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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Yemisih(f): 10:09am On Oct 16
Thank you so much for d insight
wallg123:

It doesn’t matter what type of visa u have, Salisbury is a very upper class town ... with a lot of pensioners about ...
If you’ve got the resource it is a very nice town to live and raise your family.. you can get a train into London just over 1.2hr ....

Lastly it’s a very English town mostly white resident( not really diverse). If that’s not a problem for you then it’s a good place

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 12:56pm On Oct 16
Hello, if you are trying to contact me i'm sorry but the email tied to this account is not currently accessible...feel free to tag me here. Thanks
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Trajan(m): 7:28am On Oct 17
Mamatukwas, how can I reach you? I have a parcel to send to Nigeria. What's your office tel. number please?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Yuzee: 8:17am On Oct 17
Hello Fam,


I just came across this thread and I must say I'm glad.
I just moved to Portsmouth on tier 2 visa(4days ago�) and I'm currently on quarantine.
I want to start looking for accommodation as my husband and daughter will be joining me next month end.
Please I would appreciate any help/referrals.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 8:37am On Oct 17
Yuzee:
Hello Fam,


I just came across this thread and I must say I'm glad.
I just moved to Portsmouth on tier 2 visa(4days ago�) and I'm currently on quarantine.
I want to start looking for accommodation as my husband and daughter will be joining me next month end.
Please I would appreciate any help/referrals.

https://m.spareroom.co.uk
rightmove
Zoopla

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Kenny242(m): 10:13am On Oct 17
them say theirs light candle for #endsars victim on sunday for UK

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 10:59am On Oct 17
Yuzee:
Hello Fam,


I just came across this thread and I must say I'm glad.
I just moved to Portsmouth on tier 2 visa(4days ago�) and I'm currently on quarantine.
I want to start looking for accommodation as my husband and daughter will be joining me next month end.
Please I would appreciate any help/referrals.

Welcome...what area are you looking to stay? Near the city centre? near a school? Near the high street? Near the hospital? What kind of house are your looking for? A room? 2 rooms? A bungalow, a terraced house? A semi detached or a country home? So many questions...you need to know what you want first then find the kind of house you want in the area you want...use the postcode of the area you want to search for a place...spare room for rooms and rightmove for houses...

You will find a decent amount of Nigerians in Portsmouth

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ameey: 11:01am On Oct 17
Good morning all. Please what kind of bank account is appropriate for salary account in the UK? Savings or current? Or whatever suggestions. Please help!!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 11:05am On Oct 17
Any account as long as it has a sort code and an account number



Ameey:
Good morning all. Please what kind of bank account is appropriate for salary account in the UK? Savings or current? Or whatever suggestions. Please help!!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 11:05am On Oct 17
Ameey:
Good morning all. Please what kind of bank account is appropriate for salary account in the UK? Savings or current? Or whatever suggestions. Please help!!

Well the Standard accounts opened are usually current accounts..

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by iboboyswag(m): 6:55pm On Oct 17
Please one quick question to the everyone.

How is council tax charged for people renting apartments in a development or multi-apartment block?

Is it a single bill for the whole block or development, or is the tax billed per apartment?

@justwise @lagosismyhome, Oga lexus and all who might have valuable inputs.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 7:24pm On Oct 17
iboboyswag:
Please one quick question to the everyone.

How is council tax charged for people renting apartments in a development or multi-apartment block?

Is it a single bill for the whole block or development, or is the tax billed per apartment?

@justwise @lagosismyhome, Oga lexus and all who might have valuable inputs.

Definitely never the whole block.... council tax is per flat or house or apartment

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by iboboyswag(m): 7:26pm On Oct 17
LagosismyHome:


Definitely never the whole block.... council tax is per flat or house

Okay thanks... But the estimated amount wey I dey see for zoopla dey make my liver fail me small.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Yuzee: 7:39pm On Oct 17
Thank you for your response 2bed room should be fine. Thanks for your suggestions
EngrSaks:


Welcome...what area are you looking to stay? Near the city centre? near a school? Near the high street? Near the hospital? What kind of house are your looking for? A room? 2 rooms? A bungalow, a terraced house? A semi detached or a country home? So many questions...you need to know what you want first then find the kind of house you want in the area you want...use the postcode of the area you want to search for a place...spare room for rooms and rightmove for houses...

You will find a decent amount of Nigerians in Portsmouth
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Yuzee: 7:40pm On Oct 17
Thank you
Lexusgs430:


https://m.spareroom.co.uk
rightmove
Zoopla
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 7:45pm On Oct 17
iboboyswag:

Okay thanks... But the estimated amount wey I dey see for zoopla dey make my liver fail me small.

Na so we see am.... over 1k usually . But what can we do but pay It monthly. There no escaping council except students and some other category
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Mamatukwas: 10:47pm On Oct 17
Trajan:
Mamatukwas, how can I reach you? I have a parcel to send to Nigeria. What's your office tel. number please?

Please send a DM. Il be happy to sort you out.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ashieduplus(m): 11:34pm On Oct 17
Hi everyone. Thanks a lot for the great work being done here.

I'd like to ask:
My wife is joining me in the UK in a few days. I understand she has to pick up her BRP within 10 days of arrival. On the other hand she has to self-isolate for 14 days.

Please how do we resolve this contradiction?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by LagosismyHome(f): 1:42am On Oct 18
ashieduplus:
Hi everyone. Thanks a lot for the great work being done here.

