So I am taking a 6-month lease on a house, and hope to really just be there for six months. I will need to set up utilities, broadband etc (can't decide on TV yet). It seems that most places have a 12-month contract with a penalty clause for leaving early, plus I remember being billed for a full year up front by water companies etc.
Has anyone negotiated 6-month contracts with companies? I'm also worried that I'm just going to get a really raw deal because of the time-span. Grateful for any ideas!