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Cost if applicable

Notes

Date Complete

Research rents of suitable properties
 
 
 
Save deposit and first month rent
 
 
 
Make list of everything I will need in my new home. (see Moving Home and Furniture and Decorating Budget)
 
 
 
Speak to friends and relatives about items they can give to me.
 
 
 
Complete Moving Home Budget
 
 
 
Save money to meet Moving Home Budget
 
 
 
Complete Weekly budget to see if I can afford to move out.
 
 
 
Look for a property using internet, estate agents, newspapers.
 
 
 
Complete Support Plan
 
 
 
Visit properties with a trusted older person.
 
 
 
Work out if I can afford the rent.
 
 
 
Check if I will get any help from benefits with rent or Council Tax
 
 
 
Agree a moving in date with landlord
 
 
 
Meet the Landlord with a trusted older person and ask for any repairs to be done before I sign the tenancy.
 
 
 
Sign tenancy
 
 
 
Move in!
 
 
 

Renting from a Council or Housing Association

 

Notes

Date Complete

Research rents of suitable properties
 
 
Apply to Council or Housing Association
 
 
Make list of everything I will need in my new home. (see Moving Home and Furniture and Decorating Budget)
 
 
Speak to friends and relatives about items they can give to me.
 
 
Complete Moving Home Budget
 
 
Save money to meet Moving Home Budget
 
 
Complete Weekly budget to see if I can afford to move out.
 
 
Bid for properties on DudleyatHome
 
 
Complete Support Plan
 
 
Visit properties with a trusted older person.
 
 
Work out if I can afford the rent.
 
 
Check if I will get any help from benefits with rent or Council Tax
 
 
Accept the offer in principle
 
 
Meet the Landlord with a trusted older person and ask for any repairs to be done before I sign the tenancy.
 
 
 
Meet the Housing Manager with your Moving Home Plan and somone who is going to support me in my new home
 
 
Sign the tenancy
 
 
Move in!
 
 

Buying a home

 

Cost if applicable

Notes

Date Complete

Research price of suitable properties
 
 
 
Meet with bank to find out what deposit I will need and your repayment options for the mortgage you will need.
 
 
 
Save deposit and first month repayment and solicitors costs (solicitors cost £500 or more)
 
 
 
Make list of everything I will need in my new home. (see Moving Home and Furniture and Decorating Budget)
 
 
 
Speak to friends and relatives about items they can give to me.
 
 
 
Complete Moving Home Budget
 
 
 
Save money to meet Moving Home Budget
 
 
 
Complete Weekly budget to see if I can afford to move out.
 
 
 
Look for a property using internet, estate agents, newspapers.
 
 
 
Complete Support Plan
 
 
 
Visit properties with a trusted older person.
 
 
 
Work out roughly if I can afford the mortgage
 
 
 
Approach several banks to see who will accept me and who will offer the best deal
 
 
 
Agree a date to exchange contracts
 
 
 
 
Look around the property and note measurements and any immediate repairs that I will need to pay for when you move in.
 
 
 
Sign contracts
 
 
 
Move in!