Struggling with lease agreements? Not sure about your flatting rights? Can't work out what financial support you're entitled to? Moving out doesn’t have to be complicated.
Video transcript available for Moving out of home
Noise: Water dripping steadily.
Caleb to Katie: I just don't want to fail the assignment, that's all.
On camera: Caleb stares at a large yellow bucket on a table which is catching a steady stream of water from above.
Katie to Caleb: Well, this is it...
On camera: Katie's forced smile begins to fade.
Caleb to Katie: Whoa, that’s a leak.
On camera: Water dripping from the bucket seeps off the wooden table into a stainless steel pot which sits on the carpet.
Katie to Caleb: Oh, yeah. We had to put a bucket under the leak, and then the bucket got a leak, so then we had to put another pot under that.
On camera: Caleb's brow furrows as he stares at the pot which has drips splashing into it.
Caleb to Katie: Should we just go and see your room, then?
Katie to Caleb: This is my room.
On camera: Clutching textbooks to her chest, Katie looks hopefully at Caleb, whose eyes widen.
Caleb to Katie: Oh. Cool, cool.
Katie turns to the camera: Just wait until he sees the bathroom.
Energetic pop music.
Text on screen: Know your rights in a flatting fiasco? Level up on MOVING OUT OF HOME.
On screen: The yellow title card floats up and off the screen, revealing the logo of the School Leavers’ Toolkit in the middle of the screen with a link to their website.
Text on screen: School Leavers' Toolkit logo and school-leavers-toolkit.education.govt.nz
Planning to move out
Feel confident you know your rights and are prepared when you leave home.
Flatting rights and responsibilities
Know what's expected of you and who to contact if something goes wrong.
Make sure your rent, the address and other important details are included before you sign.
Financial support after school
Student loans, support to find work, money towards living expenses; the help is out there.
Where can I live after I finish school?
What to expect when you decide it's time to find your own place.
All the topics
Take yourself through the different sections to prepare for a life of learning, meaningful work and wellbeing.
Tertiary educationMātauranga matua
Know what your study and training options are after school.
Getting a jobTe whiwhi mahi
Discover what your skills are and what is expected in the workplace.
Government and votingTe kāwanatanga me te pōti
Civics and politics newbie? Learn the basics on getting (more) involved.
Money and taxMoni me te tāke
Be great with a budget, pay your tax and grow your money starting today.
Taking care of myself and othersTe tiaki i ahau anō me ētahi atu
Discrimination, sexual health, and other topics affecting your daily life.