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  1. This is what we did, got PR, sold up and moved. Money transferred with moneycorp and now in savings. We didn't even think of capital gains tax so just looked it up on gov.UK and found this. We have just done our tax return and as we haven't earned the money abroad, it was transferred from one bank account to another, no tax to pay here either. No questions about transferred funds from another country on tax form so presume correct, can someone confirm for me please? 1. Private Residence Relief You don’t pay Capital Gains Tax when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) your home if all of the following apply: you have one home and you’ve lived in it as your main home for all the time you’ve owned it you haven’t let part of it out - this doesn’t include having a single lodger you haven’t used part of it for business only the grounds, including all buildings, are less than 5,000 square metres (just over an acre) in total you didn’t buy it just to make a gain You don’t need to do anything. You’ll automatically get a tax relief called Private Residence Relief. Hope this helps Jen
  2. Shouldn't be too difficult, we found one in two weeks.
  3. Hope so, the job hunt begins!!
  4. Hi, we haven't got anything more than fleece throws, woolly socks and slippers and dressing gowns. I've got a hot water bottle but only used it twice a few weeks ago. We're not finding the nights too bad. You will need jumpers / hoodies etc as the houses can feel quite cool even if its warm outside. Winter is more like a wet UK spring really. Can't complain!
  5. Hi, I'm 39 and hubby 41, we also have an 11 yr old daughter. We love Fremantle, the markets, shops and bathers beach are all fab. Its only 1/2 hour drive for me on a straight road, so makes it an easy trip! Pm me if you fancy a coffee when ever you're ready, can meet in Fremantle if easy to get to for you? Enjoy your exploring, we had 3 months together before hubby started work which was lovely. It's nice to get into to a routine though and feel like you've really started a new life. Xx
  6. Yes, yr 9 now, but enrolment and elective choosing process will be the same for current yr 10 as it was for us in Feb.
  7. I must add, these are for next academic year starting feb 18. The website should have the current yr 10 electives or you could email the school to ask for more info of current yr 10.
  8. I have attached the electives sheet for yr 10 at Willetton. My daughter has chosen drama, media production and psychology. She can choose different electives for yrs 11 and 12 but it makes sense to stick with what you've done previously as long as you're still enjoying it of course! When we came over I rang the school to ask about enrolling, and they said to pop in with required docs etc. They gave us the electives sheet for her to fill in. The next day we had a meeting with a deputy head to explain about everything to do with the school, and was shown through to get her timetable sorted which was done there and then. Luckily she got all her first choices and didnt have to do any of her 'reserve' choices. 2018-Yr-10-Selection-Sheet-12-June-2017.pdf
  9. Hi, I can't see the bedding being a problem. I've just realised we brought feather filled cushions and didn't give it a second thought! BBQ and tools should be OK if sqeaky clean and stinking of cleaning fluid! No charcoal or fuel though. We brought all our kitchen equipment, just declared the rolling pin on the wooden items declaration list from the shipping company, no restrictions. All treated wood is fine, we brought cane furniture, wicker table and picnic basket, just gave them a thick coat of varnish so it was obvious it was treated. All other wooden furniture, ornaments and photo frames were fine. The only thing we couldn't bring was my framed pressed wedding bouquet as the dried flowers inside wouldn't have been treated. The shipping company we used seemed fairly knowledgeable re what we could \ couldn't bring. Our tumbler hose was a strange thing we had to leave behind because of the fluff inside which we hadn't realised so didn't clean it. We then had to get a replacement shipped from the UK! Also, if your hoover comes apart, give it a rinse as that will have dust and dirt in it. We put ours through the dishwasher! Our container came through customs no problem, just make sure everything is clean and treated. HTH Jen x
  10. Hi Nila, My daughter goes to Willetton SHS, about 20 mins south of Perth. In yr 10 they have 8 subjects in total including the 3 electives. These are: English, Maths, Science, Humanities and social sciences, Health and physical education plus the 3 electives. Health and PE is 3 hrs a week, each elective is 2 hrs a week and the rest are 4 hrs. If you have a school in mind, have a look at the curriculum handbooks on the website, this will tell you the details for that school. Hth, Jen x
  11. Welcome to Perth! Yes, heaviest rain I've ever experienced but I'd take this kind of winter every year no problem! It'll soon be spring though and we're really looking forward to that. Your own belongings will really help you settle in. Its like Christmas again! We are in Willetton so a bit further north and also have a 14 year old daughter. She settled into school and made friends really quickly, hope its the same for your daughter. I'm not working at the moment so can meet up when you're a bit more settled if you like? I know it will all feel surreal for a while, it still does for us, only been 6 months, but just go with it and enjoy the ride! Jen x
  12. Ahh nightmare, just as you were ready to go as well! Hope she recovers quickly. X
  13. Hi, my daughter has just chosen her yr10 electives. She is not on any specialist courses so has 3 electives which run throughout the whole year. Languages are not compulsory in yr 10, they are an elective if you want to carry on. Presume this is the same for all high schools.
  14. Congratulations and best of luck for your move. We came 6 months ago with 14 and 10 year old girls. The older one settled quicker than the younger one, I thought it would be the other way round! At least your boys will have each other to begin with and with being sporty will make friends in no time. We are SOR and are loving it, we settled really quickly and the time has flown. Not working has enabled me to volunteer at the primary school and make friends that way. If you want to meet up in Perth sometime, pm me and we can arrange something if you want? Best of luck x
  15. Ooh, exciting, yes there will be lots to do and sort but we found it not too difficult at all, and quite exciting. Don't forget to spend some time exploring and relaxing though. Do one thing at a time and don't be afraid to ask away. I can remember those first weeks quite well! Where is your temp accommodation? We had ours for 2.5 weeks and found that to be enough time to find a rental. Safe travels x