Moving abroad is such a major step that it is essential that you have information about some very key issues:
Firstly, if you are moving to the EU then, if you are a UK citizen then you have a right to live in any other European Economic Area country. For any country outside this area it is important to look at the website of the British Embassy for that country to check for information.
Secondly, you need to be clear about your UK tax, pensions and benefits situation. You can get an estimate of you UK State Pension. In addition you will need to check with HM Revenue and Customs about your tax liability on income above your personal allowance. [Read More...]
It is important to start planning for the move at least three months before you expect to make the move, even if you haven’t yet finalised the move. Get quotes from shipping companies such as Alliance Shipping who will advise you on costs and the process for arranging the move on the day.
If you are selling or sub-letting furnished/unfurnished you will still need to decide what is staying and what is going with you. [Read More...]
The past few years has seen a great increase in the interest people in the UK have of buying a property abroad. In 2007 or so there were around 170,000 people from the UK owning overseas property, and now the figure is probably nearer a million and rising. The Office for National Statistics estimates that [...]
People can go on holiday to a beautiful spot and notice houses for sale and start thinking about buying this property without necessarily thinking about all the different aspects that living in this property in another country that need consideration, such as; Money: What is the realistic size of your budget to buy a property? [...]
Even if you speak the language of the country fluently you will still need professional legal help for sorting out the legal aspects of your property purchase. Many solicitors in the UK will now deal with the formalities of property purchase, especially in most parts of Europe, but you can also look for a local [...]