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    Hi, i've passed the first year of university and decided to commute for my second year. Communting is 3 hours there and 3 hours back, including walking to station, travelling distance, etc. Its the inexpensive option but literally says I will have no life.

    To find a house living in a legally binded contract where I'm joint and several liability for any tenants damage and rent...its somewhat absurd. Worst case scenario, someone burnt the kitchen down... we could be looking at £25,000 worth of repairs spilt..

    How on earth can a student afford to pay such damages and keep up with everything else.

    Way i see getting a place to live for 2nd year of university is landlords, not every one of them but really if there is a case to win quick money by sue-ing someone, who wouldnt take that opportunity.

    Any ideas? I'm just against having to pay for someone else damages.
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    I would kill myself if I had to commute three hours every day, I wouldn't even consider it, not even if it was two hours or less. I managed to get a house five minutes away from where my lectures were in the second year, and it was about £70 rent a week rent. The worst that could happen if we destroyed the place was we wouldn't get back our deposit - £250, and I presume the landlord would be insured to cover burning the kitchen or whatever.
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    What? A 6 hour round trip. You can't be serious. You'd be loosing over an entire day in commuting over a five day week.

    You're looking at loosing around 40 DAYS of your life to commuting in an academic year. Get a grip of your priorities.
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    (Original post by fourdigit)
    Worst case scenario, someone burnt the kitchen down... we could be looking at £25,000 worth of repairs spilt..

    How on earth can a student afford to pay such damages and keep up with everything else.
    they don't ******* burn the kitchen down, that's how they afford it....... People don't burn kitchens down regularly believe it or not unless you're friends with retards
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    To find a house living in a legally binded contract where I'm joint and several liability for any tenants damage and rent...its somewhat absurd. Worst case scenario, someone burnt the kitchen down... we could be looking at £25,000 worth of repairs spilt..


    How on earth can a student afford to pay such damages and keep up with everything else.
    Wtf? Ever heard of home insurance?

    I can't believe you're commuting six hours a day because you're scared of setting fire to a kitchen. :rofl:
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    they don't ******* burn the kitchen down, that's how they afford it....... People don't burn kitchens down regularly believe it or not unless you're friends with ********
    If the landlord is stupid enough to put a £25,000 kitchen in a house rented by students then they deserve to have it burnt down!
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    A 3 hour commute is a very extreme alternative to what is a very unlikely scenario.....seriously, you're that worried about someone burning down a kitchen? Why?
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    you are mad to commute. find a house!! get home insurance, even if it just covers you. that way you're not liable for someone else's mistake!! commuting doesn't seem to be the cheapest option for you if you have a 3 hour commute. must cost a fortune. student house really aren't that expensive and depending on the area, you could even get a cheap bedsit just for you if you don't want to live with other people!!
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    Don't be ridiculous, I'd rather burn my kitchen down and pay 25k than waste 6 hours of my life a day. Although I probably waste at least 6hrs of my life anyway on a daily basis...
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    How do you think the vast majority of second years (i.e. those who rent a house with their mates from a landlord) cope??? Or the rest of the general population for that matter? What if you burnt down your kitchen at home?
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    Why are you so obsessed about damages? Unless you're living with strangers, you shouldn't need to worry. Try a week or two of that commute and then see how you feel. At least do a test run.
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    Wow. This can't be serious!? I did a 3 hour each way commute to a meeting with admissions & IT staff the other week, I would hate to do that again in the space of a day (might have to actually) but EVERY day, no way. Especially not when you've got exams or whatever coming up, I was shattered from what was (after the meeting) a really relaxing day with friends.

    Where are you going to/from? How can it possibly work out cheaper than renting with others? Or even staying in halls.
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    All that travelling just for the sake of being scared of burning the kitchen down?! I'm failing to see your logic!

    Just rent a house and have a life. Chances are, you wont burn the kitchen.
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    3 hours? Can't you find anywhere closer?! :zomg:
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    A 6 hour round trip, i'm sorry but thats absurd. To address the issue of the kitchen burning down, you can always get home insurance. But honestly you're being ridiculous. If your worried about such things, i'm predicting you don't have much of a social life anyway.

    Also, may i ask where you live and also what uni your at ?
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    Strange. My house is covered against such damage as a kitchen fire.
    If another isn't, it doesn't cost much to take out insurance on the property against such incidences.
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    Just gonna repeat what everyone else has no doubt said but a 6 hour round trip commute is stupid, you have to find a house. Having your own place and being not too far from friends with their own places is good. Do you not do any socialising?
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    Why not have a look in your local newspapers for people looking for lodgers - you could be living with a family rather than sharing with a bunch of students. Or keep an eye out for students who want a last minute person to fill an extra room in the house - your deposit might already be paid. There's lots of options - please keep the commute as a temporary thing though - there's nothing worse than waiting on trains, early mornings, missing out on social events... Whatever you're happy with though.
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    All the people saying "get home insurance"... surely it's the landlord's responsibility to insure their house, no?

    Nobody is going to rent out an uninsured home.
 
 
 
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