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it's not a huge rip off but it feels a little steep
really expensive but a lovely place and a good area
A bargain when compared to similar properties in the same area
Over £800 a month for a not particularly spacious 1 bed flat in Not London is ludicrous, just not as ludicrous as everything else I viewed.
for my place in San Francisco but I've seen similar properties priced for much more. I've got a parking garage and laundry in the basement which is pretty rare for SF.
By a long way. It's pretty great, but only a short-term contract and the landlord is (allegedly) looking to sell.
but similarly the landlord has changed that deal so i've been forced to leave. Irked.
so even though he's a cock he's better than me. Also irksome.
i'm very lucky
reasonable but in a rip-off city
around £400 per month (all in, not per person) for a 3-bedroom flat in quite a leafy, relatively nice, generally popular suburb.
Not really? One of my exes (the one that got away-ish. not really) lives in stretford.
how the hell does this work? have you got a jardin and shit? talk to me, friend
Loads of students means loads of flatshares, houseshares, etc, and it borders a few areas which used to be a bi dodgy, so there's tonnes of Housing Association, council, and ex-council properties.
It's a nice area, there's lots of very expensive newbuilds, but it's also quite easy to find somewhere for £300 or £400 a month.
You live in Moss Side don't you
Surely you can afford to live on your own in an even better part of Manchester?
I've tried it, it just feels weird. Even when you've got the cleaner and chef and that popping round, idk, just not a fan.
Family, then housemates, then eventually, when you're tired of having a life, some sort of partner - seems like a pretty natural evolution to me. If you live alone there's a good chance you'll end up mentally ill.
After reading the thread, definitely - a.
Greater wealth doesn't always settle the mind. So to speak.
Last place was £550 p/m for a 3 bed, 3 floor new build house with garden, walking distance to MCR city centre, which was a bargain.
£750 for a 2 bed flat feels like I'm getting my pants pulled down a bit.
given the size of the room and the location.
Can still only just about afford it though
£700 per month for a whole 2 bedroom house between the 2 of us. good location, nice-sized garden.
But the last place I was living in was definitely a). I can't believe I used to pay that much.
It's probably fair for the area I live, but quite cheap compared to other areas of London of comparable niceness, and quite expensive compared to the rest of the country.
Weren't you very close to exchange at one point??
Never mind, we exchanged on another one this week, which is in a nicer location and is a much bigger place.
Commercial Road is grotty as fuck. Having said that, 2 minutes walk away it's really lovely- I'm looking at some on the river on Narrow Street which are pretty cool. Although the PRESSURE from certain quarters to buy in the north/west is mounting...
Wouldn't trust 'em.
We had a bit of a re-think and just decided that for practical commuting reasons Limehouse didn’t really make sense. It’s also really expensive for a reason that doesn’t mean anything to us (being close to the financial institutions in docklands and the city), and it totally empties out at weekends, which means that there’s not really much of there outside of dormitory flats.
I work between bond street and green park. Plus, although expensive, properties around here will hold their value because of the location.
I'm thnking highbury/ islington way though, and the vicxtoris line down to gree park. Maybe St john's wood oir somehwree in that area, handy for jubilee line into bond street. Oh, I don't know!
You're right about the weekends, although again, in good weather, that whole area down by the river on narrow street is awesome. I've had such a happy summer there. But i'm ready to move on :)
I am moving in one month today! Hooray!!
(you're not, are you?)
Two actually. Am a landlord too. Hate me. Then bite me.
I assume that won't be for a while, though.
But ironically, I'm a landlord with 2 properties as well.
Am a tad concerned with the interest rates, although mine have both come out of fixed rates that were a lot higher than the current interest rayte is, so if it goes up, it won't be too hard to get used to.
It's more than I would be paying on a variable but it seems like the sensible thing to do, as it's a 5 year fix and I assume that by the time it finishes in 4.5 years, rates will have gone up to make it worthwhile.
and I know pay a fraction of what I had previously, and maybe a third of what I would have to pay to rent the same place (the one I live in). Is pretty sweet. So as and when they go up, it will be along time before they get back to what my payments where unless something pretty massive happens.
I did last year.
