‘I spent £36k upfront on 12 months rent – people say I’m stupid for not buying’

‘I spent £36k upfront on 12 months rent – people say I’m stupid for not buying’

When you ask most young people why they choose to rent instead of buying, the majority say it’s because been unable to save up the huge sums of money required for a deposit – especially while paying for rent.

So, you can understand why so many people have been left baffled over one woman, who used a lump sum of £36,000 to pay for just 12 months rent upfront.

TikTok user Britt (@2.britt) took to the app to reveal it had been a “learning curve” when she paid for a year’s rent on a house in Alderley Edge in Cheshire, which is one of the most expensive places to live in the country.

Britt spent £36,000 upfront on 12 months’ rent
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@2.BRITT/TIKTOK)

Many questioned why she didn’t opt to buy
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@2.BRITT/TIKTOK)

“Where were you staying please??? The Shard?? For £3k a month???” one TikTok user questioned, while another added: “What kind of a place was £3k a month rent?!!”

In fact, the 20-year-old didn’t even end up staying in the home, as she found the area “too Tory” but confirmed she did get her money back for the months she was not living in the property.

“I was renting in Alderley Edge in Cheshire and I moved like, somewhere else, because it was too Tory for me, but we got the money back for the months that we didn’t live there,” she explained in a follow up clip, adding: “So, it’s all good but still, like, who does that? Me.”

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While it sounds like it all worked out in the end for Britt, many TikTokers were quick to question why she hadn’t opted to put a deposit down on a house instead.

“But why did you not just put a deposit down on a house?” one questioned, to which Britt responded: “I couldn’t get a mortgage because I was 19 and had no paid tax years yet. Should’ve just invested it.”

“No… Did no one in your life at the time tell you that’s not normal?” another added. She replied: “Yes, I was just stubborn.”

Elsewhere in the comments, people questioned how she managed to get her hands on £36,000 at the age of 19, and she explained it was earned via OnlyFans. Fair play, if you’re earning that kind of money as a teen it’s nobody’s business how you spend it.

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