I for one would certainly be interested as those shooting areas fit well with the type of shoots I often need to do plus MK is well placed as you say.
Sounds like a mate's flat with sea view I occasionally use in Folkestone. The trouble with it is you can only do so many shoots there before everything starts to look and feel repetitive. Hire rates would be key too - there's some very nice penthouse photoshoot locations available which work out around £25 an hour so that might restrict what you can charge significantly.
Some appartment locations do work well, though one photgrapher associate who tried a similar venture got closed down by the freeholder of the appartment block since he was in breach of several clauses in the lease. As a side note Purestorm only allow the advertising of studios run from legitimate commercial premises, so the OP would have to find alterntive sites to advertise it.
If it is a flat then I presume it will be leasehold so you will need to check the lease agreement, particularly if it is a common entrance. I know if I was living in a flat complex I would be less than amused about having strangers turning up all times of the day. I'm pretty sure they will not assume them to be photographers and models. To answer your question though I doubt it. We are hardly inundated with enquirers and I have A dedicated fully equipped studio that is probably bigger than your flat. True I don't really push it that much for hire but I can't see hiring someones flat would be good for more than one or two shoots for most photographers. Trust you are not painting the wall magnolia this time
As I mentioned in a previous post above, the companys we already work with are fully aware of what we do...
Steve, I suspect your biggest problem, as you are not a homeworker but a business with visiting trade, won't be with your clients but with any covenants on the building and with the local council, who will quite likely pounce on you for avoiding business rates and breaking building use licensing regulations if you openly advertise what you're up to.
As for your location in MK, it is probably no better or worse than that of the many 'adult industy' performers, not to mention a few madams and pimps, who advertise homes as being studios on those portfolio and networking sites which allow that sort of thing so I suspect there might not be as much trade out there as you think.
Well Bob your making an assumption that I have some intention of avoiding business rates, not sure where you get that idea from... as I said we are a limited company and will be looking for every thing to definitely be done above board...
Really not sure how "madams" and "pimps" impact on the potential for a photographic studio either... unless your telling me madams and pimps rent their places out for photo shoots :/
And I find your comment about PureStorm only allowing stuff run from a commercial property a little weird... I did speak to PureStorm admin about my idea, and they didn't seem to have any issues with it :/ To me as long as you are running an accredited company, and we are a limited company... I don't see any issues where we set our business up... :/
I think it was Blingshot in N. London who had their account closed - maybe they were operating under the radar & not paying business rates - the detail of PS's policy are in the link below - I'm not going crazy