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    want to rent a studio flat at 17 ,any way i could do it????
    minimum age is 18 estate agent tell me,any way????
    was going to rent a room but cheapest flat is same price
    ........so ennoying as seems to be no way atm ?:(
    cant stand it at home:(

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    SUITABLE FOR SINGLE PERSON NOT USING AS MAIN RESIDENCE

    Be a nice change from home i bet

    When you 18?

    Original Poster

    where is everone in the misc tonight?

    dont think you can enter a valid contract at 17???? could be wrong but if thats the case then no...you wont be able to rent a flat unless you have a dumb landlord

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    Starr;6556147

    SUITABLE FOR SINGLE PERSON NOT USING AS MAIN RESIDENCEBe a nice change … SUITABLE FOR SINGLE PERSON NOT USING AS MAIN RESIDENCEBe a nice change from home i betWhen you 18?


    yes bargin price pcm and dont have much crap so wont to bad:thumbsup:
    in fact am 17 in half a month:oops:

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    JACKIT99;6556165

    yes bargin price pcm and dont have much crap so wont to bad:thumbsup:in … yes bargin price pcm and dont have much crap so wont to bad:thumbsup:in fact am 17 in half a month:oops:

    You would need someone over 18 to act as your guarantor (as you are not old enough to enter a contract) then off you go

    Amd get some references together to prove that you aren't goin to wreck the place :-D

    so your 16? :lol:
    stay at home

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    Mrs.Z;6556170

    You would need someone over 18 to act as your guarantor (as you are not … You would need someone over 18 to act as your guarantor (as you are not old enough to enter a contract) then off you goAmd get some references together to prove that you aren't goin to wreck the place :-D


    yeer have work references if thats any good:?
    t-shirt ok btw?

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    loupomm;6556189

    so your 16? :lol:stay at home


    NA need a change and sick of it here:thumbsup:

    You can't have a valid tenancy agreement at under 18, guarantor or not.
    Anybody who lets a flat to you is asking for trouble.

    lil_tiger;6556152

    dont think you can enter a valid contract at 17???? could be wrong but if … dont think you can enter a valid contract at 17???? could be wrong but if thats the case then no...you wont be able to rent a flat unless you have a dumb landlord



    You can get a flat at 17 a friend i know her and her boyfriend are living together. both in full time work.

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    scott1295;6556216

    You can get a flat at 17 a friend i know her and her boyfriend are living … You can get a flat at 17 a friend i know her and her boyfriend are living together. both in full time work.


    yeer im working full time,how do they do that tho please:?
    :thumbsup:

    JACKIT99;6556201

    NA need a change and sick of it here:thumbsup:


    Of course you are......you're 16!!!!!;-)

    Stay at home and save yer money would be my advice,then when you are 18,if it is still that bad then you will be better set up to strike out on your own.:thumbsup:

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    muckypup;6556250

    Of course you are......you're 16!!!!!;-)Stay at home and save yer money … Of course you are......you're 16!!!!!;-)Stay at home and save yer money would be my advice,then when you are 18,if it is still that bad then you will be better set up to strike out on your own.:thumbsup:


    want to go asap,might rent a rent a room somewhere for a bit then get a flat:thumbsup:

    JACKIT99;6556313

    want to go asap,might rent a rent a room somewhere for a bit then get a … want to go asap,might rent a rent a room somewhere for a bit then get a flat:thumbsup:


    Are things really that bad?

    Without wishing to sound patronising is it more a case of you feeling misunderstood.

    A year of saving £300pm will get you a nice little nest egg

    JACKIT99;6556313

    want to go asap,might rent a rent a room somewhere for a bit then get a … want to go asap,might rent a rent a room somewhere for a bit then get a flat:thumbsup:



    If you want to move out - go for it. I did just before I was 18, and it's the best thing I ever did. I moved 80 miles away from where I lived and started fresh. At first I was very lonely and I hated it, but I've been here just short of 2 years now and I'd never ever move back home, I have a full time job, Uni, a car, and a lovely gf.

    Think long and hard about it, if you really do want to leave, go for it!

    nickw90;6556425

    If you want to move out - go for it. I did just before I was 18, and it's … If you want to move out - go for it. I did just before I was 18, and it's the best thing I ever did. I moved 80 miles away from where I lived and started fresh. At first I was very lonely and I hated it, but I've been here just short of 2 years now and I'd never ever move back home, I have a full time job, Uni, a car, and a lovely gf. Think long and hard about it, if you really do want to leave, go for it!



    dont you think being 16 and almost 18 is quite a bit different?

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    nickw90;6556425

    If you want to move out - go for it. I did just before I was 18, and it's … If you want to move out - go for it. I did just before I was 18, and it's the best thing I ever did. I moved 80 miles away from where I lived and started fresh. At first I was very lonely and I hated it, but I've been here just short of 2 years now and I'd never ever move back home, I have a full time job, Uni, a car, and a lovely gf. Think long and hard about it, if you really do want to leave, go for it!


    good advise,am thinking about it now:thumbsup:
    Repped:)

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    deadduck_145;6556480

    dont you think being 16 and almost 18 is quite a bit different?


    well 17 pretty much,only 1 year

    deadduck_145;6556480

    dont you think being 16 and almost 18 is quite a bit different?



