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SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 13:25:03

Moving into a flatshare, two rooms on offer and up to me and flatmate to sort prices. One v big with balcony and nice room; one with en-suite bit equivalent floor space (so smaller bedroom area but still big). Flatmate wants to pay same price for en-suite and I don't really want en-suite so have agreed...

Is this fair?

SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 13:25:40

A bit of me feels like the extra en-suite facilities should be worth more?

Littlepeople12345 Mon 01-Aug-16 13:27:00

If one has a balcony and the other an en suite then I'd say it's fair to be equal

NickiFury Mon 01-Aug-16 13:27:08

In my opinion that's fair. You've got the bigger room and balcony. That's the one I would prefer too.

lastqueenofscotland Mon 01-Aug-16 13:28:16

Presumably if she has an ensuite you'll have a bathroom to yourself somewhere else in the flat, if anything you've got a better deal.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 01-Aug-16 13:29:38

Seems fair. They both have their attractions. I think I'd prefer the larger room and balcony.

NapQueen Mon 01-Aug-16 13:30:33

It's fair.

Masketti Mon 01-Aug-16 13:31:05

Without balcony I'd say en suite pays more but with balcony vs en suite I'd say equal.

Thisisnotausername Mon 01-Aug-16 13:31:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NapQueen Mon 01-Aug-16 13:32:01

If it's a 2bed and one has an ensuite then really you both have private bathrooms. It just so happens that hers is attached to her bedroom and yours isn't.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 01-Aug-16 13:34:28

If it's a 2bed and one has an ensuite then really you both have private bathrooms. It just so happens that hers is attached to her bedroom and yours isn't

If it is a 2 bedroom flat you've got the better deal. The only difference is visitors will use your bathroom but beyond that you've got the larger room and a balcony.

SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 13:36:37

No no it's a 4 bed, so three bedrooms sharing a bathroom that is the same size as en-suite. Balcony is Juliette balcony so just railings and no "step-out" outside access.

ExitPursuedByABear Mon 01-Aug-16 13:53:57

En suite should pay more in that case.

Juliet balconies are pointless.

LurkingHusband Mon 01-Aug-16 13:56:22

Juliet balconies are a great way to an a zero to the price without adding anything of value pointless.

APlaceOnTheCouch Mon 01-Aug-16 13:57:35

It seems fair. You didn't want the en-suite which implies you don't see it as an advantage except when it comes to calculating rent. You have a nice, big room with a balcony. They have a smaller room because their floor space includes an en-suite.
Whatever way I look at it, it seems fair. However if you don't think it's fair then regardless of what people say on the internet, you are going to feel disadvantaged and that is not a good way to start a flatshare.

SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 14:06:22

I feel like it's fair if it's equal square footage but others have been telling me it's not as flatmate will have own private, separate bathroom. They also have the only bath in the house. Argh I don't know!!

Mummaaaaaah Mon 01-Aug-16 14:11:21

en suite should pay more if 3 others are sharing the other bathroom! All wanting showers at same time in the morning. hairs and pubes stuck in the shower drain.... stinky poo, etc etc. I'd so want the en suite and would be happy to pay more for it.

arethereanyleftatall Mon 01-Aug-16 14:16:10

Make sure if one of you has two spoons of sugar in your tea, and the other has one, that the cost is split accordingly.

I couldn't get worked up about this.

QuiteLikely5 Mon 01-Aug-16 14:18:09

You've got the bigger room - so it's fair imo

SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 14:41:08

That's a bit unfair arethereanyleft confused I'm not a mean or stingy person at all - if i was surely I would have insisted flatmate paid the higher price?! There's nothing I can do now anyway and I'm not one to cause a fuss about money - just wondering what you would all do. As you can see there has been a difference of opinions!

Crunchymum Mon 01-Aug-16 14:46:09

Why has it been left up to you and your mate to decide? Surely the cost i's x per week for room a and y per week for room b?

SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 14:50:22

It's a house of four and we are taking it as a four. Have agreed on cost of other two but it has been left to is to agree cost of these two.

ImperialBlether Mon 01-Aug-16 14:53:56

I think the person with the en suite should pay more than the rest of you who have to share a bathroom.

SunkenDrunky Mon 01-Aug-16 14:56:56

I kind of think that too - but I don't know how to approach it. I guess as we have agreed I can't fight it?

BocaDeTrucha Mon 01-Aug-16 14:57:55

Ensuite should pay more, especially as you still have to share the other bathroom with 2 others and I agree, juliet balconies are basically just a big window.

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