Micro appartments

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Keawyeds, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Keawyeds

    Keawyeds Striker

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/property/new-micro-apartments-smallest-flats-14390513

    £150,000
    £200-£300 a month... and £100 service charge
    Freehold managers and managing agents will be pissing themselves all the way to the bank.

    What do we think? Is this the future for housing or are we just hamster caging people to get them used to paying massive amounts for tiny spaces in places like London?

    They look nice and I'm sure 1G internet is lovely, but they could get a house.
    An actual house for less than that and commute into Manchester.
     
  2. James

    James Striker

    All it's doing is further degrading living standards. Property developers taking the piss.
     
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  3. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    Location, location, location.
     
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  4. What A Waster

    What A Waster Winger

    I think it's a good job living in these is optional. Anybody choosing to do so is clearly a big idiot.
     
  5. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    in what way?
     
  6. becs

    becs Striker Contributor

    Suppose they're ok if you're just looking for somewhere to crash on a night.

    I wouldn't fancy living in one though.
     
  7. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Worst house on the best street > Best house on the worst street
     
  8. James

    James Striker

    It normalises living in matchboxes, done purely for developers to maximise profit.

    That said the flat on the link looks relatively big compared to some places I've viewed in London. :lol:
     
  9. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    Is it not a solution to a lack of space or opportunity? Genuine question
     
  10. Brian Griffin

    Brian Griffin Winger

    The Housing Act of 1988 sets the minimum sizes of rooms in the UK.

    As long as people are happy I don't see the problem.
     
  11. mutley

    mutley Winger

    Nobody will be forced into buying or renting one.Don't see the problem myself.
     
  12. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    It's the way to go IMHO. Much denser living conditions, with facilities nearby.

    Families fracturing people living on their own etc.
     
  13. Lived in similar if not smaller apartments on some of my jobs, all good for a single person. Obviously wouldn't buy one like.
     
  14. AndrewP

    AndrewP Striker

    I'd rent one if I was single.
     
  15. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Price aside, that's hardly "small". Just watched the video and it looks quite nice. I didn't see a bedroom though, so I guess the couch folds out? That's a bit of a chew on, but then I do that in my much-smaller caravan....
     
  16. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

    "Hall-free design"

    Aye, it's a fucking glorified bedsit.
     
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  17. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    Someone is taking the p. Or adding one.
     
  18. James

    James Striker

    It's just a studio flat isn't it? Not sure where the bed is though unless it's a sofa bed.
     
  19. Paddy O'Dors

    Paddy O'Dors Striker

  20. Titus

    Titus Winger

    Properties like that for 3-4x the rent around Ealing area when I was last looking
     

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