposed to be in this studio flat to rent. :unsure:

£450 pcm for an ensuite bedroom?

6271_1724170464B_FLAT27_IMG_03_0000_max_135x100.JPG

I can see a toaster and a kettle in the photo. The advert mentions a 'Convection/micro wave' - whatever one of those is.

We have had the London studio flat without a bathroom, but one without a kitchen? Is this legal?

I think you'll be living in someone's garage! Perhaps the kitchen is in their garden shed? :lol:

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I can't work out where the kitchen is supposed to be in this studio flat to rent. :unsure:

£450 pcm for an ensuite bedroom?

6271_1724170464B_FLAT27_IMG_03_0000_max_135x100.JPG

I can see a toaster and a kettle in the photo. The advert mentions a 'Convection/micro wave' - whatever one of those is.

We have had the London studio flat without a bathroom, but one without a kitchen? Is this legal?

Back in the very olden days this would have been called a bedsit, only you'd never have had your own bathroom.

I don't know what the official definition of a studio flat is, but I'd have thought anything calling itself a flat ought at least to have a kitchenette with a fridge and sink.

A convection/microwave would be a dual purpose mini oven + microwave. I have one - very useful for cooking baked potatoes quickly, ie both oven and microwave on at the same time. 2 big potatoes 14 minutes tops.

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I think you'll be living in someone's garage! Perhaps the kitchen is in their garden shed? :lol:

I hope there's a BBQ out there too. Burgers, chicken and hot dogs every day - yummy! :D

And hopefully a mangle for doing the laundry? Hopefully the Lordships will permit shared use of the linen line for drying if there's one?

Thanks for the input MrsBear & Ash 4781. I've commented on that Whitstable flat on the other side.

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It reminds me of that bloke who was overworked, and died! :blink:

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All that is now illegal here:

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/renting_a_home/repairs_maintenance_and_minimum_physical_standards.html

Your landlord has a legal duty to make sure that your home meets certain minimum physical standards. Since 1 February 2009, properties for rent must meet minimum physical standards as outlined in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 (pdf).

Details of minimum standards

For each apartment, flat or house being rented as a separate unit, the landlord must ensure that the rental property is in a proper state of structural repair. The Regulations require the landlord to maintain the property in a sound state, inside and out. They specify that roofs, roofing tiles, slates, windows, floors, ceilings, walls, stairs, doors, skirting boards, fascias, tiles on any floor, ceiling and wall, gutters, down pipes, fittings, furnishings, gardens and common areas must be maintained in good condition and repair. They must not be defective due to dampness or otherwise.

The landlord must ensure that electricity or gas supplies are safe and in good repair, and that every room has adequate ventilation and both natural and artificial lighting.

The landlord must provide:

A sink with hot and cold water

A separate room, for the exclusive use of each rented unit, with a toilet, a washbasin and a fixed bath or shower with hot and cold water

A fixed heating appliance in each room, which is capable of providing effective heating and which the tenant can control

Facilities for cooking and for the hygienic storage of food, for example, a 4-ring hob with oven and grill, fridge-freezer and microwave oven

Access to a washing machine

Access to a clothes-dryer if the rented unit does not have a private garden or yard

A fire blanket and smoke alarms

Access to vermin-proof and pest-proof refuse storage facilities

In multi-unit buildings, the landlord must provide each unit with a mains-wired smoke alarm; a fire blanket; and an emergency evacuation plan. There must also be emergency lighting in common areas.

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The sad reality being is that the tenant in the garage is comfortably paying some boomers tracker, to live in the big house.

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My living room is bigger than the entire bedsit blink.gif

Ah but your and my flat will have been planned in the dark days and state socialism and central planning. See how much better things are getting under market forces!

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Dob the blighters in to the local authority - if the LA is likely to do anything - because not having satisfactory facilities for preparing and cooking food, including a sink with hot and cold water, makes a housing unit unfit for human habitation.

"Section 604 Housing Act 1985

The principal definition of unfitness(7) is found in this section of the act. Under this section accommodation is fit for human habitation if it is structurally stable, free from serious disrepair, free from damp prejudicial to health, has adequate provision for lighting, heating and ventilation, has an adequate supply of wholesome water, has satisfactory facilities for preparing and cooking food (including a sink with hot and cold water), has a suitably situated WC, has suitable fixed baths or showers and wash hand basins with hot and cold water and has an effective system for draining of foul waste and surface water.

If the accommodation is a flat the condition of the building is also to be taken into account."

It's one of the grounds on which LAs such as Slough can go after landlords renting "beds with sheds".

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The sad reality being is that the tenant in the garage is comfortably paying some boomers tracker, to live in the big house.

I think the tenant is actually in the garage roof space, add another 400 quid if he had access to the garage :lol:

Maybe the kitchen is in the main house or they do actually have to wash up with swarfega in the garage sink :rolleyes:

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I think the tenant is actually in the garage roof space, add another 400 quid if he had access to the garage :lol:

Maybe the kitchen is in the main house or they do actually have to wash up with swarfega in the garage sink :rolleyes:

Actually looking at it again you may have to cook on your hands and knees because of the roof pitch.

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