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What You Need To Know Before Renting Property In Spain

There are many advantages to renting rather than buying in Spain and it is worth considering renting initially even if you plan to buy.  How do you find a rental property, what are your options and how does the rental process work?  Here we set out what you need to know before renting in Spain When moving to Spain renting rather than buying propert ...

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Cost Of Living While Retiring Abroad

A lower cost of living is one of the factors when people consider retiring abroad.   There are many countries where the cost of living is lower than in the UK, but the decision is always about having a lower cost to live the life that you want to live rather than finding the cheapest place to live.  It is therefore about choosing where you want to live and then seeing whether the cost of living th ...

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Top Ten Tips To Settle Into Retirement Abroad

Settling in to living abroad can be a challenge at any time, but if you are also getting used to retirement after a long and active career, it can be even more difficult to achieve.  Knowing what to expect can help to manage the transition and here we give our top ten tips to settling into retirement abroad. The practicalities of making the move can be all-consuming as you navigate your way throug ...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Property In Portugal For Retirement

How does your perfect day in retirement look? What about a morning spent exploring the local market, a lazy afternoon in the sun at the beach – just a short walk from home – and then sitting out in the balmy evening temperatures with good food and wine? For Brits who retire to Portugal, every day can feel like being on holiday! Written exclusively for Expat Network by Chris Nye, Senior Editor of P ...

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Top Tips For Investing In The Perfect Villa

Buying a villa abroad is the perfect way to enjoy your retirement, in a home away from home with months of sunshine. For those preferring not to move permanently, owning a home abroad is also an opportunity to earn some extra income through holiday rentals. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Peter Jenkins of Sun-Hat Villas & Resorts   To make sure you get the most out of the investm ...

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Retiring Abroad – Share Your Thoughts And Experiences

Many who have worked abroad choose to retire in the area where they have worked or choose somewhere they can enjoy the climate when considering where to spend their retirement.  We would like to hear from you about your plans for your retirement or your experiences in retirement.  Expat Network is planning to produce a new Guide To Retiring Aboard and want to ensure that it reflects the real exper ...

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Retirement Abroad – Global Uncertainty Causing Rethink

Britons’ retirement abroad to Europe is being held back by Brexit and to the US by Donald Trump’s presidency.  The weather, a better life and improved wellbeing are the main incentives for people to move overseas to retire.  Emotional ties and a love of the UK are the reasons given by many for not wanting to retire abroad. Why people retire abroad or decide not to Global issues and uncertainty are ...

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Plans For Major Changes To The Partner Visa Process Underway

There will be major changes to the Partner Visa process as the Government has passed legislation governing the way in which couples can apply for a Partner Visa. Find out what has changed and why, as well as how the changes impact you and your partner. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff 3 December, 2018   Partner sponsors to be approved before a Partner Visa application can be made Last month T ...

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Expats – Plan Your Retirement Abroad

Many expats having spent a proportion or all of their career abroad get used to a different climate and lifestyle and do not feel drawn back to their home country when considering their retirement.  There are many options for retiring and it is a very personal decision on where to retire.  For some retiring where they have been working allows them to continue with part-time work into retirement ca ...

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Top Ten Issues When Deciding Where To Retire Abroad

Many of us have a clear idea of where we would like to retire, but there are many factors to consider.  You may have had many happy holidays in one part of the world, but that does not necessarily mean it is the best place to spend your retirement.  Costs, taxes, environment, community and what it is like out of season are all points that can determine whether your retirement meets your expectatio ...

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