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right start from the beginning. this has been in the planning for years but like always lifes a pain in the ar-e and everything takes forever. i bought a house 6 years ago and it was in a state, long story short took ages to re do everything as did everything by myself with help from the missus, cut down 40ft connifers, 5feet off the top of 200feet of hedgerow, knocked walls down rebuilt walls, 2 new ceilings, all walls replastered new windows new doors, all flooring replaced, loft insulation replaced, fitted alarm, new kitchen new bathroom, new gates and all the rest. anyhow been on the market for 2 years and loads of people want it but either no money or can't sell theirs to buy mine, so stuck. then sold it last oct 65000 less than market value, turned out after 3 months they couldn't get a mortgage. 4 weeks ago sold it again to someone else who is doing a let to buy on theirs so they have mortgage. within 10 days they had surveyor out and following day got the report. now just waiting for searches to come back and good to go. we have arranged a completion date of 26april so not far away now. nothing is sold till the money is in the bank though and i must admit i trust no one these days.

anyhow i built 38 wooden crates 3 feet long 18" wide and 18" high and almost all the house is in them. the wife has 20 crates just for shoes clothes and the list goes on and on. the only things that are not boxed as it stands are 2 tv's, fridge, 2 sofas, one bed, washing machine. i am also bringing my 2010 transit van and the dog.

i will most probably be using burke bros in uk who will be bringing me a 40ft container on a lorry which will then drop the container on the floor and i will have only one hour to fill it as they charge £90 an hour for every hour over the first.

i have a quote for the dog to fly on thompsons but i still have to wait as i have no exact date to fly plus i need to make sure me and the wife can get on the same flight.

my missus employment is finished and done. ( long story with massive legal battle and ended up in compromise agreement)

my employer still don't know i'm going so will be sorting that out later.

wife has p45 and p85 all sorted.

i have quote to import the van.

still not found anywhere short term to rent.

still not found anywhere to rent long term.

still not sorted out bank accounts.

yorkshire water sorted and cancelled.

gas and electric still to cancel and sort out,

phone and broadband still to cancel and sort out.

just about to send my tax disc to dvla for a refund.

and that's about it for now so i'll keep updating as and when anything happens
 

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right start from the beginning. this has been in the planning for years but like always lifes a pain in the ar-e and everything takes forever. i bought a house 6 years ago and it was in a state, long story short took ages to re do everything as did everything by myself with help from the missus, cut down 40ft connifers, 5feet off the top of 200feet of hedgerow, knocked walls down rebuilt walls, 2 new ceilings, all walls replastered new windows new doors, all flooring replaced, loft insulation replaced, fitted alarm, new kitchen new bathroom, new gates and all the rest. anyhow been on the market for 2 years and loads of people want it but either no money or can't sell theirs to buy mine, so stuck. then sold it last oct 65000 less than market value, turned out after 3 months they couldn't get a mortgage. 4 weeks ago sold it again to someone else who is doing a let to buy on theirs so they have mortgage. within 10 days they had surveyor out and following day got the report. now just waiting for searches to come back and good to go. we have arranged a completion date of 26april so not far away now. nothing is sold till the money is in the bank though and i must admit i trust no one these days.

anyhow i built 38 wooden crates 3 feet long 18" wide and 18" high and almost all the house is in them. the wife has 20 crates just for shoes clothes and the list goes on and on. the only things that are not boxed as it stands are 2 tv's, fridge, 2 sofas, one bed, washing machine. i am also bringing my 2010 transit van and the dog.

i will most probably be using burke bros in uk who will be bringing me a 40ft container on a lorry which will then drop the container on the floor and i will have only one hour to fill it as they charge £90 an hour for every hour over the first.

i have a quote for the dog to fly on thompsons but i still have to wait as i have no exact date to fly plus i need to make sure me and the wife can get on the same flight.

my missus employment is finished and done. ( long story with massive legal battle and ended up in compromise agreement)

my employer still don't know i'm going so will be sorting that out later.

wife has p45 and p85 all sorted.

i have quote to import the van.

still not found anywhere short term to rent.

still not found anywhere to rent long term.

still not sorted out bank accounts.

yorkshire water sorted and cancelled.

gas and electric still to cancel and sort out,

phone and broadband still to cancel and sort out.

just about to send my tax disc to dvla for a refund.

and that's about it for now so i'll keep updating as and when anything happens
Oh dear...you have my heartfelt sympathy, do hope everything works out for you, missus and the pooch! I'm sure it will all be worth it! Keep us posted!
 

