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Staying with family

If it is an option for you to stay with family while you save up for a deposit or look for work then this may be the best option. 

While many adults want to move into their own place, the housing shortage in Birmingham and the cost of housing means that it may be better to stay with parents or family where you are likely to have low accommodation costs until you are financially in a better position, either with a regular income or with some savings for a deposit and rent in advance.

If you are staying with family and they claim benefits to help with housing or council tax costs it is important that they declare you are living there.  Further information is available on  housing benefit  and Council Tax