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This ad is offering a room in a £5m London flat for free

We seem to spend a lot of our time on ShortList.com complaining about the current state of London's property market: sky-high rents, terrible landlords, shoebox living spaces and house prices comparable to the GDP of a small nation.

But, finally, we're happy to report we've found a bargain guys.

Well, that's if this too-good-to-be-true offer turns out to actually be true.

A room has been listed on spareroom.com for a 4,000 square foot penthouse in Paddington, and it's completely free - even the bills. There must be catch, right? Well, take a look at the blurb and see what you think:

"We're two lads living in a large 4000 sq ft £5m Penthouse in Paddington. We've successfully built and sold two well known technology companies and are now working on the third. We'd like to find an interesting flatmate to hang out with - we don't need the money (hence the room is FREE!) but we want some good company - someone to hang out with, party with, bounce ideas around with and generally enjoy all that London has to offer. 

"There's a team of household staff at the apartment to look after you - all cleaning and laundry is taken care of, we have a chef who prepares delicious meals 5 days a week and a team of drivers who take us out to party!

We are open minded about the sort of person we'd like - you might already be successful and wealthy and want to live with like minded people or at the very least you'll be ambitious. Being entrepreneurial and into technology is a big plus and enjoying getting drunk quite often is essential! A few house rules, it's a no smoking house and guests are not allowed unless agreed in advance. There are two chihuahuas and we don't want any more pets."

So it's free, there's household staff and there's even two dogs. What's not to like? We suppose it depends very much on what your two prospective flatmates are like.

If you fancy your chances - head here for more information, and check out some pics of the pad below.



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