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Outrage as Italian expats in UK offer room for £400 a month – but there’s a huge catch | UK | News

Outrage as Italian expats in UK offer room for £400 a month – but there’s a huge catch | UK | News

A family of Italian expats offered a room at their London home for rent at the bargain price of £400 per month, but there was a catch. The offer for the room in Clapham was only open to tenants who were willing to babysit for three hours a day and live somewhere else at weekends. In the advert posted on SpareRoom the couple said they wanted someone “calm, clean and organised” to look after their children, aged between one and three, between the hours of 3pm and 6pm from Monday to Friday. The family said the successful renter would preferably be a student or au pair, and would be provided with a double bedroom and bathroom at a cost of £400 a month. In the advert the family said their children were “very sweet” adding that the person who took on the room could not have parties. The listing prompted a furious backlash online accusing the family of trying to “cheap out” on childcare and forcing them to change the post. It was then relisted …