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right start from the beginning. this has been in the planning for years but like always lifes a pain in the ar-e and everything takes forever. i bought a house 6 years ago and it was in a state, long story short took ages to re do everything as did everything by myself with help from the missus, cut down 40ft connifers, 5feet off the top of 200feet of hedgerow, knocked walls down rebuilt walls, 2 new ceilings, all walls replastered new windows new doors, all flooring replaced, loft insulation replaced, fitted alarm, new kitchen new bathroom, new gates and all the rest. anyhow been on the market for 2 years and loads of people want it but either no money or can't sell theirs to buy mine, so stuck. then sold it last oct 65000 less than market value, turned out after 3 months they couldn't get a mortgage. 4 weeks ago sold it again to someone else who is doing a let to buy on theirs so they have mortgage. within 10 days they had surveyor out and following day got the report. now just waiting for searches to come back and good to go. we have arranged a completion date of 26april so not far away now. nothing is sold till the money is in the bank though and i must admit i trust no one these days.

anyhow i built 38 wooden crates 3 feet long 18" wide and 18" high and almost all the house is in them. the wife has 20 crates just for shoes clothes and the list goes on and on. the only things that are not boxed as it stands are 2 tv's, fridge, 2 sofas, one bed, washing machine. i am also bringing my 2010 transit van and the dog.

i will most probably be using burke bros in uk who will be bringing me a 40ft container on a lorry which will then drop the container on the floor and i will have only one hour to fill it as they charge £90 an hour for every hour over the first.

i have a quote for the dog to fly on thompsons but i still have to wait as i have no exact date to fly plus i need to make sure me and the wife can get on the same flight.

my missus employment is finished and done. ( long story with massive legal battle and ended up in compromise agreement)

my employer still don't know i'm going so will be sorting that out later.

wife has p45 and p85 all sorted.

i have quote to import the van.

still not found anywhere short term to rent.

still not found anywhere to rent long term.

still not sorted out bank accounts.

yorkshire water sorted and cancelled.

gas and electric still to cancel and sort out,

phone and broadband still to cancel and sort out.

just about to send my tax disc to dvla for a refund.

and that's about it for now so i'll keep updating as and when anything happens


Oh dear sounds like all good fun ???

We are moving over in May so put our house on the market last October, sold within days and moved out early January so that the sale did not fall through. We, however, did not wish to short term rent over here with all the deposit fiasco, 12 month utility contracts (which we knew we did not need 12 months) etc so lived in a caravan for a month and now where ever we can till the big move over. My hubby says I have copped better than he thought I would and actually having no bills is wonderful and kind of makes it worth while. We just keep telling ourselves 'its a means to an end'.
We will all get there in the end which ever way it takes us I suppose but I cant wait to have a proper house with a proper kitchen etc that we can call HOME.

Good luck with your move and you never know we mite see you over there eventually
 

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Oh dear sounds like all good fun ???

We are moving over in May so put our house on the market last October, sold within days and moved out early January so that the sale did not fall through. We, however, did not wish to short term rent over here with all the deposit fiasco, 12 month utility contracts (which we knew we did not need 12 months) etc so lived in a caravan for a month and now where ever we can till the big move over. My hubby says I have copped better than he thought I would and actually having no bills is wonderful and kind of makes it worth while. We just keep telling ourselves 'its a means to an end'.
We will all get there in the end which ever way it takes us I suppose but I cant wait to have a proper house with a proper kitchen etc that we can call HOME.

Good luck with your move and you never know we mite see you over there eventually
i am trying to rent a caravan here for a couple of weeks but i cant find anything anywhere near where i live. not only that holiday caravans are all booked up and charge a fortune. i would just fly out and stay in a holiday let in cyprus but i have an issue in that i cannot get my post redirected as i havent got an address in cyprus to get it sent to. plus post office in uk is useless as they will hold the post but i have to collect every week which unless i'm staying close to where i am now will be rediculous to go every week for it. i only have 9 days left and i'm panicking big time
 

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i am trying to rent a caravan here for a couple of weeks but i cant find anything anywhere near where i live. not only that holiday caravans are all booked up and charge a fortune. i would just fly out and stay in a holiday let in cyprus but i have an issue in that i cannot get my post redirected as i havent got an address in cyprus to get it sent to. plus post office in uk is useless as they will hold the post but i have to collect every week which unless i'm staying close to where i am now will be rediculous to go every week for it. i only have 9 days left and i'm panicking big time
we bought the caravan and put on a friends farm then sold it after the month so had free living accomodation really you could say as we got our money back on it.
the post issue is a bit of a concern. have you not got any family to re-direct to then they send on to you as by then you'll have some where in cyprus for them to send it? thats what we have done?
 

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we bought the caravan and put on a friends farm then sold it after the month so had free living accomodation really you could say as we got our money back on it.
the post issue is a bit of a concern. have you not got any family to re-direct to then they send on to you as by then you'll have some where in cyprus for them to send it? thats what we have done?
unfortunately no family here as no contact in last 18 years and to be honest i wouldn't trust anyone in this country as far as i could throw them, hence move to cy.

tried everywhere to rent a caravan but no luck as yet.
 

