How to go about splitting student bills

I'm moving into a new house (2nd year of uni) and initially we wanted to sign up for Glide, but it's about £44 a month for bills so we decided against it. Although my worry is one person not paying their bills, or arguments like "I wasn't here all month why should I pay" which wouldn't happen with Glide. Is there any way to have utilities billed individually to each tenant? There's 10 of us so I imagine not, but if we could get each person's name down as a billpayer on at least ONE of the bills that could work..

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  • Lokolo
    Lokolo Posts: 20,861
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    If one of the students wasn't there for the weekend would he tell the Landlord he isn't paying!?

    That's not an excuse to be used.

    Split it up between each person. 1 gas, 1 electric, 1 water, 1 internet and 1 tv if you have it.
  • El_Mayo
    El_Mayo Posts: 9 Forumite
    Lokolo wrote: »
    If one of the students wasn't there for the weekend would he tell the Landlord he isn't paying!?

    That's not an excuse to be used.

    Split it up between each person. 1 gas, 1 electric, 1 water, 1 internet and 1 tv if you have it.

    I know that's what I'm thinking but I've heard stories of people trying to pull that kinda stunt

    I would do that but there's 10 of us in the house and about 4-5 different potential bills
  • Lokolo
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    You can choose to do it in pairs, but personally I wouldn't.

    Just say whoever wants to do it can do and they can paid an extra £10 for doing so?
  • bouncydog1
    bouncydog1 Posts: 2,696
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    DD and I have a joint account and each housemate pays an agreed amount - £10 - per week into it. DDM's are set up on the account for each utility and the bills are in either one person's name or all.

    Seems to work. I monitor the account and if somebody doesn't pay DD asks once for the money then Lets the other housemates know. Deposit refunds also go in there and there is a shareout at the end of term.
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