News: Boris Johnson becomes a landlord (and will allow pets)

Wed, 14 Apr 21

The Daily Mail is reporting that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to let his Oxfordshire cottage out - and he’s taking pets.

It’s not clear whether he’s using the new model tenancy agreement promoted by the government back in February, which advocates landlords accepting pets in most circumstances.

The PM is to get a cool £4,250 per calendar month for his unfurnished cottage, which is being marketed by Strutt & Parker and boasts a heated swimming pool, tennis court and uninterrupted country views.

The description places the property as “a lovely Grade II-listed 4-bed family cottage” with “lovely walks and pubs nearby”.

It is available to rent for a minimum term of 12 months.

Johnson and ex-wife Marina Wheeler bought the house for £690,000 in 2003; the Mail describes its interior as consisting of white walls and mahogany flooring.

The 3,100 sq ft property also has an annexe, which is described by the estate agents as a garden room. Converted from a barn, the self-contained building has a small kitchen and features exposed brick and a fireplace. 

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