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Could you swap the European winter for an Australian summer?

How does year-round summer sound to you? That’s what you’d have if you spent the UK winter in Australia each year. Holiday homes are a popular purchase in southern Spain, Italy and Greece – but there’s no reason you can’t purchase further afield. Australia’s English-speaking, has more or less the same legal system as the UK and is welcoming to temporary residents. Plus, spending December in 30ºC is hard to beat! Today, we’re looking at spending the British winter in Australia: the legalities, how to purchase a holiday home and what to do when you’re ov

Two (more) great reasons to move to Western Australia

Direct flights to Perth and cheaper homes are making a move to Western Australia increasingly attractive for emigrants from the UK. Two very different pieces of news this week will warm the hearts of any Brits planning an early escape from the British winter. Virgin plans direct flights “as soon as possible”, while real estate analysts claim that property prices in parts of WA have dropped as much as 75%.

What are the rules on renting out your property in Australia?

If you’re an Australia permanent resident and property-owner, you might be considering buying an investment property to rent out (or even letting your own). With yields ranging from 3.3% to 5.8% in the country’s major cities, there’s a real potential to get strong returns on renting out your property in Australia. As with many legalities, there are slight differences between various states and territories. Today, we’re covering the main areas you need to know, no matter where you are in Australia. Find out about tenancy types, rent regulation, lease agreements and more.

Australian homes more affordable

The property market in Australia is known for one thing – it’s expensive! However, the good news in 2018 for international buyers is that prices are getting slightly lower in many regions. In this property update, we have a look at where the property hotspots for you are and what you can expect if you’re hoping to purchase property in Australia.

A quick guide to taxes in Australia

There is nothing worse than being ill-informed about taxes and winding up with a tax bill much larger than expected! As a resident or non-resident in Australia you will likely need to pay income tax, and possibly capital gains tax and taxes for any businesses you run.

How to get connected in Australia

One of the first things you’ll want to do after arriving in Australia is get connected. There is little we can do in the way of communication without getting connected first. Here is your guide to setting up the internet, television and mobiles phone in Australia.

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