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    Being charged £250 a month at home, just feels wrong.

    What does everyone else pay?
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    (Original post by JustAFilmStudent)
    Being charged £250 a month at home, just feels wrong.

    What does everyone else pay?
    What does that include? food? bills? do you have to cook for yourself? do you have to do cleaning around the house?
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    (Original post by JustAFilmStudent)
    Being charged £250 a month at home, just feels wrong.

    What does everyone else pay?
    What do you get in terms of income? Do you buy your own food, do you get dropped off at uni, etc?
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    Student rents tend to be £400+ not including bills, food costs, living costs (e.g. laundry if they have to use coin operated machines and associated washing supplies) and the huge initial cost of buying all the necessary implements to live alone and petrol/train fares to get to the city.

    Yes what you're paying is cheap comparatively. However there are benefits besides saving money to living away from home...
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    Where do you live? Look online and see how much renting a similar room in your area would cost. For most places, £250 is very cheap rent. If you're getting free food/gas/electricity/phone/water/internet etc on top then it's a bargain.
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    So what are your parent(S) circs? Low income? High income? Does the family need your rent money to get by?

    How much is your total termly student grant/loan? Is £250pm reasonable after books, socialising transport etc?

    Do you contribute to family life at all? Ie..cleaning, babysitting, helping out with chores etc

    While for some £250may sound high, it is only relevant when all your personal circumstances and those of your family are taken into account. Many students are paying very high rents for Uni accomodation that amount to a lot more than £250pm for example.
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    What does that include? food? bills? do you have to cook for yourself? do you have to do cleaning around the house?
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner. No cleaning but I have to clean my room.
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    bruh............. i pay £0 at home i thought it was the same for everyone??
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    What do you get in terms of income? Do you buy your own food, do you get dropped off at uni, etc?
    7500 student finance and 13 hours on 6.50hr. They buy my essential food. No I have to get the bus everyday.
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    (Original post by JustAFilmStudent)
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner. No cleaning but I have to clean my room.
    In that case it’s good.
    I pay £110 a week for food, utilities and rent. £250 is cheep
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Student rents tend to be £400+ not including bills, food costs, living costs (e.g. laundry if they have to use coin operated machines and associated washing supplies) and the huge initial cost of buying all the necessary implements to live alone and petrol/train fares to get to the city.

    Yes what you're paying is cheap comparatively. However there are benefits besides saving money to living away from home...
    The man desire to move out is privacy and saving money. It seems only privacy would be guaranteed.
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    I pay 675€ a month for my rent and have to spend about 175€ a month on food. Consider yourself lucky is all I'm saying. I don't think it's unreasonable to be charged rent at home and contribute financially - you're an adult now, after all.
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    (Original post by Student-95)
    Where do you live? Look online and see how much renting a similar room in your area would cost. For most places, £250 is very cheap rent. If you're getting free food/gas/electricity/phone/water/internet etc on top then it's a bargain.
    It's a bargain in a way but I've gone from paying none to 250, because they are no longer receiving education money for me.
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    (Original post by JustAFilmStudent)
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner. No cleaning but I have to clean my room.
    So you pay for bills yourself?(water, gas, electric, internet)

    depending on a few factors, £115 per week is roughly the average where I live (for a house share of about 5 people) for food, bills and rent
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    (Original post by JustAFilmStudent)
    The man desire to move out is privacy and saving money. It seems only privacy would be guaranteed.
    It's not merely privacy - it's independence. The two tend to go in hand, but there are aspects of each which is unrelated. In any case, there is considerable benefit to moving out to develop this independence, so I would recommend seriously considering this unless doing so would create intolerable financial situations for yourself or your family.
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    (Original post by Bernadette04)
    So what are your parent(S) circs? Low income? High income? Does the family need your rent money to get by?

    How much is your total termly student grant/loan? Is £250pm reasonable after books, socialising transport etc?

    Do you contribute to family life at all? Ie..cleaning, babysitting, helping out with chores etc

    While for some £250may sound high, it is only relevant when all your personal circumstances and those of your family are taken into account. Many students are paying very high rents for Uni accomodation that amount to a lot more than £250pm for example.
    Dad needs money to pay for the house with other person who pays 250 leaving. The loan is 7500 for the year. I will have quite a bit spare but it still seems uncomfortable to give so much of money I'll need to pay back.
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    (Original post by Arima)
    bruh............. i pay £0 at home i thought it was the same for everyone??
    Are you in university?
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    (Original post by madmadmax321)
    So you pay for bills yourself?(water, gas, electric, internet)

    depending on a few factors, £115 per week is roughly the average where I live (for a house share of about 5 people) for food, bills and rent
    So £460 a month? What's house sharing like?
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    It's not merely privacy - it's independence. The two tend to go in hand, but there are aspects of each which is unrelated. In any case, there is considerable benefit to moving out to develop this independence, so I would recommend seriously considering this unless doing so would create intolerable financial situations for yourself or your family.
    Everything is fine at home really I just don't feel like I have privacy. It's especially frustrating when my girlfriend (of 1 year) comes over as she feels uncomfortable there. She wants me to move out but understands if I don't.
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    (Original post by JustAFilmStudent)
    So £460 a month? What's house sharing like?
    Roughly, though it depends on your standard of house, if you want a nicer than average student house you will pay more (about £500-530 pcm)

    Its alright, nice to share with friends but the house doesnt stay that clean normally (in the places I have stayed) as it only takes 1 person that doesnt care about keeping things clean to make a house noticeably messy, some people can be petty or create arguments. I personally would live at home/in a studio flat if I could, then see friends when I want outside of the house
 
 
 
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