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Bright Spacious 2-Bed Flat in West End/City Centre

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UPDATE...
I secured a flatmate with 24 hours of posting (as per current situation named below). Thanks for all the interest. I’m leaving the advert online as looking to see if anyone is planning further ahead. The flatmate who just moved in is scheduled to move out at the end of November. Please let me know if you’d be interested in sharing the flat from then, or if you are a couple or group we could discuss you taking on the whole flat.

Current Situation:
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic one student tenant has moved out of the property and returned home as they cannot afford the rent, which leaves the existing student (female PhD) looking for a flatmate. Currently the residing tenant is away home in France until the end of May, when they hope to return provided they are permitted to travel. Please get in touch if you are interested in renting the flat, we are open to a short, medium and long duration of the stay.

Location:
The flat is located just off the city centre and Dundee University Campus in a desirable and convenient location (Blackness Road in desirable West End) and well serviced with shops and amenities.

Description of the Flat:
It's a lovely 2-bedroom flat, which has a large kitchen that includes a dining/breakfast bar area (seats 5). There is a separate large lounge which also has space for a dining table and chairs (seats 6). All rooms are spacious, bright and well decorated, and both bedrooms are doubles with study desks.

It is a traditional tenement (so you have all the space, high ceilings and charming character) but it has been fully modernised and insulated, with gas central heating, electrics, full smoke detection and alarm system, energy efficient lighting, double glazing and draft proofing. EPC rating was C before new energy efficient condensing combi boiler was installed so it may even be higher now. The boiler also helps deliver a very powerful shower (which is great)!

Cleanliness:
The flat is kept very clean and tidy by the existing tenants, especially the common areas, e. g. "leave them as you would like to find them". We would expect you to do the same, particularly given the current Covid-19 precautions.

Also Includes:
The flat also comes full furnished (including dish washer, integrated appliances/white goods, vacuum, and you can have it like the photos to move in). A fully stocked kitchen of pots, pans, dishes, plates, baking trays, mugs, cups, glasses and utensils are also included. There is a lot of storage space- 2 large cupboards and 1 walk-in room (all fully shelved) and a private attic space as well as wardrobes in each room.

Bespoking the Flat to Suit Your Needs:
There are also a few furnishing options available to change things around. Previous tenants have used the double raised queen bed in Bedroom 2 (the white bedroom) so that they could still use it as a design studio during the day (with a sofa or desk space below the bed). I have another double and a single bed in the attic that could be brought down and swapped over. There are also a number of other items of furniture in the attic you could use, or if you want less furniture in the flat we can move some out and up in the attic.

Availability & Viewings:
The flat is available NOW and can be viewed anytime by arrangement with Landlord or existing tenants (just contact either of us through this website). The Landlord is willing to provide a video of the flat or online viewings. He is also willing to provide a physical viewing provided the viewer comes suitable prepared with with their own PPE (facemask & gloves).

Parking & Other Benefits:
The block of flats is set back from the main road so is very quiet, there is an off-street private parking area outside the front, which is well light at night. The property benefits from monthly close/stair cleaning and has a large garden which is well maintained with space for bicycle storage. The garden is private & secluded so you can sit out & relax in the sun. This may be particularly beneficial at this time (Covid-19 epidemic) due to the restrictions in place for movement.

Other Details:
*Council Tax Band C (but you don't pay this if you are a full-time student)
*Landlord Registration Numbers: 417584/180/24301 & 191966/180/21030
*All deposits are logged with: Safe Deposits Scotland
*All equipment and appliances are checked, tested and come with instructions, gas boiler, smoke & heat alarms, co detector and electrical systems also full checked and certified.

Would Suit:
Someone sensible and considerate and finds themselves in a similar situation of having a flatmate(s) move out and having to give up their tenancy or pay more rent/bills. It can be short term and just over the summer (in full or part), or medium term until the end of the summer or long term for a year or more.
Post graduates and PhD students, those looking for a little more space. It would not be a suitable party house.
People who likes to keep things new and clean.
People who are respectful, and want their own space but would still like to socialise with others at times.
Someone that likes wearing slippers (indoor shoes) and doesn't like leaving their dishes to pile up.
Someone who would like to share meals (be cooked for and cook for others on return).
Foreign students who want to share their own culture, and learn about another culture.
Professional person who is happy to share with a mature PhD student.

Cost:
Prices are available from £650 for the whole flat (which would be equivalent to £325/month/person) depending on your length of contract.

Bills are an estimate of the additional cost each month per person, but best to confirm this with the existing tenants who also have adverts on here.
I would estimate the costs per person based on 2 people sharing would be-
WiFi £8-13/p/m
Gas & Electricity Combined £27-£42/p/m based on a variation for winter & summer, so approximately £35/p/m on average.

Find Out More:
Speak to Landlord or existing tenants for more info.

A Roommate Ready to Share;
The existing tenants would like to stay on in the property next year and share with someone. If you would also be interested in this please get in touch so you can chat and see if it’s likely to work. Alternatively, if you just want to stay short term this will be acceptable.

Hope to hear from you soon.

  • Flat share
  • Dundee
  • DD1
  • £325 pcm (double)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
None
Maximum term
None
  • Short lets considered

Extra cost

Deposit
£475.00
Bills included?
Some

Amenities

Furnishings
Furnished
Disabled access

Current household

# flatmates
1
Total # rooms
2
Age
30
Smoker?
No
Any pets?
No
Gender
Female

New flatmate preferences

Couples OK?
Yes
Smoking OK?
Yes
Pets OK?
Yes
Occupation
Don't mind
Housing Benefit
Yes
References?
Yes
Min age
18
Max age
65
Gender
Males or females
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