Renting a flat at 18!!!Watch
you need to look at all other costs such as gas electric wifi tv license water and sewage council tax food shopping transport costs ie bus or car expenses and thats all just necessary stuff, you'll need to factor in eating out or extra expenses too. 1600pm wont go very far living independently unless you are quite frugal and on a semi strict budget
You will probably be asked for a deposit of up to six weeks rent.
Moving costs for furniture and other items are also likely.
Check up the local area where you would like to rent to see what average rental prices are.
You can search the spareroom, gumtree and easyproperty websites for flats available to rent.
In addition to rent you will also have to pay: a television licence, electricity, gas, water bills, council tax unless both of you are full time students.
If you want sky tv, broadband or a landline telephone- that will cost you extra.
I earn about £600pcm and my boyfriend earns around £1000pcm, how much should we save before renting? The flats are around £350pcm but what else would we pay on top of that? And how would we go about getting a private rented flat? Help!!