- Flat-sharing up 300% for 45-54 year olds (Spareroom)
- Newly built Tipi apartments cater for sharers’ needs right from the blueprints
- Individual bathrooms, social spaces with pool table, on-site gym & cinema reshape sharing in London
Flat-sharing in London is on the increase, with many renters staying in multi-occupancy homes for longer. According to figures from Spareroom, during the five years up to 2014, flat-sharing rose by 186% for those aged 35 to 44 and by 300% for those aged 45 to 54. At Tipi, the lifestyle-focused rental operator at Wembley Park, the 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments have been designed to create the ideal environment for flat-sharers with bedrooms of equal size, a bathroom for each bedroom and rents that include all utility bills and superfast broadband.
Michael Allen, PRS Director, comments on this new generation of shared accommodation available in London,
“The great thing about build to rent apartments is that you can shape them to suit sharers’ needs before the first brick has even been laid. This isn’t about adapting pre-existing properties into shared homes and trying to fit the design into a building that was never intended for that purpose. With build to rent developments like Tipi, features designed for those looking to share their apartment are part of the blueprints.”
Tipi’s two bedroom, two bathroom apartments offer the perfect balance of privacy and shared space. The kitchen, living room and terrace /balconies are open plan and spacious, while the double bedrooms are light and airy. Additionally, many currently flat-sharing in London, will find the novelty of having a separate bathroom in each flat a welcome surprise. The layout has been designed in such a way that tenants can opt to spend time on their own if they feel so inclined, or socialise together in the flat or in the shared social spaces or acre of private landscaped gardens.
For those who are feeling particularly sociable, Tipi’s first two buildings – named Montana and Dakota – feature two delightful shared lounge areas. Montana is home to the Deckhouse, a bright and lively social space complete with pool table, HD TV with Sky Sports, outdoor terrace and kitchenette. Neighbouring Dakota is the home of the Nest, a peaceful shared space (still with HD TV with Sky Sports) that is perfect for home working or quiet relaxation in good company. Both the Deckhouse and the Nest have superfast 100 Mb/s broadband, as well as plentiful comfy seating, with the potential to reserve them for special occasions, enabling residents to use the spaces flexibly to suit their needs.
Flat-sharers at Tipi are also set to benefit from a residents-only gym and an on-site cinema room which are due to be available in the autumn.
The monthly cost of Tipi will also delight many. Prices for the apartments, which range in size from studios to three bedrooms, come furnished or unfurnished and start at £1,700 pcm, with utility bills and 40Mb/s broadband in all apartments included in the cost. There are also no agency fees to pay, which will be music to the ears of the many Londoners.
Tipi offers a host of other benefits to sharers. London Designer Outlet is next door, providing tenants with discounts of up to 70% off recommended retail price (RRP) across 50 high-end retail stores, a 9-screen Cineworld and 20 cafes and restaurants for everyone to enjoy. There is also the iconic SSE Arena, Wembley and Wembley Stadium for those who enjoy live music and world-class sporting events.
And if that wasn’t enough, central London is just a short Tube ride away: Marylebone 9 minutes; Baker Street 12 minutes; Bond Street and Kings Cross 19 minutes; London Bridge 25 minutes and Canary Wharf 32 minutes.
With the private rented sector stepping up so spectacularly, offering a professional landlord flat-sharers can trust, they can have the beautiful new home in a great location and at a reasonable rent that they have been looking for, for so long!