    Obviously, but he's nearly 17. I moved out just short of 18, and my brother followed suit and left home at just over 16. He's much happier now doing his own thing, so if you have the means to move out, then I don't see what the issue is. I know for a fact I couldn't have lived for another day in my old house, so sometimes necessity prevails and age becomes irrelevant.

    Original Poster

    if i canr get a flat now then without breaking the law,any other options than renting a room?

    nickw90;6556534

    Obviously, but he's nearly 17. I moved out just short of 18, and my … Obviously, but he's nearly 17. I moved out just short of 18, and my brother followed suit and left home at just over 16. He's much happier now doing his own thing, so if you have the means to move out, then I don't see what the issue is. I know for a fact I couldn't have lived for another day in my old house, so sometimes necessity prevails and age becomes irrelevant.



    Yes i do understand what you mean, but you cant exactly do much at the age of 16 unless hes planning on winning the lottery. 18 is totally different with the no restrictions so to speak.

    JACKIT99;6556567

    if i canr get a flat now then without breaking the law,any other options … if i canr get a flat now then without breaking the law,any other options than renting a room?



    youth hostel...? maybe you could try your luck by ringing up the landlord and explaning your situation?

    Hmm when I was 17 I never signed a contrract but LL still took me to court and won because of an oral contract.

    It varies on who would deal with it if theres a problem.

    Original Poster

    Mr google tells me that u can do it under 18 but have to have landlords permission+sign an agremwnt with them aswell,how can i do that though as estate agents cant be arsed to fuf about

    JACKIT99;6556635

    Mr google tells me that u can do it under 18 but have to have landlords … Mr google tells me that u can do it under 18 but have to have landlords permission+sign an agremwnt with them aswell,how can i do that though as estate agents cant be arsed to fuf about



    local paper > accomodation

    start ringing!

    Original Poster

    deadduck_145;6556480

    dont you think being 16 and almost 18 is quite a bit different?



    deadduck_145;6556650

    local paper > accomodationstart ringing!



    nice one,that never came to mind:)
    have to get credit first +2 no9's
    :roll:

    deadduck_145;6556591

    Yes i do understand what you mean, but you cant exactly do much at the … Yes i do understand what you mean, but you cant exactly do much at the age of 16 unless hes planning on winning the lottery. 18 is totally different with the no restrictions so to speak.



    Agreed - but a full time job is a step in the right direction I guess :).

    Moving out was a shock to my system - I couldn't get over how much it cost just to live, since my Mum had always done most of the shopping and paid the bills. I was spending £30 or so a week just on food and drink. The biggest shocker was when I got the first gas bill (which I didn't realise was quarterly) for a sum just under £400. Leaving home sure isn't cheap, and at 16/17 you'll have to put in a lot of hours, especially if you're on the minimum wage.

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    nickw90;6556683

    Agreed - but a full time job is a step in the right direction I guess … Agreed - but a full time job is a step in the right direction I guess :).Moving out was a shock to my system - I couldn't get over how much it cost just to live, since my Mum had always done most of the shopping and paid the bills. I was spending £30 or so a week just on food and drink. The biggest shocker was when I got the first gas bill (which I didn't realise was quarterly) for a sum just under £400. Leaving home sure isn't cheap, and at 16/17 you'll have to put in a lot of hours, especially if you're on the minimum wage.


    yes would hardly use any gas etc tho and would live of ready meals:oops:

    I do not know your situation,but if things are really bad at home,ie it is unsafe for you to remain there,then social services will be obliged to help to find you suitable accomodation.

    Although you are not homeless it may be an idea to look at this site,maybe there will be some info relevent to you atm ]http//en…lds

    i moved into my first house at 17 i just had to have my parents sign as a guarantor. ideally you need to find a private landlord like i did..

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    Ella'sMummy;6556797

    i moved into my first house at 17 i just had to have my parents sign as a … i moved into my first house at 17 i just had to have my parents sign as a guarantor. ideally you need to find a private landlord like i did..


    yeer have been looking into that,apparentley hardly any landlords do that anymore though:thumbsup:

    nickw90;6556683

    Agreed - but a full time job is a step in the right direction I guess … Agreed - but a full time job is a step in the right direction I guess :).Moving out was a shock to my system - I couldn't get over how much it cost just to live, since my Mum had always done most of the shopping and paid the bills. I was spending £30 or so a week just on food and drink. The biggest shocker was when I got the first gas bill (which I didn't realise was quarterly) for a sum just under £400. Leaving home sure isn't cheap, and at 16/17 you'll have to put in a lot of hours, especially if you're on the minimum wage.




    It varies, I lived a somewhat "dull" life when first leaving home, I got like £15 a week Kwik Save vouchers from my mum £5 housing benefit, and £48 grant a week which went straight on rent.

    I could still afford to pay a quid or two buying a drink once a week

    It depends on the person and their income, most students I know are used to the good life so spend loads on food and drink and others can live off like £10 a week.
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