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    I have agreed to share a place to stay with work colleagues but they are picking some apartment that would cost me at least £1000 a month and it's too much for my salary. There are just as nice places to stay for £700-800 a month (per person) but they rather go for some flashy place that was recently built.

    I would rather share with people I work with but I can't afford to pay that much rent each month. How can I convince them to choose a cheaper place so that I don't sound like a cheapskate?

    In addition, if I decide not to share with them, I'd have to share with random people (that I have to find online) and I don't really feel comfortable with that. I would rather not rent my own place either as it's just as expensive.

    What can I do?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have agreed to share a place to stay with work colleagues but they are picking some apartment that would cost me at least £1000 a month and it's too much for my salary. There are just as nice places to stay for £700-800 a month (per person) but they rather go for some flashy place that was recently built.

    I would rather share with people I work with but I can't afford to pay that much rent each month. How can I convince them to choose a cheaper place so that I don't sound like a cheapskate?

    In addition, if I decide not to share with them, I'd have to share with random people (that I have to find online) and I don't really feel comfortable with that. I would rather not rent my own place either as it's just as expensive.

    What can I do?
    All you can do is be honest and explain that you think the more expensive places are bad value for money.
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    Talk to them as suggested.
    Have a look at the rooms, maybe one is a bit smaller and you could pay less?
    Alternatively find the details of some good alternatives and get them to go and look.
    Its about compromise.

    If you cant afford it then dont go into debt over it. They should know how much you do or dont earn.

    If they dont listen then maybe they arent the type of friends you wnat to eb sharing with anyway.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have agreed to share a place to stay with work colleagues but they are picking some apartment that would cost me at least £1000 a month and it's too much for my salary. There are just as nice places to stay for £700-800 a month (per person) but they rather go for some flashy place that was recently built.

    I would rather share with people I work with but I can't afford to pay that much rent each month. How can I convince them to choose a cheaper place so that I don't sound like a cheapskate?

    In addition, if I decide not to share with them, I'd have to share with random people (that I have to find online) and I don't really feel comfortable with that. I would rather not rent my own place either as it's just as expensive.

    What can I do?
    the only thing you can do is be outright honest and sit down with them to explain your situation financially and ask politely if they would be willing to consider somewhere a little less expensive. make sure your honest and dont get pushing into a deal your not comfortable making x
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    they can't force you to live there... just don't sign the contract and try and suggest an alternative cheaper solution
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    tell them your price range (you should have discussed this really already) and send them some reasonable places, you just have to be honest
 
 
 
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