A Place in the Sun India
A place in the Sun India; it’s almost everyone dream to find a place in the sun and for many people India is the ideal place to relocate. More than 5,000 people emigrate there each year and for many India is an ideal place to retire. It has become increasing popular place to relocate in later life after the release of the film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’.
With the cost of retiring in the UK doubling in the last 30 years, making it incredibly difficult for many to fund old age, spending their later years in India has become an increasingly desirable alternative.
If you are considering a move to a place in the Sun India, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues. Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
- Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
- Obtained independent legal advice
- Researched the tax regulations
- Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to India, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI and Omni, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition as well as being finalists in 2017, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
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India’s population currently represents a sixth of the world’s total population. However, despite the large numbers of people that are living there, it is a relatively small country that covers only 2% of the world’s total land. This makes India a busy and vibrant place.
India has many different religious and ethnic groups. The most popular religion is Hindu (approx 80%), followed by Muslim (12%), Christian (2%) and other religions such as Sikh, Buddhist and Jain.
At present, there are believed to be between 20,000 and 30,000 expatriates living in India. These are made up of people who have chosen to retire there, teachers, artists, spiritualists and executives of international corporations.
Mumbai is one of the most popular destinations. It is a culturally and commercially vibrant city, with plenty going on including India’s most prolific film industry, it has the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. Sadly, India’s massive wealth gap is also very visible in Mumbai, some of the richest people live in luxury next to the poorest slums and this can be disturbing to see.
Buying a Property in India
Buying a property in India is not an easy process and is often hindered by fraud, corruption and bribery. Once you have found a property, you would be strongly advised to use a trustworthy real estate lawyer to guide you through the process.
Here is a list of real estate agents, which may prove helpful in your search for a property:
Hanu Reddy Realty India Private Limited – hanureddyrealty.com/
The Estate Agents Association of India – www.investors-clinic.com/
Dreamz India properties – www.indiaproperty.com/
Settlers India – settlersindia.com/
Education and Schools in India
Finding an independent school in India would be an ideal choice for expats who would like their children to continue with their British curriculum. The following sites will help you locate an international school in India:
- Dhirubhai Ambani International School – www.da-is.org/
- Oberoi International School – www.oberoi-is.org/
- NES International School – www.nesinternational.org
- Sharad Pawar International School – www.internationalschool.in/
Cost of Living in India
Most of the cities in India offer expats a very good standard of living for a relatively low cost and Brits find they are able to live quite affluent lifestyles here. The cost of most things, including housing, food, education and entertainment is lower than that in western countries, making it a popular retirement destination.
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company) called Frontierpay. Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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