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  1. deanthebrickie

    Renting out your UK house

    I'm sure I've seen this on here before but I've forgotten what the answer is. We've just found out that we can rent out our UK home with the agreement of our mortgage company and incur no penalties or interest rate hike. We have to just let them know that we're going to do it and it will be reviewed each year. The main question is, if you rent out your house here and sell it in say a year or so, what are the repercussions. Do we have to pay some sort of CGT to bring the proceeds into Australia. Would we be able to appoint a member of our family to oversee proceedings when selling the house. Also would we pay any sort of Aussie tax on the income earned on the rental. We've never rented out a house before so not sure how it all works. With the housing market as dire as it is in England and the terrible exchange rates we would be getting, we thought this would be the best way forward. Anyone got any advice??:confused:
  2. The Pom Queen

    Has your pet destroyed your house

    I was just reading an article and it reminds me of quite a few of my clients pets, including my own which was brought in to me to be PTS'd because he had been left home alone and had literally destroyed the place causing thousands of dollars of damage. Now thankfully I now work from home so there is someone always at home with him and the most damage we have had was him destroying the wooden blinds. I brought home one of the dogs from the hospital one day as it needed to be confined for a few days, I had to take the children to school (back then it was a 5 minute round trip) and during this time this poor little lady got herself so wound up that she chewed through a wall (yes the walls were paper thin but she still managed it). Here are a few photos from around the web:
  3. Hi to all....need to put this one out there as it is driving me mad !! would love any opinion !:chatterbox:We have had our house on the market for six months..have the visa, ready to go...nobody want's it!! I know there are people on here in a similar situation! The thing is we have to enter Oz by May or validate...at the cost of about six grand as there are five of us! Have had an offer today of £132,000 ...it is on for £140,000 but we have dropped it ten grand...... so...do we sell it and go...or validate and wait...... cheers!!
  4. Hello. Quick query which may pose more problems than is worth, but im not sure on the logisitics of the potential impact. When we move to Oz, we always planned on selling our house, exchanging it to $`s and using that money downunder. BUT.,., since our initial thoughts. The house asset rewards is only about £20K and the exchange rate is poor so wouldnt want to exchange it until I really had to. Savings we have, and can rely on for 6 months.,., maybe more. So, would it be viable for us to rent our house out. It would take more £ in rent than what i pay to the mortage. Whats happens tho if i do this, and i then land in OZ, do I have to declare this for taxing, or any other money related incidents i should be aware of.:policeman: Sell, or Rent??? Does it matter to OZ what i do? Cheers.
  5. We are looking to move from our house probably around mid January and our lease is until mid march. The property will be available on an initial 6 month lease after this time and after that yearly. Three Bedrooms main with balcony overlooking garden. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.Two way bathroom( recent refurbish) and seperate loo. Lovely kitchen newly refurbished with D washer, seperate dining and good sized lounge,laundry and downstairs loo. Polished wood floors throughout and reverse cycle air con. Outdoor wooden deck for bbq's etc. House is down from the road level so fairly private and back garden is a natural setting with loads of trees, very pretty environment. The current rent is $370 per week which is great for the area If anyone is interested please pm me and will arrange for you to have a look or send pics if you are still o/s thanks kath
  6. Palmyradebanks

    Drs in the house?

    GP Planning on moving to Melbourne. Being courted by allied, primary and some smaller companies. Any words of advice?
  7. Immaculate 2 story home to rent in Sorrento - Perth. Features 4 Huge bedrooms (all with BIR) & 2 luxury bathrooms which are en-suite to two bedrooms with double sinks, seperate showers and baths (1 x spa bath). 2 Balconys, 1 with sea views. Theatre room. Modern kitchen with stainless appliances which overlooks tiled family dining area and leads onto an outdoor alfesco area. Good size laundry room. Outdoors is low maintenance with undercover alfresco area lined with plants and a artificial lawn. Double automatic garage. Large Drive. Located within walking distance to the beach, Hillarys Boat Harbour and coastal cafe strip - just in time for summer. Be Quick, wont be around long! (Break Lease) $775 p.w PM me for details. If you are looking at moving from the U.K, Sorrento -Perth is a fantastic area to bring your family too. Excellent local school (as long as you in the Sorrento catchment- which this house is), within walking distance to great beaches, restaurants, parks, surf club and a very friendly/safe place to live. We are sadly having to leave as we now need a 5Bed rental - otherwise we would be staying as it's a great modern family home, in a great location.
  8. Guest

