- How much do you charge your offspring rent ?
good luck with that, I’m constantly asking both of em for some upkeep without success. bleeding me dry. the eldest came up with the excuse that she wasn’t working, had to go to school and … get this she’s only 7!!!! bloody cheek. don’t worry though I’ve got all on a spreadsheet so when her ctf pays out it’s all mine. oh and I paid £30 pw when I was at home and working 20 odd years ago.Posted 4 years ago
****from a son**** Currently 21 *****
I never got my driving paid for, and after 16 if i needed things i paid for most of them. I covered my own phone bill from 16 also.
my 1st full time job i paid 200/250 pound a month in rent.
I currently pay 20% of my wage and try to buy my own food where possible.
I dont have a car and bring in less than job seekers.
Come february i join the military and will stay pay my parents some money because they spent so much on me!Posted 4 years agokevjMember
Depends really. Are you still providing food, washing, cleaning and a home? What percentage of your income covers these items?
I’m not trying to be harsh, but my mum was too soft with me and it took a while for me (after I left) to comprehend the cost of living against what I earned.
Tough love, but good parenting.Posted 4 years agoDT78Member
Friend at work charges around 250 a month of his sons takehome. Serious amount of grief and moaning, however what he is doing (and not telling his son) is actually putting the money to oneside for him to be a deposit for a house in the near future. So, he is teaching his son to pay for bills and eventually will hand him back the money to help him.
I think this is brilliant and plan to do it for my kidsPosted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Never paid rent at my parents
How ever it was an agreement made that i would not move out to go to uni so i would not pay rent till i finished uni.
Finished uni, 6 months cycling round nz and aus ( paid for our our own pockets) Moved out with the blonde asap. Got a real job fast forward 2 years- bought our own gaff and 2 years later we are still renovating.
How ever i have always worked from age 13 paper round/bike shop and the family business’s (grass cutting and building contractors) money generally got spent on bikes/ keeping the car on the road or racing bikes and they never minded because i wasnt out getting smashed like most kids my age.
If i had been out getting smashed all the time and pissing my money up the wall skipping uni or being a bum im sure they would have come down on me like a ton of bricks.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
Well, as a fully grown up person with grey bits in his beard I get to keep circa £300 a month once household bills, pensions etc grab their share. The house does pay for the car though. If food,lodging,council tax, household bills etc are costing £15pw he’ll have more disposable income than most folk earning 3 times the wage I’d imagine.Posted 4 years agodavidtaylforthMember
Depends on your income aswell I suppose. I was still working on a bar and living with my mum after I finished uni 7 years ago. I pad her £50 per week, but she doesn’t earn a great deal of money so I thought it was fair enough.
If you earn loads, then I guess you don’t need to take to much money off him. Guess it’ll be easier for him to save and then get a spot of his own. Up to you really!Posted 4 years agob rMember
It really depends on whether you need it. If so, then charge him enough to cover what is needed – but not enough that he’ll just move out and pay it to someone else.
If you don’t need it, then same rules apply except you put it in a safe place so if he ever does need it, you can give him it back.
For the record, I paid the same as my brother – £20pw. This was nearly 30 years ago and I was taking home £100pw whereas he was signing on and getting £25pw. Mum’s reasoning was that you shouldn’t be discouraged from earning; and they didn’t need the money.
Got far more back over time than I ever paid.Posted 4 years agoThurman MermanMember
GF charges her 16yo son £200 per month which seems very reasonable for all rent, food, bills, laundry etc.
As soon as he left school she lost out on family credit so his rent-money comes in very handy.
[Edit] Her eldest lives with the father and he charges the same. Both sons are doing engineering apprenticeships so neither are earning a great deal yet.Posted 4 years agodandax1990Member
I pay £50 a week and half of the TV/Internet which is £30 every month.
Buy my own food for work dinners and put £150 a week into the safe for savings.
After work take out my pension etc I have about £100 a week to myself unless I work overtime.
£15 a week is a joke, even if you’re ‘well off’ and don’t need the cash to help pay for the house etc, you should take a decent amount and keep it as savings for them, help them get prepared for the real world of scrimping and saving.Posted 4 years agoLionheartMember
Have two mates that both charge their sons £50 a week, both are working, getting around £12-14k. Sounds about right to me.Posted 4 years ago
I pay for James apprenticeship, his board, his clothes, racing etc… But he does work to keep his car and bike on the road. Daughter works unpaid volunteer work and does too many hours to claim anything else so gets an allowance from us. What’s this world coming to, I left home after school, had a job etc etc …
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