Unfurnished properties 20% cheaper to rent
A recent article suggested renters should choose unfurnished properties and spend £1500 on furniture of their own.
The reason being that unfurnished properties were around 20% cheaper and the initial outlay could be recouped in around 13-15 months.
Most landlords prefer to rent properties unfurnished in any case. Of course depending on your circumstances a furnished ready to go property may suit your needs better at that moment in time.
Something did occur to myself immediately. When it is time to move you now have added costs. You will have to pay to move your furniture to a new home or storage (which another cost) maybe you will even pay to have it recycled.