Planning and Budgeting for your new home

Looking and applying for a new rented home can be a very difficult task and sometimes you may have not have considered all the costs. Before you apply for a property and accept a tenancy with Tamworth Borough Council you must check that you can afford to move in and run a home. Accepting a property that you cannot afford to live in may lead you to getting into debt and the loss of your home.

The table below shows the kind of costs you need to consider and budget for. Follow each link for further information.

Rent
Rent
 

Council tax
Paying Council Tax
 

Television licence
Television Licence
 

Gas and Electricity
Gas and Electricity
 

Water charges
Water Charges
 

Contents insurance
Contents Insurance
 

Clothing
Clothing
 

Telephone, internet, cable and satellite
Telephone, Internet, Cable and Satellite

Travel to work
Travel
 

Groceries
Groceries
 

Health care
Health Care
 

Meals for school and work
School and Work meals
 

 

Other costs and recommendations to consider:

If you want to find out more about budgeting and planning for your new home please download our pdf which includes a budget planner.

Alternatively, if you wish to use an online budget planner there are several available to you on the internet. For example you can click on: The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) budget planner or The Money Advisory Service Budget planner.
 

If you have any concerns about affording your new property please contact the Tamworth Borough Council Tenancy Sustainment Team. You will lose your new home if you cannot afford to pay the rent.

This website has been compiled for reference only and Tamworth Borough Council cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage however caused. Please note the figures supplied throughout this website are average estimates only and may vary depending on your own circumstances and household composition. For more information follow this link