£200-ish a month is not enough to live on. That probably wouldn't even pay for rent, let alone food, electricity and water bills. If you're serious about moving out, you're gonna need a better job, most likely full-time, which will be impossible if you're still in education. Plus you'd need to put down a deposit on any place you rented which I think is like two months' worth of rent straight up & possibly a security deposit as well I think, so unless you have some kind of savings that you'd be willing to use, I don't know where you'd get that from.
Unless you've got some SERIOUS problems with living at home, I'd suggest staying there. Wait a couple years, save up some money, and wait until you can actually afford it.
Chances are, the urge to leave home will pass; I wanted to move out when I was 15 too, I had my heart set on moving out as soon as I turned sixteen - I'm eighteen next month and still quite happily living at home.
Last edited by SunsetNightmares; 23-04-2012 at 18:22.
Without wanting to sound patronising, as SunsetNightmares said it's probably just a phase. I was determined to move out as soon as I hit 16, and ended up staying (very happily) until I was nearly 19. Don't give up rent and bill free living and home cooked meals for no reason, the time will come sooner than you think anyway
Legally speaking, you can move out at 16 with parental consent. Although even if your parents refuse, the authorities would be unlikely to force you to return unless you were in real danger.
Last edited by xmarilynx; 23-04-2012 at 18:39.
Obviously you would need money. People who keep commenting that he only works part time are forgetting that at 15 he is probably still at school and can't work full time yet. I am sure he is well aware that he would need to get a full time job.
(Original post by Simply)
I'm 15 years old almost 16, I have a part time job earning £4.30 an hour for 12 hours a week (varies) and am considering moving out shortly after I turn 16 (which I believe you are allowed to). I feel the time is right and I wouldn't be running away or anything. Anyway, I was seeking some advice - has anyone had experience doing this, whats the best way to find a place to live (small 1 bedroom flat or something) and will there be any problems legally?
If things are ok at home at the moment then you should concentrate on getting a full time job first. Unless you will earn a higher hourly rate then at present - you will find it difficult to afford a 1 bed flat or even bedsit in most areas. Also, unless you look older than you are so that question wouldn't come up - people would be reluctant to rent a flat to you. You should consider looking for a room in a shared house/flat instead.
I can't see any legal problems. I moved out when I was 16 and didn't have any.
Last edited by Jake22; 24-04-2012 at 17:13.