A toilet in a posh suburb in London has been put up for rent at a hefty amount of 3,000 pounds a month.
James Atherton, who is the owner of the Hampstead Heath lavatory, is looking to rent or sell the unusual piece of real estate which is a stand alone loo he owns inside a block of flats at the bottom of Highgate West Hill.
It is by a bus turn-around point which is being promoted with a sign on the wall offering a “toilet space”, hoping to catch the attention of bus drivers who need stop to relieve themselves at Parliament Hill Fields, the Daily Mirror reported.
Atherton, also predicted a surge in interest if Camden Council follows through with its controversial plans to close the public toilets in Pond Square in Highgate village and the Victorian toilets at the entrance to Hampstead Heath were demolished in the 1990s.
“The bus drivers in Highgate don’t have a toilet, I thought they might be interested in buying it, or maybe three of them could get together and rent it. I hope they don’t shut the public toilets in Pond Square because they are needed but it would be good news for me in a business sense,” Atherton said.
The toilet has been left unused for many years but is in good condition and could also double-up as a storage room, the report said.
It is up for rent at an asking price of 3,000 pounds a month but Atherton said he would also consider selling a 20-year lease for 20,000 pounds.