Hutchinson added that he had spoken to the live in landlord, Andrew, personally the day the advert was placed, and that the two men were looking for someone to share the apartment with, for company. When contacted by CNBC, Andrew was not available to comment.
"There's a growing number of people who rent out rooms for social reasons, not just for the financial benefit. Most can't afford to waive the rent entirely though, and most of the homes aren't quite as posh as this one either," Hutchinson added.
A similar situation occurred in January, when SpareRoom founder Rupert Hunt offered up to three people the opportunity to "pay what (they) can afford"—from £1 to £1000 a month—to come live with him in his £3 million East London home.
If someone does manage to obtain the flat-share in Paddington, they'd be getting it for a bargain compared to the average monthly rent of £747 per room in London, according to SpareRoom.