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TheVet last won the day on September 6 2009

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  1. TheVet

    Capital gains

    I returned permanently to the UK a year ago after nearly 30 years in Oz. Dual citizen. My Oz house that I bought 20 years ago has been rented out for the last 5 years while I worked here and there. Right now I'm faced with the dilemma of going back to Oz to renovate and sell before CGT for non residents comes in on 1st July 2020 OR continuing to lease it knowing I would have to go back to live for at least 6 months in the future to sell when I have tax residency back! Can anyone confirm my understanding that as a non tax resident of Oz I won't have to pay CGT provided it sells before July 1st 2020. It's my first home and I paid a heap extra stamp duty on my UK flat declaring it an investment second home. Also I understand OZ withholding tax of 12.5% would be payable. When would this be returned? TV
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    Partner wants to go back, I don't!

    Austaff, (I'm writing from the point of view of a never married 50+ Englishman in Australia) I'd say your relationship should be your upmost concern. If you are fully settled in Oz then you must be the nomadic type and thus you are also able to accommodate living back in the UK. I migrated to Oz 25 years ago and have been back to the UK at least 30 times, even to work for a year or so. Ive lived in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Neither country is better than the other - they are just different in so many ways. But Ive found the things that niggled me about Australiain the beginning (heat, humidity, culture, lousy tv, distance, Australians ;) get worse with time/age and I for one cant see myself getting much older here and end up in some old persons home with people I have little in common with. Your main focus should be on your relationship - if its the most important thing for you then the solution is follow him home. If its not THAT important to you - try being single here asap with a trial period apart. You both need to weigh up your priorities fast. Either way one solution could be to let him go back alone so you can both weigh things up at the same time) Andy
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    Moving to Melbourne in October

    My advice: Bring lots of jumpers - it's fricken freezin'! And frequently windy at the moment.
  4. 1992, 27:wideeyed: where did the years go?
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    Feeling lonely in need of buddies

    Hi Tracey, When I migrated I thought it best to try integrate with Ozzies and not search out poms. Now I am sure that was the wrong decision for me. Poms understand you, know your difficulties and can be very good friends in your new country. Seek them out. meetup.com is a good start. We are orphans in this country - find other people like yourself Andy
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    <p><p>Hi Barbaitch,</p></p>

    <p><p>Thanks for the message. I havent been on here for 3 or more months whilst studying hard for Airline Transport rating exams. I'm finally taking the required steps to getting an airline career.</p></p>

    <p><p>Trouble is there are no jobs and I'm probably too old but it is something I always wanted to do.</p></p>

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    <p><p>No I never got my parents out. My dad has medical complications which means he is now quite tied to the UK medical system. He has multiple myloma which, although treatable with chemotherapy, the drugs have caused him to lose all feelings in his lower legs. They wont be coming out.</p></p>

    <p><p>I'm left feeling I should return to the UK to be closer to them in their final years. My sister is back on the scene in the UK after a 10 year disappearance which takes a little pressure off me but Im feeling very unhappy, single, voluntarily out of work not wanting to go back to I.T. and living off savings (not dole). Aaaaagh!</p></p>

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    <p><p>Hi TheVet: I hope you're keeping well and life is treating you and your family kindly.</p></p>

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    <p><p>I was wondering if you were successful in bringing your parents back to live in Oz. I do hope so.</p></p>

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    <p><p>I wish you well in all ways.</p></p>

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    <p><p>Best regards, barbaitch x</p></p>

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    Why do I feel so lost in Aus?

    Sarahrob198, If you the suffered the same workplace/working hours situation in the UK I suspect you'd clearly see the job was the problem! Let the job go and find another - it's too soon to write off Australia. Make your goal your citizenship with a planned return to the UK at that stage. OOW
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    Family of 4 Melbourne to Brissy - advice needed pls!

    I have a house in chapel hill available for rental to the right people
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    ST rental close to Brisbane

    My lovely house in Chapel Hill Brisbane is available immediately. 4bedrooms,pool,aircon,double garage, furnished. Just bring sheets. Short or long term.
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    Brisbane rental

    For long term rent I would accept a little less than market rates knowing it's in good hands - around $750 per week. For short stayers I would ask for a higher rate and bond. There are cheaper places but sometimes they can be depressing. My place is like a luxurious, inspiring designer home. Like a mini resort. Lovely pool, decks, split level lounge and ducted aircon throughout. I've rented it out occasionally before and had guests wanting to buy the place. That would now be an option given I have moved to Melbourne. TV
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    Brisbane rental

    I have a lovely 4bed home with pool, ducted aircon, double garage sitting vacant right now. It's mine but I am working in Melbourne. Semi furnished - 2queen beds, sofa, plasma, dining table. 2 bathrooms. Lots of room for more furniture. Nice area - indooroopilly. Ideal stopgap for new migrants. Short or long term rental. TV
  14. Hi PPP2, How long were you out of Australia when you scored the RRV ? Would love an update of the details. My folks have been away from Oz nearly 12 years and I am wanting them to return. TheVet (Brisbane)
  15. Hi barbaitch, I have a few questions if you are ready. q1 What length of RRV did they grant you? 5years or 3 months? q2 Do you have to provide proof of ties beforehand or are they only asking for it now? q3 My folks left OZ a little over 10 years ago. Is that a problem? They have never had an RRV since their perm residency expired. TV