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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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