When you rent a student house with Pickard Properties, you can choose to rent ‘bills exclusive’ or ‘bills inclusive‘. Both options have their pros and cons, as you might expect, so we’ll look at the numerous benefits of renting your Leeds student accommodation bills exclusive in this blog post.
Our bills included options include extras such as unlimited gas, electric and water use, alongside an impressive broadband connection and a smart TV. Whereas, our bills exclusive option means you are paying for your rent only — no extras, no-frills; just the basics.
So, what are the benefits of choosing our bills exclusive rent option? Let’s explore the pros below.
Bills exclusive is cheaper
While all of the extras mentioned above are tempting, they do bump up the cost of your monthly rent payment significantly.
Of course, all of our bills inclusive packages are great deals we’ve put together for our much-loved student tenants. However, if you’re watching the pennies, you might prefer to opt for rent-only and only pay for the basics.
You can always add the exact same things for yourself at a later date if you find yourself less strapped for cash.
On top of this, you may find that you can get your energy rates and broadband cheaper than if you paid for bills inclusive because the prices are always changing, whereas our bills inclusive price is set (and reliable on a monthly basis).
You’re in control
With our bills exclusive option, you are entirely in control of your bills.
You can shop around for your utility bills and bag the best deals for yourself and your housemates. Imagine how popular you’ll be with your housemates if you manage to knock a tenner off everyone’s monthly energy bill!
Make sure to use a price comparison tool such as MoneySuperMarket to nab the best deals.
If you want to go with a specific provider, get cheaper quotes from competitors, then give your chosen provider a call and ask them to beat your most competitive quote — or at least match it.
More often than not, they’ll be happy to do that to keep your custom.
You’re not wasting money
If you and your housemates are social butterflies, then the chances are you’ll only be at home when it’s finally time to drop into bed.
If that is the case, then you might be better off with a simple bills exclusive rent agreement. Otherwise, you may end up overpaying for energy and other extras you’re not using.
You’ll learn more than what’s covered in your degree
As tempting as it is to make student life as carefree as possible, you might be the kind of person who enjoys a challenge.
Or, perhaps you might want to ease yourself into post-uni life gently by getting some practice in now.
When you’ve completed your degree and have bagged yourself a great graduate job, you’ll probably move into a professional rental property — perhaps after returning home for a short while.
When you’re renting as a professional or when you have bought your own home, you’ll have nobody but yourself to rely on for organising the utility bills. So, why not get a head start on learning more about that now?
If you’re not sure which package to go for with your Leeds student house, feel free to get in touch for a chat about it. We are always here to help!
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