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    Hello everyone,

    I am looking to move to London in September. I graduated last year and moved in with my sister in Bristol but I am not enjoying it. I have always wanted to move to London and decided to after this summer once my tenancy has ended in Bristol. I have managed to secure a good job in London and I have savings too.

    My question is whether I should move into my own place or do a house-share? I am in two minds because house-shares are cheaper and got good chance of making more friends but I do like my own space.

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    If you have a partner who would gladly move in with you and help out with bills, then yes, get your own place.

    If not, then just stick with a house share, they're considerably cheaper, especially in London.

    It's very difficult to save any money renting your own apartment and paying all the bills by yourself, especially on a graduate salary.
    If you must have your own place then do have a look at studios and converted flats that include bills, you can find these sub £1000 a month. (Still a lot of outgoings for a single person)
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    (Original post by selfridges123)
    Hello everyone,

    I am looking to move to London in September. I graduated last year and moved in with my sister in Bristol but I am not enjoying it. I have always wanted to move to London and decided to after this summer once my tenancy has ended in Bristol. I have managed to secure a good job in London and I have savings too.

    My question is whether I should move into my own place or do a house-share? I am in two minds because house-shares are cheaper and got good chance of making more friends but I do like my own space.

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    Look at the cost of renting your own flat first before you decide you prefer one thing or another.
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    A houseshare is your best bet financially- but make sure you go and meet the people you will be sharing with to see if you will be compatible- i.e you dont want to be living with party animals if all you want to do after work is chill out and go to bed (or vice versa)


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    As somebody who has lived alone for the past ~15 months but wishes to be closer to work i share your feelings regarding finance vs space but given that i can potentially cut costs by ~30% in a house share i'm leaning that way.

    Perhaps find a happy medium and restrict the share to 2-3 people in total (including yourself).
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    I've always had my own pad. Something quite nice about having a dump with the door open. But rents in London are surely a money pit? Unless money isn't an issue. Just had a day out in London today. Nice to visit. Could never live there. Good luck!
 
 
 
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