A one-room “tomb” inside what appears to be someone’s shed has been slammed by househunters after it went on the market for £200 a month.
The tiny space, in Oldham, Manchester, is being advertised as a “garden home” on Facebook marketplace, where a private landlord describes it as “modern-built” and “stunning”.
A chemical loo which sits just inches away from the foot of a sofa bed appears to have been promoted as an “ensuite” bathroom in the post.
According to the seller’s description, the property boasts parking “right outside,” “fancy spotlights” and multiple plug sockets among a host of other amenities.
But stunned viewers of the post questioned whether the property would even be legal to live in.
“Lovely shed/tomb for rent. Includes horrifying festival style Portaloo,” said one who reposted the image on social media.
“How is this legal, f* grim.”
Another commented: “That toilet is a £50 chemical porta potty you have to empty out. The stench would be abominable.”
“Well it won’t be legal, but landlords be landlording,” said another.
The original advertisement reads: “Private one room garden home en-suite with WiFi and including all bills.
“Newly modern built and private.
“It has onsite CCTV and private parking right outside the property.
“One room with an en-suite shower, sink and toilet with hot/cold water.
“Comes with a new grey velvet double sofa bed.
“Electric heating, free superfast WiFi, Large LED smart TV with YouTube, Netflix and more.”
It appears to be organised across one tiny room with a single entrance door, and has no kitchen facilities.
An Oldham Council spokesperson has since said enforcement officers are investigating the ad.
“We are aware of the issue and our enforcement officers are investigating,” they said.
“So called ‘beds in sheds’ will not be tolerated in Oldham and we will use all powers available to us to protect our residents from illegal and sub-standard housing.”