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    you're 28, you shouldn't be expecting handouts from your parents

    they're still losing money compared to if they rented it to someone else and my guess is you're still saving money compared to living somewhere else so yes, it's fair
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    I pay £200 a month. But I'm 22 and I've been paying that since I was 16, and I just have my room, not a floor as in your case. So it dosen't seem totally unreasonable. Their house, their rules.
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    you're 28, you shouldn't be expecting handouts from your parents

    they're still losing money compared to if they rented it to someone else and my guess is you're still saving money compared to living somewhere else so yes, it's fair
    but we are family... no im not saving money.
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    (Original post by RowanB)
    I pay £200 a month. But I'm 22 and I've been paying that since I was 16, and I just have my room, not a floor as in your case. So it dosen't seem totally unreasonable. Their house, their rules.
    the couple that lived here before, some months ago, paid £250 a month.
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    you're 28, you shouldn't be expecting handouts from your parents

    they're still losing money compared to if they rented it to someone else and my guess is you're still saving money compared to living somewhere else so yes, it's fair
    ok they may be "losing money" but we are family.

    and I have lived here just a few months and have managed to take care of myself without any problems for since i was 19
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    the couple that lived here before, some months ago, paid £250 a month.
    You aren't Italian are you?

    If not, move out. It's really quite simple. And perhaps that's what your parents want anyway.

    It's time to make your own way in the world
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    Hello, I am a 28 year old student and pay £440 in rent to my parents and I pay my own bills and food. But I wonder if this is reasonable. In order to be able to pay the rent, I must in addition to student loans also work to pay the rent.

    The house is big and I live in a floor for myself that has everything you need. Floor serves as an apartment. My parents have good jobs and no financial worries.

    Theys say that the floor is worth £550 a month. Therefore, I also take care of the garden for free, such as cutting the grass.

    What do you think? grateful for your opinions

    Wow, honestly since you buy your own food and pay your own bills, the price should be alot less... I would say maximum £250 a month..
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    I don't think thats fair. I don't want to live with my parents forever but I don't expect them to charge me for living with them. When I get a job I would want to help with the bills and stuff but I really don't think they'd charge me for rent.
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    but we are family... no im not saving money.
    if you're not saving anything then move out
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You aren't Italian are you?

    If not, move out. It's really quite simple. And perhaps that's what your parents want anyway.

    It's time to make your own way in the world
    nope Im not italian, I moved in a few months ago.I think not because they want to rent out this floor regardless. also they were happy that I was moving in.

    however it feels wrong giving all my money to them, especially considering their economy is good and I dont have full-time job because I am studying temporarily.
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    Hello, I am a 28 year old student and pay £440 in rent to my parents and I pay my own bills and food. But I wonder if this is reasonable. In order to be able to pay the rent, I must in addition to student loans also work to pay the rent.

    The house is big and I live in a floor for myself that has everything you need. Floor serves as an apartment. My parents have good jobs and no financial worries.

    Theys say that the floor is worth £550 a month. Therefore, I also take care of the garden for free, such as cutting the grass.

    What do you think? grateful for your opinions
    Depends on where you live, I pay £225 a month all bills inclusive except food bills
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Depends on where you live, I pay £225 a month all bills inclusive except food bills
    small town in nordic country.
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    small town in nordic country.
    Ah, that explains it, nordic countries are always more expensive
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    The whole concept is alien to me and the culture I was brought up in and probably many others with Asian parents. I am grateful that I never had to pay my parents any rent! Even now with my own place, if I wanted to stay over theirs it wouldn't be an issue, especially if I suddenly lost everything and had nowhere else to go. Same with my grandmother's house too, in fact. Come to think about it, any of my family members with a house would be welcoming, and I'd welcome them to mine if there was no place elsewhere.
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    (Original post by So Instinct)
    Great deal for a 'apartment'.

    As for "fair", you won't find anything near that if you move out so at the age of 28 you should appreciate that. You're not 16 anymore, you've had time to get your life in order.

    Must be nice to only have to pay £20, privilege is alive and kicking.
    This. OP is not a child or fresh out of college, he/she is a 28 year old adult - if you can find cheaper move out, if not you have to suck it up I'm afraid
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Depends on where you live, I pay £225 a month all bills inclusive except food bills
    Wow, how big is your place? I'm in a 3 bedroom house and its £525 plus about 100 in bills
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    (Original post by Tw1x)
    This. OP is not a child or fresh out of college, he/she is a 28 year old adult - if you can find cheaper move out, if not you have to suck it up I'm afraid
    i would have no problem with paying this amount if i had a full-time job or if my parents had difficulties making the economy go together.

    When I read on other forums people say that it is wrong to pay rent to their parents if you have bad economy. but here people seems to think its in order.
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    hello, i am a 28 year old student and pay £440 in rent to my parents and i pay my own bills and food. But i wonder if this is reasonable. In order to be able to pay the rent, i must in addition to student loans also work to pay the rent.

    The house is big and i live in a floor for myself that has everything you need. Floor serves as an apartment. My parents have good jobs and no financial worries.

    Theys say that the floor is worth £550 a month. Therefore, i also take care of the garden for free, such as cutting the grass.

    What do you think? Grateful for your opinions
    you pay all that money? You have to pay your own parents to have shelter?! Im done. Lol thats pathetic!!! Wow.
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    (Original post by emerald777)
    i would have no problem with paying this amount if i had a full-time job or if my parents had difficulties making the economy go together.

    When I read on other forums people say that it is wrong to pay rent to their parents if you have bad economy. but here people seems to think its in order.
    It's pretty much because you are 28. You are old enough to make your own decisions and to be responsible for them. If you don't want to pay 5000 krona to your parents you don't have to.

    Move out, and move on.
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    How much would it cost you to move out and rent? Think about it like that.
 
 
 
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