A furnished flat is a term that is generally employed in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The equivalent of a furnished flat in the United States' real estate market is a furnished apartment. There are several notable advantages when referring to a furnished rental as opposed to one that is offered with no amenities.
One of the benefits associated with this type of property is that should one decide to vacate the premises in the future, there will be no additional moving costs. All the furniture will remain as it was when first rented. This can be of great value from a logistical point of view or for those who are moving a considerable distance away.
Although the overall price of a furnished rental is often times slightly higher than an unfurnished alternative, this factor is often offset by the amount of money it may require to purchase an entirely new set of furnishings. This is particularly the case should one find a flat that already has domestic appliances such as a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a washing machine.
However, one drawback that should be remembered is that the style and fashion of the furniture may not always be to one's specific tastes or accommodate a family's needs. Additionally, it should always be determined as to whether the renter is responsible for any items should they become damaged in the future. This is a good question to ask if the flat that is offered contains considerably older furnishings.