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Cost of Flatting

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Costs associated with setting up your flat

Bond: Normally 2 weeks' rent but it can be 1-4 weeks.
This is paid to the landlord who will then lodge this with The Department of Building and Housing.

Connection charges: For power, phone, internet and satellite TV are additional costs not included in this budget.

Sample accommodation budget for a full-time student flatting in 2015

Per person - estimated for a 5 person flat over 52 weeksAnnuallyWeekly
(average cost for a property within 15 minutes of the University. Rents vary depending on location and chattels supplied by landlord)
on belongings in flat (on cover of $10,000)
(This includes public liability cover of $1,000,000)

To help you choose the place that best suits you:
Download the tenant's checklist (PDF format, 120KB, 2 pages) and take it with you to your flat appointments.