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Rural 'bed In A Shed'

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Slightly better class(?) and more tastefully done than the usual dingy and cramped converted back garden shed/garage.......

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-42911522.html

"pleasant rural outlook" - perhaps......but not quiet? perched, as it is, right by the side of the Norwich Road. Admittedly should be quieter than many London suburb similar type set-ups?

I note, however, that unlike the London counterparts this one does not boast the frequent "all services included" (e.g leccy, water, etc). Certainly no mention of council tax. Makes me wonder if this rental is actually bona fide, registered and legal, etc? and utility costs and council tax are extra on top?

Price is obviously lower than London, but relative to local earnings?

All that said it is still just a converted single car garage? No?

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If it was all included it would be very cheap. I am expecting there are other bills.

What would concern me is it being near a major road and a junction opposite. The bed is nearest to that road as well and a high speed car crash at that junction would be a worry.

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It's basically the brick shed on the grounds of a detached house. I'm not sure if it was legal to convert it into a dwelling.

If you click the street view and the right arrow to travel down the road a bit, you'll find it.

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It's basically the brick shed on the grounds of a detached house. I'm not sure if it was legal to convert it into a dwelling.

If you click the street view and the right arrow to travel down the road a bit, you'll find it.

Curiosity finally got the better of me and I gave the EA a quick call........

No gas installed, only electricity - which is on a pre-paid meter. EA didn't know the situation with regards telephone connection, or even if rent could include sharing the landlords wi-fi connection (if they have one), but.......it is registered for council tax and tenant pays their own council tax. Hence, amazingly, it must have been granted planning permission? OR.........is it at all possible that council tax departments don't 'talk' to planning departments? and it could still possibly be illegal?

The other aspect that partially surprises me is that, given it sits actually on the front drive of the LL's home and that tenant and LL will likely see each other reasonably frequently etc, is why would the LL 'sacrifice' any of the rental income by paying a percentage to an EA to 'manage this rental? Why not advertise privately, do your own credit reference checks etc, and deal direct with would be tenants and keep all the rental income? The 'low' rent the LL ultimately receives is going to be significantly lower by the time the EA has taken his cut?!

Edited by anonguest

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LOL.

I need Fibre optic broadband to start my global conglomerate. That shed just won't cut it.

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I suspect the main home was for bought for 50p and it was paid off many moons ago. The landlord probably isn't bothered about the letting fees - it is a bit of beer money.

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Its rural, there are plenty of bushes.

The floorplan picture does show a segregated bathroom/toilet facility (though it must be incredibly cramped?!). More pertinently, what about heating? I see just the one plug in electric heater/radiator unit? Will that be able to keep the place warm adequately int he freezing Norfolk winters? and at what cost?

On more careful reflection I think this place is, relative to local earnings, as ridiculously expensive for what it is compared with the same sort of ridiculous London converted garages we have seen too many of here..........

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What would concern me is it being near a major road and a junction opposite. The bed is nearest to that road as well and a high speed car crash at that junction would be a worry.

Given the crap standard of driving in Norfolk, a possible crash would worry me too.

It's a lovely part of the county. However that studio :unsure: "house" is just rubbish. :rolleyes: The entire size of the floorplan is the same as the living room in my current rental in NR1.

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