‘May be disappointed’: Britons looking to move to Australia could find issues with homes


“For these people, as well as investors, they will need to get the approval of the FIRB (the Foreign Investment Review Board), and they are limited to certain new-build properties.

“The application costs A$5,600 (£3,019) for a property costing up to $1million (£539,000).”

Potential British expats without residency will need to look at the extra costs carefully if they want to purchase a property in Australia.

However, Christopher said moving to Australia could become easier for non-residents depending on a new deal with the UK.



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