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A bed room in a toilet £500 pounds raised concerns London’s notorious property market is making a mark on south Essex

A BEDROOM with a toilet being marketed on almost £500 has raised concerns London’s notorious property market is making a mark on south Essex.

The bedroom, at a property in Nobles Green Road, Eastwood, is being marketed by High Street Estate Agent  Westcliff estate agents Ocean Residential as a “very spacious room with private en suite bathroom” for £495 per calendar month inclusive of bills.

The “en suite bathroom”, however, appears to consist of a toilet, shower, and sink separated from the double bed only by a couple of feet and a curtain.

The room allows tenants use of the lounge, kitchen, and garden of the house.

Eastwood community campaigner Paul Collins, who also works in the City as an insurance broker, said he was worried the pressures on affordable housing found in London were making their way to Southend.

He said: “It sounds very London-esque, I haven’t heard of that before.

“The road itself is mixed housing, there are properties that date back from the 1930s, as well as on the other end from the Seventies and Eighties but there are no homes of multiple occupation in the road at all.

I’m a little shocked and surprised by it, but it’s an extreme situation for a bedroom and a toilet with a curtain.

“It’s an indication of the property market we are in and the difficulty in finding affordable places to live.

Alan Kirkman of Tudor Estates in Victoria Avenue said the practice was relatively common in high-end properties but he had not seen it in a house-share before.

He said: “When I stayed in a luxury hotel in Italy, we had a bathroom in the bedroom, which is quite common practice but I think having a property with a curtain and calling it an en suite is an interesting way of describing it.

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