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skogsbo
Posted on: 22.Aug.2019, 08:23 AM





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Yes it's worth the extra for the house. Out buildings etc less critical, but it does matter if you use better stuff. It's cheap for a reason.

How often? When it needs it! You'll be able to tell as it fades and wears, looks more wood like. Especially the bottom if rain splashes off it or snow sits against.

I'd say every 10 years is a reasonable benchmark to start at. It's much cheaper to paint slightly too often than replace the planks, which should easily do 100 years.

I'd always add at 10% water to the paint. The longer it takes to dry the more it soaks in. This is why you never paint on hot sunny days, or even when the sun is on it at all. A cloudy dull day is perfect.

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White bits. Again as it needs it. And again i would use the quality stuff. It's not cheap though. If the windows themselves are old the paint around the glass and over the putty might be different and you'll need linseed oil paint. It helps preserve the putty and frames.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 20.Aug.2019, 11:02 AM





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It will help greatly as proving wealth and that it's a guenine relationship are the key factors.

Whilst technically you'd be the same as a Thai partner/bride on paper, I doubt they would look as critically at an application from a British guy.
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Posted on: 20.Aug.2019, 07:04 AM





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A global recession is looming you'd be exceedingly unlikely to make a profit. If you balance against the cost of renting and fees at either end, I'dsay it's a pointless and potentially stressful exercise.
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skogsbo
Posted on: 20.Aug.2019, 05:54 AM





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You will only get one if they are happy that you earn enough to support yourselves and you can prove you have been together a while. Etc. So keep any documentation you have now. Also you can't apply until your partner has a personal number and address. I'd start saving some cash now, stack the odds in your favour.

About 90% of this forums traffic is folk asking about visas and permits. It's not because it's easy, simple and everyone is accepted.

Good luck.
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Posted on: 19.Aug.2019, 03:57 PM





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The link is for eu citizdns. Which really depends on the deal.
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Posted on: 19.Aug.2019, 01:56 PM





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It might be irrelevant. As you won't have eu migration for employment rights? It's all still guesswork of course, but you might need to apply for a work visa etc..
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Posted on: 16.Aug.2019, 02:27 PM





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Per person
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Posted on: 15.Aug.2019, 11:26 AM





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From my understanding they confirm with the DVLA thst you haven't been banned etc anyway. Then just post your UK licence back to them. As you can only hold one licence. You still have a uk driving licence, it's only the ID document showing it that has expired.
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Posted on: 15.Aug.2019, 11:21 AM





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Sewage. The local kommune will base the size of the sewage system on the number of potential occupants of the house. Not it's useage. What will change is how often they'll say you need to pump the tank out, usually every other year for holiday homes.
Same with the chimneys for any stoves.
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Posted on: 14.Aug.2019, 07:28 PM





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Short on time now. What you consider acceptable sewage facilities for year round living, the kommune might not. Nationally all single stage septic tanks are being replaced by 3 stage and a soak away. Holiday homes included. I doubt you'll dodge around it but good luck.

Google brunnsborrning åre for your well.

Ring eon as a start point for your lecky. But the work is likely sub contracted out.
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Posted on: 14.Aug.2019, 04:22 PM





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A well; 50 to 100,000kr. Once you factor in a filter system, as it might be too hard or soft, radon, iron etc and you won't know until it's sampled.

Depth. I would not reckon on just 20m. For all you know they could have supply problems. It needs to be deep enough to not be impacted by seasonal peaks and troughs. We have water in an old 5m hand dug well, but our main supply is at 68m.

Electric could vary hugely depending on if the local kommune or power company wants it buried or hanging.

Sewage you haven't mentioned but that's another 30- 50000kr. Perhaps more if you live in a water protection zone, or it's a large house etc. Again it's local council rules that decide.

Ask about road clearance in winter. Many holiday homes that are categorised as summer only living won't be on the local road clearing plan.

The house probably isn't insulated. That's not cheap either.

Åre, because of the skiing it's a bit of property hotspot. Watch you don't pay over the odds.
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Posted on: 12.Aug.2019, 07:16 AM





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If you look at the recent forbes 20 richest families you'll see several Indian family business empires that are growing year on year. With their population growth they will be a global force to be reckoned with. They are starting business, taking over western ones etc etc. With their vast population a few thousand moving to sweden doesn't really have an impact on their internal economics. Plus much of the money flows back there anyway.
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Posted on: 11.Aug.2019, 07:15 AM





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This website is choked with hundreds of similar queries.

Firstly if you aren't Swedish or a permanent resident why would they even consider giving someone you aren't married to a visa?

