A friend of ours, recently divorced, lives in a ground floor "studio flat" in a three storey building in Keswick. He pays £345 per month rent. It's all he can afford following the divorce settlement.
His flat was rendered uninhabitable recently owing to the flood water during storm Desmond. The landlord, a private owner of several properties in the area, was given the all clear for the first and second floor flats to remain occupied now the water has receded and the services / structure have passed a safety inspection by the local authority.
In the spirit of goodwill to all men which abounds at this time of year, the landlord has offered Trevor and the other ground floor flat tenant first refusal on identical vacant flats on the top floor of the building with no additional deposit required... at a rent of £900 per month.