David Lewis

journalist, broadcaster, stand-up comic and perpetual house sharing room renter

This blog was borne out of a sense of bewilderment, bitterness, crazed optimism, jealousy, frustration, quixotism, anxiety and naked rage - plus all other myriad emotions involved in trying to buy a Zone 2, one-bedder in 2014.
The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VII ... Man v. Estate

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VII ... Man v. Estate Agent

Six months of house-hunting in London and I still haven't sealed the deal. But I have met estate agents. Dozens of them. And it is almost unsettling; they have not been the rude, arrogant, cretinous benders-of-the-truth that the generalisation might suggest. They are different. Or, more accurately: indifferent... I wanted to interview one of these guys to see what the market looks like from their end...
20/08/2014 17:00 BST