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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 11:58pm On Nov 12, 2019
LagosismyHome:


I have only seen one house with installed Ac , dont know if it works self.... so you be alright.

Houses in UK typically dont have Ac. If you are hot just buy a fan


With this global warming warning, UK would progressively heat up......

Portables are not too expensive....... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 12:05am On Nov 13, 2019
This guy is strong o. At the onset of chilly winter he's here asking about AC when new comrades are sleeping with jacket!!

Average summer temp is about 24°C or lower outside London and deceptively cooler nights

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 2:08am On Nov 13, 2019
DisGuy:
This guy is strong o. At the onset of chilly winter he's here asking about AC when new comrades are sleeping with jacket!!

Average summer temp is about 24°C or lower outside London and deceptively cooler nights

During hot summer periods, it heats up to 39°C...... Imagine trying to sleep in that sauna......... grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 9:59am On Nov 13, 2019
Lexusgs430:


During hot summer periods, it heats up to 39°C...... Imagine trying to sleep in that sauna......... grin


One or two days in a year certainly not enough to worry about AC! A fan is enough- then again it depends on the house itself

I won't worry about central heating because of it gets very 'cold' during harmattan grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:17am On Nov 13, 2019
DisGuy:



One or two days in a year certainly not enough to worry about AC! A fan is enough- then again it depends on the house itself

I won't worry about central heating because of it gets very 'cold' during harmattan grin

One or two days of summer heat....... Oga, fear God O..... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 10:37am On Nov 13, 2019
when the weather gets too hot, most people will rent an AC rather than buy one.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 11:30am On Nov 13, 2019
Lexusgs430:


During hot summer periods, it heats up to 39°C...... Imagine trying to sleep in that sauna......... grin

39°C is definitely one or two days in a year here cheesy cheesy.............. Mid to Late 20s degree ok but 39°C hardly
Some days were boiling sha especially at night but fan was ok
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Cigbojugha: 12:13pm On Nov 13, 2019
Good day.
Please I need advice from experienced UK based. Is it acceptable for new couple to have a child and till remain in the one room apartment they were managing before baby came.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by wonlasewonimi: 4:34pm On Nov 13, 2019
Cigbojugha:
Good day.
Please I need advice from experienced UK based. Is it acceptable for new couple to have a child and till remain in the one room apartment they were managing before baby came.


The question is; how comfortable would that be? Nobody is going to stop you, but it is not ideal.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 4:41pm On Nov 13, 2019
Cigbojugha:
Good day.
Please I need advice from experienced UK based. Is it acceptable for new couple to have a child and till remain in the one room apartment they were managing before baby came.

Is it a one bedroom flat or one room as in a shared house?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 5:37pm On Nov 13, 2019
Cigbojugha:
Good day.
Please I need advice from experienced UK based. Is it acceptable for new couple to have a child and till remain in the one room apartment they were managing before baby came.

One bedroom flat for a new baby is ok if you both are comfortable then why not.... but if you mean room in a shared house then that tight but still doable . It all depends on the couple
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 6:31pm On Nov 13, 2019
assumpta1:
Wow! Thanks

Wait, you were seriously looking for AC? Like I don’t understand, the 7 degrees is not enough? grin

I honestly thought you were joking!
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 6:33pm On Nov 13, 2019
DisGuy:
This guy is strong o. At the onset of chilly winter he's here asking about AC when new comrades are sleeping with jacket!!

Average summer temp is about 24°C or lower outside London and deceptively cooler nights

Even in 24 degs, na to just open window. We wey we dey Abuja with 35 degs, we die?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 6:36pm On Nov 13, 2019
assumpta1:
Thank you. Which one is Facebook shop?

Market place I think

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by assumpta1: 7:22pm On Nov 13, 2019
Just wanted to be sure of how hot it gets during summer. grin
Aphrodite007:


Wait, you were seriously looking for AC? Like I don’t understand, the 7 degrees is not enough? grin

I honestly thought you were joking!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by assumpta1: 7:26pm On Nov 13, 2019
So as the JJC that I am, I just want to be sure of somethings. So pardon my many questions. How much do you think is reasonable to spend monthly on heating a 1 bedroom apartment? It has 3 radiators. The agent in charge of the apartment want me to set up a standing order of £20 a month for heating and hot water. Is this a good deal?
EPC rating is B.
Also what are the red flags to look out for in a tenancy contract. I’ve just finished reading over 20 pages of the contract sad I will read it again before signing just to be sure.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by assumpta1: 7:39pm On Nov 13, 2019
Thank you
Aphrodite007:


Market place I think
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by penurypredator(m): 7:44pm On Nov 13, 2019
Good evening everyone
How long does it take to get a NI number?
Got my Brp from the post office already but was told by someone that I can't work or open a bank acct without the NI number.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 8:06pm On Nov 13, 2019
Aphrodite007:
Business owners and contract staff, please I have a Question for you.

