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Aug 4th 2019, 4:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: School refusing a place without paying a fee

My daughter was also at a state school and attended the school’s 6th form. Every child in my London borough has to apply for a 6th form place - whether they are attending their current school’s 6th...
Aug 4th 2019, 11:55 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: School refusing a place without paying a fee

We are British Citizens that returned to the U.K. in 2015 with our then 14 year old. We had spent 2 years in the US. When our daughter joined the school 6th form in 2017 we also had to complete...
May 5th 2017, 6:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Education in uk

I'm assuming that you are either British Citizens or have the right to abode in the UK? If so, you will not have to pay for 6th form education.

Please see the attached document, section 28 a) is...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2017, 5:34 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 6,995
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Talk to me about Philadelphia, please

This is one of the reasons we returned rather than stay an extra couple of years. There was the potential for it to get messy as the local 6th form college did not offer a particularly broad range of...
Forum: USA
Mar 15th 2017, 7:52 am
Replies: 52
Views: 6,995
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Talk to me about Philadelphia, please

As we knew we would only go for a couple of years we put all our belongings into storage. We each took a few personal items. Our relocation expenses covered the storage fees and the purchase of...
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2017, 7:14 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,860
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Secondary school advice after returning to the UK

I think that one of the reasons that our move worked was that we returned to our home in the UK. My daughter had kept in contact with her UK friends by Skype and stayed with one when we visited the...
Forum: USA
Mar 14th 2017, 5:00 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,860
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Secondary school advice after returning to the UK

The OP posted this question on the MBTTUK forum and I did post an answer:
http://britishexpats.com/forum/moving-back-uk-61/secondary-school-advice-after-returning-uk-893492/
Mar 7th 2017, 8:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Secondary school advice after returning to the UK

Hi,

We returned to the UK in 2015 after spending 2 years in the U.S.

Our daughter was 12 at the time of the move and had almost completed Year 7 in her UK secondary school. She missed Year 8...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2017, 5:59 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 9,168
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: UK rental income. Is it taxed?

I call it "profit" too as that's how HMRC describe it.
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2017, 5:58 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 9,168
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: UK rental income. Is it taxed?

By "low value property" (building) are you referring to the value of the building when we purchased it?

I think the tax due would have been around $3600 on going.

Like H Bomb I know we had...
Forum: USA
Jan 12th 2017, 5:02 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 9,168
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: UK rental income. Is it taxed?

We were in the same situation when we let our UK house during our 2 year stint in the US. I think the first year was fine as we had tax credits carried over, but 2nd year we were taxed around $4k,...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2016, 4:16 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,463
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: 3 year US plan, how many of you went back to UK?

We all hated it :lol: As fate would have it both winters that we were in NJ saw snow and ice for 3 months solid. There was always the idiot that didn't clear their sidewalk so that walking the dog...
Forum: USA
Dec 16th 2016, 2:02 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,463
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: 3 year US plan, how many of you went back to UK?

Me, hubby and then 12 yr DD came to New Jersey on L1/L2 in 2013. Hubby was on a 2 year contract, working in midtown NY, with the possibility to remain longer if we and his employer wanted us to. We...
Forum: Australia
Oct 14th 2016, 8:09 am
Replies: 41
Views: 5,651
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Need new mortgage for my UK property

Please check the T&C's of your Landlord Insurance as it is likley a requirement that you have obtained permission from your lender to let your property. You could run the very real risk of any...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,479
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: applying for an EEA Family Permi

You shouldn't have to pay for the college, but the application forms may ask the question regarding residency (all of my local Sixth Forms ask this).

We have had this scenario presented before on...
Forum: The Lounge
Sep 10th 2016, 8:05 pm
Replies: 1,512
Views: 132,027
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Pets Corner get your pics out :)

Did someone call the dogtor?

This is Ruby our 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Sep 10th 2016, 11:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Pet relocation company recommendation (USA to UK)

Do you have an EU Pet Passport and will your dog's UK administered rabies vaccination expire after you arrive in the UK?

If the answer is yes, then it is very straightforward to organise shipping...
Jul 30th 2016, 7:38 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: US child support payments to UK bank account. Getting my US kids into UK schools.

These should help:

https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Residents/Education-and-schools/Documents/School-admissions/Mar-15-NTA-IY-Application-form.pdf

...
Jul 29th 2016, 5:06 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,754
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: US child support payments to UK bank account. Getting my US kids into UK schools.

We returned to the UK in May 2015 after spending 2 years in the US. At time our daughter was aged 14 and was returning to school at the tail-end of Year 9, just in time to chose her GCSE's.

My...
Forum: USA
Feb 25th 2016, 5:22 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 8,572
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Schools - moving to New York with 3 children

Fees at the UNIS school for the 3 children will be in the region of 110k per annum.
Forum: USA
Feb 24th 2016, 6:18 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,814
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Non-Resident Landlord Scheme

We let our UK home out during 2013-2015 whilst in the US.

When we left the UK we completed the Non Resident Landlord form for HMRC. We indicated that our annual rent would fall within our personal...
Forum: USA
Jan 30th 2016, 5:29 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,768
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: About to sell UK home

Having read through the thread, I have the following question to those who are more knowledgeable on these matters:

If the OP has been renting his UK property out whilst in the US and has been...
Forum: USA
Jan 29th 2016, 3:25 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,431
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Moving from UK to USA

http://britishexpats.com/forum/usa-57/nj-driving-licence-our-experience-803790/

I've attached a link to a thread I posted back in 2013 of our experience of obtaining a NJ driving license. You'll...
Nov 16th 2015, 6:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By HartleyHare

Re: Returning to UK, child applying to Sixth Form

http://britishexpats.com/forum/moving-back-uk-61/school-college-advice-needed-college-trying-charge-fee-861934/page2/

See post #19 in the thread above. This should answer your question.
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