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Renting A Flat In Uk?

Postby Kiernan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:09 am

I am looking to rent my 1st flat in a different area to where I from to see if I like it before I move permanently.

I was wondering what is the deal with things like broadband.

I will need internet access for my work and general use, but as the flats are rented what happens, do I install it?

Also are there extra payments that aren't otherwise included in the rent? Or does the pcm payment only cover the rent and water, electricity and gas are extra.

I am looking to rent for maximum 6 months.

I only ask here because before I meet the letting company I would like to know where I stand.

Thanks. :)
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Postby Jamin » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:59 am

Rent doesn't include:

- council tax

- utilities (water, electricity, gas)

- tv license

If you want broadband and phone in the property, there'll generally be a phone line in place but you'll need to pay the connection fee (usually), and sign up for 1 year of service.

Phone companies don't offer 6-month deals generally, so if you're seriously considering this you need to find out what the cancellation costs are for ending a contract early
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Postby noel » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 am

Utilities aren't usually included in the rent unless otherwise specified.

Some broadband providers will let you have shorter contracts - may be more expensive and not a high speed. This list might include outdated prices but here are a few options http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/partne...
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Postby Lion » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:12 pm

What's included in the rent varies from property to property. Many flats, especially for short-term rentals, will be "all bills included" - which definitely includes water/electricity/gas as well as council tax which you definitely shouldn't discount. And these days, more and more places are also including internet, since landlords are recognising that it's a necessity.

So you'll need to check with the agent or landlord exactly what is included.
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Postby Tobin » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:44 pm

Try this web site for short letting - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/Lancashire--U...

Some have internet. For other services, you need to find out what is included, and what is not, as there are no solid rules.
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Postby Dagon » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:51 am

until it states on your apartment contract that youngsters at the instant are not allowed, then you somewhat are O.ok. We took our first new born toddler from scientific institution to our rented flat and there wasn't any issue with neighbours complaining approximately noise (and she or he cried solidly for 12 weeks!)
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Postby Rousskin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:30 am

Apart from rent you have to pay, Council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, TV license, internet connection min contract, 12 months and connection fee usually £25. Monthly Internet charge extra dependent type of service you need. Landlord will require advance deposit, usually will ask between one to six months .
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