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    In September I'm going to UCL and my parents are starting to give serious consideration to my living arrangements. I was going to stay in halls in an attempt to immerse myself in the 'student lifestyle' on but on second thoughts have decided to live on my own. This week I've been viewing apartments in London. I've seen a couple that have taken my fancy in Belgravia and quite a nice one in Chelsea but haven't made a decision yet. I was speaking to my father today about deposits and stuff because the estate agencies were going through all of that with me, and I was just like, 'well you'll have to speak to my dad'. I was speaking to my dad earlier though and he was suggesting that if he's going to buy me an apartment in London, then we may have to forego one of the properties that we own in the USA (I think he was referring to the apartment in New York). It's such a difficult decision though because on the one hand I really want to live on my own in London, but on the other hand I really love spending time in New York every year without having the bother of booking hotels etc. But then alternatively, the apartment in London would be a vital asset when I'm starting my career upon graduation. My dad suggested commuting to London from home, but I really wouldn't feel comfortable driving an Audi Sportback in central London and paying the congestion charge on top of that.

    What would you do?

    Edit: whichever council-estate living bugger has negged me can just sod off tbh.
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    you have got to be taking the ....
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    (Original post by Alhae)
    In September I'm going to UCL and my parents are starting to give serious consideration to my living arrangements. I was going to stay in halls in an attempt to immerse myself in the 'student lifestyle' on but on second thoughts have decided to live on my own. This week I've been viewing apartments in London. I've seen a couple that have taken my fancy in Belgravia and quite a nice one in Chelsea but haven't made a decision yet. I was speaking to my father today about deposits and stuff because the estate agencies were going through all of that with me, and I was just like, 'well you'll have to speak to my dad'. I was speaking to my dad earlier though and he was suggesting that if he's going to buy me an apartment in London, then we may have to forego one of the properties that we own in the USA (I think he was referring to the apartment in New York). It's such a difficult decision though because on the one hand I really want to live on my own in London, but on the other hand I really love spending time in New York every year without having the bother of booking hotels etc. But then alternatively, the apartment in London would be a vital asset when I'm starting my career upon graduation. My dad suggested commuting to London from home, but I really wouldn't feel comfortable driving an Audi Sportback in central London and paying the congestion charge on top of that.

    What would you do?
    Work harder at my studies to become a better troll
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    Poor troll.
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    I'd persuade daddy to buy me the apartment and keep the one in new York. after all what are parents for?!
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    How awesome would this lifestyle actually be though? ( as long as you weren't a **** head like a lot of rich people)

    Worlds apart
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    (Original post by Alhae)
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    It's amazing how our worlds are so apart, yet so close.

    What are you study at UCL?

    Edit: Beaten to it ...!
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    It's amazing how our worlds are so apart, yet so close.

    What are you study at UCL?
    I'm going to be studying Classics with a year abroad.
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    What only an apartment in Chelsea? You should be asking for a mansion in Belgravia or better yet ask him for a unit at One Hyde Park.... fully serviced as well so you won't need to ever do laundry, dishes or any type of cleaning.

    Only an Audi?? Surely you got better taste than asking for a glorified VW.
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    That was the stupidest thing I've read in a while.
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    Tbh, my parents want to do a similar thing. Buy a flat close to the uni (it's a small town), rent it out during the first year when I'll be choosing to stay in Halls, then for the 2nd and 3rd years, it'll be mine and I can rent out other rooms if I want to.

    Also: I wish I had that much money.
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    With regards to previous posts and threads, I have decided to edit this to the mere response of :troll:
 
 
 
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