paying 'board', what's a fair rate?
Take full rent off him including bills, then decide how much you need to keep him and stick the rest in an account and give it back to him when he moves out. That way he’ll learn how to manage cash in the real world and will have a fair whack put buy when he does decide to go it on his own.
My parents should have done that to me years ago instead of letting me fritter all my cash away on nothing. I wouldn’t have liked it at the time mind you but I’d have understood in the end up.Posted 4 years agoPGreenMember
And from the other side of this (He says feeling young…)
£125 a week is what I’m paying as a 23 year old on 20k. I’m in the Chilterns and 40 mins from London.
I’d say its fair in that, its high enough that I’m looking to move out but not unjustified because I’d get nothing similar for the money and I eat alot, also means when I move out that it won’t be a huge shock moving to a much greater amount of out goings.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
I have to try and research this for work – bloody ballsache….
Depends on the cooked meals and bills included, also room cleaning and laundry, minimum £50 per week, pretty much anywhere in the country.
I know the Academy of a football club in a poorer part of the Midlands pay £75 per week for a room for their apprentices, which includes at least one cooked meal a day and all bills and laundry.*
Another provider in the same area charges £105 a week for a room with a cooked breakfast and evening meal, all bills, laundry of bedlinen.
*Another Academy more local to me were paying a similar rate a couple of years ago – that was a very odd set up, 6 apprentices, first time away from home, all staying with a 30-something yummy mummy. Maybe it was just my dirty mind….Posted 4 years agoBenHouldsworthMember
I think £100 is cheap; you’d struggle to find a nice student house in Leeds for that plus you’re giving them all the extra conveniences.
I appreciate the argument that they need to be able to save for their own place but how do they think we afforded them holidays/play stations etc as teenagers, by sacrificing things, best they learn that’s how things come about sooner rather than later.Posted 4 years agoandyrmMember
£100 a week – and as has been said, secretly save some for him as a deposit for his first proper rental.
At 25 he should be being motivated (either self, financially or otherwise) to get his own place, so by hitting a decent figure not far from what he would pay in a house share, you help that thought process along.Posted 4 years ago
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