House with calendar, money and bills


Living costs you need to consider and how you could save money

Budgeting tips


If you have never lived in privately rented accommodation before, keeping on top of all the new bills can be a challenge. It's really important to know what you need to pay and when, and to make sure everyone takes responsibility. If you rely on student finance, you will be used to your money coming in three chunks throughout the year.  Whilst that is great whilst you live in halls, it becomes a challenge when your bills start arriving each month!  

Unless you have a contract that includes all bills, you will usually need to pay for gas, electricity, phone/broadband, water, TV licence and contents insurance.