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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 1:34pm On Jan 07
Kendumazy:
Welldone every one,

please if someone says OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, SUCH AS LONDON, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND AND WALES, SHEFFIELD, LIVERPOOL, LEEDS,BRADFORD ETC.
Does the person means cities or towns in UK and England? Just trying to find out the remaining places the person meant.

Based on my research on Google. Here is what i got.
Cities in UK
https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_the_United_Kingdom

And

Cities and towns in England

https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_and_towns_in_England


Which means the cities in UK and cities and towns in England are the other places.

Am I right?

Depends on context.... the person might just be refering to places immediately outside Manchester itself not everywhere in England
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 1:43pm On Jan 07
Inkredible:
Anyone claimed Tax Rebate last year?

Any heads up on this.

Justwise, davechapelle, lexusgs430,marylandcakes, disguy et al.

Not me...I've always thought it's for self employed or people that changed jobs within a financial year or those that have more than one job...
like Oga Lexus said wait for the letters or else they will be calculating Wubbish for you.... in the past 3 years my mum keeps getting cheques for refunds after getting letters saying she owes them...as a sharp madam she cash her cheques sharp sharp and bin the other letters..hoping they dont write again! Considering how serious this country is with their Tax revenue- I never got my head round why they never get this right!

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 1:51pm On Jan 07
Killingmesoftly:
Thank you all for your responses I really appreciate. Thanks!
Please I have another question, can a mother who is a British citizen living in the uk fill for her daughter who is 25years and lives in Nigeria to come and live permanent or settle in the UK with her? Why I asked is that a classmate of mine is here and I asked her if she came in through visiting visa, she said No that her mum fill for her, so she had a legal stay. She said that all her siblings are British citizen and live in the UK. Please do UK do such? bc I know that it is very possible in USA but for UK I am not sure so I decided to ask. I will appreciate your responses dear house.

You dont belive your friend?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 11:34pm On Jan 07
Hello house, wake up, I want to share my testimony.
So I signed my tenancy and got the keys to my house today. And shhh... don't tell anybody this one; I also locked myself outside my house on my first day in the house. It cost me £50 to get back in and everyone I told the story says I was lucky cost it could have cost as much as £300. The locksmith didn't change the locks sha, he just slid a thick cardboard in between the door slid it up and used the cardboard to push back the lock and collected my 50 quid and I was like why didn't I think of this? come and see me pricing, the guy even said £70 if I pay with card, he only collected £50 because I paid cash. Anyway, lesson learnt, so in case u lock yourself outside one day just holla me, I will collect just £48 as a fellow nairalander.
Back to my testimony, so I've been in the UK 6 months now, came here really low on cash, as I had to apply for my visa twice following an error in my first Application.
I remember posting my challenge here and someone advised me to contact churches if they could help, I made some calls and God connected me with this family who didn't know me from Adam, they accommodated and fed me for the past 6 months taking just a token.
When I set out to look for a house about a month ago my budget was about £3000 for rent, deposit, and all those their charges. But I got my keys today spending just about £800 for rent and referencing for a 2 bedroom house in Cambridge, and man Cambridge is expensive.
I was favored and got a key worker housing, paying just 80% of the actual rent and reference fee, no deposit and no other charges.
You won't believe those referencing guys actually called my landlord in Naija, the guy first cut their call thinking they were yahoo yahoo.
To summarize my testimony, I now have my keys, not moved in yet, those guys to reconnect the gas are doing slow motion, they can't give me time they want to come, they just want me to sit at home all day waiting for them, like I don't have work, don't have their time yet, I'm still enjoying the egusi soup I am eating in my present home, I know indomie days are approaching no need to rush.
Somebody should collect offering.

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 1:44am On Jan 08
Sutelk - That man don collect your money tax - free..... If you get familiar with any neighbour, just drop a spare key and stop spending £50 per lock out.........

Your landlord/Estate agent too, would also have a spare key.........

While renting, don't over buy heavy goods (not unless you are kitting up from a charity shop)........ wink

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 1:31pm On Jan 08
This UK self. Manual labour is very expensive.

My fence post got broken by the wind some months back, I just got a quote to replace two fence made of wood for £1,500 . Its not a brick wall for goodness sake! . I was told its a two day job and will take two guys, two whole days to dig two fricking holes in the ground and place a wooden post in. I just told the guy to jog on.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 1:46pm On Jan 08
Rubyventures:
This UK self. Manual labour is very expensive.

My fence post got broken by the wind some months back, I just got a quote to replace two fence made of wood for £1,500 . Its not a brick wall for goodness sake! . I was told its a two day job and will take two guys, two whole days to dig two fricking holes in the ground and place a wooden post in. I just told the guy to jog on.

Youtube it!

or as a fellow NL i will collect £1,300 bargain aye!! will get you some strong polish lads

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 1:48pm On Jan 08
Congrats Sutelk!!