Can I create a foundation in Nigeria and pay money to it monthly then claim it as an expense to my LLC in the UK?

I’m looking for ways to increase my business expenses so I can legally pay less tax. At least I will be helping people back home in return.

Just dash me some of the money
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ik09: 8:44pm On Nov 13, 2019
Don't forget to register to vote!

As a Nigerian citizen with leave to remain in the UK, you're eligible to vote in next month's general election. Registration closes in two weeks, so remind your friends and relatives. Make your voice heard!


https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/register-vote-and-update-your-details

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Olalekank(m): 9:25pm On Nov 13, 2019
penurypredator:
Good evening everyone
How long does it take to get a NI number?
Got my Brp from the post office already but was told by someone that I can't work or open a bank acct without the NI number.
You should get your NI number typically in like 5 weeks from the point of the interview; max 7 weeks.

You do not need a NI number before you can open an account. You can try Monzo - all that Monzo needs is a valid visa that you can live in the UK. NatWest is also another option that doesn't require a NI number.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 1:32am On Nov 14, 2019
nomad26:
Why not open a pounds sterling dom account in Nigeria? It'll make things easier for you.
This is what I did and I find it better. I send pounds sterling direct to my gtb dom account (no charges for incoming transfer) and I change to naira as needed via black market.


Nomad26:
Please, can you help me explain how this worked previously for you.

You mean you £ from your UK bank (say Halifax for example) into your GTB £ Domicilliary account domiciled in Nigeria.

Then you change from £ to Naira (as needed) via black market rate in Nigeria?

Are you for real?

But you can’t go to a GTB branch in Nigeria and withdraw ££ from your £-denominated Dom Acct can you?

My previous experience with £-denominated Dom Acct was that:
To fund it, I have had to go to black market l, bought the £ then return to bank and deposit it on the counter.
To withdraw £ from the Dom account, the bank would use their CBN rate to convert and give me Naira equivalent.

Please can you help me explain how it worked for you previously?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by penurypredator(m): 8:40am On Nov 14, 2019
Olalekank:

You should get your NI number typically in like 5 weeks from the point of the interview; max 7 months.

You do not need a NI number before you can open an account. You can try Monzo - all that Monzo needs is a valid visa that you can live in the UK. NatWest is also another option that doesn't require a NI number.
Thanks Boss
Do I need the NI number before I can get a work as well?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tshoboy(m): 9:30am On Nov 14, 2019
penurypredator:
Good evening everyone
How long does it take to get a NI number?
Got my Brp from the post office already but was told by someone that I can't work or open a bank acct without the NI number.
I got my BRP two weeks ago and it came with NI number at the back. My wife also got it on hers. I came with a Tier 2 and not too sure if it’s only a Tier 2 thing.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tshoboy(m): 9:31am On Nov 14, 2019
penurypredator:

Thanks Boss
Do I need the NI number before I can get a work as well?
Typically you will for a legit work
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by penurypredator(m): 10:32am On Nov 14, 2019
tshoboy:

I got my BRP two weeks ago and it came with NI number at the back. My wife also got it on hers. I came with a Tier 2 and not too sure if it’s only a Tier 2 thing.
I think it's applicable to only tier 2 and refugees

Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by penurypredator(m): 10:41am On Nov 14, 2019
tshoboy:

Typically you will for a legit work
How about for all these hourly work on indeed and stuffs.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by kode12: 11:06am On Nov 14, 2019
fatima04:
.... whats happening here now

Dress tips on surviving this cold weather. For now I am shopping for some winter jackets in Nigeria before we land, make we no come freeze.

Any suggestion?

Lets keep the thread alive oo
Where were you able to get the winter jackets pls. I'd like to get them too.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:24pm On Nov 14, 2019
Aphrodite007:


Even in 24 degs, na to just open window. We wey we dey Abuja with 35 degs, we die?


E be like say, sufferhead don master pesin bodi...... grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:25pm On Nov 14, 2019
assumpta1:
Just wanted to be sure of how hot it gets during summer. grin


Very hot and humid....... wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:28pm On Nov 14, 2019
assumpta1:
So as the JJC that I am, I just want to be sure of somethings. So pardon my many questions. How much do you think is reasonable to spend monthly on heating a 1 bedroom apartment? It has 3 radiators. The agent in charge of the apartment want me to set up a standing order of £20 a month for heating and hot water. Is this a good deal?
EPC rating is B.
Also what are the red flags to look out for in a tenancy contract. I’ve just finished reading over 20 pages of the contract sad I will read it again before signing just to be sure.


Why is the agent requesting standing order for heating and hot water?

Is property solely occupied? Would bills be in tenants name? Is property dual energy? Is electricity on prepaid meter?

Biko no let me ask other questions, this cold don freeze my brain......... cheesy
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tshoboy(m): 1:28pm On Nov 14, 2019
penurypredator:

I think it's applicable to only tier 2 and refugees
That explains it

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