How to run away/move out at 17?Watch
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.)
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?
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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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.