Garage in north-west London goes on the market for £25,000

Garage in north-west London listed as a ‘terraced property’ goes on the market for £25,000 (the same as a two-bed family home in Middlesbrough)

  • Garage in Kilburn, north west London, was listed for £25,000 on Rightmove – the same price as some houses 
  • In other parts of the country, house hunters could expend to buy their own home for that much money 
  • In January two-bedroom semi-detached house in Middlesbrough went on the market for £25,000

A garage was described as a ‘terraced property’ in an online listing with an asking price of £25,000 – the same as a two-bedroom home in Middlesbrough. 

House hunters looking on the Rightmove property listing website could well have been disappointed to discover that what they thought was a very generously-priced home in Kilburn, north west London, was in fact a fairly normally priced – for the capital – parking spot.   

Similar garage listings for in-demand parts of London can cost quadruple that amount – or even more if a parking space is underground.

The Kilburn garage’s description reads: ‘The property is conveniently situated on Willesden Lane only moments away from Willesden Green Station and all the amenities.’ 

While £25,000 is fairly typical for a parking space or garage in London, in other parts of the country buyers could own their own home for that much money.

In January this year a two-bedroom semi-detached house in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, went on the market for £25,000 – one tenth the cost of the average property in the UK, and just under half for the average semi-detached property. 

House hunters looking on the Rightmove property listing website could well have been disappointed to discover that what they thought was a very generously-priced home in Kilburn, north west London, was in fact a fairly normally priced – for the capital – parking spot

House hunters looking on the Rightmove property listing website could well have been disappointed to discover that what they thought was a very generously-priced home in Kilburn, north west London, was in fact a fairly normally priced – for the capital – parking spot

The Middlesbrough home includes double glazing, gas central heating, off-road parking and good sized front and rear gardens, boasting a lounge, kitchen diner, utility room, one double bedroom, one single, and a bathroom.

The considerable cost for parking and storage space in London is another example of the premium Londoners have to pay for space.

Earlier this year, a £350,000 parking spot in Knightsbridge was dubbed the most expensive in the whole UK – costing the same as a five-bedroom detached family home in Sheffield.

The underground parking bay in London measured 20ft-long and boasted a daily garage porter and CCTV.    

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