What do I need?
The earlier you think about this question, the better. Many people move in without a proper plan or only half a plan and hope it’ll be OK on the day.
Feedback from people whose tenancy didn’t work out includes ‘I didn’t turn my flat into a home’ and ‘the debts piled up and I couldn’t handle it, so I left.
So if you’ve got the money or goods ready to turn your flat into a home as soon as possible, you’re already well on the way to making a success of your tenancy.
Moving in budget
Not as complicated as it might sound. A budget starts with a list.
You need to add up how much money you have got or can get - to give you a total amount you can spend.
You then need to make a list of things you want. Often, what you want will not always be the same as what you actually need and can afford.
So give each item a priority. We suggest the following.
Priority 1 - absolutely basic – without these, don’t even think about moving.
Priority 2 - you really need these to make a home