"I've got this friend..." no, really I have. :D
He is hoping to come out to Oz (but not Adelaide) and whilst I intend to rent out my UK home, my buddy is planning on selling his.
The industry in which we both work involves large companies that routinely factor in the LAFHA allowance to sweeten job offers etc......
There are horror stories circulating that should you sell your permanent UK residence, you can no longer claim LAFHA. Which kind of seems reasonable......... I mean, it's payable if you intend to return, right? Can't return to a house you've sold!
Anyone here have any experience of this? LAFHA is a decent chunk of our Oz salaries - can you still claim it if you've sold your UK house?
Any help appreciated. It really isn't me. It's my friend.
I've received my LAFHA forms, and I have only 2 options for my 'usual place of residence' which are 'house which I own' OR 'house I have rented for xx years'
Clearly, my friend would be neither. Bit scary.
I'm posting kinda on his behalf because whilst he isn't destined for Adelaide, I told him what a genuinely helpful lot the PIA gang is.
Hope you can help!