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for a place that isnt really horrible, and in north east london?
thats loads cheaper than I thought, thats north west isnt it? might be doable
sorry, it wasn't a serious answer. you may be able to get something as low as £550 that's ok, really.
if i'd have known in advance i would've asked for a viewing
Serious answer: It really depends where you’re thinking of living. At the moment, you should be able to get somewhere for about £600 a month, £700 in a decentish area. Don’t forget to factor in transport costs too – my zone 3 travelcard costs me the equivalent of £100 a month.
Do you take chickens down to your local tube station and barter with the staff?
is the difference between decentish and no decentage just the area or the actual flats
The variation will be because of the location. London has pockets of nice and not-so-nice areas, which affects price, but also the proximity to public transport, and the type of this transport.
Decent = close proximity to tube, dearth of knife fights, not having to step over crack heads on your way to work every morning, neighbours who aren't constantly doing DIY when you're trying to fucking work and gangs who don't hold monthly midnight conferences in front of your house.
This will cost you about £600-700 a month in NE London.
Why you'd want to live in a studio flat is beyond me. Those places are straight rip-offs.
want to is probably to strong a word, but I dont know anyone in london and moving into a shared house with strangers could turn out really badly (shared houses with 'friends' has been bad enough in my experience)
but when i hit about 23 i realised i no longer wanted to have to deal with the bullshit that comes along with living with other people. like people cooking epic breakfasts on a sunday and taking up the entire kitchen for forty minutes, or people using the shower when i want and leaving it full of hair, or suchlike.
plus, it's london: while your housemates might tell you to turn your music down, your neighbours never ever will.
Stop living with douches, then. What are you going to do when you have a family to take care of, eh?
re: family, living with someone who makes up for their personal flaws with infrequent, routine sex is totally different.
If you did, then you would have had complementary doughnuts and custard yesterday and some leftover curry if you felt like it today. Additionally, you'd be paying half the rent you pay now and have the ability to lurk around small children in the park next door from your garden. Oh, and you'd have a proper oven. Two in fact.
Also: You're overrating sex.
That's made my day for some reason.
Move to SE.
I share a one bed flat with my Girlfriend, the rent is £525 and it's massive for the price.
you probably won't get a decent one for much less than £120 a week.