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Here Are The Homes You Could Rent Across The UK For The Cost Of A London 'Micro-Flat'

Yet more proof that the London property market is crazy.

13/09/2017 15:49 BST

This week, rent-obsessed Londoners have been getting very excited about plans to build affordable “micro-flats” in Zone 1

Marketed at young, single people who dream of living centrally, the tiny apartments - which will have a floor space of either 19 or 24 square metres - are expected to cost between £700 and £1,200 per month. 

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One of the test flats built in U+I’s office
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The flats could entice young professionals back into Zone One

But not everyone is convinced about the proposed scheme, which could provide almost 5,000 extra homes in London: 

But are they right? Is this a sign that the crazy London housing market has officially gone one step too far? 

We took a look at what a budget of between £700 and £1,200 - the cost of a proposed London micro-flat - could secure you in the UK right now. 

London - Studio flat in Zone 1 for £1,200 per month  

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This studio flat in central London costs £1,200 per month 
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It boasts a separate kitchen and bathroom 

For £1,200 per month, you could live in this first-floor studio flat in Bloomsbury

Located close to Russel Square tube station and Kings Cross, the apartment also boasts a separate kitchen and bathroom.  

York - Two bedroom flat for £700 per month 

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You could live in York for £700 per month 
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This apartment has two double-bedrooms and a rear courtyard 
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It's also located less than a mile from the city centre 

Fancy living in historic York? For £700 per month, you could bag yourself this fully-furnished flat less than a mile from the city centre

With two double bedrooms, an open plan lounge/diner and a rear courtyard, you certainly wouldn’t be short on space.  

Birmingham - Two bedroom flat for £950 per month

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You could live in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter for £950 per month
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It boasts open-plan living space 
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The flat also has two bedrooms 

For £950 a month, you could rent this swanky two bedroom apartment in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

The fully-furnished new development not only boasts open-plan living space and “visionary architecture”, but it also comes with your own allocated parking space.   

Norwich: Three bedroom town house for £900 per month  

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You could get a three-bed house in Norwich for the cost of a micro-flat 
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This house - one mile from the city centre - comes unfurnished 
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It's part of an award-winning development 

One mile outside the centre of Norwich, £900 a month will get you a three-bedroom unfurnished townhouse in an award-winning development

Just check out that fireplace. 

Glasgow: Two bedroom apartment for £825 per month

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This flat has 'great' links to the city centre 
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The two-bedroom flat cost £825 per month 
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Check out that living space 

£825 per month stretches a bit further in Glasgow than it does in central London.

For the price of one micro flat, you could rent a two bedroom furnished apartment with a huge open plan kitchen-living area and “great” transport links to the city centre. 

Manchester: Two bedroom apartment with balcony for £995 per month 

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The apartment used to be part of a Rolls Royce showroom 
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It has its own balcony 
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It also boasts two large double rooms 

Want to live in a former Rolls Royce showroom in the centre of Manchester? 

For £995 per month, you could afford this furnished apartment with two large double bedrooms and its own corner balcony. 

Where do we sign? 

Cardiff: One bedroom apartment with balcony and gym access for £850 per month 

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This one bedroom flat costs the same as a micro-flat in London 
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But you get your own balcony... 
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And access to an in-house gym and pool 

Okay, so this apartment in Cardiff and a micro flat in central London could both accommodate one person for £850 per month. 

But the micro flat probably doesn’t come with a 24 hour concierge, off-road parking and full use of the in-house gym and pool. 

Or its own balcony overlooking the river. 

Liverpool: Three bedroom detached house for £800 per month  

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You can get a three bedroom house in Liverpool on a micro-flat budget 
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It costs just £800 per month
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And comes with three gardens 

Fancy living in Liverpool? For £800 per month, you could rent an entire three bedroom detached house in the suburbs. 

While it is unfurnished, you certainly wouldn’t be short of space - it has its own garage plus THREE gardens.