An investor in Ilford in East London has asked that his tenants earn 72,000 per year collectively, in a case that’s being used to highlight how costly renting has become.
The property is a four bed two-bathroom house, which is being rented for £2,400 per month.
The average salary in the region is around £30,000.
Ilford was actually voted the second worst place to live in Britain in 2014 thanks to a high crime rate.
The home description, from real estate agent Abby Homes, says: “The right tenants should have an annual income of 72k or more to pass referencing.
“The house has been recently decorated to a high standard and offers you four large bedrooms with lots of light.
“Downstairs you will find a very large reception room leading onto a fully fitted kitchen with all appliances, the main bathroom is downstairs that has been renovated to a high standard.
“A small conservatory leads onto a quiet and peaceful garden for those days when you want to have a BBQ and relax.”
The news has led to some anger on social media.
One user took to Twitter to say: “#Sunak & his stooge, #Hunt… this is what they have created, a living hell for tenants. How the heck is a tenant ever feasibly going to be on a £72k salary…bonkers. #Sunak & #Hunt have looked after banks at the expense of others & are now fuelling landlord greed!”