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How much gas and electric for a family of 5/6?

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NoNamesLeft86 Mon 18-Sep-17 21:51:13

I was wondering roughly what people are paying? Wondering what to expect to be paying once we move (and I become responsible for the bills for the first time in years) - For 4 kids, washing machine on min once a day, often twice. Dishwasher on once a day. Probably 4 baths or showers per day between us.

Heating a 4 bedroom house at around 20 degrees.

Any ideas? I litrally have no idea and I am trying to work out what to budget!

happy2bhomely Mon 18-Sep-17 21:59:31

Family of 7 here in a 3 bed house. We are home all day. We pay £98 a month for both.

NoNamesLeft86 Mon 18-Sep-17 22:03:23

Thank you x

owthathurts Mon 18-Sep-17 22:07:51

Make sure you shop around for your energy, I found a really good deal for me - family of 4 adults, 3 bed house, washing machine on about about 9 times a week, dishwasher on daily, heating on in evenings and occasionally weekend daytime during winter. I found Sainsbury energy was the best for me, £30 a month plus a £100 voucher to spend in store. So far so good - this is for fixed term.

PolarBearGoingSomewhere Tue 19-Sep-17 14:09:39

NoNamesLeft how exciting, hope the forthcoming move goes very well.

Ours is around £85 dual fuel via Direct Debit. We have a 1930s house, detached, 4 beds but only 1100 sqft. We have solar panels. I am a SaHM and the CH is on whenever we need it. I switch to the cheapest tariff every year using the MSE energy club. Remember your initial few bills will not give an accurate picture as it will be more expensive over the winter and you've not built up a credit yet.

ow £30 sounds shockingly cheap for gas and electricity! Ours has always been at least £65 even in a small modern house with just 2 of us!

tongueincheek Tue 19-Sep-17 14:12:15

We pay £55 for a family of four.

mmzz Tue 19-Sep-17 14:16:44

£76 pcm - 2 adults, 2 teenage boys. lots of laundry and showers

NoNamesLeft86 Tue 19-Sep-17 17:45:37

Thanks everybody. Not got the house yet, just working out what I can afford so I know what my rental budget is. I have added £100 a month for the gas and electric to the list of outgoings.

Have also budgeted for water bill, council tax, broadband. Is there anything else I have forgotten about? Wont be getting sky or anything like that (unless we ene up with a tv package included in a broadband deal or something)

NoNamesLeft86 Tue 19-Sep-17 17:45:40

Thanks everybody. Not got the house yet, just working out what I can afford so I know what my rental budget is. I have added £100 a month for the gas and electric to the list of outgoings.

Have also budgeted for water bill, council tax, broadband. Is there anything else I have forgotten about? Wont be getting sky or anything like that (unless we ene up with a tv package included in a broadband deal or something)

mmzz Tue 19-Sep-17 17:59:40

insurance
tv licence
parking permit
cleaning stuff, gardening stuff
various things to make the house work you - shelving, lamps, curtains etc
agency fees (including inventory) - move in and move out

NoNamesLeft86 Tue 19-Sep-17 19:08:58

Thanks I had forgotten about tv licence.
Do people usually get insurance on a rented house? We dont really have much valuable.

wellyclad Tue 19-Sep-17 21:21:54

Life insurance is another to add to the list

mmzz Wed 20-Sep-17 10:19:31

contents insurance. I don't know where the landlord;s responsibility ends and yours begins. eg if a burglar breaks a window or damages the door, who is repsonsible. (I've got a feeling it might be yours - ditto if you get a mice infestation that wasn't there when you took on the tenancy).

the way to answer this is to ask to see a specimen contract.

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