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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lusco(f): 4:32pm On Sep 08, 2022
Hello, please which uni offered you msc Psychological wellbeing and mental health?
Darsty99:
Hello UK elders,
Please I need your input. I suppose to post on student visa thread but I believe there are more experienced UK people here.
I got an offer for "MSc Psychology" and "MSc psychological wellbeing and mental health" , which one of the two can I go for that I can easily get job..
Thank you
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by TheGuyFromHR: 4:35pm On Sep 08, 2022
CheesyTee:
Can I still drive for 1 year with Nigerian driving license since I switched visa, although i have never used it to drive before now? I have provisional license and passed theory test. I am taken classes and I have 8hrs training already.

I am considering driving with the Nigerian license for a while before I take practical test

https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by AngwaMan: 5:40pm On Sep 08, 2022
Hello people. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Any guidance is appreciated.


AngwaMan:
Good evening. How's everyone doing? Need some advice. Got into the country 2weeks ago as a dependant. Gotten a place in harrow, settled the kids in school (college) so we're pretty settled. Thanks to all the advice from this group.

I have a viable business in lagos, so I plan to shuttle but I plan to pay some/most of my UK bills hopefully by generating the funds here in the uk. I haven't worked in an office in 15years so no skills per se. Been running my own business. Plan on going into hgv but it'll take time to get the necessary licences and permits. Can anyone please suggest something I can do that isn't care work. Responses will be greatly appreciated. Bless.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Thiago6(m): 5:56pm On Sep 08, 2022
Good evening. Please, what are the available ways to send/transfer money from a Nigerian Naira account to a UK account? Tried Lemonade, but the process looks foreign to me (if it even exists).

I'd really appreciate replies to this. Thanks in advance.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Modupeoluwa123(f): 6:07pm On Sep 08, 2022
justwise:


Contact national express immediately and report this, they will track them, there is CCTV in that coach and they can also track them through their ticket as well.
Thank you so much Justwise, God bless you.
I got a call that they found my bag and I should come to Leeds, I was on my way to Leeds when I was called to go to sheffield.
I just retrieved it now and happy.
Thank you.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by wallg123: 6:08pm On Sep 08, 2022
AngwaMan:
Hello people. Can someone please point me in the right direction? Any guidance is appreciated.


There are a whole lot of jobs out there that are not care jobs..
If you use indeed. com you will see jobs around your location like warehouse, store assistant, cleaner etc…
Use these as a starting point.
You haven’t got a UK licence if not na to register for Uber, deliveroo, justeat, post office, Amazon or Parcel force.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by wallg123: 6:12pm On Sep 08, 2022
Thiago6:
Good evening. Please, what are the available ways to send/transfer money from a Nigerian Naira account to a UK account? Tried Lemonade, but the process looks foreign to me (if it even exists).

I'd really appreciate replies to this. Thanks in advance.
You can do trade-by-barter on here. There are few reliable abokis here (Lexus and Mamatukwas) are some of the reliable once here. Romance their inbox cheesy

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by wallg123: 6:15pm On Sep 08, 2022
Modupeoluwa123:

Thank you so much Justwise, God bless you.
I got a call that they found my bag and I should come to Leeds, I was on my way to Leeds when I was called to go to sheffield.
I just retrieved it now and happy.
Thank you.
Oga Justwise if to say you be virgin I for done marry you… grin cheesy
You too much
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lightnlife: 6:48pm On Sep 08, 2022
God rest the Queen's soul. embarassed

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Temi231(f): 6:50pm On Sep 08, 2022
Rest In Peace Queen

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 6:55pm On Sep 08, 2022
Modupeoluwa123:

Thank you so much Justwise, God bless you.
I got a call that they found my bag and I should come to Leeds, I was on my way to Leeds when I was called to go to sheffield.
I just retrieved it now and happy.
Thank you.

Oh great!!

I'm happy for you.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by justwise(m): 6:58pm On Sep 08, 2022
wallg123:

Oga Justwise if to say you be virgin I for done marry you… grin cheesy
You too much

Contact Kenneth Chiwetalu
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Adazeal: 7:06pm On Sep 08, 2022
dupyshoo:
It is the landlord's responsibility!! Don't pay a dime. If you had touched it and something got spoilt, you will be blamed.

