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    I tried my hardest to read that, but what you've written makes no sense.

    it would be reasonable to offer, yes

    I would offer again, if they decline help out around the house like you said and when it's time to leave buy them a gift

    Your rent payment doesn't need to be financial, pickup some more chores, make dinner more often, pick them up after an evening out rather than them getting a taxi.

    It's a very kind gesture and you should offer again but I'd fully expect them to decline a financial payment as you sound like family to them.

    You said you asked your friend. I would have the conversation with the parents instead. If its still no, you could get some shopping now and then, cook them a dinner, doesn't have to be fancy, bolognese or a roast, bring dessert home now and then. Just small things to let them know you appreciate what they are doing for you. If you are handy, do any odd jobs that may need doing.

    jco83

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    jude7219

    You said you asked your friend. I would have the conversation with the … You said you asked your friend. I would have the conversation with the parents instead. If its still no, you could get some shopping now and then, cook them a dinner, doesn't have to be fancy, bolognese or a roast, bring dessert home now and then. Just small things to let them know you appreciate what they are doing for you. If you are handy, do any odd jobs that may need doing.


    Definitely agree with this, I'm used to my children's friends staying over but usually only for a few nights at a time for which I happily cover the cost of their meals etc . However it does all add extra expenditure that your friend may not have considered, even the things like having someone else's phone and electrical items on charge, water if they are on a meter, meals etc. I would expect your friends parents would appreciate you asking them direct , and suggesting a figure so they don't feel uncomfortable. Also it depends on how long you might stay, an open ended visit is very different to having a friend stay over for a few nights.

    Of course you offer, surely you'd offer your parents if you was staying with them so why wouldn't you do the same with your friends.
    I mean your using their electricity, heating, possibly internet and food so it's only right to offer some form of payment.

    I personally would offer, if they decline I would still put aside some money every month as though I was paying rent etc and then give them a lump sum at the end of my stay to use towards a holiday/maintenance or whatever they like.
    Edited by: "msjames" 19th Sep 2016
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