Joel Golby is a writer for VICE UK and the author of the book Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant
'Landlords Are a Scum Class': Everything I've Learnt About London Renting
I've written London Rental Opportunity of the Week for seven years, and this is what it all comes down to – trust me.
How to Be an Actually Good Roommate
Follow these 20 tips and you, too, will live in domestic bliss with a bunch of strangers in a tiny rental.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: This Kitchen... Has a Shower In It
Why? Why would you even think that was a good idea?
Rental Opportunity of the Week: A Fun Twist on Landlord Trickery
Two "studios" in the same "house" with a "shared kitchen" – sure.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: How Much Worse Can London Renting Get?
Turns out: Much, much worse. Like: "You're shitting next to your kitchen sink" worse.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: Happy New Year, Landlords Are Still Evil
At least the Mafia are glamorous. What do landlords have? Bluetooth headsets and no job.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: Landlords Want You to Shower Next to Your Bed Now
A room with all the component parts for you to scrape a miserable little existence in.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: Only a Landlord Would Do This to a Nice Room
This room could have been beautiful. Now it's a one-bed studio for rent with a futon.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: This Tiny Flat Has Barely Any Living Space
Humans don't need hobs or normal-sized sinks, do they??
Rental Opportunity of the Week: A Loft So Tiny It Will Ruin Your Relationship
Want to rent somewhere that will result in a break-up and give you nightmares? Right this way!
Rental Opportunity of the Week: Not a Bedroom, Not a Kitchen
The English language does not yet have a word for whatever this is, but if London landlords keep this shit up then it's going to have to.
Rental Opportunity of the Week: This Studio Is a Huge Aesthetic Mistake
We have all made aesthetic mistakes: outfits, haircuts, tattoos. But does that fully explain this claustrophobic brick-effect wallpaper?