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Forum: Back Home
Mar 3rd 2022, 9:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,507
Posted By Walmsc

Re: 5 week anniversary

That was meant to say NO port or container shipping issues
Feb 14th 2022, 7:48 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,117
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Tips on preparing to move home

Just as an FYi at the moment if you buy in the UK before you have lived back home for 6 months you are classed as a non resident and subject to paying more stamp duty (ours would have been an extra...
Forum: Back Home
Feb 6th 2022, 1:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,507
Posted By Walmsc

Re: 5 week anniversary

We used UPak we Ship. It does what it days on the tin. You have to pack it all and load onto the pallet and shrink wrap. We didnt have furnature but 18 boxes and it worked well $2500 and took 3...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 12th 2021, 5:07 am
Replies: 45
Views: 15,834
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Great news thanks for that 😁
Forum: Back Home
Aug 11th 2021, 4:59 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 15,834
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Hi thank you for your reply. We have a dog, so will try and buy if we like it. Although I see from other threads there is a 2% stamp duty if buying sooner than 6 months. Like you we will need to be...
Aug 10th 2021, 4:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Walmsc

Re: No claims discount for car insurance while in Canada

Thankyou for that, I will give them a call and see what evidence they need 😁
Aug 9th 2021, 5:11 am
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Walmsc

No claims discount for car insurance while in Canada

Hi everyone
We are moving home from Vancouver Island to the UK in September. Have anyone found any UK car insurance companies that will take into account your driving history while living abroad? My...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 9th 2021, 4:42 am
Replies: 45
Views: 15,834
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Thankyou for your reply and links. Vancouver Island is absolutely beautiful but it is only my husband and I and all our friends and family are back in the UK, so hence the move home. We are looking...
Aug 6th 2021, 4:02 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 13,099
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving Back to UK from Canada- Any Recent Experiences?

Hi
How is it going are you home yet? Interested to see how it's working out. We are on Vancouver Island and leaving September.
Aug 6th 2021, 3:59 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 13,099
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving Back to UK from Canada- Any Recent Experiences?

Hi we are moving in 4 weeks, what other paperwork is there apart from the TOR? I saw getoutofbritainquick mention a CRA form, what else have I missed?
many thanks
Claire
Aug 6th 2021, 3:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Sending household goods to the UK

Hi have you looked up Transfer of Residence (TOR) on Gov.UK? You have to complete an online request detailing everything you want to bring back and they decide if anything is liable for tax and get...
Forum: Back Home
Aug 6th 2021, 3:10 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 15,834
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Notes from an even smaller island

Hi Bud
Really great to see your post. We have been on Vancouver Island for 6 years and from Southampton. We have sold and moving to the Island rather than back to the mainland on the basis that its...
Jun 25th 2021, 4:50 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving back to uk after 15 years in Canada.

Yes our house and 1/2 acre will definately not be affordable at home, but it's way to big anyway for 2 of us!! Empty is the word I would also use too, but not for long 😁
Jun 25th 2021, 4:47 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving back to uk after 15 years in Canada.

Me too. I saw another thread where a man moved back to Scotland and used upakweship so have messaged asking him about them, as they are much cheaper!! Air Canada have awesome prices for business with...
Jun 24th 2021, 4:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving back to uk after 15 years in Canada.

I agree about covid changing perspectives. I have found it interesting to hear everyone during COVID say how they have found it so hard not hugging their loved ones and only seeing them by video. I...
Jun 24th 2021, 6:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving back with dogs

I am also interested to hear it was straightforward. The travel company in Vancouver say we are unable to book our dog until 30 days before and even then because of covid whe could be cancelled last...
Jun 24th 2021, 6:00 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Moving back to uk after 15 years in Canada.

I too am after shipping info. We have been on Vancouver Island 6 years and moving back home to UK in September. Any advice or experience with the move greatly appreciated?
Forum: Back Home
Jun 24th 2021, 4:39 am
Replies: 112
Views: 45,871
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Back in Scotland

Hi we are moving back from Canada to UK and the cost of shopping is very steep. I see that you used upakweship. Can you tell me more about your experience with that process please?
many thanks...
Mar 24th 2021, 10:45 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,778
Posted By Walmsc

Re: 13 months in - struggling

Absolutely I agree 😁 although we are moving home, I will never regret coming away to Canada. There are things about both places we love and things we miss about home and I'm sure when home, things we...
Mar 24th 2021, 5:49 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,778
Posted By Walmsc

Re: 13 months in - struggling

Sorry to hear you are not feeling great. We are aiming home this year and I an beginning to wonder If anyone truly feels settled again once they have lived in more than one place? :-(
Oct 30th 2020, 2:27 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,778
Posted By Walmsc

Re: 13 months in - struggling

Good morning
Where are you on the island? We are in Mill bay and planning to move 2021.
Have a great day 😁
Forum: Back Home
Mar 10th 2020, 2:01 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 45,871
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Back in Scotland

I am.interested to know this too as I am in Canada at the moment looking to go home to UK
Forum: Back Home
Oct 17th 2019, 4:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 5,078
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Approaching 3yrs back in England

I am sorry to hear about your dad. I too am in Canada and moved to BC 4 years ago on career break from Southampton. I spent 6 months at home looking after my dad last year who sadly passed away and...
Aug 4th 2019, 5:34 am
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By Walmsc

Re: Bulk shipping canada to uk

We are looking to move back after nearly 4. No advice on shipping as yet but I hear it’s expensive. Are you looking forward to going home? Have you enjoyed it here? We are on Vancouver island :-)
Forum: Back Home
Aug 2nd 2019, 5:20 am
Replies: 16
Views: 10,778
Posted By Walmsc

Re: 5 years Britiversary!

Really loved reading this post :-)we moved to Vancouver island 2015 and have loved many aspects of Canada like less people, less traffic, less crime, clean environment etc etc but have also missed...
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