THE GREAT Olympics letting bonanza has flopped. Hackneyites who hoped to join the multibillion-dollar multinationals by cashing in on the 2012 London Games have found a great lack of interest from tourists.
On one London accommodation website almost 5,000 rooms are unbooked. Homeowners and buy-to-letters who persuaded tenants to leave for the period of the Games and Paralympics are facing what estate agents term “voids” — loss-making vacancy periods.
This site wrote earlier about an E8 room advertised at £500 a night. The latest optimistic notice to come to Loving Dalston’s notice is the “perfect two-bed flat for the Olympics in trendy Dalston”, overlooking the Rio Cinema. Advertiser Giedre wants £1,500 a night, although she adds that the price is “flexible”.
Picture: Kingsland High Street on a busy Saturday, just south of the latest costly flat offer