There’s just no other UK city where you’ll find such enormous variety in one place. With all tastes and interests accommodated for With excellent transport links and job opportunities, London has a lot to offer its residents. But, with a higher cost of living than the rest of the UK, how can Londoners better manage their finances?

All bills included apartments in London are fast becoming popular. They allow less stress around monthly bills and a convenient way to manage your home. By bundling your rent and bills together in one easy payment, you get peace of mind to do the things you love.

Not sure if an ‘all bills included’ apartment is right for you? Read on to find out all of the benefits involved.


Most of Your Monthly Costs in One Easy Payment

With all bills included apartments in London, your rent and regular household bills are in one easy payment. This means no bill gets left behind. When budgeting, you’ll only have to account for that one lump sum, leaving you free to plan for the more fun stuff. 

When you rent one of Essential Living’s London apartments, you’ll get the luxury of one payment a month. This includes the following bills: 

  • Rent
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Heating
  • WiFi (high-speed broadband, of course)

There will always be some bills that can’t be covered however. Things like content insurance and council tax will need to be covered separately. Even so, having the essentials taken care of every month takes a huge weight off monthly budgeting. 

The advantages of all bills included apartments

There’s nothing worse than getting an overdue notice through the post. Or, getting a penalty notice for late payment bumping the bill up even further. With all included bills, you don’t have to worry. 

As long as you pay your lump-sum monthly payment, your main bills are taken care of. 

Essential Living residents also get to enjoy the community amenities included in their rent. Things like maintenance and concierge are included in all our London developments. If a light needs changing or a leak needs fixing, it will be taken care of in no time at all.   

All bills included apartments in London take the stress out of renting. It leaves you to enjoy living in the city and making the most out of London life. 

Just One or Two Things for You to Arrange

Like we mentioned above, things like council tax and content insurance are not usually included. We recommend all of our residents to sort both of these out as soon as they can when moving in. 

Some other costs you’ll want to consider are: 

  • Streaming services like Netflix, Amazon or Disney+
  • Your TV licence 
  • Phone contracts 
  • Furniture - Essential Living apartments are fully furnished, so this would only be additional furniture & decor costs.

Before you move into your new rental apartment, make sure to cover these costs in your budget. It’s always best to get them sorted out sooner or later to make the move less stressful. 

Is all bills included right for you?

We may be biased, but an ‘all bills included’ approach to renting is by far the easiest. However, this isn’t to say it is right for everyone. 

If you are eager to streamline your monthly household bills, then it’s an ideal option. If you like to have more control over your usage and regular bills, it may not be right. 

When looking for rentals, low cost rentals look appealing on the surface. But, what is the real cost once you add up all the extras? Even though rentals that don’t include all bills may appear more affordable, they can sometimes be the opposite. 

When considering the real cost of your rental home, make sure to add the following ontop of the rental price: 

  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Heating
  • Council Tax
  • WiFi
  • Landline 
  • Maintenance 

Find all bills included apartments in London

You can search for rentals in London using tools like Rightmove or Zoopla. All rentals should state whether all bills are included and if so, what is covered. To make it easier though, why not head to our development pages to see our ‘all bills included’ apartments? 

We are situated in some of the most desirable locations in London. With easy access to regular and reliable transport links, we offer convenience and comfort at every turn. 

Josh Sebastian


Josh is an experienced London resident and stellar local guide. With his finger on the pulse of things to do in London, he's constantly sharing lesser-known tips and recommendations with readers.