Me and the OH are thinking of moving. When we were out walking the dogs today we went past my cousin's flat (it's a house that got split into a flat). My cousin lives on the top with his fiancée and their dog and no-one is in the bottom flat. I haven't been able to get hold of my cousin yet but I'd like to hear your thoughts. Pros; - Would probably be less rent to pay - Probably wouldn't need a bond as the council were doing up the place - Much bigger garden for the dogs - Closer to the beach (even though currently I only have to walk 2 minutes, from the flat I would be able to see the beach) Cons; - I have always said that I would hate to live in a flat. I would be able to hear the people next to me - If I do happen to fall pregnant we would have to move as I think it's only a one bedroom flat - The garden is big but the indoors will be smaller. Sky + small space = not good - It may not be private so in that case I might have to go on the council waiting list - It's opposite a pub. There is a pub at the end of my street but this pub will be straight across from the flat. - Right next to a busy road. I'm worried one of the dogs would accidentally get out one day.