Thanks for your reply.
To answer your questions,
1, I plan to return after I have sold my property, say within 6 months.
2, within 6 months,
3, yes, me 5 years and my wife 10 years (until1990),
4, since 1990 the house has been rented and has continued thus to this day - the rent has been declared to Inland Revenue through our local agent,
5 I haven't returned to UK since 1990.
Any more questions - please call me.
I understand that you cannot call me - no problem.
One more question - if I return to settle in UK and I sell the property after returning am I liable to any tax on the sale of the property? In other words I should not return until I have sold it?
I note your concern and will comment favourably on your service, no problem. I think this is the last question!