Tim Lowe

The secret tenant tests budget rental options under £500 a month in

Graduate property surveyor Tim Lowe carried out a rental road test across London over a four-month period. Every property had to be in London's Zone 2 and his budget - all in - was to spend less than £500 a month on rent. A windowless Hampstead office block was his first billet, before shared living at The Camden Collective, then a canal boat in Hackney, and a flat-pack home in Wimbledon. Then he became a security guard in Hammersmith, joined a family in a housing co-op in Southwark, and finally took to the road in a horsebox...

Rent on London's South Bank for £80 a week

Continuing his challenge of finding somewhere to rent for less than £500 a month in London's Zone 2, our secret tenant Tim Lowe discovers a South Bank housing co-operative that’s well within his budget.

The secret tenant tests London's budget rental options

Our “secret tenant” Tim Lowe, 26, is moving home every three weeks testing budget rental options for young Londoners. After living as an “office guardian” above a Kwik-Fit garage in Gospel Oak, he has moved on to join a Camden house-sharing collective...