What's the difference between a bulldog and a midwife? The bulldog doesn't wear lipstick.
Boom boom ;)
Anyway, was wondering where everyone is in the UK at the mo? I'm in th e Nottingham/Derby area and wondered about a pre-emigration meet up to discuss stress, visas, stress, flights. stress, kids, stress, rentals, stress etc!?!
The world is just getting smaller. I did my law training in nottingham and I lived in Worksop (north nottinghamshire)
I'll put a post on the SOCIALS page then, see if we can get a few of us together for a coffee and chinwag? I know of another family near me who fly out in May too. Caz
well I thought I had things bad. You have just cheered me up:)
not to mention the price of fuel too
Originally Posted by jtct
Oh dear!! I have to say this is the reason that I have decided to bite the bullet and use my visa just before it expires - I was told at an expo a couple of weeks ago that the Skills List had changed, visa applications had changed, and it would cost a packet to reapply, and the thought of having to go through it all again was an awful thought! If it's any consolation, my visa was granted on 6th March 2006 and I've watched FOUR horrid winters go by without ever knowing if I'd be ballsy enough to emigrate on my own with the kids.
Do you fancy coming to a meet up? might help to chat with everyone who is going through the same? I've put a post on the socials board x
Originally Posted by mike and tor
I know!!!! £1.20 for diesel
I know what you mean after 2 years of the visa process we received ours end of last year and put the house on the market in Jan but no takers (dont say it, i did want to put the house up then but hubby wudnt) and we dont really want to waste money coming over to validate our visa. We are also thinking of renting out our house but that means all our money will be tied up in the UK.
Does anyone have any experience of renting in the UK whilst in Oz, we have a property in Spain which is a nightmare (lost all money on that one).
What i really want to say is, is it worth renting out your UK house?
Originally Posted by andi
I'm renting my house out in the uk. The rent doesn't cover my mortgage which is a bit of a worry sometimes, and the renting agent doesn't check stuff properly. If I could have sold it for a rpofit I would have but we weren't sure if we were going to stay so we kept it as a safety net.
I've had two tenants in 1 year, and it was an extra stress not having benefits etc as was on the worng visa but if you've got two wages etc and beenfits it might be worth just renting it, so long as you don't have to sub it much.
I personally have flet like it was a noose around my neck at times (sorry to be so dramatic) but we couldn;t sel ours either and if we didn't rent it we couldn;t have come os its a catch 22 really.
Hope that helps somewhat. PM me for more.
Good luck with your decisions.
I know what you mean about the noose thing, we feel like that about the house in spain, first time we ever used money on our home to better ourselves and it has bitten us in the arse!
I feel the same about renting the house in the uk as just want to get to Oz but worried i will make another housing mistake. I love my house/home hear and cant bear the fact that somebody might ruin it.
From what weve seen the rent will easily pay the mortgage although am sure there will be all sorts of cost the letting agent hasnt told me about yet.
Think i need to have a serious talk with the hubby.
Thanks for your thoughts