Well, I am a landlord in London. And my rooms offered are at £700/mon, big rooms, all bills included. They have been empty for half a year now. Why this tenant is talking about £2000/mon and very difficult to rent in London? Neither is true.
Of course there are people renting a place at thousands or tens of thousands a month. You rent within your capability. It not no cheap renting around, even in London.
Well I have even cheaper rooms available. But they are out of circulation because of minimum room size stipulated by the government as the government wants people to have decent living. We have to admit the more decent our living is, the more expensive housing becomes.
With government’s quantitative easing (printing money), every thing has gone up, including housing, not just renting, but also buying and running rental properties.
And the over regulation in the name of protecting tenants only increasing the cost of landlord and enrich the coffee of the council. Who will pay for this?