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First time renter? No problem!

First time renter? No problem!

Are you a first time renter? There’s no need to worry! We know that renting your first place can be a little daunting, but there are plenty of ways to keep on top of your finances and ease your worried mind.

Once you receive your keys, you’ll probably want to turn the place into somewhere you can call ‘home’, but you don’t have to break the bank. Furniture and home decor can be quite expensive, why not look for used or free items and give them a fresh lick of paint? They’ll be good as new! In Blackburn, Newground ReUse offers a wide variety of pre-loved furniture items at affordable prices.

Once you’re settled into your new Together home, there are a few more things you’ll want to get sorted before you put your feet up.

Direct Debit is a popular and convenient way to pay your rent. It means your rent will be automatically paid on the same day each month, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. Contact your Customer Service Centre to set up a direct debit.

Responsibility for your new home brings Council Tax and household bills too, so make sure you’ve included those in your budget. Why not try our quick and easy online budgeting tool here?

It’s surprising how much the value of your belongings add up to, and if the contents of your home were lost, stolen or damaged, you wouldn’t want to pay to replace them. We do not insure your furniture, belongings or decorations, so you might consider taking out home contents insurance to protect yourself.

Once you’re feeling more comfortable in your home, you might want to establish an ‘emergency fund’. Having savings is wise, and it might just help you out when life throws unexpected costs your way. 

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