One of the challenges that students face, whether local or international, is managing their budget with the facilities offered in any PBSA - purpose-built student accommodation. So, what’s a utility bill meaning? What are considered utility bills? And is internet a utility bill?
When booking a student en-suite room or a self-contained studio at any PBSA, asking about student utilities is essential. Most of Casita’s student buildings in the UK, Ireland and Australia offer student rooms with all-inclusive utility bills.
Services such as water, gas, electricity bills, internet and council tax are all utility bills’ examples. Laundry, parking and buildings' services are not considered part of the bills, so they're most probably available for extra charges.
Student accommodation Wi-Fi has become a necessity that all students look for when booking their student room. Since we’re in a fast-paced era, all student accommodation in the UK and Australia come with broadband and Wi-Fi. All you have to do is to make sure that it is included in your rent. Some student accommodation give limited packages and sells extra packages for an extra charge. Make sure to ask about this detail.
Also, ask about the contents insurance that the student accommodation is offering. Simply, it means that any damage that happens to any of your rooms’ facilities, the property covers for it as long as you are not responsible for this damage. Relate this to your deposit fee and ask about both at the same time.
To sum it up, choosing a student accommodation with all-inclusive bills and utilities will make you not worry about extra weekly bills and not think about the ‘how to split bills with roommates’ issue.
If you have any questions, please contact our Accommodation Experts on [email protected] and they will walk you through the whole booking process 100% free-of-charge.