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Preparing Yourself Before Moving

Preparing Yourself Before Moving

  1. Research the country thoroughly such as the health and safety aspects and not just the price of a cup of coffee
  2. Be extremely keen on your finances and establish any possible expenses you will make and include ex-pat tax implications
  3. Get a job upfront or have an amount prepared to support yourself in any case scenario
  4. Be thorough when looking for local housing and search for good neighborhoods
  5. Gear up for budget relocation costs whether you're covered by your company or not

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Embracing the new culture
  1. Making friends in a new country is a priority. Keep an open mind and meet as many as possible to help get you through the lonely days
  2. Try to connect with locals and other ex-pats, groups can be found on social media for ease and convenience
  3. Learn the local language and make sure to practice daily
  4. Adapt to the local traditions and customs they may have. Read up on public holidays and find out the cultural landscape.

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  1. Tackle the administration. Get through the mandatory and important tasks first like registering with the local government and make sure that all of your paperwork is in order. This includes arranging your ID/tax number.
  2. Find your way around and learn about the local transport. Get lost and familiarize yourself with the surrounding. You can even do a trial run to your new workplace.
  3. Look for a grocery store or a market nearby and enjoy the delicacies.

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  1. Give yourself a week or two to settle in and adjust. Be patient with yourself and remember that Rome wasn't built on a day.
  2. If you're moving abroad alone prepare to face the feeling of loneliness and homesickness.
  3. Learn from mistakes because you will make them and a lot of unexpected things can and will happen. Just keep looking at the silver lining and be compassionate with yourself.
  4. Keep in touch with your friends and family back home.

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Renting Out Your Property in The UK
  • Decide on how you wish your property to be managed. If you decide to let an agent handle your property, it's pretty common for them to take care of all the elements for about 10-15% of the rental income.
  • Make considerations on the taxes. Ensure that the HMRC is aware of your intentions and apply for the non-resident landlord scheme.
  • Find a suitable ex-pat landlord insurance that will cover you and your property including contents, damages, and any legal fees.
  • For mortgages, inform your provider.

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