Would you like to live in a London house full of posh bankers when you graduate?
A company is offering that for over £1,000 a month
A London property company is offering to find the “young and rich” like-minded Hugos and Lotties to live with after they graduate.
Exclusive Capital Living advertise rooms in the luxury houses of London’s snootier areas for an average flat-fee of £1050 a month, including a cleaner and deliveries of household essentials.
The firm say they want people to sign up to live with housemates between the ages of 21 to 39 with a job in the City and a love of classic nights out in Chelsea.
It’s essentially like paying for expensive halls after you graduate to make sure you don’t live with any plebs.
Capital Living founder Adam Goff, a 30-year-old ex-City worker, offers luxury rooms in well-to-do areas in South West London for a minimum of £219 a week.
Adam told The Times: “I don’t think you have to be posh to deal with us, but young and rich is probably a fair assessment.
“It’s a selective living community for people who want to meet new people.
“This is a social experience, someone to sit and watch TV with, go for a beer with, have a takeaway with.
“Our members feel they’re part of a community, one where everyone’s like them. You can’t just rent the room and lock the door.”
Birmingham grad Adam explains his story in cartoons on his website.
Capital Living punters are also offered nights out at chic London hotspots like Mahiki and Kensington Roof Gardens to meet other bankers and management consultants — and presumably fall in love, have kids and perpetuate the cycle.
The service appeals to toffee-nosed parents nervous about their brats moving into London after a pointless three years studying English at Exeter or History at Durham — the hopeless lacrosse players who didn’t get into Oxbridge and can’t figure out how to use Rightmove.
Adam said: “That happens a lot — little Johnny’s coming to London, this is a bit of a safety net. Are we creating a comfy little bubble? Definitely.”
He added: “We don’t take the trust-fund kids. They have to be in full-time employment. Why? They’re just not our vibe.
“If they’re not earning their own money, then in my opinion they’re not self-respecting and not for us.”