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    Hi, I'm looking to move out in order to get a better grasp on how the real world will be when I go off to the college. I turn 17 in October, and my friends and I look are looking at renting a 2-3 bedroom house. We would still have contact with our parents, we just want to know what the true responsibility of being a "grown up" is while we are still living within the same city limits of the people that could help us. My parents might not be as forgiving as my friend's parents. I have a steady job that I will be able to make enough to pay my part of the rent, my health insurance, and my cell phone bill. Since my car is already paid off I won't need to worry about that. So my question is will people be willing to rent to 3-5 teen girls? And also is there anything I need to know when I start the process of trying to find a house?

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    Thanks for reaching out to us! You’re doing a great job by researching your options. We’ll be happy to try answering your question to the best of our ability. We’re not legal experts but speaking in general terms, it would be pretty difficult to enter a legal agreement while you’re under age. While this might depend on the state you’re in, it’s unlikely to be an easy process. If you can provide us with your city and state, we could look into providing you with some legal aid numbers. Depending on the laws in your state, you might be able to enter a co-signed lease with the permission of your parent or legal guardian. What do you think you might do if you’re unable to rent a place due to legalities or if your parents don’t want to cooperate? Feel free to reach out to us at any time at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). We’re here 24/7 and would love to help you further with your questions.

    Best of luck,
    Last edited by ccsmod16; 04-04-2016, 08:36 PM.
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