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    I'm 20 i need to move out
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    Have you looked at house shares? Or are you at uni?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Have you looked at house shares? Or are you at uni?
    No and are house shares expensive
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    No and are house shares expensive
    No. They're cheaper than living on your own.
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    No. They're cheaper than living on your own.
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    Well first of all i'd set a monthly budget to see what you can and can't afford. It's useless finding a really nice flat only to find it's going to cost you your entire months wages and more..

    As tiger rag says look into house shares. They're alot cheaper than living on your own, usually because everything is split. For example you might find a flat for £800 a month but then you have to pay bills/council tax, ect on top of that. So you'd be looking at around £1000ish (this obviously varies depending on where you live) then you have to add food/transport/general living costs on top of that. With a house share you can live in the same area for say £500 a month and you usually split the bills between tenants so you end up paying alot less. Some house shares might even do communal food (you all put money into a pot and use it to buy milk, bread, washing up liquid, ect)

    You're also going to need a guarantor. This is someone who will step up to pay the rent if you can't.

    In terms of actually looking Rightmove and Zoopla will be your best bet, just set your requirements (Area, price, max bedrooms ect) and start searching. After you've found somewhere contact the estate agent and set up viewings. Make sure you go with a list of questions "Why did the last tenant leave?" "What's the local area like" "Is there any restrictions on the flat?" (Eg pets, visitors, ect). Moving out is a costly process as you'll be subject to credit checks and you'll also need a sum of money up front (This can vary massively but the ones i've come across have been 1-2 months rent and a deposit)
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    Well first of all i'd set a monthly budget to see what you can and can't afford. It's useless finding a really nice flat only to find it's going to cost you your entire months wages and more..

    As tiger rag says look into house shares. They're alot cheaper than living on your own, usually because everything is split. For example you might find a flat for £800 a month but then you have to pay bills/council tax, ect on top of that. So you'd be looking at around £1000ish (this obviously varies depending on where you live) then you have to add food/transport/general living costs on top of that. With a house share you can live in the same area for say £500 a month and you usually split the bills between tenants so you end up paying alot less. Some house shares might even do communal food (you all put money into a pot and use it to buy milk, bread, washing up liquid, ect)

    You're also going to need a guarantor. This is someone who will step up to pay the rent if you can't.

    In terms of actually looking Rightmove and Zoopla will be your best bet, just set your requirements (Area, price, max bedrooms ect) and start searching. After you've found somewhere contact the estate agent and set up viewings. Make sure you go with a list of questions "Why did the last tenant leave?" "What's the local area like" "Is there any restrictions on the flat?" (Eg pets, visitors, ect). Moving out is a costly process as you'll be subject to credit checks and you'll also need a sum of money up front (This can vary massively but the ones i've come across have been 1-2 months rent and a deposit)
    Thanks your right I need to save money flat share is ok but me and the flatfmate need to get on no arguments and that that I want to move out to Epsom or Watford or somewhere remote and cheap
 
 
 
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