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We just waved goodbye to everything we own.....

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--- Quote from: jonnyivy on May 21, 2010, 05:53:55 AM ---Best of luck King, I have been wondering over the last few days how you\'ve been getting on with moving.
I presume your going back off-shore while the family heads to the Phils ?
Can imagine how busy your phone or internet will be as your wife gives you the day to day update on how she is getting on finding a place to live. Its a mighty big step to be taking and i wish you every success bud.
Keep us all informed how things work out,

Jonny

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Thanks for the good wishes folks.† ;D I do feel somewhat privileged to be \'living the dream\'.

Things have been extremely busy, and fairly stressful, with so much official stuff to do regarding the move, the container, all the household liabilities, utilities, insurances etc etc. Even now I can\'t remember a fraction of the stuff we have done, but there are several long lists of jobs, all ticked off one by one.

One pain was waiting on passports for the two wimmin, as they needed to have them in hand before we could buy tickets. (return versus one way)

I started on the 13A route, but gave up because of the cost, and the hassles trying to communicate with the embassy.

Also had to get a new UK passport, as my spare was out of date.

Currently we nearly have tenants for the house, as we\'re renting out rather than selling, and the guy is a car nut, looking specifically for a house with a big workshop.† :D They\'re right now going through the credit check stuff.

Tomorrow I go to sort out \'Landlords insurance\' for the place, and I\'m one by one shutting down all the bloodsucking little expenses that leach out £1100 a month just to put a roof over out heads in the UK.

Mum in law seems to have found us a place to live in the PI, right next door to an old friend of my wifes. The house needs work, but we\'ll rent it for a while with the option to buy.

Daughter has another school lined up, hopefully, after the heart attack I had when I found out her first choice was $12,000 a year.... :o

Fingers crossed everything goes okay from now on.† ;)

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--- Quote from: King Herald on May 21, 2010, 06:47:08 AM ---
--- Quote from: jonnyivy on May 21, 2010, 05:53:55 AM ---Best of luck King, I have been wondering over the last few days how you\'ve been getting on with moving.
I presume your going back off-shore while the family heads to the Phils ?
Can imagine how busy your phone or internet will be as your wife gives you the day to day update on how she is getting on finding a place to live. Its a mighty big step to be taking and i wish you every success bud.
Keep us all informed how things work out,

Jonny

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Thanks for the good wishes folks.† ;D I do feel somewhat privileged to be \'living the dream\'.

Things have been extremely busy, and fairly stressful, with so much official stuff to do regarding the move, the container, all the household liabilities, utilities, insurances etc etc. Even now I can\'t remember a fraction of the stuff we have done, but there are several long lists of jobs, all ticked off one by one.

One pain was waiting on passports for the two wimmin, as they needed to have them in hand before we could buy tickets. (return versus one way)

I started on the 13A route, but gave up because of the cost, and the hassles trying to communicate with the embassy.

Also had to get a new UK passport, as my spare was out of date.

Currently we nearly have tenants for the house, as we\'re renting out rather than selling, and the guy is a car nut, looking specifically for a house with a big workshop.† :D They\'re right now going through the credit check stuff.

Tomorrow I go to sort out \'Landlords insurance\' for the place, and I\'m one by one shutting down all the bloodsucking little expenses that leach out £1100 a month just to put a roof over out heads in the UK.

Mum in law seems to have found us a place to live in the PI, right next door to an old friend of my wifes. The house needs work, but we\'ll rent it for a while with the option to buy.

Daughter has another school lined up, hopefully, after the heart attack I had when I found out her first choice was $12,000 a year.... :o

Fingers crossed everything goes okay from now on.† ;)


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We let out our bungalow in the UK when we first moved here, and it proved to be a big mistake. The place was immaculate when we left, but the people that rented it trashed it and even sold the greenhouse. The letting agents were not vigilant to allow this to happen. Taking out the increased insurance was easy and not too expensive. We were told by the agents that we should get an electrical inspection certificate, and that proved expensive. They found a number of silly minor point that needed addressing because the regulations had changed since the place was built. If those regulations were applied here in the Philippines, every house would be condemned† ;D. We made very little money from the rent and eventually sold it at a lower price than we would have got if we sold it in the first place.

Colin

graham:
Best move you will ever make King,

Good luck and enjoy the Philippines just like the rest of us!

Graham

c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n:
Colin/King

You need to be AWFULLY lucky, or TOTALLY clued in to renters wiles to do well on your first rental......

I was still thinking renters would care for the property as much as I would until I was on about my 10th rental......

friendlysaint:
King

Great news on your move, so its \"Goodbye\" to cold wet weather high taxes UK and \"Hello\" to land of smiles stinky hot humid philippines. What a difference in change of pace also.

Bon voyage
Andrew

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