How to run away/move out at 17?

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Anyone ever done this?
Would you suggest finding a flatshare, becoming a live in nanny, or going to the council asking for a flat? I have some savings but they're not amazing and London rents are ridiculous. Any advice at all?
(If the advice is 'reconsider', I have. So any useful advice would be great.)
Friends are generally upper-middle class whose parents would freak and call child services. No other family in London.
I also know it's legal for me to leave. I'm also in full time education, if that's relevant.
Like any advice from anyone who has done this or heard of someone who's done this would be amazing. Or if you just wanna throw something out there, would appreciate it. (Unless it's like. Stupid.)
Thank you!
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You can rent a room. Not sure about London but in North West its like £350-£450 a month all bills included. I'm 21 and lived on my own a year. Why do you want to leave your home?
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(Original post by lksjdfhudioi)
You can rent a room. Not sure about London but in North West its like £350-£450 a month all bills included. I'm 21 and lived on my own a year. Why do you want to leave your home?
Would love to, but it's illegal for under 18s to sign a tenancy agreement. Unless I can get away with a particularly generous landlord?
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Would love to, but it's illegal for under 18s to sign a tenancy agreement. Unless I can get away with a particularly generous landlord?
Yes, you need either a generous Landlord or you need a fake ID, fake pay slips or something. I am personally a Landlord and I check ID cards and payslips of my tenants. You need to ask why you want to move out? If it is something like domestic violence you need to phone the Police. If its just an argument with Mum or Dad can you just take a step back. Cool of with a friend a couple of days and then go back to your parents to work it out. Feel free to DM if you don't wanna say the reason on here btw.
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Why do you want to leave your home and your family? I'm also 17 and leaving my family would be really hard for me, because I love them. Do you have any problem about them, do they behave badly? If so, I think you should try to fix that problems before leaving your home and family. Also If there's not a big reason, I think you shouldn't do this.
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(Original post by erenusar)
Why do you want to leave your home and your family? I'm also 17 and leaving my family would be really hard for me, because I love them. Do you have any problem about them, do they behave badly? If so, I think you should try to fix that problems before leaving your home and family. Also If there's not a big reason, I think you shouldn't do this.
Thank you for your advice. I love the naivety of advising someone to try to 'fix it'. I don't mean to sound condescending - I really do appreciate that and it makes me happy to know that there are families out there that have raised children who believe that family problems can disappear if someone puts enough effort and time into them. Thank you for taking the time to respond - but fixing things is just not an option here.
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Find a job and save, when you think you have enough to rent an apartment and live on your own, go
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Unless you're being abused it's best to wait until you're 18 and are financially stable.
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Anonymous #2
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I get what it’s like to want to move out at 17. Even I want to move out at 17 but there’s a lot of factors that go into it. Do you have a job to be able to pay the bills, where would you even be able to stay, would you apply to be emancipated
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Just wait one more year
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I escaped from my parents at 18, will never go back and wish it had be possible for me to leave earlier.

Maximise your chances of accessing secure convenient accommodation that you can afford by making as many friends as you can, building up useful contacts, collecting references and quietly save up as much money as possible while ensuring that your family have no way of helping themselves to your savings.
Friends with a spare room/sofa, jobs that come with free live-in accommodation, opportunities to be a property guardian.
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Anonymous #4
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Y do you want to leave your family?!!
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Find a job, save and if you're now financially stable to live on your own, you can now move out
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