While Australia's rental market is in dire straits, we're not alone.
The UK has also been hit hard by the cost of living crisis, which has put further strain on the already-inflated rental market.
And a studio flat recently listed for rent in London's northwest has turned heads online for a bizarre detail. Despite only having one bed, the listing, which costs £1,000 ($1,900) a month, advertised up to three people could live in the studio, Jam Press reported.
Agent brands studio 'delightful'
Less-than-desirable images show the studio has a miniature kitchenette with just enough space for a microwave and fridge. Then there's a separate bathroom which barely fits a toilet, sink and shower.
But it's the bed area in the main living space that's the main talking point. Accessed by a steep ladder, it sits on top of a wooden frame elevated above a wardrobe and dining table. It appears there's only enough headroom to crawl in and out of the double mattress.
“We are proud to offer this delightful one bedroom, one bathroom studio flat in a great location... Viewing highly recommended.” the listing on OpenRent reads.
While initial reports say the property was advertised for up to three and potentially for "families", when seen by Yahoo, it stated two people. A deposit of £1,000 is also required before tenants can move in.
It's the latest in a longline of rentals that have raised eyebrows over their living conditions.
Last month, a studio in Sydney's Redfern was branded a "jail cell" for its basic and restricted layout.
Leo Patterson Ross, the CEO of the Tenants’ Union of NSW, told Yahoo News Australia earlier this year many struggling Sydney renters have no choice but to take sub-standard conditions "just to keep a roof over their heads".
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