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Old 01-12-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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How big is big enough - studio flat


I am planning to build 2 studio flats at the back of my house for renting out. The flat(let) will have a small bathroom (shower, toilet small basin) and a small kitchenette (Ikea) with a 2 “burner” hot plate, bench top oven and microwave. The question is how big do I need to make the flat in order for it to be “liveable” and inviting to prospective tenants?

My max internal width will be 3.7m and I have room to move length ways to whatever size I need up to 60 square metres for the whole construction. I don’t necessarily want to go to the full 60 square metres as the cost to me will be proportional to the size etc.

Anyone with any ideas?




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Old 01-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #2
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Any specific min codes as far as liveable space where you are ?

Check on sizes of other flats being rented out
If too small they may not rent
Unless the price is enough to make it worth it to someone


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Best to do some comparative research of similar rentals in the vicinity to see whet size the competition is. Is there a good market for such effeciency units? Often they are more viable in college areas, as month-to-month rentals, etc. more so than longer term rentals.
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By the way, for those of us not handy with the conversion......

1 square meter = 10.7639104 square feet.
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