You might have to eventually book a day off- try to get all those tradesmen/deliveries/gas/broadband etc to come on a specific date- they are not very nice offering to come anytime between 8am-8pm grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 1:55pm On Jan 08
DisGuy:


Youtube it!

or as a fellow NL i will collect £1,300 bargain aye!! will get you some strong polish lads


grin grin long throat grin grin

I will just have to you tube it. No wonder I see my neighbours doing all their fixings themselves. Money that I will use to go on a nice holiday. grin

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 6:19pm On Jan 08
DisGuy:
Congrats Sutelk!!

You might have to eventually book a day off- try to get all those tradesmen/deliveries/gas/broadband etc to come on a specific date- they are not very nice offering to come anytime between 8am-8pm grin
Are you indirectly telling me broadband will also give me 8am to 8pm appointment?

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Killingmesoftly: 9:21pm On Jan 08
DisGuy:


You dont belive your friend?

I believe her just wanted to know if UK does that.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 12:48am On Jan 09
Rubyventures:
This UK self. Manual labour is very expensive.

My fence post got broken by the wind some months back, I just got a quote to replace two fence made of wood for £1,500 . Its not a brick wall for goodness sake! . I was told its a two day job and will take two guys, two whole days to dig two fricking holes in the ground and place a wooden post in. I just told the guy to jog on.

From your post it's your mortgaged property........ Best to install concrete posts, and slide wooden panels in. The concrete post would stay forever, the wooden panels would serve for about 5/7 years......

When it gets blown away in 2026, simply replace wooden panels....

Panels sell for about £27 per panel (6'5)......

Get a book on fence installation, watch youtube videos, head to the hire shop, hire shovels, drills etc etc

You would spend less than £300.00 + skill acquired........

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 1:17am On Jan 09
sutelk:
Hello house, wake up, I want to share my testimony.
So I signed my tenancy and got the keys to my house today. And shhh... don't tell anybody this one; I also locked myself outside my house on my first day in the house. It cost me £50 to get back in and everyone I told the story says I was lucky cost it could have cost as much as £300. The locksmith didn't change the locks sha, he just slid a thick cardboard in between the door slid it up and used the cardboard to push back the lock and collected my 50 quid and I was like why didn't I think of this? come and see me pricing, the guy even said £70 if I pay with card, he only collected £50 because I paid cash. Anyway, lesson learnt, so in case u lock yourself outside one day just holla me, I will collect just £48 as a fellow nairalander.
Back to my testimony, so I've been in the UK 6 months now, came here really low on cash, as I had to apply for my visa twice following an error in my first Application.
I remember posting my challenge here and someone advised me to contact churches if they could help, I made some calls and God connected me with this family who didn't know me from Adam, they accommodated and fed me for the past 6 months taking just a token.
When I set out to look for a house about a month ago my budget was about £3000 for rent, deposit, and all those their charges. But I got my keys today spending just about £800 for rent and referencing for a 2 bedroom house in Cambridge, and man Cambridge is expensive.
I was favored and got a key worker housing, paying just 80% of the actual rent and reference fee, no deposit and no other charges.
You won't believe those referencing guys actually called my landlord in Naija, the guy first cut their call thinking they were yahoo yahoo.
To summarize my testimony, I now have my keys, not moved in yet, those guys to reconnect the gas are doing slow motion, they can't give me time they want to come, they just want me to sit at home all day waiting for them, like I don't have work, don't have their time yet, I'm still enjoying the egusi soup I am eating in my present home, I know indomie days are approaching no need to rush.
Somebody should collect offering.

Please what part of Cambs is that?
I have been looking for a 2 bed flat in Cambryand boy....is it expensive?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DaveChapelle: 2:49am On Jan 09
sutelk:

Are you indirectly telling me broadband will also give me 8am to 8pm appointment?

when i was in Reading they came next day.This Midlands, like 2 weeks,no internet! was just regretting y i didn't book earlier
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Rubyventures: 10:14am On Jan 09
Lexusgs430:


From your post it's your mortgaged property........ Best to install concrete posts, and slide wooden panels in. The concrete post would stay forever, the wooden panels would serve for about 5/7 years......

When it gets blown away in 2026, simply replace wooden panels....

Panels sell for about £27 per panel (6'5)......

Get a book on fence installation, watch youtube videos, head to the hire shop, hire shovels, drills etc etc

You would spend less than £300.00 + skill acquired........

Thanks a lot for this, the best advice so far. I will let you know how I get on. Its a challenge I'm looking forward to. grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by sutelk: 12:17pm On Jan 09
RalphJean:


Please what part of Cambs is that?
I have been looking for a 2 bed flat in Cambryand boy....is it expensive?
Camborne. Key worker housing, so I get to pay just 80% of the actual rent as long as I remain a key worker.
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by DisGuy: 12:30pm On Jan 09
sutelk:

Are you indirectly telling me broadband will also give me 8am to 8pm appointment?

it's possible- depending on your provider and the location. Some might be considerate to offer you 8-2pm or 2pm-8pm appt cool
except your going for mobile broadband Option where you set it up yourself
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by RalphJean: 12:08am On Jan 10
sutelk:

Camborne. Key worker housing, so I get to pay just 80% of the actual rent as long as I remain a key worker.