    BEWARE - Rentals and Pets

    I want to let you all know how hard it is to find a rental with a pet in Perth at the moment. I wish someone had advised me of this before I made the decision to move here as I would not have arrived without accommodation sorted. I left my dog in the UK, he is due to fly out next week... sadly though I can not bring him as I still can not find a rental that allows pets. I am crushed... I cry every day and basically if it does not happen soon then I am going to go back to the UK with my family in tow. Everyone says 'get over it, it's a dog' NO... He is MY dog, MY family and I want life with him... I would NEVER have left him in the UK... from day 1 he was always coming... I honestly thought I would have found a house ready for his arrival... but no... there is nothing!! Please, please bear this in mind... I have not only shed a million tears, I have also lost a hell of a lot of money too :sad: (So you know, I am looking for a 4x2 NOR Perth WA)
  9. Live the Aussie dream close to Bne & Surf beaches- House for sale Beautiful house for sale, can be bought fully furnished as in attached pictures. Stunning views. Just over 1 hour to Gold Coast and 1 hour to Brisbane. Perfect location in resort village overlooking lagoon. Wallabies and parrots around - one acre block with paddock for horse. We will be heading back to the UK for family reasons after 20 years here, beautiful Queensland. :yes:See photos attached http://www.realestate.com.au/propert...lbyn-107581094
  10. We are looking to move from our house probably around mid January and our lease is until mid march. The property will be available on an initial 6 month lease after this time and after that yearly. Three Bedrooms main with balcony overlooking garden. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.Two way bathroom( recent refurbish) and seperate loo. Lovely kitchen newly refurbished with D washer, seperate dining and good sized lounge,laundry and downstairs loo. Polished wood floors throughout and reverse cycle air con. Outdoor wooden deck for bbq's etc. House is down from the road level so fairly private and back garden is a natural setting with loads of trees, very pretty environment. The current rent is $370 per week which is great for the area If anyone is interested please pm me and will arrange for you to have a look or send pics if you are still o/s thanks kath The house is now leased :biggrin:
  11. Hi, I have just joined the site and we will be a family of 4 hoping to go to Perth at some stage. Our original plan was that we would rent our house out. The house prices are so crap here , even though we are in out house nearly 10 years we still have 23 years left on mortgage and our house is only worth the balance that is left on the mortgage if even. Only problem is that I have been reading that unless you own your house outright the bank may not let you rent the house out. Our mortgage is with AIB here. Just wondering does anyone have any info on this ? Thanks Kaz
  12. Guest

    House Swop in April next year

    We are looking to swop our house next April for the wedding of our eldest son in Perth.our house in Formby near Liverpool will sleep up to 8 adults.the house has all mod cons,is near the beach,pinewoods with its famous red squirrels,the famous LINKS golf courses are all within either minutes or an hour away,quite a few famous footballers from both Liverpool and Everton live in Formby which has kept house prices high.Hope there is somebody out there who can help.Many Thanks.Dennis Evans.:wink::biggrin:
  13. Beautiful house for sale, can be fully furnished as in attached pictures. Stunning views . Just over 1 hour to Gold Coast and 1 hour to Brisbane. Perfect location in resort village overlooking lagoon. Wallabies and parrots around - one acre block with paddock for horse. See photos attached http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-kooralbyn-107581094
  14. Hi all, Im in the UK but want a house swap from UK (Staffordshire/Derbyshire border) for four weeks Jan to March 2013, in Perth - family live in Mullaloo. Ive looked at all the House Swap website but no one is interested. Does anyone know of anyone that would like a swap? Kind regards Julie
  15. emmaroo

