When something seems too good to be true, it usually is. But on this occasion, we’re generally struggling to find a catch.
Pretty much everyone has been priced out of London in recent years, with only sheikhs and oligarchs really being financially able to buy up properties in the city centre.
But finally it seems living in London could finally be within reach for us mere mortals too, after two guys advertised an en-suite room in their Paddington penthouse for no rent whatsoever.
And best of all? It seems completely legit.
The property – which is worth a cool £8 million – was posted on SpareRoom earlier this week and we generally think it’s a contender for offer of the century, so far that is.
The landlord, known only as Andrew, explains:
We’re two lads living in a large 4000 sq ft Penthouse in Paddington. We’ve successfully built and sold two well known technology companies and are now working on the third. We’d like to find an interesting flatmate to hang out with – we don’t need the money (hence the room is FREE!) but we want some good company – someone to hang out with, party with, bounce ideas around with and generally enjoy all that London has to offer.
Unless you’re not fan of Chihuahuas (they have two live-in Chihuahuas), there are no catches whatsoever. What is this madness?
And if you do manage to beat other applicants to live there, you wouldn’t even be responsible for basic household work.
Staff are on call to cook, clean, wash your clothes and even escort you to parties (only five days a week though, you’ll have to manage yourself on the weekend).
We are open minded about the sort of person we’d like – you might already be successful and wealthy and want to live with like minded people or at the very least you’ll be ambitious. Being entrepreneurial and into technology is a big plus and enjoying getting drunk quite often is essential!
So all you have to do is sit back, relax and get pissed with a couple of rich lads- sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
If you want to get in the inevitably long queue of people wanting to grab this amazing offer, you can apply here.