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How much rent would you expect, for example, an 18 year old to pay their parents? For arguments sake, lets put their salary at 21,000 a year (roughly 17,500 after tax) and say the child is trying to save to buy a house
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1/2 of the going price for a 1 bedroom house share (in your area) would be reasonable.

make that 1/3 if London or south east
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I wouldn't expect an 18 year old to pay any rent to their parents
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£0 because they chose to have a child so it’s their responsibility to provide their every need
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Yeah we've already had this conversation recently, we discovered most TSR kiddies are really entitled remember? 'I shouldn't have to pay my way like everyone else because i'm saving for a house' ...fks sake :rolleyes:
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I wouldn't expect an 18 year old to pay rent, but they can buy their own food etc.
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(Original post by That'sGreat)
How much rent would you expect, for example, an 18 year old to pay their parents? For arguments sake, lets put their salary at 21,000 a year (roughly 17,500 after tax) and say the child is trying to save to buy a house
I don't charge my son anything but I do expect him to share in the chores, cut the grass, etc. Mind you my mortgage is paid off and money is not tight.
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How much rent would you expect, for example, an 18 year old to pay their parents? For arguments sake, lets put their salary at 21,000 a year (roughly 17,500 after tax) and say the child is trying to save to buy a house
Rather than paying rent it'd be better to just make contributions at home. I'm currently saving up and I don't pay rent to my parents, instead I tend to cook, pay some bills and do other things they don't have time for.
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Going to be unpopular here but if you're working then you should pay housekeeping to your parents. I pay £200 a month whilst saving for a house. I earn £21,000 and it's only fair. They pay the electric, gas and water and I use that so I should contribute to it. Some of that money goes towards food but I tend to buy my own because I'm the only one eating it and they don't always know what I want.

We were brought up with when you start earning you start contributing which I think is fair as my parents don't earn a lot of money but I choose to live there whilst I save.
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I don't agree with parents charging their children to rent a bedroom or treating them like a cashpoint.
But if there are financial problems and children with stable employment want to help out with expenses- they can start paying for food shopping.
Having the bills for services that they alone use put into their names is also an option.
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