After many years in Adelaide I am preparing to return to the UK for the next stage of the adventure we call life. There is a chance that I may decide to move back to Adelaide sometime in the future (could be decades away), so instead of selling my house here I am considering renting it out from overseas. This way my Australian house will continue to increase in value while someone else pays the mortgage for me, and I'll have somewhere to live if and when I come back; and of course I can always sell it if need be.
Has anyone else followed a plan like this? If so, do you have any comments on the process or the outcome? Can anyone recommend, preferably from personal experience, a really good letting agent in Adelaide that can sensibly manage a rental property for an overseas owner?