    Securing house in UK

    Just wondered if anyone who returned to UK and had to get accommodation encountered any problems? I will returning with money but not employment and I am worried that this will cause me problems when it comes to securing somewhere to live! Can anyone give any advice? Cheers Emma :hug:
  16. hi guys Just wanted to see if anyone was interested in a 3 bed house in The Gap - tenant arrive back from travels end of March. Great house ony 500 p week - bargain as we only took it for 7 months but now have a great opportunity up the coast and want to go ASAP. You can walk to the shopping centre and bus stops and park for kids. 15 min into town out of rush hr. The kids all ride on their bikes around here, family friendly, lovely neighbours and we wouldn't want to leave except we have decided we want a coastal lifestyle. Would be great starting point. We rented white goods etc while we were waiting for our belongings and still worked out loads cheaper than a furnished app. Amazing pool and a backyard to play in. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested and I can mail you some pics. owners have been lovely and really would not want to leave them in the lurch - great opportunity . Let me know if you have any further questions thanks Faye
  17. hi guys Just wanted to see if anyone was interested in a 3 bed house in The Gap - tenant arrive back from travels end of March. Great house ony 500 p month - bargain as we only took it for 7 months but now have a great opportunity up the coast and want to go ASAP. You can walk to the shopping centre and bus stops and park for kids. 15 min into town out of rush hr. The kids all ride on their bikes around here, family friendly, lovely neighbours and we wouldn't want to leave except we have decided we want a coastal lifestyle. Would be great starting point. We rented white goods etc while we were waiting for our belongings and still worked out loads cheaper than a furnished app. Amazing pool and a backyard to play in. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested and I can mail you some pics. owners have been lovely and really would not want to leave them in the lurch - great opportunity . Let me know if you have any further questions thanks Faye
  18. Hi all, I am currently renting a wonderful 4 bed, 2 bathroom house in Winthrop, about 10 minutes from Fremantle and have broke lease. Its positioned in an amazing suburb, with very low crime rates, very friendly area, local shops, excellent primary school, 30 minute drive from the city, 5 minutes away from Bull Creek train station (12 minutes into the city on this train line). Excellent condition house, cream carpets, cream walls, very neutral decor. I have broke lease as I am heading back to the UK at the end of this month. Low rental price too for a very sought after position. Please get in touch with Canning Real Estate, 935 47773. Mackinlay Place, Winthrop is the road and area. Michelle
  19. woodsy16

