Other housing costs

This section looks at other costs involved when you live in rented accommodation or in your own home, including household bills, maintenance, insurance and living expenses. Unfortunately your rent or mortgage is only the start of it!

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List of average monthly household bills

On top of your mortgage or rent you will need to pay utility bills, council tax and other household bills. This page lists the average household's monthly bills and explains them.

Insuring your home and belongings

This page looks at insuring your home and belongings to protect your home and cover you in case anything goes wrong.

Scottish water charges

This page looks at water charges and how you may be able to save money on water by getting a meter installed. You'll also get tips on saving water in your home.

Last updated: 20 June 2017

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