I'd like to ask:
My wife is joining me in the UK in a few days. I understand she has to pick up her BRP within 10 days of arrival. On the other hand she has to self-isolate for 14 days.

Please how do we resolve this contradiction?

That was before covid came with its wahala

Now post covid it been updated to 60 days Check their website and you see this updated rule

https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/collect

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by ashieduplus(m): 4:42am On Oct 18
LagosismyHome:


That was before covid came with its wahala

Now post covid it been updated to 60 days Check their website and you see this updated rule

https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits/collect

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 4:47am On Oct 18
Symbae:
Hello gurus in the house,

I just moved to the UK and still isolating yet to move to my accomodation, I tried opening an account with monzo using the app but unfortunately after verification of my ID, I got the attached picture. What could be the reason and possible solution to this because I just moved here. Please help@mimilyrics, justwise or anybody that can help

Try again, or try Revolut. I just arrived on Tuesday and immediately set up Monzo and changed my TransferWise address, then got both Monzo and Transferwise debit cards (very useful for buying in fresh groceries, some of the majors like Sainsbury's don't take Nigerian cards), and I don't have a BRP either, still isolating.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Symbae: 6:28am On Oct 18
TheGuyFromHR:


Try again, or try Revolut. I just arrived on Tuesday and immediately set up Monzo and changed my TransferWise address, then got both Monzo and Transferwise debit cards (very useful for buying in fresh groceries, some of the majors like Sainsbury's don't take Nigerian cards), and I don't have a BRP either, still isolating.

Thank you, I have managed to open with starling bank
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by justwise(m): 7:27am On Oct 18
iboboyswag:
Please one quick question to the everyone.

How is council tax charged for people renting apartments in a development or multi-apartment block?

Is it a single bill for the whole block or development, or is the tax billed per apartment?

@justwise @lagosismyhome, Oga lexus and all who might have valuable inputs.

Students don’t pay council tax(I’m guessing you are) your school will give you council tax exemption letter, take it to the council office to be registered.

If you are not a student and living in a multi occupant building then the issue of council tax is a bit tricky, basically not everyone living in that building pays. Is like driving without licence until the day police caught up with you.

If one person in that building pays council don’t usually come knocking unless there is a snitch or you registered to vote.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by mumsjoy: 9:01am On Oct 18
Hi FAM, please i need your input. I Plan on moving to bournemouth in December,

Is it possible to rent a flat while still in Nigeria?

Can i get a landlord private property instead of an agent, the deposit is killing?

Your response will be highly appreciated
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by tennyalad(m): 9:11am On Oct 18
Yes, it is possible to sort it out before arrival but both landlords and agencies ask for deposit so you won't be able to avoid paying it.

If you are looking to sort it out while in Nigeria, it's better to go through a reputable agency just to be on the safe side.

On the other hand, maybe you should consider, Airbnb or B&B for a few days post arrival then go look at the properties before making payment. You can book viewings and all that the week/few days before arrival.

mumsjoy:
Hi FAM, please i need your input. I Plan on moving to bournemouth in December,

Is it possible to rent a flat while still in Nigeria?

Can i get a landlord private property instead of an agent, the deposit is killing?

Your response will be highly appreciated

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by chrisj2(m): 9:20am On Oct 18
Has anyone done a private (non-NHS) covid test for travelling to Nja in Manchester recently? I need advice on a good clinic and the turnaround time for the test results?

Alternatively, can anyone help with the process of travelling to nja; it just seems a nightmare getting the test, booking flights and then another test and returning to the UK.

Any info will be much appreciated. Ta
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 9:32am On Oct 18
Yuzee:
Thank you for your response 2bed room should be fine. Thanks for your suggestions

Then rightmove or zoopla should help...just search with the first 3 letters of the postcode of the area you would love to stay....for example if you want to stay near Queen Alexandra Hospital just type on google "2 bedroom house to let in PO6"

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by TheGuyFromHR: 10:16am On Oct 18
mumsjoy:
Hi FAM, please i need your input. I Plan on moving to bournemouth in December,

Is it possible to rent a flat while still in Nigeria?

Can i get a landlord private property instead of an agent, the deposit is killing?

Your response will be highly appreciated

The deposit is generally what you will pay for the next month's rent anyway, so it shouldn't be a problem; you must have it already anyway.
There will still be references requested or a guarantor or some months' rent upfront in lieu.

So if you're not willing to pay in advance for a place as yet unseen, then you'd best come over first and rent an Airbnb while you sort things out on the ground.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Bourne007(m): 10:21am On Oct 18
If you Google 'Covid-19 test private', you will see a bunch of them Lloyds Pharmacy, Qured etc. They will all send kits anyways.

I however used NHS all free with details sent by email and SMS.



chrisj2:
Has anyone done a private (non-NHS) covid test for travelling to Nja in Manchester recently? I need advice on a good clinic and the turnaround time for the test results?

Alternatively, can anyone help with the process of travelling to nja; it just seems a nightmare getting the test, booking flights and then another test and returning to the UK.

Any info will be much appreciated. Ta
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by omopapa: 1:08pm On Oct 18
Was the result tenable in Nigeria and you didn’t have to do another at the airport right

Bourne007:
If you Google 'Covid-19 test private', you will see a bunch of them Lloyds Pharmacy, Qured etc. They will all send kits anyways.

I however used NHS all free with details sent by email and SMS.



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