Unique Living: Rent a Flat in a Former Magistrates Court for £750 a Month, with the Option to Use the Cells for Storage

For those seeking a truly distinctive living experience, a two-bedroom flat within a converted magistrates court is now available for rent at the modest rate of £750 per month. What sets this apart from ordinary apartments is the intriguing option for tenants to utilize the former holding cells as additional storage space.

The historical building has undergone a transformation, with two meticulously refurbished bedrooms featuring brand new carpets that welcome tenants into a comfortable and modern living environment. The property also boasts a well-appointed kitchen and bathrooms, ensuring convenience and style.

However, what truly distinguishes this rental opportunity is the presence of the original holding cells in the basement. These cells, complete with their old metal security doors and bars in the corridor, harken back to the building’s previous life as the Wakefield Magistrates Court in West Yorkshire, which served the community until its closure in 2016.

This unique property is currently listed by OpenRent and can be found on Rightmove. The listing describes it as a “contemporary two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment set within this brand new conversion of the old magistrates court.”

The location of the flat offers numerous advantages to prospective tenants. Situated in the heart of the Civic Quarter, it provides easy access to two shopping malls—the Ridings and Trinity Walk—offering a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and retail shops, all within walking distance. Moreover, Wakefield Westgate Station is a mere 250 meters away, providing direct train routes via the East Coast mainline to Leeds city center in just 15 minutes and to London Kings Cross in two hours.

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For those interested, the property is available for immediate move-in. While it does not include parking, it features a secure bike storage area and an intercom system for added convenience. The building’s original holding cells are also accessible to tenants and can be utilized for storage purposes at an additional cost.

To secure this unique living arrangement, tenants are required to provide an £850 deposit. The flat is offered unfurnished and is suitable for a maximum of two occupants, with a minimum rental term of six months. Please note that no students, families, pets, or smokers are allowed in this one-of-a-kind rental opportunity.