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    Hey TSR,

    my friends and i are currently in the process of finding a house for next year at uni!

    we have the option to do a "Problem Free Package" which is £10 per person per week and it covers water, electricity, gas and tv licence. the house is going to be for 7 people in Birmingham.

    Is it too much? and do you think its better to just pay for it all separately? baring in mind we still need to add the internet bill.....

    if there are any other students from bham reading this, how much are your bills coming to?
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    I'd say that's a pretty good deal to be honest. I would be expecting to pay about £10 per week for bills, so I'd personally go for that option as it saves you a lot of time and hassle!
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    You might be paying ever so slightly over the odds with that (I tend to figure on utilities as being about £400 per year) but it wouldn't be by much, and it would mean that you'd be free to use as much fuel as you wanted.
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    That's really good, it means you don't have to worry about paying bills and making sure that the meter readings are correct, and you don't have to worry about saving as much electricity. Internet will be really cheap, I live in a house of 7 and internet came to £50 feach or the year, so about £4 a month each.
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    I would definately do it! Bills were a massive issue for my house in second year - and are the reason me and one of my former housemates are in halls this year! xx
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    i spoke to the landlady yesterday and she said that she is gona sort out the water but then take it out of our deposit pound for pound without an admin fee which seems reasonable..and she said to have a look on uswitch.com? or something...anyone know what thats about?
 
 
 

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