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    The tenancy for our second year house begins in July, but none of us are moving in that early. It's a 7 bedroom house and the rest are planning to move in right before uni or maybe a week before uni. However, I'll be back after my vacation in the beginning of September and would like to stay at our house. I don't know what to do about water, electricity, broadband and other utilities. Any help would be appreciated!
    Roughly, I'm planning to move in 2 weeks before the start of uni. Does anyone have a similar experience?
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    Hello!

    The tenancy for our second year house begins in July, but none of us are moving in that early. It's a 7 bedroom house and the rest are planning to move in right before uni or maybe a week before uni. However, I'll be back after my vacation in the beginning of September and would like to stay at our house. I don't know what to do about water, electricity, broadband and other utilities. Any help would be appreciated!
    Roughly, I'm planning to move in 2 weeks before the start of uni. Does anyone have a similar experience?

    Speak to your landlord or agency and see what is already in place. For example, the agency had already set up an EDF account in our names but we had to get our own internet provider and set things up with the water company. So phone the right people up and find out, take readings when you arrive and note them down etc.
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    Do you mean how will you set things up or how will you work out who pays?

    If it's the first, I would get on it now and work out what you need and how much (approx) everything will cost so you can spread those costs. You can arrange your internet connection date to be the date you move in, tbh most internet connections will run long enough that you will have to pay for that time anyway so it won't cost extra. In terms of bills, most things will be set up for you (unless you want to change supplier) and you will just get a bill through in the post when it's time to pay or asking you to set up a DD.

    As far as who pays, I'd work on the assumption that you just split everything equally unless someone protests and then you can come up with a reasonable estimate of your weeks costs and offer to pay that as extra. But really, people will use different amounts and leave/come back at different times, have boyfriends stay over etc so it's better to be a bit more relaxed than try and even out every penny.
 
 
 
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