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Moving out

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Aruffell, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,669

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    You've probably all read from me before about my parents upping and planning to move to Northern Ireland.

    You probably all know that i don't want to go either.

    So looking at getting a place with a mate and his girlfriend

    So living there will be -

    Me (Paying)
    Girl i'm seeing (Not paying, only staying occasionally)
    Friend (Paying)
    Friend's girlfriend (Paying)

    So i worked out a few things with some help from some people on MSN.

    Does £5000 a year sound right for -

    Rent
    Gas
    Elec
    Water
    Food
    Internet
    TV License and SKY/Cable
    Tax
    Insurance

    Anything missing?

    Does that sound like a figure that is right?

    House prices in my area are average at around £140,000.

    Some are more (Mum and dad's is £200,000)

    If anyone can shed any light or opinions on this please :)

    Andy
     
  2. Agent_Smith357

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,415

    Location: Somerset

    If your mate and his girlfriend breakup your screwed.
     
  3. KennyBhoy

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,889

    Location: Glasgow

    I've recently been looking to rent a place, will be looking to buy next year hopefully......House i live in belongs to my parents and theres a chance they could be moving back to Glasgow in the next few months.......So no way i'm hanging around.....Will miss the money i'll have to pay for rent but it's worth it for privacy and peace! :D

    5k sounds cheap to me......Although i have no idea what kinda housing your looking at...I'm looking at 1 bedroom flats in and around my area......Looking at 400-500 a month rent.....Add Council Tax and such on top and it all gets rather chi ching :eek:
     
  4. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,669

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Nah, just means we will have to pay a bit more.

    Frankly they won't break up.

    They are meant for each other and they've been together for 5 years now and are more in love now than ever.

    Andy

    EDIT: Was just looking at places and i can get a 3 bedroom house for £550 per month.

    Which when split up etc... isn't much.
     
  5. Sleepy

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,394

    Location: Leicestershire

    I'm a single bloke with a 2 bedroom flat and I reckon it costs me £10K to live. Thats all bills, food, car, rent council tax. So £5k a years sounds low to me even if you are sharing some costs
     
  6. big_white_dog84

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,188

    5K sounds fine. You will get a decent room for about £250-£300pm plus council tax anywhere other than London, plus bills etc.
     
  7. Vanilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,360

    Moving in with a friend and the girlfriend is a bad idea.

    Just my opinion...........
     
  8. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,669

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Any reason why?

    I've known them both for a fair few years and he's my best mate.

    Andy
     
  9. oldbag

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Oct 2003

    Posts: 7,844

    Renting is a fairly wallet bending experience, owning is a full-on wallet bending experience.
     
  10. Vanilla

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,360

    I've found it to always go sour. Arguments, etc.
     
  11. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,669

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Guess I won't know if that'll be the case until i try?

    Have to see how it goes etc...