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One of the hardest things about having your own place is managing your money and paying your bills. It can be very expensive when you have your own place and this can lead to problems as some young people underestimate the costs involved.


Some of the questions you need to ask yourself are:

  1. Do you know how much money it will cost to live alone?
  2. Do you have enough money to afford a place?
  3. Will you be able to budget your money properly?
  4. Will you be happy staying in when friends are going nights out?


The answer to some of these questions will depend on the money you get in either wages or benefits, however if you are on a low income things could be very hard.


For a look at how difficult things can be, click on the typical budget link at the bottom right hand side of this page to see how much you would earn on the minimum wage if you are under 18 and see how you would stick to your weekly budget.



Do you know what rights you have when you are a tenant?

Do you know the responsibilities that you may have when you have your own place?


Click on the link for a list of some of the RESPONSIBILITIES and RIGHTS you should have when renting a property.

However, if you are unsure about anything, contact us and speak to an advocate.




Click here for our Handy Money Tips leaflet.





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