Living here is well stupid.
Lots of people want to work here. Buy properties here. But lets be honest NO ONE wants to actually live here. But there are a lot of immigrants trying with varying levels of success to share / rent here. Half of London has to be on anti depressants just to cope with London .
First off I’d like to point out the elephant in the room.
25% of London is council homes. Originally build to house people who worked for the council. Fire fighters, Nurses the police. People who the city needs to function but could not afford to live there. People who worked outside normal commuting hours and need to be able to get home. This made sense. Then they started putting retired people in them then the disabled and finally the poor at this point they went to shit and the council workers moved to nicer places.
A further 25% of London is on housing benefit paying for a private flat. That is now 50% of London that the government is paying for. Distorting the market.
And basically spending a lot of money in the most expensive part of the country to keep the shit we don’t want here in the first place.
Then you have the people who want to blame everything on the rich foreigners who are buying £30 million homes. Or these ”Rich people” buying up
luxury new flats.
It’s a bit funny to see a migrant who just fell out of the back of a lorry expect to be able to afford to buy a home in good area of the worlds most expensive city on 1/3 the minimum wage. They can’t even afford to buy a home in what ever shit 3rd world country they failed out of. Reality London doesn’t understand it.
Sure there are some issue with ‘buy-to-leave’ but the real issues are with ‘buy-to-let’ because that is the market most people are in. Landlord who will pay £10k or more then regular people can afford often in cash.
My biggest complaint here though is that my favorite restaurant closed. I shall blame this on immigrants also because it is their fault.
Where do the 3rd world shit creatures you see everywhere live?
Well lets take a look.
Most live 20+ people in three-bedroom London home. From 3 or 4 different families. 7 living in the cellar. Raids are a regular occurrence and not unusual to find 20 people living in a 3 bed house. They recently found 47 in a property meant to house 9.
Some are a little more creative.
London’s ‘hidden homes’ three share a cramped room above a car repair shop on an industrial estate in north-west London. They are 20 residents paying £433 a month sharing eight rooms and a kitchen, while mechanics work on customers’ vehicles below. His daughters, now aged 18 and 21, sleep in bunk beds in the same room. The only other furniture is a small fridge, and there is mold on the walls.
‘Property Guardians’ Live in a World of Constant Anxiety
Shows what it really takes to climb the housing ladder in London.
Hell it’s cheaper to commute from Spain then to live in London
The blog seen around the world. It’s cheaper to rent in Barcelona and commute to London
In London, he had lived in a shared flat in zone 2, paying £700 a month in rent. In Barcelona he found a newly renovated two-bedroom flat with a roof terrace in the city’s Gothic quarter. “I can walk everywhere and I’m paying €800 a month, or £570. It’s not even comparable,” he said. His bills each month come to another €80.
He estimates that when all is said and done, he’s saving a few hundred pounds each month. More importantly, he said, his quality of life has increased. “It’s probably been the best decision I’ve ever made,” he added. “The quality of life is just so much better in every respect – housing, transport, food. It’s just not really comparable to my previous London lifestyle.”
A two-bed apartment in his neighborhood of West Hampstead now averages £2,137 ($3,318) a month, more than $180 more than in 2013 when he first wrote the piece.
‘Cheaper to commute from Madrid each day than rent in Camden Town’
Now it really gets desperate (Yes it get worse much, much worse)
Issues facing normal people who would live in London if not only migrants who failed out of the 3rd world can afford to live there.
To be added a massive collage of beds in kitchens and showers in rooms (they should not be in).