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Old 04-12-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Hello Everybody

Our family of four, my husband, me and two kids 3 and 5 with the four pets: dog (golden retriever) and three cats considering/thinking to move to London...

My husband got a proposition to move to London, UK, he received an offer for 62.5K-65K pounds per year. It's only him who will be working, while I have to study first I assume (I'm an accountant) to find a job.

We are planing to rent an apartment near his office in the Twickenham and probably safe on the transportation, or rent a little bit far and pay for the public transportation about 200 pounds per month.

The 62.5K-65K pounds per year will be comfortable to live in London for the family with two kids?
How easy to find the school for the kids?
Probably you know who much could cost us the insurance for all pets? It's necessary to have?

Thank you
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:01 AM
 
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Twickenham isnt really in the city and is slightly cheaper than central London. It's still pricey though - expect to pay at least £1200 per month for a 2 bed apt, probably more. You can certainly do it but it won't be comfortable on that income alone.

Just remember that British landlords require 6 weeks rent as a deposit plus a months rent in advance, so £1800 plus the £1200 for this example. Twickenham is a cool place to be though - close to London, parks, the river, pubs, restaurants and the stadium!
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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Pet insurance will depend on the pets breed, ages, health (possibly gender as well). I don't buy it. I take my cats to a clinic which has reasonably priced vet care instead and the vets drive Vauxhalls not Mercedes . Low cost affordable vets across the UK - Easipetcare | Easipetcare

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Old 04-16-2012, 04:33 AM
 
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That sounds really low to me.
I know single friends- no kids and no pets- who make more than that in London.
But maybe....
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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On 62-63k you will be comfortable.

My wife, i and 2 kids lived in Feltham (don't live there, it's horrible) not far from Twickenham with an income of around that a few years ago. We were able to go into London regularly and travel around the Home Counties and do the usual holidays abroad and a nice car on that income.

Pet insurance is a good idea but no different to anywhere really but it isn't compulsory. The Twickenham area has quite a few schools and you shouldn't have problems getting a place in at least one of them.

I'd allow £1400 - £1500 for rent and try and stay in the Twickenham area so what you save on travel you can spend on the accommodation

Houses to rent in Twickenham, Middlesex
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Hello everybody,

Then you for all your answers!

We decided to stay in Canada The key point to move was the schools for kids, bu apparently there are some issues in UK (difficult to find the good school) and moving with all our pets will be like an End of the World

So, thanks one more time
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