A man is advertising a room for rent with an unlikely amount of honesty.
Raphael Briand posted a candid advert on Spareroom detailing his old room in a house he describes as a “cramped s***hole”.
The Lib Dem supporter posted the tenancy, in Whitechapel, East London, not long after US President Donald Trump branded several countries ‘s***holes’ during a meeting.
According to the Washington Post, Trump said: “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?”
The reality TV star was apparently referring to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
While Trump stopped short of describing East London in the same vein, Raphael made light of his comments while offering the £660 per month rental.
He wrote: “Large room with double bed and built-in wardrobe. Looking for someone to replace me as I am leaving London. Current tenants are British, Italian, and New Zealander, including a student, an accountant, a chef, a waitress, and a junior banker!
“ABSOLUTELY ALL bills included, including council tax and internet!”
The property is close to a number of Tube stations, the City, and round the corner from a “beautiful Curzon arthouse cinema”.
There’s even a car park, full fitted kitchen, and washing machine. What’s more, Raphael said the agency has always been quick to fix problems.
“Recently refurbished bathroom and another small toilet,” he added.
“Available from the start of February but if you desperately need to move in before then that’s fine as well.”
You might be curious to learn that £660 for such accommodation in the capital is actually a reasonable deal. Or so dictates the market, anyway.