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Forum: Australia
Aug 9th 2018, 5:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Selling house in UK, bringing proceeds to Australia

If your name was not on the deeds and you simply lent your sister money to buy it that she is now repaying, then you did not own the property. She may have given you some money during her ownership...
Forum: Australia
Aug 7th 2018, 2:21 am
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Scotty1

Re: SMSF and QROPS

Yes but I would not have done this without both financial advice for both UK and OZ and paying a specialist to draw up the Trust Deed There is also the need for ongoing annual audits that report back...
Forum: Australia
Mar 15th 2017, 9:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Scotty1

Re: How do you organise a rental property from UK?

You don't - book something temporary for a couple of weeks and give yourselves time to get here and settle in before making these decisions. Agents are unlikely to rent to you from the UK in any...
Feb 11th 2017, 6:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Scotty1

Re: RRV with a Job Offer Letter

So he does indeed need to apply for a RRV - a job offer is a good start. Any other ties like family, financial ties, or anything else should be put in the application. He will either get a one year...
Forum: Australia
Feb 9th 2017, 12:34 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Getting close to retirement UK Pesions, what to do?

So, you want to know if you should transfer one of your 3 uk pensions to your Oz fund? Short answer is that you need some financial advice - its complicated and your decision will depend on your...
Feb 9th 2017, 12:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Scotty1

Re: RRV with a Job Offer Letter

Think you will need to be a little clearer. When was his visa granted, and when did he first arrive in Australia?

If he has let the travel part of his visa expire (which I assume is the case from...
Forum: Australia
Nov 16th 2016, 6:12 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,650
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Claiming Super from the UK

Think you are linking two different things. Never heard of being able to access super early by relinquishing citizenship. You may be thinking about some temporary visa holders (ie Not permanent...
Forum: Australia
Aug 30th 2016, 11:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Scotty1

Re: HSBC Australia - UK Address

HSBC are one of the more flexible banks for this - they advertise as the "global bank" . I have accounts in both countries at my address in Oz
However the Australian arm is serious poor in the...
Forum: Australia
May 16th 2016, 7:02 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,838
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Cheap fares MEL - LHR with Royal Brunei

I flew business with Royal Brunei a few years ago and stopped off in the capital for 2 days due to scheduling issues enforcing a stay with the airline paying. I will never fly with them again. They...
Forum: Australia
May 15th 2016, 4:12 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By Scotty1

Re: UK Capitol gains tax? Is it self-reporting?

https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-selling-home

There is a tool you can use that helps you work it out. Depends on your residency and size of house etc
Mar 5th 2016, 11:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Endometriosis in medical of 189

I declared this condition on my medical many years ago - no problems at all and was not referred for any further reports
Feb 7th 2016, 5:53 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,794
Posted By Scotty1

Re: immigration for 16 year old UK to Australia

We got a visa for a 16 year old with consent, but I did the research in case it turned out to be without consent. Have a read of the wiki article on here re child custody issues, but effectively you...
Jan 8th 2016, 5:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Aged Parent Visa 804

Go Matilda did a very helpful advice sheet on the issues involved in going down this road. I am struggling to find it now - it was a year or so ago I read it, but might be sensible to get your friend...
Jan 6th 2016, 1:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Child Visa Query

immi_processing_times (http://uk.embassy.gov.au/lhlh/immi_processing_times.html)

Been 8-12 months for a while.

If you apply for a child visa, and explain to your case officer that you need to...
Dec 6th 2015, 7:00 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Urgent visa advice reqd.

I was in the queue to leave Oz to the uk a couple of years ago. At the next counter was a Brit trying to leave on his uk passport and was immediately questioned about his citizenship and Australian...
Nov 12th 2015, 4:15 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,862
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Nature of the legal right - Partner visa application - Form 47SP

The question is trying to determine if you need to obtain someone else's permission to take a child out of the country. You do not have the sole right from what you have written. There is space to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 21st 2015, 7:34 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,882
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Tenant running a a business from property without telling us.

In a standard tenancy in NSW, the tenant will agree not to cause a nuisance, but there is no specific clause not to run a business. You would tend to use the nuisance clause if there was a problem....
Forum: Australia
Oct 6th 2015, 2:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Australia - flying with dogs and renting with dogs in Sydney

They can't ask for a higher deposit in NSW - max 4 weeks rent. They can ask for a special condition on the lease that the property is fumigated and carpets cleaned if you have pets.
We rented...
Forum: Australia
Oct 1st 2015, 11:20 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,098
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Australia - flying with dogs and renting with dogs in Sydney

There is a high level of dog ownership in Oz and you will be able to get a rental with dogs eventually. How quickly, what quality and where will depend on a number of factors including how you come...
Sep 8th 2015, 11:28 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Citizenship application - Evidence of custody

Does your stepson live with you in Australia?
If he does, and he was included in your original visa application, and has been here with you during that time, then I doubt you will be asked for...
Forum: Australia
Aug 18th 2015, 8:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By Scotty1

Re: Moving London to Sydney - Airlines

Emirates are best on golf clubs. Free if contained within your 30 kg allowance. Also really good in cattle class- my favourite for this.
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2015, 1:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By Scotty1

Re: PR Visa & tax status

Hi Soja,

I would suggest some time needs to be spent on the ATO website. Firstly to determine your residency status
https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Are-you-a-resident/

And then...
Forum: Australia
Jul 18th 2015, 7:51 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,948
Posted By Scotty1

Re: they've Changed all the pension transfer rules UK-Aus!

That's interesting. I have been reading about the issue and that there are various discussions taking place to resolve this. Worst case scenario I imagine is I will need to wait a couple of years...
Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2015, 7:26 am
Replies: 64
Views: 8,644
Posted By Scotty1

Re: 10 Years on - Reflections on a First Return Visit to the UK

Great review - thanks for taking the time to post it
Forum: Australia
Jul 15th 2015, 7:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,948
Posted By Scotty1

Re: they've Changed all the pension transfer rules UK-Aus!

There is an issue with Oz funds being QROPS compliant for the reasons you outline - there are very few that have managed to change their trust deeds and get them approved by HRMC in time. I still...
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