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What are the legal things you have to do to buy a 2ndhand car off a mate?

We're about to buy a car and we're clueless. Insurance, tax, transfer of ownership, DVLA, WTF? What do we have to do to make it legal for my husband to drive this car away from a friends house on Sunday? In particular - how do we insure a car we don't officially own yet? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Any tips for an older learner driver (UK)?

I'm going to learn to drive a car. I have never driven a car before (unless you count, like, dodgems). I'm in my late 30s, and have recently moved to a town on the edge of nowhere (in Wales). The idea of driving is beginning to make me nervous. It's a combination of the "it's hard to learn when you're old" thing, the "rural place so no dual carriageways" thing, and the "oh my all those cars seem to go so fast" thing. What can I do to make this easier? Are there any "learning to drive for dummies" books that are worth getting? Or should I just stop panicking, bite the bullet and book myself some lessons?
posted by handee on Apr 17, 2011 - 38 answers

What's the quickest way to buy a flat, and what obstacles might there be?

What's the quickest possible way to buy a house/flat in the UK? What obstacles are there that stop things from going this quickly? [more inside]
posted by handee on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Emigration advice: What do you wish you'd known?

I'm moving country on Tuesday. For those who've done this before - what do you wish you'd known before you set out? Is there anything I can do now to make it easier? [more inside]
posted by handee on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

OMG I got the job! Now how do I move to France? Where can I go for advice?

I'm starting a job in France in June. I'm English. I'm going to need various stuff (bank account, apartment, insurance, mobile phone, phone, internet, register with a doctor, find some decent French lessons, and heaps of stuff I'm sure to have overlooked right now). Does anyone know any good expat websites or guides to moving to France? Or a forum where I can ask a load of questions? [more inside]
posted by handee on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Advice on solar hot water systems in the UK? What do I need to know?

Solar hot water and central heating for dummies? I'm in the UK, our (gas, combi) boiler has been rubbish since we moved in, and given that we're now looking at a new boiler we're thinking of complementing it with some sort of solar panel based solution. What should we look out for? What do we need? Can we reuse our existing radiators? What questions should we ask installation companies? [more inside]
posted by handee on Jun 23, 2008 - 7 answers

UK tax: How long do you have to live somewhere to call it your residence?

UK Tax question: How long do you have to be resident in a house for it to be your residence, for the purposes of capital gains tax? [more inside]
posted by handee on Apr 4, 2007 - 3 answers

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