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  • tizhimi
    • #2
    • 31st Aug 09, 7:25 PM
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    • 31st Aug 09, 7:25 PM
    Gas in winter was apx £160 (per quarter)
    Gas in summer was apx £35 (per quarter)
    Electric was apx £65 (per quarter)
    Water was apx £55 (on a meter per quarter)

    (Two bed in Sheffield)
  • lincolnian1988
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    • 31st Aug 09, 7:32 PM
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    • 31st Aug 09, 7:32 PM
    Thanks - does it make any difference as to where you are in the country?

    (Sorry if I sound a bit clueless - just never had to do this stuff before!)

    Jon
    • macman
    • By macman 31st Aug 09, 8:37 PM
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    macman
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    • 31st Aug 09, 8:37 PM
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    • 31st Aug 09, 8:37 PM
    Gas and electricity prices vary regionally but not hugely. Water varies more (eg the West Country is the most expensive place in the UK for water). And of course it's colder further north so you may spend more on heating.
    But the biggest variable will be your own habits. If you have half hour showers, turn the CH up to 25C and leave all the appliances on, that will outweigh any regional variations.
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    • gatita
    • By gatita 31st Aug 09, 9:16 PM
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    gatita
    • #5
    • 31st Aug 09, 9:16 PM
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    • 31st Aug 09, 9:16 PM
    Tell me about the water charges in the Southwest a total rip off, a disgusting abuse, how on earth can I use £50 WATER a month!!!!!!! and why the hell should we have to pay for the entire clean up of the coasts? In my opinion it should be spread evenly across the U.K. after all thousands come down here to use the beaches, and when the locals want to go its too bl****y cold
    Sorry, rant over, it just touched a very sore point
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  • GrammarGirl
    • #6
    • 31st Aug 09, 10:12 PM
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    • 31st Aug 09, 10:12 PM
    I used to pay £69 a month for water. Have moved about 5 mins away and now pay £29. Who knows why!

    We live in a 2 bed in Leeds, electric only and pay £45 a month electric, £29 for water.
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 1st Sep 09, 1:10 AM
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    Fire Fox
    • #7
    • 1st Sep 09, 1:10 AM
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    • 1st Sep 09, 1:10 AM
    Two bed Bradford £34 electric, £20ish water but we are VERY careful.
    What a difference a day makes, twenty four little hours.
  • Little Maya
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    • 1st Sep 09, 3:10 PM
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    • 1st Sep 09, 3:10 PM
    Two bed London £20 gas, £23 electricity (always end up with a small credit). I work from home though so use more but I am also very careful. Water is on rates at £28 a month.
  • lincolnian1988
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    • 1st Sep 09, 8:03 PM
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    • 1st Sep 09, 8:03 PM
    Cheers guys, the last message has definitely given me some hope as Im looking at flats in south east London. But even witht he most expensive figures quoted here, it still works out cheaper a month with bills included to rent a flat then it is to go back to the (overpriced) uni accommodation!

    Jon
  • blizzard5
    unfortunately I am also in the same boat. Lookin for a two bed apartment, but with prices goin over £1100 pcm, I was also wondering how much the utility bills will affect the monthly cost of the house; but reading from elsewhere, its seems to be around £30 each for gas, electricity and water.
    • JasX
    • By JasX 13th Sep 10, 4:33 PM
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    JasX
    unfortunately I am also in the same boat. Lookin for a two bed apartment, but with prices goin over £1100 pcm, I was also wondering how much the utility bills will affect the monthly cost of the house; but reading from elsewhere, its seems to be around £30 each for gas, electricity and water.
    Originally posted by blizzard5
    fairly reasonable place to start, things to look out for that will affect you are how well insulated a place is -base the above on a well insulated place with double glazing in all windows, if you're looking around somewhere dated with single glazed windows/any noticable draught/feels particularly cold in any part that poor insulation will cost a fair bit more (start from +£50pcm for a smallish problem).

    Also if you should avoid 'all electric' places if you're worried about bills as they can be £100-£120 pcm on electricity and even then you have to be very very careful with how your electric heating is setup
    • serious_saver
    • By serious_saver 13th Sep 10, 4:38 PM
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    serious_saver
    fairly reasonable place to start, things to look out for that will affect you are how well insulated a place is -base the above on a well insulated place with double glazing in all windows, if you're looking around somewhere dated with single glazed windows/any noticable draught/feels particularly cold in any part that poor insulation will cost a fair bit more (start from +£50pcm for a smallish problem).

    Also if you should avoid 'all electric' places if you're worried about bills as they can be £100-£120 pcm on electricity and even then you have to be very very careful with how your electric heating is setup
    Originally posted by JasX
    Pretty sound advice there. The age of your flat can make a difference too as some older buildings can be a lot colder. If you go for a nice looking place with period features you'll likely end up paying more on heating. Open fire places are a killer unless you actually use them regularly.
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