Hello there- just after a wee bit more advice from those who've been there, done that, and so on.
We're back to the UK in about seven weeks and my mind's turning to improving my credit history on our return. We've been away 3 years but fortunately left open UK bank accounts and credit cards, which I hope is a good start. However, we'll have to find a rental after we arrive.
1. For a mobile phone, I'm assuming I won't be able to walk into Carphone Warehouse and sign up a contract phone right away. If that's the case, can I even obtain a Pay as You Go phone without a permanent UK address?
2. Is there any value in keeping some Australian mobile phone bills, or utlility bills of any kind - if so, how far back should I go? I was going to put the lot into the shipping container, but wondered if anyone wanted proof of address in Australia, when setting up to new utilities, or whatever.
For the record, I've had quotes for a shared shipping container from Crown, Pickfords, Grace and Wridgways removalists. For aprox 9 cubic square metres, from Adelaide to London, the quotes range from $2700 to $3400 plus insurance. They all seemed equally helpful and polite. There are plenty of recommendations on this site, but if anyone's had a recent move with these firms and had a good experience, I'd love to know.
All the best!