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to feel sick at the cost of this house in London?

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RavioliOnToast Thu 21-Apr-16 20:42:03

this house[[ ]] it is absolutely beautiful, but that is more or less my DH's salary in a year!!!

How on earth could anybody afford that? shockshockshock

EatShitDerek Thu 21-Apr-16 20:43:40

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RavioliOnToast Thu 21-Apr-16 20:43:50

Would it not be cheaper to stay in a travellodge for eternity? grin

EatShitDerek Thu 21-Apr-16 20:43:51

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LindyHemming Thu 21-Apr-16 20:44:16

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RavioliOnToast Thu 21-Apr-16 20:45:06

It so gorgeous Derek it really really is, I would adore living there but really? £15,000 a month?! I honestly can't wrap my head around it!

and I have the audacity to whinge about paying £625

RavioliOnToast Thu 21-Apr-16 20:45:31

Can you imagine how rich you'd have to be??

Liara Thu 21-Apr-16 20:46:27

That kind of place most often gets paid for by a company for expat staff.

annandale Thu 21-Apr-16 20:46:30

I went round a house that was as immaculate as that, though not quite as expensively done, and in a much tattier area (that I could potentially afford). TBH I just felt that once I'd moved in it would look really crap.

Having said that, if they put it on at 2% of that cost, I would consider it grin

RavioliOnToast Thu 21-Apr-16 20:46:30

That's 182,000 a year on living arrangements. You could buy 3 of our new house for that grin

Eustace2016 Thu 21-Apr-16 20:47:03

My interest only mortgage was £90k a year but that was much further out in outer London. It's all about location in London. Simple market forces. You get what you pay for. If no one will rent at that amount the landlord will reduce the rent.

EatShitDerek Thu 21-Apr-16 20:47:07

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wasonthelist Thu 21-Apr-16 20:50:20

Only if you are an asylum seeker according to DM grin

Purplepicnic Thu 21-Apr-16 20:57:39

Too much white, makes my eyes sting.

Salfordlass Thu 21-Apr-16 21:01:01

It's all relative isn't it? If someone that rich wants it then it's worth it to them I s'pose..

bibbitybobbityyhat Thu 21-Apr-16 21:05:28

Sadly not uncommon. Quite a lot of people in central London really do have unfeasibly large amounts of cash.

paintandbrush Thu 21-Apr-16 21:09:26

Think diplomats and the likes. Higher up ones generally get a free, huge 'residence' free of charge bc it (sometimes) has to be used as a reception venue for parties, visiting dignitaries etc.

Kpo58 Thu 21-Apr-16 21:16:17

I hope that the house comes with staff at that price.

I think that its the location (near Regents Park) that put the price up. I doubt that the same sized property in Peckham would cost that much.

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 21-Apr-16 21:16:22

Check this out

morningtoncrescent62 Thu 21-Apr-16 21:26:00

I think I'll take both. The OP's appartment will be my pad in town, and the one GoldPlatedBacon linked to will do as my country home. I take it is is in the country somewhere? The link I saw just took me to photos, not the full listing, so I've no idea where it is. But I'll take it anyway.

<nips down the shop to buy lottery ticket>

TattyCat Thu 21-Apr-16 21:27:22

Op, yes it would be cheaper to stay in a Travelodge for eternity, but who the hell would want to?!! grin I saw one once - they're grim!

pearlylum Thu 21-Apr-16 21:28:05

bacon that one is just tacky. Looks like the kind of house Katie Price would live in.

RavioliOnToast Thu 21-Apr-16 21:28:17

Oh. My. God.

I mean what kind of employment would you need to do to realistically be able to afford this?

wasonthelist Thu 21-Apr-16 21:30:30

It's not for people who work!

BevyofQuails Thu 21-Apr-16 21:31:21

It's so lovely! I'm never usually too bothered by property porn places, but I love that.

London is crazy.

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