Budget is one of the most important factors to consider when searching for somewhere to live. Most people have a rough idea of the monthly rent they can afford, and focus their search on properties within this price range.
However, if you’re looking for a standard rental property, you also need to think about the cost of gas, electricity, internet and council tax when creating your budget. Adding a considerable amount to your monthly outgoings, these essential extras can seriously impact your bank balance.
A good way to simplify your finances and ensure you can afford every aspect of your accommodation, is to go all-inclusive. A great option for those who like to keep a close eye on their budget, all-inclusive accommodation can help you make the most of your time in a new city.
The true cost of renting
When rental accommodation is advertised in the UK, it’s generally listed without any extras. That means that the price you see doesn’t include things like gas, electricity, internet, or council tax.
According to the Money Advice Service, the average cost of utilities and associated bills in the UK is £194 a month. That adds up to a considerable £2,328 per year. However, as @octopus_energy says, “The average cost of your electricity and gas bill also varies depending on geographical location, the size of your property and your payment method.”
All-inclusive, not just for holidays
Most people associate all-inclusive accommodation with going on holiday. However, you don’t have to leave the country to be able to enjoy this simpler, more affordable way of paying.
In some towns and cities, it’s possible to find rented accommodation that comes all in. This means you don’t have to worry about finding cash each month to pay for all those expensive extras.
The exact terms of your all-inclusive contract will vary depending on your location and your landlord. If you rent through CheckedInn, you’ll find almost everything is covered by your monthly payment.
For example, your electricity, gas, internet and council tax will be covered. This means you can turn the heating up, or cook up a feast in the kitchen, without having to worry about how much you’re spending. What’s more, your rent also includes the cost of a regular cleaning service, so you won’t have to lift a finger for the duration of your stay.
As so much is included in a CheckedInn property, our tenants are free to relax and enjoy their new location. Our simplified pricing also makes it easier to manage your monthly budget, leaving you more money to spend on going out, exploring and getting to know Cambridge and the surrounding area.
Find out more about the accommodation we offer, and start searching for your perfect home in Cambridge, by exploring our site today.