Moving to Kochi.

#1 Feb 8th, 2018, 02:21
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My wife and I are looking to move to Kochi in a couple of years time.
We travel to Kerala in a couple of weeks to start our hunt for property and get a more fixed idea of where exactly we might end up.
We have both travelled India extensively(and the rest of the world) over many years and so we are fully prepared for what we are doing.
Our want is to rent our property in London and long term rent in Kochi.
We have other income as well so the financial side is fine and we want a large Colonial type house if possible ?
We understand the issues with visa's etc and we will travel out of the country regularly.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.
#2 Feb 8th, 2018, 03:47
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Originally Posted by Stevo61 View Post We have other income as well so the financial side is fine and we want a large Colonial type house if possible ?
The best strategy would be make a trip, with the specific purpose of looking at properties that fit your bill. You could look at properties online, but in that state, you need to see the state of property before making long term rental commitment.
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Originally Posted by Stevo61 View Post My wife and I are looking to move to Kochi in a couple of years time.
We travel to Kerala in a couple of weeks to start our hunt for property and get a more fixed idea of where exactly we might end up.
We have both travelled India extensively(and the rest of the world) over many years and so we are fully prepared for what we are doing.
Our want is to rent our property in London and long term rent in Kochi.
We have other income as well so the financial side is fine and we want a large Colonial type house if possible ?
We understand the issues with visa's etc and we will travel out of the country regularly.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks.
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"large Colonial type house" these are great but unfortunately hard to find. I am not sure if you really are aware of how high the rewnt could be.

My cousin has a 5000sqft house which he is renting out for Rs350000 three lakh fifty thousand per month.

This is about 350000/85 = 4100 pounds per month. You would be better off rentin a large modern house with a swimming pool etc.

But of course its your money.
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House in Kochin

Thank you for the replys so far.
Really interesting about the rental costs.
Eye watering !
I am really interested to hear people views and this is the first time I have ever used a forum for anything so please forgive me if I get anything wrong !
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I'd also like to add that the maintenance of a large colonial house is going to be of royal proportions. This is India and you're unlikely to be able to do gardening of grounds, cleaning the interiors and the exteriors, all on your own, even if you so desire. Dust is omnipresent, even in Kerala in the dry season. In the monsoon, it will be mud, in the winter it will be visitors - you'll need to get rid of them periodically

Some members of the help (I could call them servants, but hey this is 21st century) would refuse to clean the commode while others would only want to work in the kitchen. Figuring all this out at a distance will be tough. A recce will help.
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I forgot to mention not all rents are that high. A smallish 850 sqft house can be had for about 10000. I suspect you are looking to relive a India of bygone days. Unfortunately most of the descendants of these type of properties are living in luxury
elsewhere and the properties are now shopping malls.

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