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What is a bedsit?
A bedsit, also known as a bedsitter or bed sitting room, is one room which will be used for sleeping, living, eating and cooking. In other words it is room containing a bed, cooking facilities, a sink and other furniture such as a wardrobe, a chest of drawers and one or more chairs. Effectively it is a lounge, kitchen and bedroom combined into one room. It is important to remember that you will NOT have your own personal shower room/bathroom or toilet. Instead you will share a communal shower room/bathroom and toilet with other occupants of the building. You will also share some other areas and facilities with other occupants of the building. These would include the main entrance door from the street, a communal hall, stairs and/or lift linking the various floors of the building. If you live in a bedsit you will have two keys, one for the building and one for your own room. You may have your own personal parking space for your car, but not always. Often off the road parking is on a "first come, first served" basis. Sometimes there may be no off the road parking, so will have to find a suitable space in the street outside. A bedsit will be located on one floor of a building together with other bedsits. The building will usually be a large converted house. Typically a converted three storey (three floor) house might contain anything from six to twelve bedsits.
The advantages of renting a bedsit -
Renting a bedsit is almost always cheaper than renting a studio or flat. You will not be asked to sign a long term contract or tenancy agreement. This could be an advantage if you think that you will not be staying as long as six months. The landlord will not live in the same building and for this reason you may feel a sense of greater personal freedom.
The disadvantages of renting a bedsit -
If the landlord wants you to leave he will not usually be obliged to give you more than one or two week's notice.
Since the landlord does not live in the building he may be less fussy about whom he chooses to rent bedsits to.
So here are some points to consider -
If you rent a bedsit there will probably be very few strict house rules and even if certain rules do exist, there will be nobody in the building to check that they are being obeyed. Therefore if you can tolerate untidyness and noise and you want the freedom of having your friends visit and even stay overnight, this could be the best option for you.
If you want peace and quiet and if safety and security are a priority, renting a bedsit is probably not the best option for you.
If you think that renting a bedsit would be the right choice for you,
If you think that renting a bedsit would be the wrong choice for you,
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