Flatting means freedom.
It also means managing your money and working together with your flatmates.
Flatting is a big step towards being independent, but it also means getting used to paying the bills. Before leaving the comfort of home, it’s important to find out how much rent and other expenses will cost – let’s not get caught out by the costs of flatting!
Getting set up with your rent
The biggest ongoing cost of flatting will be rent, which most people pay weekly or fortnightly. The Department of Building and Housing’s Tenancy Services website will give an idea of typical rents in different areas.