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Help with getting a flat and what the council will pay...

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So my 17 year old mate is looking to get a flat on his own to rent because his mum is going to live away and he doesn't want to go...he doesnt go to college or any other form of education and doesn't … Read More
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
So my 17 year old mate is looking to get a flat on his own to rent because his mum is going to live away and he doesn't want to go...he doesnt go to college or any other form of education and doesn't have a job...will the council pay for his rent? Or will they help?
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
They shouldn't do, he should go with his mum if he cant afford to stand on his own two feet.
#2
pinkleponkle
They shouldn't do, he should go with his mum if he cant afford to stand on his own two feet.


+1
#3
Of course they will. It's what the rest of us pay taxes for. Isn't it?

Did you see that family on telly last night, £29.5k pa (benefits), not worked for 7 years. Nice.
#4
So what's keeping him then? No job, no college? If he can't afford it then why should the taxpayer have to pay?
#5
why should they pay for him to live in a flat/house for free tell him to get a job
#6
Housing Benefit - http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/On_a_low_income/DG_10018926 - Or phone the council and ask!

Although i do follow what other people have said. If he doesnt go college or work or anything, what's he going to live off? How is he going to pay bills (gas, electric, water, etc.).
#7
Penny Saver
Of course they will. It's what the rest of us pay taxes for. Isn't it?

Did you see that family on telly last night, £29.5k pa (benefits), not worked for 7 years. Nice.


i saw it did you see the kids up at after 12 running around it was horrible feel sorry for the kids
#8
and yes they will pay his rent probs 90% if hes a dole waller
#9
he needs to have a appointment with your local council, they will help but if its like my area there is a very very long waiting list, my OH cousiin was on the waiting list for 7 years
suspended#10
If i was the council, i would definitely give him a house.
One of these nice detached houses


















































http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/juice/assets_c/2008/12/box-house-thumb-400x300.jpg
banned#11
he isnt going to get a council flat, and i doubt very much he will get a private one with not having a job
#12
mostwanteddirect
i saw it did you see the kids up at after 12 running around it was horrible feel sorry for the kids


Don't feel sorry for them... bet they have lovely holidays. I would on that sort of money... What I don't understand is how the kids still turn out like that. If me AND my OH were both at home all day every day, and had all that money too, our kids would be very well turned out indeed. As it is, we get by quite well on a single income (because I choose not to work - to bring the children up) and our children are the adorable little angels they should be. Obviously they are devils too, but they do what they are told... most of the time!
#13
sassie
he isnt going to get a council flat, and i doubt very much he will get a private one with not having a job


Plus wouldnt he need to be 18 for the contract :thinking:
#14
really what your saying OP is this lad aged 17 doesnt work, doesnt go to college, so can we all give you advice on how he can get free housing - rent paid

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH



is this person you by any chance
#15
in b4 benefit bashing begins :roll:
#16
ilovepink
in b4 benefit bashing begins :roll:


Far too late.
banned#17
ilovepink
in b4 benefit bashing begins :roll:


you a bit late sweetie
#18
thought I'd wandered onto the daily mail website for a minute there
#19
ilovepink
in b4 benefit bashing begins :roll:


I think whats gonna make people annoyed here - is here is a young guy who by the sounds of it just wants to do NOTHING - not working and not interested in going to college. He is just a kid but also an adult if you know what I mean, yet he is already looking into ways to get free rent. Can you imagine your daughter at 17 asking you to find out info like this for her!!!!! You would go mental!!
#20
ryouga
Far too late.


sassie
you a bit late sweetie


:oops:


i know its a bit easy guys but you dont know the situation here, to eager to get the knives out
#21
ilovepink
:oops:


i know its a bit easy guys but you dont know the situation here, to eager to get the knives out


It's quite simple really, either he can afford to look after himself or he has to go with his mum.
#22
Tell him to call Shelter on 0808 800 4444. They should be able to help him out or at least give him advice.

Don't forget to support your friend through this, there are more important things in life than money :thumbsup:
#23
sassie
is that you in your avvy or ya son


my son? Im only 18 gimme a chance to make one first :p
#24
ilovepink
in b4 benefit bashing begins :roll:


Fair enough to a point, but as others have said, why should he believe he is entitled to benefits if he has a home to go to, and decides the taxpayers should pay for his 'choice'?
#25
moob
Fair enough to a point, but as others have said, why should he believe he is entitled to benefits if he has a home to go to, and decides the taxpayers should pay for his 'choice'?


fair doos
#26
Without reading the thread, only the op, he can ask, but if his mother has room for him he will get little or no help from the council. he may in time get offered accomodation in an 'undesirable' area, and he will get some help then towards rent and council tax until he gets a job. then he will still get help depending on his income and actual rent and council tax costs. everyone is entitled to something.
#27
sounds like a really great friend

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/Money/DG_10027506

there is also something called a young person bridging allowance - i learned about it this week whilst studying for my uk citizenship test
banned#28
ilovepink
in b4 benefit bashing begins :roll:


ryouga
Far too late.


sassie
you a bit late sweetie


Shocked at the 'usual suspects':whistling:
[mod]#29
Haha.
#30
Do you know something OP -you would have been a better friend if you had of posted up a thread entitled...............I HAVE A 17YR OLD FRIEND WHO DOESNT WORK OR GO TO COLLEGE - ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MOTIVATE HIM
banned#31
bossyboots
Do you know something OP -you would have been a better friend if you had of posted up a thread entitled...............I HAVE A 17YR OLD FRIEND WHO DOESNT WORK OR GO TO COLLEGE - ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MOTIVATE HIM


I HAVE A 17YR OLD FRIEND WHO DOESNT WORK OR GO TO COLLEGE - WHY DO I ATTRACT SUCH PEOPLE....

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME????
#32
:lol:

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