Exactly. Thank you.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Adazeal: 7:07pm On Sep 08, 2022
kode12:


Ignore them. The burden of proof is on them. They should prove where they directed you to flip the breakers. If they have a socket that's tripping under normal load, there's a bigger electrical problem and potential fire hazard in the accommodation.

Thank you for your input.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Mamatukwas: 7:09pm On Sep 08, 2022
Temi231:
Rest In Peace Queen

E pain me. I no go lie cry

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Mamatukwas: 7:10pm On Sep 08, 2022
wallg123:

You can do trade-by-barter on here. There are few reliable abokis here (Lexus and Mamatukwas) are some of the reliable once here. Romance their inbox cheesy

Thank you Sir.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Bourne007(m): 7:12pm On Sep 08, 2022
Did they send you a 'Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR' report? If not, it even builds your case more.

Adazeal:


Your opinions please. Sorry for the long read

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by AngwaMan: 7:47pm On Sep 08, 2022
Thanks alot. Much appreciated.

wallg123:

There are a whole lot of jobs out there that are not care jobs..
If you use indeed. com you will see jobs around your location like warehouse, store assistant, cleaner etc…
Use these as a starting point.
You haven’t got a UK licence if not na to register for Uber, deliveroo, justeat, post office, Amazon or Parcel force.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lowander(m): 8:01pm On Sep 08, 2022
Hello All, please I need clarification on something. I recently got a job in the Uk with salary of £50,000.

Below are my questions:
I) is the salary above fair enough for a single guy
Ii) How easy is it to get side jobs outside the one on my work visa?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by adegbitetunji(m): 8:42pm On Sep 08, 2022
No comment … smiles

lowander:
Hello All, please I need clarification on something. I recently got a job in the Uk with salary of £50,000.

Below are my questions:
I) is the salary above fair enough for a single guy
Ii) How easy is it to get side jobs outside the one on my work visa?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by lowander(m): 8:56pm On Sep 08, 2022
adegbitetunji:
No comment … smiles


Boss pls what does that imply… cos my colleagues over there makes it sound like it’s a bit low
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Adazeal: 9:28pm On Sep 08, 2022
Bourne007:
Did they send you a 'Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR' report? If not, it even builds your case more.


Yes, they sent one to me when I moved into the apartment.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by hayesconcept(m): 10:17pm On Sep 08, 2022
What’s the nature of the Job. Are you a developer?
lowander:
Hello All, please I need clarification on something. I recently got a job in the Uk with salary of £50,000.

Below are my questions:
I) is the salary above fair enough for a single guy
Ii) How easy is it to get side jobs outside the one on my work visa?

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Goke7: 10:35pm On Sep 08, 2022
lowander:
Hello All, please I need clarification on something. I recently got a job in the Uk with salary of £50,000.

Below are my questions:
I) is the salary above fair enough for a single guy
Ii) How easy is it to get side jobs outside the one on my work visa?

It depends o, some folks may still call it a shit salary grin

But seriously it's fair if you keep your expenses moderate. Congrats. If you're on a skilled work visa with certificate of sponsorship, you need to check what the rules of your visa says from home office website. Follow the rules pls
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Cleanworld(f): 10:56pm On Sep 08, 2022
Adazeal:
Hi guys, please look at this issue and let me know if I'm wrong or not.

My power supply tripped off very early in the morning of a certain day, unfortunately, it was only mine that went off. I called 105 and my energy supplier, after series of questions and information I gave them from both my gas and electric meters, they confirmed my meters were working fine and that I should contact my landlord for internal issues.

I called my letting agency as I got the apartment through them and complained to them about the power cut. They didn't get back to me and I called them later in the afternoon (meanwhile I had no power supply or even gas as the gas switch works with electricity) and they said oh they'd contact their emergency technician. Meanwhile, I received a voicenote from them when they couldn't reach me saying if it's not an emergency they wouldn't pay the bills.

Late into the afternoon I didn't hear back from them and decided to put a call across while telling them it's an emergency as it's almost dusk and I still have no gas and electricity. At the end of the day, the electrician came along, went to the electric meter and turned a number of switches on and off and the power was restored. Few minutes later, it tripped off again as a socket was about getting plugged which was what actually led to the first power cut but we didn't know it was what caused it. Because of this, the electrician checked some sockets in the apartment and found nothing wrong with them. However, he removed a partially faulty bulb and it's placeholder which I earlier complained about when I initially moved into the apartment and said that might be the cause of the tripping.

