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.


Council tax
Paying Council Tax

Television licence
Television Licence

Gas and Electricity
Gas and Electricity

Water charges
Water Charges

Contents insurance
Contents Insurance


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

Travel to work


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