Originally Posted by joxley1990
Cut a long story short, im moving out..
Where can I get a really cheap place to live? I asked a guy at work, and he said if you go down to the jobcentre, and say you need a home, they give you one for free? He's a bit of a bullshitter, so it didn't quite seem right...
But yeah, shared, anything, I need somewhere to live..so where can I go?
Ok first of all, you don't just get a home, you have to say that your parents have thrown you out and they will contact your parents and verify this.
If you make yourself intentionally homeless then you are pretty well stuffed on the housing front.
It is a fallacy and untruth that you will be given a flat or a house, just like that, and well it definately won't be from the job centre plus, you would need to contact Housing at Manchester Town Hall, they will put you on a waiting list, and you will be scored according to your circumstances, depending on your score it will then move you up the priority list.
There is only some benefits which you are entitled to at your age, some of which count on you being in education etc, to be sure of what your eligible for and what your not, I would suggest contacting Manchester Advice, they will tell you everything you need to know and what you are entitled to in your situation.
In regards to renting, your college should have a list of accommadation available to rent, other then that I would suggest local papers, and letting agencies, there is a very good website which I used recently and I had about 20 offers of places to move into, some really nice places, others not so nice.
The website is www.flatmate.com
Just go to the area you want to live etc.
Other websites which can help are homes4u as they also have rental places. You will have to bear in mind that most agencies will do a credit check and look for the tenents to be over 18, and most private places won't be eager to accept under 18's because of the responsibility factor.
Most places in south manchester go for about £50-£110 a week, depending on what you are looking for, I know this because I have only just sorted my place out so it is all recent information.
Anyway catch me on msn if you want some more information