Oh Cambourne.
Unfortunately, I am not a key worker.
Can a studen get that kinda Accomodation? smiley
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Aphrodite007(f): 12:12am On Jan 10
DisGuy:


Youtube it!

or as a fellow NL i will collect £1,300 bargain aye!! will get you some strong polish lads

grin grin
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Heritagee: 2:17am On Jan 10
Please, what's the difference between oil heating and gas heating? What are the pros and cons of each? I'm in dire need of accommodation but most of the available ones are oil-heating. Is it advisable to go for it?
Thank you
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 3:24am On Jan 10
Heritagee:
Please, what's the difference between oil heating and gas heating? What are the pros and cons of each? I'm in dire need of accommodation but most of the available ones are oil-heating. Is it advisable to go for it?
Thank you

The property has a tank, oil is bought to fill the tank and the oil powers the gas heating unit......

Find out oil suppliers and cost of supply ......


Gas heating is already piped in and you get a conventional gas bill......
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Inkredible(m): 5:31am On Jan 10
Na so page take reach 100.

Good bless everyone putting in work to make sure say we nor loose guard for UK. For all the suggestions, recommendations and arguments, I appreciate y'all.

cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Heritagee: 10:47am On Jan 10
Lexusgs430:


The property has a tank, oil is bought to fill the tank and the oil powers the gas heating unit......

Find out oil suppliers and cost of supply ......


Gas heating is already piped in and you get a conventional gas bill......
Thank you for your response. I've googled and googled, I seem not to understand cost implications of each. Which one is advisable to go for as a JJC? Abeg
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Lexusgs430: 10:57am On Jan 10
Heritagee:

Thank you for your response. I've googled and googled, I seem not to understand cost implications of each. Which one is advisable to go for as a JJC? Abeg

Read this telegraph story and link other related stories.....

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11150933/Can-my-seller-demand-I-pay-for-heating-oil-after-exchange.html


If it was me looking for a house, gas central heating is just easier & simpler ....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by nomad26: 11:31am On Jan 10
cc: Heritagee

Yep I second this, pls save yourself the wahala and rent a house with gas central heating.

Lexusgs430:


Read this telegraph story and link other related stories.....

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11150933/Can-my-seller-demand-I-pay-for-heating-oil-after-exchange.html


If it was me looking for a house, gas central heating is just easier & simpler ....
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 11:57am On Jan 10
Greetings everyone I have a question,

Please which is the best option? going now with all the family members or the main tier 2 Visa holder going first then bringing in the family later? Will this in any way affect the application of ILR later?

Also is the health charge to be paid for just one year?

Thanks
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Heritagee: 12:05pm On Jan 10
nomad26:
cc: Heritagee

Yep I second this, pls save yourself the wahala and rent a house with gas central heating.

God bless you plenty plenty. Thank you so much
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Heritagee: 12:09pm On Jan 10
EngrSaks:
Greetings everyone I have a question,

Please which is the best option? going now with all the family members or the main tier 2 Visa holder going first then bringing in the family later? Will this in any way affect the application of ILR later?

Also is the health charge to be paid for just one year?

Thanks
If you can afford coming with the whole family, why not? But if you can't, let the main applicant come first after which others can join later.
Health surcharge will be paid for the number of years of visa applied for per applicant. If it's a 3 year visa, the main applicant will pay £400*3=£1200. Each dependant will also pay the same amount
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 12:27pm On Jan 10
Heritagee:

If you can afford coming with the whole family, why not? But if you can't, let the main applicant come first after which others can join later.
Health surcharge will be paid for the number of years of visa applied for per applicant. If it's a 3 year visa, the main applicant will pay £400*3=£1200. Each dependant will also pay the same amount

Oh wow......thanks for the info

What about applying for ILR ? Will the different entry time put the others at a disadvantage?
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Heritagee: 12:33pm On Jan 10
EngrSaks:


Oh wow......thanks for the info

What about applying for ILR ? Will the different entry time put the others at a disadvantage?
Not at all
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by EngrSaks(m): 12:36pm On Jan 10
Heritagee:

Not at all

Ok thanks
Re: Living In The Uk/life As A UK Immigrant by Ralphlauren(m): 6:19pm On Jan 10
EngrSaks:


Oh wow......thanks for the info

What about applying for ILR ? Will the different entry time put the others at a disadvantage?

YES IT WILL.

one of the requirement for ILR is not staying outside the UK for 180 days within a 12 months period.

I understand that the absence requirement was recently removed but it only applications to folks who got their visas before January 2017 or 2018 (I cant remember - Google it)

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