When it comes to finding property in London, some people are of the opinion that any home would be worth purchasing. This is clearly not the case, people have to find homes that are big enough for their needs and not any home or a home in any area will do. However, there is definitely a lot to be said for getting your foot on the property market any way that you can and this is something that many people will be looking to achieve any way that they can.
This means that you will see some weird and wonderful properties coming into play in the London property market and there is a rather slimline property on offer in the south east of the city. This may not be the first choice of area when you look to find a home in London but there are plenty of great homes and properties in the south east. With improving rail links, you are never too far from the heart of London and the south east of the city may be exactly what you are looking for.
However, the slimline property that has recently been placed on the market in the Denmark Hill area of London may not be exactly to the taste or needs of everyone.
This is said to be one of the narrowest properties in London and it measures in at less than 100 inches at its widest part. The width of 99 inches, which translates into 8ft 3 inches, is not big at all and of course, if this the house at its widest, the house at its slimmest is even tighter. The slimmest section of the property appears at the back of the house where there is a galley kitchen. At this point, the property is 62 inches wide.
This translates into a width of 5 ft 2 inches and you may be wondering what use this is to anyone? It should be remembered thought that unless you plan on lying across the floor, you should find that there is still enough space for you to live and function.
A slimline property can still create a fat profit
The property spans a total of 466sq ft but even with the limited amount of space on offer, the property was placed on the market at a price of £450,000. This is something that really signifies the problem of the London property market. There are sizable homes on offer in many parts of the United Kingdom for considerably smaller sums of money than this and yet it seems as though London property markets are being given the thin edge of the wedge when it comes to finding property that meets their needs and budget.
If you have a sense of humour, the fact that the estate agent refers to the home as offering a “spacious living area” is likely to elicit a laugh or two. This is definitely not a home for people who like to hoard items and it would suit someone who is neat and tidy. There just isn’t the room to make a lot of mess and you may find that things go missing unless you stay on top of your household chores.
There is also a lot to be said for the fact that this is the sort of property that fails to offer enough room to swing a cat but honestly, you shouldn’t be looking to swing a cat in any room, regardless of the amount of space that is on offer.
While this property is not suitable for everyone or all families, it seems as though there was a lot of interest in it and there were offers placed on the property within a fortnight of it being placed on the market. As of the yet, the estate agent hasn’t revealed how much was paid for the property but it goes to show the level of demand in the London property market when a house as slim as this can be sold for such a high figure.
This may not be the sort of home that you dream of but if it represents a way to enter the world of property in London, it may be of interest to many people.
Andrew Reilly is a freelance writer with a focus on news stories and consumer interest articles. He has been writing professionally for 8 years but has been writing for as long as he can care to remember. When Andrew isn’t sat behind a laptop or researching a story, he will be found watching a gig or a game of football.