Choosing Between a Flat and A House

Choosing between a house or a flat is a tough decision and depends on personal preference, lifestyle, and costs.

Here are a few things to consider when picking between the two.

Space

Think about the space. People often believe houses offer more space, but this isn’t always true. A flat with high ceilings and multiple bedrooms can be great for a family.  

Just as a smaller house, would suit a single person or a couple.

Think about how much space you really need – this will help with viewings too as you can avoid flats that don’t have enough space or houses that are way too big.

If you’re an outdoors person, this could help you decide between the two.  

Some flats will only have a communal garden area, so if you’re a more private person a flat like this might not work for you.

Houses will generally always come with private outside space, meaning you can do what you want without having to share the space with neighbours.

Noise

Flats can sometimes be noisier than houses, especially if you have neighbours above, below, or on each side.  

If you spend a lot of time at home and like quiet evenings, a flat may not be the best option as noise from neighbours might annoy you.

Lifestyle/Plans  

What is your life like? Are you a working professional? Young couple or looking to downsize? Then a flat is probably ideal.

However, if you’d rather be in the countryside and enjoy a slower pace of life, a house further out might be a better fit.

Your future plans also play a big part in the flat versus house decision.

If you’re looking to downsize or retire, a flat in a quieter area would be a good option for you.

However, if you’re looking to start or grow your family, you have the potential with a house to easily create additional space if it’s needed.

Cost

Always have a budget, people have a common belief that flats are cheaper, but this solely depends on where you’re looking and how much you’re willing to pay. This is the exact same for a house – it’s all based on location and the features you want to be included.

Buying any property is a big decision and needs a great deal of thought, it’s always best to get as much advice as you can.

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