Will the rent differ if 4 of us are wanting to live in a 3 bedroom house?

My boyfriend and I are looking at sharing a house with 2 friends, we are looking at 3 bedroom houses, but are getting a bit confused with some prices. If a 3 bedroom house is £1000 pcm, can that be split equally between the 4 of us? Or will landlords or letting agents want more money?

Asked on Dec 11 2012, Renting in Bath | Report content

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  • The rent is for the house so it shouldn't. Just ask the question to the agent.

    Answered on Dec 13 2012, Report content
  • Hi kathproctor, as mentioned above, it should be the case that you can split this rental cost between four of you evenly if the room is being advertised at a cost of £1,000 pcm. With some types of houses, predominantly but not limited to students, for example, landlords will rent out the house with a cost per room, but these are often on shorter leases and allow tenants to leave without all residents moving out of the home. If there are four of you renting together though, then it is more likely it will be an overall price for the entire house, and the figure of £1,000 pcm should be the total that you pay, with the split in what each person pays coming down to you as collective tenants. Thanks, Scott

    Answered on Dec 17 2012, Report content
  • It should not make any difference to the rental mount. You might be asked to pay slightly higher agency fees as the letting agent will need to do some more referencing but the monthly rent should not change

    Answered on Jan 4 2013, Report content
  • Hi, Rent is based on the property itself and therefore if it is a 3 bedroom property for 1000 per calender month this would be the rental for all 3 bedrooms and therefore this could be split between 3 tenants. Please note that there may be an additional fee to pay per person for referencing and credit checks. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 25 2013, Report content

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