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    Student accommodation for 2008-2009 which one?

    It's either 45 a week for a nice place but tiny and garden is mud,new furniture last year, but the landlord is very lazy at fixing things(my old place before I went to halls) there was a leak from November to Janurary and half the wallpaper came down in hall,hasnt redecorated yet, light socket in living room is a bit loose etc And in chaville and 15 minutes walk from campus Good thing is its only a termly contract

    Not sure about other landlord but the place is massive and only 5 minutes walk from campus. And 12 month contract and £260 per calendar month and landlord must be good as 3 out of the 4 tenants are staying on next year,and the one who left was a drop out.

    Beautiful garden, double sized room etc.

    There is another place to see but I think its gone. and thats same price as dearer one and next door but includes bills and I know current tenants who say its fantastic

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    Go for the second one.. it shouldn't be hard to choose..

    Original Poster

    Not hard but income wise,if I took number 2 id not have much to live off each week(well about £25)

    Well think.

    If you cant live off £25 a week, go for the top one, if you can, go for the bottom one.

    wow, where are you studying where you can get accomodation that cheap?!?!

    i'm in london, my halls are £120 a week, next year i'm living with my girlfriend and its £280 per week between us (so £140 each). go for the second one, it's still a bargain.

    (I'm right in the middle of central london by the way, i live about 100 metres from trafalgar square, which is why it's so expensive)

    he's in chester i believe.

    Original Poster

    gav989;1681377

    wow, where are you studying where you can get accomodation that … wow, where are you studying where you can get accomodation that cheap?!?!i'm in london, my halls are £120 a week, next year i'm living with my girlfriend and its £280 per week between us (so £140 each). go for the second one, it's still a bargain.(I'm right in the middle of central london by the way, i live about 100 metres from trafalgar square, which is why it's so expensive)



    This isnt including any bills, no food etc.

    I can live off £25 a week but means I cant go clubbing,or buy many books buy lunches at uni etc

    books // ebay
    bring sandwiches

    Clubbing isnt a necessity.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1681417

    books // ebaybring sandwichesClubbing isnt a necessity.



    It's more the social aspect, its bad enough now I do go clubbing but when your flatmates go out a lot and you want to make new friends etc.

    Then, stand outside the club :-D

    I'm in the same situation

    My rent is only £39 a week rather than £60 odd for a "nice" place..

    But the extra £20 I save a week more than makes up for it.
    It all depends on your money situation...

    If it was me I'd go for the cheaper option

    my rent does include bills, but not food

    as for clubbing, you could just realise how apalling it is as a form of socialisation. it;s difficult to make friends in an environment where you can't hear each other speak. i absolutely hate clubbing (instead i spend all my money on deals i find on here) so i may be slightly biased here, but the music, atmosphere and prices are apalling. much better going to a wetherspoons once in a while whilst the ale festivals are on

    please note, i'm not an old man student, i'm 19, i just like ale...

    Original Poster

    I was talking about the uni bar mainly where a lot of people go after lectures for one or two drinks. then might go to theme nights with people from their accomidation and people from course and freshers week.

    I dont mind paying like £65 etc for inc bills as then I know we wouldnt go over if one person is greedy.

    Anything over that is kinda bad.

    As I work out id pay around £55 a week at the cheaper one before bills so if I had a £65 a week one which is for a far bigger nicer placeand inc bills it would be fine.

    Banned

    why dont you get a job you bum

    Go for the cheaper one for a year, find a part time job, put the earnings away and next year you will be able to afford the better place.
    If you are out working you won't be at the place much anyway and you will gain valuable experience plus you will also be socialising and getting paid for it!

    If you did get a part-time job then you'd probably be able to manage the second one okay...

    As said above, is clubbing and being in the pub a really great to meet people? If it wasn't for other people going, would you actually go? Put it this way... if you want to meet friends who are similar to you then you want to meet them in places where you like to go. If you don't *really* like going to the pub or a club then they aren't the place to go: after all, the only people you'll meet are people who like to go to the pub or a club!!

    Original Poster

    Came across a new snag, found some others but they really want the place to be taken as a whole, not room by room, I do know 3 people who need to find accomidation fast but 2 are really choosy(wanting an apartment and willing to pay more)

    The only reason I was able to possibly get the first £60 one is the 3 people there are staying for second year(which sounds like a good sign of a landlord)

    Go for the house with girls living in!:thumbsup:
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