Where you marry changes nothing either. It's how long you've been together, lived together, your salary ie. Means to support a second non working adult.

You might not even get a schengen holiday visa for her.
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Posted on: 10.Aug.2019, 08:32 PM





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I suspect he could spend a lot of money on legal fees and get no where.

He will always be the father and perhaps through a solicitor he should reach an agreement with the mother that he won't contest adoption, and be allowed to stay in touch, birthday presents, pay maintenance and so on. Then when the child is older if they wish greater involvement with their biological dad that's the childs choice. I don't think there is such a thing as winning in this kind of case.
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Posted on: 10.Aug.2019, 07:30 PM





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So it's likely in the eyes of the Swedish state he is the father but not the guardian. An absent father who is not contributing to the child's upbringing. Yes I know he intends to, but a court will only consider the current facts. Your guy wasn't even in sweden when it was born, new guy might have been at the birth.

With some legal representation he might be able to argue that because his ex hasn't been with her new partner that long they should not adopt. But as time passes thus argument weakens.

It's a tough one. Swedish courts will always consider what is best and most stable for a child long term. Not the parents.
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Posted on: 10.Aug.2019, 07:12 AM





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When the child was born did he register himself as the parent with the Swedish state?

Note. Parent and guardian are different positions, you can be both or one or the other in sweden. If he was or is registered as parent and guardian when they were together then his signature would be required on all paperwork, adoption by another is not possible etc. As guardian both need to sign any paper work school, nursery; passport application and so on. You can be registered as father but not the guardian if you have no involvement in child's life.

Is he registered and paying any form of maintenance?

Personally as his current partner, I'd try not to get too embroiled in it all. I appreciate you are there to support etc but don't get drawn in. It might not help your current relationship and you aren't likely to know the full story of previous goings on, if it turns out he was a bit a t*at and that's why she cut all ties.
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Posted on: 1.Aug.2019, 06:38 AM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 31.Jul.2019, 07:33 AM) *
Careful... you don’t want to hurt their necks pulling their heads out of the sand.

Maybe things are heading south quicker than I thought. USA interest rate cut already to "maintain growth"!
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Posted on: 31.Jul.2019, 09:37 AM





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QUOTE (Saywhatwhat @ 31.Jul.2019, 07:33 AM) *
Careful... you don’t want to hurt their necks pulling their heads out of the sand.

Trump will probably blame Mexican migrants because he didnt get his wall and his target audience will lap it up.
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Posted on: 31.Jul.2019, 07:17 AM





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QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 31.Jul.2019, 12:05 AM) *
India needs people who know how to create jobs...

I know, I know!!!

An Indian Trump!!!

Hopefully not for India's sake. The USA will be in recession within a decade. He cut corporation tax, so it looks like business is booming, all the profits are being ploughed out to share holders and the markets are roaring. Meanwhile the government isn't getting the tax receipts and national debt is climbing. A crash is inevitable. Plenty investors bailing out now as it hard to predict precisely when it will go south. Gold has been climbing in price for a year now as people sell out. But then trumps business record isn't any better.
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Posted on: 29.Jul.2019, 06:35 AM





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What the did your local tax office say when you visited them in person and asked?
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Posted on: 29.Jul.2019, 06:32 AM





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You are extremely unlikely to get a loan without being a resident, having a job and a personal number.

So first you need that Irish passport as Brexit is close. At the same time find a job here from there, in your sector it won't be any easier living here. Then move, rent, then buy. It takes time but currently you both have no jobs or credit history in sweden. So unless you are buying a house 100% cash up front you've no chance.
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Posted on: 21.Jul.2019, 12:44 PM





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A visit to the doctor is a personal cost.

If you had an injury from a work place incident where the employer was liable then you might have grounds to claim or ask them for costs.
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Posted on: 21.Jul.2019, 07:07 AM





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800,000kr annually puts you comfortably in the top 5% of earners in sweden. The same post would earn you more in say the UK, but in sweden middle management up earn less, but unskilled work and say first job after uni pay more. Another disadvantage is you will be a single income household, the whole nursery and pat/mat leave system very much enables women to maintain some career and get back to work.

Often the slightly lower comparable salary can be made up with higher pension payments made by the employer as it's tax beneficial for them too.
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Posted on: 9.Jul.2019, 09:49 PM





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Have you applied for any form of residency?
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QUOTE (avar @ 9.Jul.2019, 07:12 AM) *
Hmmm, does this mean both of you never went out of sweden ohmy.gif
I guess without residence permit card you cannot come back to Sweden?

If you have a passport from any eu country you can freely travel in and out of sweden.
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