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  1. Lovetoteach

    Terrible timing

    Yes we are also frustrated. Decided in January to leave at the end of the year after 10 years in SA. This gave us time to save up, book flights we wanted in advance, sell home, cars and belongings without the stress. We'd also planned to see as much of Australia as possible by the end of the year. Our youngest would also finish primary school here, go on her Canberra trip like her older siblings. Now our trips are cancelled, savings on hold, house prices?
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    Shipping timeframes and cost to UK

    Hi Goldieinoz we will most likely move at the end of the year but dependent on house sale.
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    Shipping timeframes and cost to UK

    Sorry can't help you much but we are debating the same as you. From what have researched looks like the container option shipped from Adelaide to London will be about $8000 packed up by company but depends on many factors.
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    Which removal company would you recommend?

    Thanks for those who have posted costs to move their belongings. I know each person's situation is different but it does help when deciding if it is worth shipping all or a little.
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    Which removal company would you recommend?

    How much have people spent moving their belongings back to the UK?
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    Possible move back

    Thanks for the tip. I will have to have a look.
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    Possible move back

    Thanks for the reply paulswin. It's positive you got a mortgage, my hubby is going to be 50 as well so that is good news. Shame about the house prices though. We'd like to live in the SouthEast and that prices look crazy. Unfortunately our house here won't have risen much over the last 5 years since we bought it.
  8. Lovetoteach

    Possible move back

    Thanks for all your responses it sounds quite positive. It took 4 years to get a mortgage here in Australia , I would hate to wait another 4 over there.
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    Possible move back

    That's much quicker than I had thought. We are hoping that at least one of us has employment before we land. We still have a UK bank account that is still being used monthly so hopefully that will help as well. Unfortunately house prices where we live now haven't risen much, but hopefully we'll still be looking at a reasonable deposit.
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    Possible move back

    Wow that's positive . We are looking at West Sussex but are fairly open to other areas. We'd like to be fairly close to London, an airport (my family live across Europe) and not to far from the sea. We would also like to be connected by train. We know there are cheaper areas and have already come to terms with the fact we'll be downsizing.
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    Possible move back

    Hi all, My husband and I are 75% certain that we are going to make a move back to the UK next year. Our son aged 18 feels that he would like to move back and our girls aged 11 and 12 are yet to start High school over here ( one starts next year). We feel that it is the only chance we will get to make the move in the next 10 years. We moved over here in 2004, but stayed only briefly before making the move more permanent in 2010. The kids and I have citizenship, but hubby hasn’t got round to it yet. We are still considering whether he puts in an application in the next few months, but aren’t to worried at this stage. Currently we live in Adelaide and it has been a lovely city to bring up the kids but we feel like we are running out of things to do. We’d like to see more of the world and believe the UK maybe a better place to do this from. Our parents are all in their 70s now so being a bit closer would also be a bonus. The things that worry me are the price of housing in the UK as we’d like to be in the South East and getting a mortgage. We don’t think we could afford to leave our house here rented out but are worried that it could take years for us to buy in the UK. Does anyone know the current waiting times to get a mortgages in the UK for new arrivals at the moment? Is it difficult to get a mortgage? Thanks in advance.