2 Syllabus AgendaMoving from home reasons for leaving home major issues involved with independent living organisations providing support −government −religious −community Arranging accommodation types of accommodation finding the right place processes for arranging a lease task-sharing Managing finances major costs − establishment, ongoing costs avoiding financial problems household budgets types of insurance −household −personalMajor purchases main items to be purchased for independent living processes involved in purchasing major items item selection, loans, contracts, warranties, insuranceCommunity involvement accessing community services contributing to the communityLifestyle issues maintaining priorities−study−entertainment/leisure−fitness
4 What Would Make You Want To Move? Some people leave because they want more independenceOthers find that they have unacceptable circumstances at home.What would be your reason for wanting to move out?
6 Issues That Can Come UpWhen thinking about moving out there are a number of things that should be considered.What would be at the top of your list?In your books list 3 things that you might take into consideration before thinking about moving out.
8 When Can I Leave Home?In NSW there is no law setting an age at which a person can leave homeIf you have a safe place to go & you can support yourself financially normally you can leave home at 16 years of age.
9 Activity: Organisations That Can Provide Support Go to:Using these sites list 3 types each of assistance that organisations make available for young people should they want to move out of home for:government,religious orcommunity based
10 Arranging Accommodation Where to now…Arranging Accommodation
11 Syllabus Agenda types of accommodation finding the right place processes for arranging a leasetask-sharing
12 Getting Technical - Lingo Age discriminationBlacklistBondClassifiedsContractGuarantorInformal networksResidential tenancy agreement
13 Types Of Accommodation How many types of accommodation do you know of?
14 There are….. Rented houses & apartments (flats) Shared house / apartmentPrivate boardEmergency accommodation e.g. shelters
15 Renting Activity Access www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au Go to publicationsClick on Property & tenancySelect renting guideExplain in 2 or 3 sentences the role of the Consumer Trader & Tenancy TribunalIf the landlord gives you notice of an increase in your rent, what 2 actions could you take?Explain what is meant by a tenants right to privacyWhen is the landlord or agent allowed to enter the rental premises? Present your answer as a summaryName at least one section (including contact details) of the Office of Fair Trading where you can get more information about tenancy and rental bond issuesExplain the role of the Tenancy Advice & advocacy Service & how it is funded.For more information on your legal rights visit
16 Questions:What factors should you consider when looking for accommodation?Why would renting a house or apartment be the most expensive option?What are the advantages of living in shared accommodation?What are the disadvantages?Describe the role played by shelters and other forms of emergency accommodationWhat would you do if you don’t know anyone who wants to move in with you?Write an advertisement for your ideal housemate
17 Thinking About It….Apart from money-related matters, what other things might you be responsible for when living alone?