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    I'm thinking about moving out to live by myself. I want to get a council house and live by myself there. I'm 19 years old and I think it's possible. I have health issues as well so I feel that this can help me with paying the rent and costs of the actual house and bills. I currently am in receipt of benefits like ESA and PIP which also entitles me to council tax and housing benefit. I'm not working at the moment but will return to work in Jan 2018. How much will it cost to move, what bills will I have to pay on a monthly basis? Is it worth having my own place at all seeing as I'm wanting to go to University in September 2018? Either Greenwich or KCL (both London Universities that are expensive).
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    (Original post by gratedchedda)
    I'm thinking about moving out to live by myself. I want to get a council house and live by myself there. I'm 19 years old and I think it's possible. I have health issues as well so I feel that this can help me with paying the rent and costs of the actual house and bills. I currently am in receipt of benefits like ESA and PIP which also entitles me to council tax and housing benefit. I'm not working at the moment but will return to work in Jan 2018. How much will it cost to move, what bills will I have to pay on a monthly basis? Is it worth having my own place at all seeing as I'm wanting to go to University in September 2018? Either Greenwich or KCL (both London Universities that are expensive).
    With housing waiting lists I think it's better to hang in there until you go to university as it's unlikely you d be very far up the list without being homeless or having children.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    With housing waiting lists I think it's better to hang in there until you go to university as it's unlikely you d be very far up the list without being homeless or having children.
    I also feel that, I won't have as high priority as others I don't think.
    Uni though is so expensive to live in London though unless I commute from home but I feel like I'm losing out on the university experience if I do commute. Plus I won't get as much money if I go to a London uni but live at home. It's all a bit stressful tbh 😭
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    (Original post by gratedchedda)
    I also feel that, I won't have as high priority as others I don't think.
    Uni though is so expensive to live in London though unless I commute from home but I feel like I'm losing out on the university experience if I do commute. Plus I won't get as much money if I go to a London uni but live at home. It's all a bit stressful tbh 😭
    You can still get PIP at university so you ll be better off than most students and there's always overdrafts and grants so you ll find a way.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You can still get PIP at university so you ll be better off than most students and there's always overdrafts and grants so you ll find a way.
    Wow I never knew that, thank you for telling me. Thanks for your help Claire
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    You say that you want to get a council house. Are you even on a housing waiting list yet? I doubt you will be offered a house if you are on your own. The most they will offer you is a one bedroom flat. I was on the council waiting list in Stockport outside Manchester for a one bedroom flat for seven years.
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    Your not entitled to any housing or housing benefit if your a University student as you receive maintenance loans and grants
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    you won;t have no time for no monkey business, you know !
 
 
 
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