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In terms of paperwork it's certainly worth bringing proof of no claims for when you get car insurance here. I also brought over all my last bills/payment details in case there are any loose ends to tie up. The list you posted is pretty thorough.
Paul, Sam, Elliott and Lily
Living in Woodcroft
just a thought - could you scan your documents to PDF and save onto a disk? that's what we did and only brought a few v. essential original documents. the rest travelled by boat.
We too have scanned docs into an external harddrive....but only the really important ones.... just in case anything should happen!
Dan and Steph
If you wanna a beer....PM me
Daniel, 31 and Stephanie, 30, Arrived 30th April 2008 and LOVING IT!!!
i took details of my house that i sold in the uk, the estate agents particulars, as well as the last 4 years mortgage statements so when i rented they could see what house i had and that i hadnt fallen behind with any mortgage payments. i also took photocopies of passports,birth and marriage certificate and my other half had the copies, incase anything happened to my hand luggage!! i didnt take dentist or doctors records as they were going to charge me too much.
in the container i put details such as pension and life assurances. however, ever the organised i gave my mum and my mother in law copies of all our life assurance poilicys, pension details, wills and copies of passports,birth and marriage certificates. i also made my mum a third party on my bank account so she can operate it from the uk.
also i think if you have a will it is only valid for 6 months unde australian law, but dont quote me on it. i just know we are going to try and sort another one out.
i did take a years worth of electricity,gas,phone.water and council tax bills but i havent had to produce them to get connected. however i bet if i hadnt bought them i would have to have produced them
glad i took the no claims proof for the car though as i got full no claims given to me straight away no questions asked which was great.
hope that helps
great thread, not been asked for a while - nice to have something different to chat about.
Best advice we were ever given, was GET REFERENCES from people with standing in the local community - police, civil servants, teachers etc, who had visited your house and could provide a reference to say that the house was well kept, gardens maintained and so on because in a tight rental market, anything which puts you head and shoulders in front of other applicants will help. Our agent was very impressed with our references, along with our house sales particulars (already mentioned) and a recent bank statement/cash point slip (that day) to prove you have enough money in the bank to cover the rent each week.
And then just ditto what everyone else has said really.
All the best for now, hope it helps
Thanks everyone for your information so far; it's been helpful. That's one of my questions answered. All the information has been transferred into my "Oz little black book of information" . :GEEK: If anybody has still got further info regarding this, please keep it coming, I'm like a sponge, will soak it all up. Every little helps, as they say.