- Advantages of an Apartment for Yourself
- You can live alone, decorate the place to your own taste, enjoy freedom of movement and privacy. It is your refuge, you can stay at home all weekend, invite who you want, keep pets, enjoy the silence of a monastery or make all the noise you want and throw huge parties. During the week you can teach privates in your living room, do Skype classes, have parents, relatives, acquaintances, travel friends, or friends from back home stay on your couch. Your girl or boyfriend can sleep over, or maybe you already have a steady couple or live with your husband or wife. If you’re a very neat and tidy person, nobody’s around to create disharmony. If you feel more at home in disorder and chaos, nobody’s around to get on your case. The kitchen is all yours to cook up a storm, with nothing and nobody to get in your way. You make all the decisions, cause you’re the boss and your “house is your castle and your keep!”
- Disadvantages of an Apartment for Yourself
- 1. Cost: 650-1250+ Euros/month.
– Apartments from a small mini-studio of 20 m2 (66 ft2) to a bigger place of up to 50m2 (164 ft2) will range in cost from 650-1250+ Euros/month.
- 2. It requires two or more deposits up front with the first months’ rent.
- 3. You have to pay extra monthly wifi, electricity and water bills.
- 4. Renters often ask you for proof of employment from your employer and a monthly earnings statement (because Canterbury English employs you, we can give this letter to you).
- 5. You usually need to sign a year’s lease.
- 6. Whole apartments are harder to find than a room in an apartment, so the apartment hunt takes longer.
- 7. Cost of expenses for extra furniture and appliances that you want.
- 8. You will have to clean the whole place yourself or pay a cleaning person.
- 9. Often you have to pay to repair things that the owner doesn’t/won’t fix.
- 10. Because you have a year’s lease, you need to keep paying rent in the summer.