What bills can I expect to pay?
- Council Tax is a monthly charge levied on each individual property (properties entirely inhabited by students are exempt). See here for more details.
- Utility bills – water, electricity, gas and/or oil – are usually payable monthly or quarterly.
- Communications – expect to pay for telephone, internet connection and television each month.
- Other – check with your landlord about other charges, e.g. residents' parking permit (central properties) or charges for a gardener or cleaner.
An allowance in the region of £300 per month should be made for the utilities and council tax, in addition to budgeting for rental costs. However bills will vary widely depending on the property and time of year. Always ask landlords first for a more accurate indication.