When you move into your student property, it’s important to consider how bills will be paid on time and how to share the bills equally. The ones that tenants will be typically responsible for include contents insurance (optionally but advisable!), gas, electricity, water, phone line, broadband and TV Licence. The good news is that one bill which students are exempt from is council tax.woohoo! And an extra bonus for tenants in a Roseworth student property is that we will have already contacted the council on your behalf so you’re all sorted!
It’s pretty much a fact of life that no-one likes paying bills but unfortunately it needs to be done – but taking an organised approach to the task will mean you can concentrate on the important things like your studies and enjoying student life!
Each flat-share / house-share will likely have different dynamics but as a guide we’ve outlined below a couple of the most common ways that student tenants tend to deal with bills:
- Split the responsibility
By far the most common way is to simply split all bill amounts equally amongst housemates – so for example, if a bill comes in totalling £25.00 and there are 5 students living in the property then each tenant contributes £5.00 each towards the bill.
- Joint bank account
Another popular option is to set up a joint bank account for all tenants whereby a set amount is agreed that each tenant puts in each week / month towards the bills.
Below are some useful Roseworth tips when signing up to bills:
For more information, visit the Help with Bills section on our website where you will find information and useful telephone numbers to set up bills, we also have a FAQs section too.
If you are still confused.don’t worry! Call our office on 0191 222 1225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org where our friendly team will be happy to help you.