    Leaving house unsold

    Hi all I am starting to get into a bit of a panic now. I have a job offer to start work on the 4/1 and we have had the house on the market for little over a week now. After talking to the estate agent, I had the spiel about if it's priced right it will sell, but I get the feeling she thinks I'm a weird desperate person after seeing her this afternoon and all but begging to find me a buyer. Anyhow along with the many other things swimming in my head I am now starting to seriously consider that we might have to leave our house empty and on the market. It seems really silly to turn down a fabulous job opportunity because of the house. I wondered if anyone had actually done this and how they found the logistics of the whole process, insurance, viewing, security etc. Thanks Kate
  20. BRISBANE has won the race to the bottom with Adelaide to become the cheapest mainland capital in which to buy a house. Median prices have plummeted by 6.7 per cent in 12 months. The national median home price has now fallen for five successive quarters, marking an even worse stretch than during the global financial crisis in 2008, according to Australian Property Monitors' gloomy report on the September quarter. Brisbane has gone from boom to gloom, reversing years of steep growth in its property market to lead the downturn with a 2.7 per cent decline in the quarter. APM senior economist Andrew Wilson said market confidence had been battered, with global economic turmoil fomenting fears of job insecurity in Australia.
  21. Hi can anyone recommend a cleaner for a couple of hours a week and what the average rate would be? Coogee Thanks S
  22. Hi this is something from the telegraph, which makes you wonder are you in the same boat, or have you got it covered "Geoffrey Boycott, the former England cricketer Thousands of homeowners’ plans to leave property to their heirs could be hit for six by an obscure legal definition which Geoffrey Boycott, the cricket legend, has described as “double-Dutch”. Mr Boycott went on to lose a test case in the High Court about the ownership of a home in the millionaires’ resort of Sandbanks, Dorset. But with the average house price now exceeding £161,000, according to the Halifax House Price Index, questions about who has legal title to property could have a major impact on much more modest households. Now lawyers say many people – especially unmarried couples or those who have contributed unequally to the purchase of a home – may be caught out if they are unaware of the distinction between owning property as ‘joint tenants’ or ‘tenants in common’. No wonder the straight-talking Yorkshireman suggested the difference was difficult to understand. But the legal jargon could mean other couples’ plans to bequeath or inherit property are stumped. The Court heard that Mr Boycott bought a three-bedroom house overlooking Poole Harbour for his “friend and confidante” Anne Wyatt in 1996. Mr Boycott told the court he allowed Mrs Wyatt to live in the house rent-free, although they were no longer partners, for as long as she lived. They were listed on the deeds as joint tenants. But when Mrs Wyatt died in 2009, aged 82, her half of the house went to her estate instead of to Mr Boycott. To his “huge surprise”, he discovered that Mrs Wyatt had changed the agreement in 2007 to a tenancy in common so that she could leave her share of the property to her heirs. Andrew Goldstone, head of tax and wealth planning at Mishcon de Reya explained: “With a tenancy in common, when one joint owner dies they can leave their share to whoever they want in their will. That’s a big advantage where joint owners are neither married nor in a long-term relationship, since they won’t necessarily want their share to go the other on their death. Tenancy in common also makes sense for couples who each have their own children from an earlier relationship. “It is possible to convert a joint tenancy to a tenancy in common but not the other way round. The technical term for bringing a joint tenancy to an end is called “severing the joint tenancy” and it’s very easy to do. It can be by mutual agreement, in which case the joint owners will usually document in what shares they will then own the property. “However, it can also be done by just one of the joint owners giving written notice to the other. That sometimes happens when a couple are splitting up and one of them wants to be sure that if they die, the whole property won’t go to their ex-partner. This can mean that what was intended at the time of purchase can be overridden by one party alone. Once notice of severance is given to the other party it is too late to change.” John Condliffe, a partner at Hogan Lovells, added: “In this case, Mrs Wyatt ended the partnership by serving notice on Mr Boycott, whose arguments did not push the boundaries of legal principles. If property is owned by joint tenants the owners together own the whole property equally and do not have individual shares in it. If one owner dies their share automatically passes to the others, and therefore a joint tenant owner cannot leave their share to somebody else in their will. “By contrast, property owned by tenants in common entitles each person to a distinct share of the property, and their shares may be unequal. If one owner dies their share can be left to others in their will.” This distinction is no longer as important for inheritance tax (IHT) planning by married couples and members of civil partnerships as it used to be, now the nil-rate band of £325,000 is automatically transferred to the surviving spouse or partner on the death of the first spouse or partner. That means even married couples and members of civil partnerships who have made no plans to utilise the first spouse or partner’s IHT nil-rate band effectively enjoy a £650,000 threshold for IHT. However, the different forms of ownership remain relevant to many others; including unmarried cohabiting couples. Clare Rant, a property litigation specialist at Irwin Mitchell pointed out: “Disputes frequently arise following death where the ownership of a property has not been correctly identified at the will writing stage. A disappointed beneficiary – someone who is left an interest in a property under a will but where the property passes by survivorship to the joint owner – may also have a claim against the will writer. “The distinction between the two interests is not just relevant to death. This is of particular importance to co-habiting couples, as they will not have the benefit of legislation which can redistribute property.” So the legal jargon can prove more even important than the difference between deep square leg and silly mid-off. If in doubt, seek professional legal advice. :arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:
  23. The Pom Queen

    Britain's Cheapest House

    Earlier this year the cheapest house in Britain was on Pritchard Street, Burnley Lancashire. Which sold for 10,000 gbp Now there is one for sale in Maerdy, Wales for 7,000 gbp Would you buy a house in such run down areas?
  24. Trust me the only thing that will get stacy of the thing is chocs or the opposite to sleep lol :biglaugh: Hows about you?
  25. JoandJon

    Empty house...

    So - the Satchdog is waiting our her sentence, sorry is enjoying her short holiday in Club quarantine. - the Husband is working stupid hours and is only just coming home now after leaving at 04:30 this morning - the furniture and stuff has been taken away by Doree Bonner (lovely guys, hard workers, good packing & wrapping!) - the tv, internet and phone have been disconnected by Sky 1 week earlier than requested (oh you clever ba8tards) Guess all that's left to do is clean the empty house.... And then maybe pop down the pub
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