If you already have a place of your own you will know just how much it costs to run a home, on top of the rent and council tax.
If this is going to be your first home, you may be surprised at all the costs connected with running a home. We have put together a useful All about the cost of running a home guide that aims to give you an idea of the costs that you will have to budget for.
You need to make sure that you can afford these costs before you accept any offer of a home that whg make you. You will also need a bank account which will allow you to pay your rent by Direct Debit.
You can make payments online through allpay - a secure, online bill payment service .
You can see how your rent is calculated here.