Wasn't too much of a ballache to sort out though, and I ended up making a £250 loss, so am allowed to carry that forward to next years.
Excellent accountant sorted me out, plus a couple of years with friends in there on mates rates meant i hadn't made much profit. Unlike on the letting I have just agreed......
Are you sure that you are not me. I mean, am I sure that Im not you?
I'd like to sympathise with your current level of exhaustion and as a result looking like you are about to die.
i'm looking for somewhere new when i get back
not a massive room but in a decent flat in a fantastic area
Rents in Nottingham seem pretty stable though, from what I was paying a few years ago for a flat I don't think there's been much change. I'm always shocked at London rents though.
I'm quite happy at the low interest rates at the moment though, the mortgage broker I used when buying phones me up every 6 months asking if I need anything, each time it's a case of 'Not until interest rates change'.
but it's nearly half my wages which is shit
Purely because my landlord didn't increase my rent or charge me anything to renew the lease whilst every flat around it went up by more an £100 a month extra.
Still paying £600 a month not inc. bills for a 1 bedroom flat in Reading which ain't great.
so it's a fucking rip off
£650 a month for a nice, large-ish 3 bed house plus a decent garden in a good area. Currently between 2 of us, but we're looking for a 3rd person to take the other room so then it probably becomes a sold c). Anyone looking for a room in Birmingham by any chance...?
Pretty much a dive but that's why it's so (comparatively) cheap- in 3 years we've had one rent increase and that was for about £20 a month. Every now and then I get sick of how much of a dive it is and look into getting somewhere else, but nowhere in the same area is anything like the same price, literally all £200+ more a month. I'm trapped, basically.
That said, if the landlord ever does try to impose a big hike I'm outta there. Big increase to move somewhere nicer > big increase to stay in a dive.
because my shower room ceiling caved in just as I was leaving the flat. DAMN YOU, FLAT!
I pay £433 for a month for a double room in a 3 bed flat with a balcony, 5 minutes walk from a Zone 2 tube station.
Ok, it's south London, but at least I'm not paying £700 per month to live in Bow like the rest of my mates.
And I'm going to hijack the thread by now stating we have a room going in our flat, enquiries via PM please.
Plus my landlord's a DiSer so, even if I did want to complain, this literally wouldn't be the appropriate forum...
it's a fairly shoddy flat, lots of damp and that, but for the price and location it's still a good deal. £700 per month for 3 of us - we split it 250/250/200 because one of my housemates has a really small bedroom.
One bed flats are all A's. £500 a month for a dive in Maryhill? Naw!
So I'm mainly looking at £350 rooms in flatshares in the West End and feeling like they're reasonable. Probably gonna be ripped off.
He pays £650 a month for a nice 3-bed flat.
for a big, bright room in the West End.
I reckon. Everyone has bumped prices up knowing they can get someone in to subsidize. There are a few rooms kicking around the £300 mark that I'm seeing. Hate flathunting.
I got into my place in mid-January, and was probably pretty lucky.
it's really cheap, and quick to get into town, but it's not a great area to live and the house isnt in the best condition
I PAY 80 QUID A MONTH I WIN
for a three bedroom, two living room town house, 20 minute walk from Belfast city centre.
I live in town-ish and pay a lot for it. But my place is small. I'd like a bit more for my money.
a rip off.
I could pay my rent just off of working twelve hours a week at my not-super-paying job
For reasons I won't specify on a public forum. Rent's dead cheap and I get to walk to work, so I save a ridonkulous amount of money, which I spend on going out and travelling.
My landlord's a cunt, though so I try and avoid any sort of dealing with him.
That's only rent not including electricity etc. Awfully expensive city to live in :(
so we pay $250 each every fortnight, which is still pretty cringe-worthy tbh. Most my friends are paying an upwards of $400 a fortnight, so I guess I'm pretty lucky in comparison.
have you read what other folk in this thread are paying?
But this is only a small apartment complex (not a terribly nice one either) and you have to pay for washing machines/dryers. It's not even in the actual city center either, compared to the rest of the country it's pretty rubbish rates.
£270 a month 1 mile from Princes street in a house. Really nice and quiet leafy area. Cant grumble at all at the price
for a pretty decrepid house in the centre of brixton...4 of us