Now, the letting agency is telling me that I'm liable for the bills as it wasn't an emergency that I should have switched the circuit breaker/ switch board, that it's expected of me to do that. I told them I'm not liable as I had no idea where the fault was from and moreover I'm not an electrician. They're claiming now that they asked me over the phone if I have turned the switch board which they never did ask me. I told them I believe they record their calls and should go and listen again (they said they don't record calls and I recommended calling the telecommunication company for them to verify). I went ahead to tell them that even if they did I wouldn't know how to do it (the switch boards) as there are couple of switches to turn on and off which I wouldn't have known which is the right one. I also reminded them that the power tripped off again when a socket was about being plugged which indicates there must be an internal issue, in addition, that a lamp holder which I earlier complained about was completely removed by the electrician which he actually said might be what is triggering the power cut.

They're not happy with my stand and they're saying they'd report me to the landlord that I've breached the contract as my call wasn't an emergency call (was without electricity and gas for close to 12 hours) and that if I don't pay, the technical company might charge me to court and I told them to go ahead as I did everything within my ability to tend to this issue before coming to them and moreso, I am not the cause of the electrical fault.

Please, I just want to be sure that I'm right so I can stand well or just close eyes and pay the so called bills.

Your opinions please. Sorry for the long read

Let it slide please, its one of those things. I presume you must have used a faulty eletric kettle or some faulty appliances that triggers the power off from the circuit breaker/ switch board. Once you know what the trigger is next time just go to the board and switch it on (its second to the last switch in most cases). If you want to push this further you will end shootn your own foot. Take care

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Temi231(f): 11:13pm On Sep 08, 2022
Mamatukwas:


E pain me. I no go lie cry

My sister… it is well o
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Adazeal: 11:28pm On Sep 08, 2022
Cleanworld:


Let it slide please, its one of those things. I presume you must have used a faulty eletric kettle or some faulty appliances that triggers the power off from the circuit breaker/ switch board. Once you know what the trigger is next time just go to the board and switch it on (its second to the last switch in most cases). If you want to push this further you will end shootn your own foot. Take care
No, I didn't use any faulty appliance.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by LagosismyHome(f): 12:15am On Sep 09, 2022
Adazeal:
Hi guys, please look at this issue and let me know if I'm wrong or not.

My power supply tripped off very early in the morning of a certain day, unfortunately, it was only mine that went off. I called 105 and my energy supplier, after series of questions and information I gave them from both my gas and electric meters, they confirmed my meters were working fine and that I should contact my landlord for internal issues.

I

This one is a hard one because it just that you are JJC, if not the first point of contact would have been to check the switch board especially as gas company said everything was fine... when I was jjc I accidently turned my gas supply off without knowing it was me who turned it off when I put a box where it was .... similarly I was billed but that was slightly different as it was me who turned it off by accident

You can try to argue but maybe you find out what the call out charges were to see if it worth your time arguing. Hopefully if it not too much . If it not too much hopefully let them go ahead and report to landlord. Is landlord God??.... The Landlord might agree to cover it self.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Ticha: 12:49am On Sep 09, 2022
Adazeal:
Hi guys, please look at this issue and let me know if I'm wrong or not.

Please, I just want to be sure that I'm right so I can stand well or just close eyes and pay the so called bills.

Your opinions please. Sorry for the long read

Landlord's responsibility. Stand your ground.

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Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by deept(m): 1:13am On Sep 09, 2022
Is it worth it being a landlord these days. Read somewhere Scotland is preparing or already has prepared an eviction ban law to prevent landlord from evicting tenants up to march next year because of the cost of living crisis. Wales is also towing same line.
Re: Living In The Uk-life Of An Immigrant (part 2) by Ticha: 2:40am On Sep 09, 2022
deept:
Is it worth it being a landlord these days. Read somewhere Scotland is preparing or already has prepared an eviction ban law to prevent landlord from evicting tenants up to march next year because of the cost of living crisis. Wales is also towing same line.

I am buying as long as the deal stacks up! No one is creating more land. My tenant vetting processes have always been robust and we aim for tenants that any black mark on their credit would be abhorrent to them. The one 'bad' tenant we had paid rent throughout even with her skoin skoin.

Scotland has a rent increase and eviction ban in place till March 2023 at least. England is currently in consultations over a rental cap. Wales has stringent regulations in place. If you are aware of all the regulations and potential pitfalls, it's easier to manage. Property is like running any other business. Enter with a solid strategy and arm yourself with knowledge.

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