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Forum: France
Jun 10th 2013, 3:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,335
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Long term rental in France

We've got a Mazda CX5, quite a big car, so room for dogs and 'stuff', and yes hubby does drive too fast!! Friends told us two hours from Paris, but maybe they drive even faster.

Think I'd become...
Forum: France
Jun 10th 2013, 2:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,335
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Long term rental in France

Thank you for the helpful replies.

Our friends live in Sermages (58), it would make sense for us to be close to them for reciprocal dog sitting/ house sitting, and help to start a social...
Forum: France
Jun 10th 2013, 1:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,335
Posted By MNandMN

Long term rental in France

Hello everyone,
My husband has wanted to move to France for years, I've always been reluctant. We've come to a compromise, now to find out if it's possible. We'd like a long term rental, at least...
Forum: France
May 5th 2013, 11:28 am
Replies: 34
Views: 9,861
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Touring France for property and avoiding Sand Flies!

We are just starting out, looking for a place in Brittany. We have close friends there already and they'll keep an eye on a house for us if we buy near them. It will also give us a social life...
Forum: USA
Feb 11th 2012, 6:04 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,406
Posted By MNandMN

Re: How much money do we need?

I moved back from Barstow to Leicestershire for the same reasons, children knowing their family. This was in 1985, but I have never regretted it. Let me know if I can give you any advice about...
Forum: Back Home
Sep 23rd 2011, 8:30 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 11,850
Posted By MNandMN

Re: The first week back

It must depend where you live, in many years of dog ownership (and field walks every day) neither of my dogs have ever had a tick on them. I am in the Midlands.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2011, 8:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Renting out your house in UK

You will need to have a gas safety certificate (if there is gas at the house), they are valid for one year, signed off by your plumber - not expensive, we usually pay about £40 and the boiler is...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2011, 9:48 am
Replies: 244
Views: 15,694
Posted By MNandMN

Smile Re: Riots.

Amongst those arrested it was reported were a teaching assistant, a millionaires daughter and others with jobs, students who were on courses to become, I think, social workers (no hope after being...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 14th 2011, 9:47 pm
Replies: 244
Views: 15,694
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Riots.

The situation over the last week in English towns has created a united disgust of the greed and violence that occurred. There are family members turning in their own family members to the police and...
Aug 2nd 2011, 8:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,827
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Finding a Place to Rent with Pets

This looks expensive, if you know where you want to move to I would contact all the estate agents in the area who do lettings and ask them to find you something. They may ask for a bigger deposit,...
Jun 16th 2011, 7:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By MNandMN

Re: trying to get past 'weather talk'

lots of voluntary agencies are experiencing budget cuts and need more volunteers, I volunteer at the local animal shelter, I have met some nice people and it is nice to have some structure when you...
May 18th 2011, 5:54 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,283
Posted By MNandMN

Re: UK House Price Drop?

I agree with the above comments. Our house is in a market town. We had it valued last month, as we are taking a mortgage out on it. We bought it in October 2009 and approximately eighteen months...
Apr 25th 2011, 7:37 pm
Replies: 1,942
Views: 157,513
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Location, location, location

Also you can check out ourproperty.co.uk there is a lot of information on this site
Apr 22nd 2011, 2:21 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's+ MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

I don't know about the US market, but if the house was in the UK and I went to view it I wouldn't mind that hardwood floors needed re-finishing, I would just be so pleased that the house had hardwood...
Apr 20th 2011, 1:28 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Our recycling boxes are emptied weekly or you can take them to the tip yourself. They have just included aerosol cans and foil trays into the recycling programme. Plastic bottles have to be taken...
Apr 19th 2011, 7:17 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

I do as much as I can for the environment, this being one of them. Better to use water you have collected yourself (as previously mentioned 'cos better for the plants) it has not had to be purified...
Apr 19th 2011, 1:43 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Talking Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

We have a water butt, which collects water off the shed roof, so we use that for watering when it has rained recently, it holds quite a lots and fills up amazingly quickly after the rain - not at the...
Apr 18th 2011, 8:39 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

If you are buying a house, rather than renting, it is usually cheaper to have a water meter than pay the high water rates. For a single person it would definately be cheaper, it is for us as a...
Apr 14th 2011, 8:25 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

I filled my car up today, a Vauxhall Astra, not a big car. It had over a quarter of a tank left, but it cost £56 to fill it with diesel. It is a big expense here to run a car if you are on a...
Apr 13th 2011, 1:32 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,487
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Which car/vehicle to buy in the UK?

I think when you move back you will think the parking spaces are so tiny, they are compared to the US anyway. If you have a large vehicle and want to keep it nice you will find yourself parking well...
Apr 13th 2011, 1:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 17,972
Posted By MNandMN

Re: Information on living in Northamptonshire

It depends what you want from your living area. There are lovely villages in Northants, and then the bigger towns. One town that used to be thought of as a bad place to live was Corby, now they are...
Apr 13th 2011, 1:23 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

We never accept the first quote we get from an insurance company, always shop around and look at comparison sites, then go back to the company you would like to insure with and tell them the best...
Apr 12th 2011, 7:29 am
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

They do a lot of 'shared ownership' houses in the UK, the only way some people can get onto the property ladder. You buy a percentage of the house e.g. 50% and rent the other half, you then have the...
Apr 4th 2011, 4:54 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

How would they know you have owned a property outside of the UK? I don't know how they could check that
Apr 3rd 2011, 8:17 pm
Replies: 12,809
Views: 1,319,969
Posted By MNandMN

Re: OVER 50's & 60's MOVING BACK TO THE UK - Part II

Stamp Duty on a house purchase increases at the level of £250,000 (see table below on how much duty you pay on top of the asking price to the Government). You often can get quite a bargain at the...
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