The Right Place to Live: living in flats
If you don’t need a lot of space, perhaps you live alone or are part of a couple, you might like to consider a flat if you’re looking for a new place to live.
When renting, the rates for flats are usually lower than a house and even if you do decide to buy, mortgages are usually lower too and there are many advantages to living in a flat.
Flats offer more options than houses when it comes to lifestyle and location, whether you prefer a small studio flat in the middle of the city or a huge converted thread mill on the outskirts. Flats also tend to be more security conscious than houses and a lot of modern buildings come complete with amenities such as gyms, spas and even swimming pools – those might be hard to afford if you’re living in a house!
For travellers, you can leave the country for a long time knowing that your place will be much more secure than it might be if you lived in a house, and utility, renovation and upkeep costs are usually shared among all residents which will save a few pounds in the long run. And believe it or not, a flat can feel more spacious than a house! When you think that stairwells, halls and landings all have to be squeezed in to the average house, a flat will have those outside the main living area, making the flat feel a little more roomy.
However, bear in mind that you will be living in very close proximity to your neighbours, which is not necessarily a good thing. It’s best to do your research and find out if this kind of living is for you, and here is where sites such as findaproperty.com/ can help. With their beginner’s guides and information, you will be able to make an informed choice before signing that dotted line