Finding somewhere safe and affordable to live can be difficult for young people under 25. Some Landlords are reluctant to rent to young people, especially if they are claiming benefits. Young people may also struggle to find the money for a deposit or rent in advance (read more about this here) The first thing we’d advise you to do is a budget so you can work out how much rent you can realistically afford, as well as paying your bills and buying food (read more about this here)

The cheapest option by far for young people is shared housing, especially for anyone claiming benefits.

Here are some of the different housing options available for young people; all have their pros and cons. It’s all about who your Landlord is, i.e., who you rent off.

Shelter Cymru have developed an excellent factsheet on Accommodation Options that you can download and print off, you can find it here