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I would suggest the same as above, buy a cheap touring caravan, then sell it when you're done. Wouldn't know what to suggest about the mail if you have no family or trusted friends who would let you use their address for a while.
Could I ask how much you are paying for your container? We will be wanting to container some things out later in the year (probably a 20 foot max though).
I'm not sure where in Cyprus you are intending to settle, but there are some very cheap hotels to be found, we have just returned from Larnaca and paid peanuts for B&B and the hotel has a few long term and some even permanent residents!! We found the hotel through travel republic.
I hope it all works out for you...I'm sure everything will come together x
 

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I would suggest the same as above, buy a cheap touring caravan, then sell it when you're done. Wouldn't know what to suggest about the mail if you have no family or trusted friends who would let you use their address for a while.
Could I ask how much you are paying for your container? We will be wanting to container some things out later in the year (probably a 20 foot max though).
I'm not sure where in Cyprus you are intending to settle, but there are some very cheap hotels to be found, we have just returned from Larnaca and paid peanuts for B&B and the hotel has a few long term and some even permanent residents!! We found the hotel through travel republic.
I hope it all works out for you...I'm sure everything will come together x
Hi Paul n Lou
We have just been quoted £800 odd plus VAT for 8m3. Also a 20 foot shared container was around the £1300 plus vat. Pays to shop around as some were way over that price.
Good luck with your move and if you would like a couple of the cheaper companies details then feel free to message me privately as I dont want to ge tin trouble advertising on here :)
 

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Hi Paul n Lou
We have just been quoted £800 odd plus VAT for 8m3. Also a 20 foot shared container was around the £1300 plus vat. Pays to shop around as some were way over that price.
Good luck with your move and if you would like a couple of the cheaper companies details then feel free to message me privately as I dont want to ge tin trouble advertising on here :)
Kim, we encourage exchange of information in here including recommending companies that you know about. It only becomes advertising if you own or work for the company. (Then you get your hand slapped:D)
 

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Kim, we encourage exchange of information in here including recommending companies that you know about. It only becomes advertising if you own or work for the company. (Then you get your hand slapped:D)
Oh sorry Veronica I thought any named names was a no no. I will consider myself corrected lol. Thanks for letting me know though :clap2:
 

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Moved most of the stuff into a storage unit yesterday and Tuesday. Going to council tip to get rid of all rubbish. I found a holiday let 6 miles from Barnsley which is a terrace house and will do just fine. The buyers of the house have been a right pain in the ar-e as they managed to get my talk talk account closed without me even knowing. They wanted me out of the house today but I told them I couldn't get out till Sunday as that is the soonest I can get in the holiday let. Once in the holiday let I plan to fly out to secure some sort of long term let and also get a p.o. Box sorted so I can get my mail re-directed. Post office refused my application to hold my mail so ended up getting it sent to a friends house for a few weeks. Got a price from Burke bros to ship my stuff. Bearing in mind I've packed everything myself I thought a quote of 6 grand was expensive

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House sale exchanged contracts and completed yesterday and now I'm free!!!!!
Best feeling in the world. Now all I have to do is tell my company where to stick their job and get our stuff in the container and shipped off. I'll be there for good in the next 3 weeks with wife and dog in toe. If anyone wants to ask any questions about anything no matter how trivial then please just ask and I'll gladly help.
 

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House sale exchanged contracts and completed yesterday and now I'm free!!!!!
Best feeling in the world. Now all I have to do is tell my company where to stick their job and get our stuff in the container and shipped off. I'll be there for good in the next 3 weeks with wife and dog in toe. If anyone wants to ask any questions about anything no matter how trivial then please just ask and I'll gladly help.
Good luck, have you found a rental in Cyprus? Hope all goes well from now on.:)
 

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House sale exchanged contracts and completed yesterday and now I'm free!!!!!
Best feeling in the world. Now all I have to do is tell my company where to stick their job and get our stuff in the container and shipped off. I'll be there for good in the next 3 weeks with wife and dog in toe. If anyone wants to ask any questions about anything no matter how trivial then please just ask and I'll gladly help.
Let us know how u get on telling work....our house on market, all slow at mo, then I've got to do same thing (husband self employed plumber...just about to do more courses relevant to Cyprus lifestyle) and we'll not be far behind u!! It's very interesting reading how people are getting on (the good and the bad!!).

Very best of luck x
 

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Contents of storage unit will be collected on Tuesday. My van which is rammed to the roof and now is way overloaded will be collected later this week. The dog has his flight booked for 16th and his crate is on its way. Once I get it confirmed I'll be booking mine and my wife's flight for 16th. Accommodation sorted out for when we arrive. Gas electric phone all now cancelled.
 

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Contents of storage unit will be collected on Tuesday. My van which is rammed to the roof and now is way overloaded will be collected later this week. The dog has his flight booked for 16th and his crate is on its way. Once I get it confirmed I'll be booking mine and my wife's flight for 16th. Accommodation sorted out for when we arrive. Gas electric phone all now cancelled.
Darren, don't forget to get in touch if you want to join our little meeting before you go.
 

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Darren, don't forget to get in touch if you want to join our little meeting before you go.
I don't think I'll be able to make it. All my stuff went to Somerset today and my van is being collected on thursday so I'll have no transport. You'll have to join me in Cyprus when you come over?????
 
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