Living in a flatshare doesn’t need to be hard work. It doesn’t have to mean sharing a dirty bathroom, a messy kitchen, or dealing with your flatmates’ noise.
Flatsharing as a lifestyle
With flatsharing in London continuing to be on the rise owing to the housing shortage and increasing rents, more and more professionals choose it because of budgetary restrictions or, actually, as a lifestyle. Being single and independent for longer doesn’t mean having to live by oneself – on the contrary, if you find the right flatmates, why not share a larger, more spacious home in an attractive location together?
We have been on the trail to find landlords with a truly beautiful home they are looking to share with the right flatmates.
High-end development, panoramic views
Jonny, a young banking professional, is offering a room in his stunning, modern flat. It is part of the brand new Park Heights development, only a few minutes walk away from either Brixton or Stockwell tube stations. The area is one of the most up-and-coming and trendiest in London, with numerous cafes, bakeries and attractions for alternative-scene seekers.
Situated on the 15th floor, the flat boasts fantastic 180 degree views from two balconies over central London, the City and Canary Wharf – with morning and evening sunlight. Further amenities include underfloor heating throughout, 24 hour concierge service, as well as a widescreen TV with surround sound. Ideally, Jonny’s perfect flatmate should be another professional below 35 and with a similar lifestyle.
Flatshares with a compatible lifestyle: ethical, vegan only
Compatibility between flatmates is essential, especially as flatsharers may have specific lifestyle preferences which impact their daily lives and, to some extent, that of their flatmates too.
Parissa is the live-in landlady of a 100% vegan and ethically conscious flatshare, located in the heart of Maida Vale, minutes walk away from Warwick Avenue Station and Little Venice.
The area is characterised by its large, elegant brick mansions (and Parissa’s flat is located in one of them), its long, tree lined avenues as well as its numerous small delicatessen shops, cafes and restaurants.
Parissa and her flatmate are currently looking for a third person sharing the same values and lifestyle.
Professional flatshare in Victorian conversion
An ideal solution for a group of young professionals looking to live together is to rent a whole house, and to share the space – and the bills. Living with people they already know or people they know they are compatible with will allow them to truly enjoy flatsharing as a lifestyle rather than doing it out of necessity.
Linna currently has several rooms to let in her lovely Victorian conversion, with beautiful views and a large garden, something suitable for younger or older professionals.
The spacious kitchen and elegant living an dining space will allow flatsharers to spend quality time together – cooking, dining or just socialising. The house is located in leafy, green and pleasant Clapham, an area popular with singles, couples as well as families.
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