I'm in the UK and have been offered a position with a software developer (currently a one-man-band) in Norway. I have known the chap for a few years, and he has a successful product in Norway and earns a good living from it, the business has a lot of (Norwegian) customers. He did until recently have a developer working alongside him, who recently left to pursue other activities.
As a result of his previous developer leaving, he has now asked me to come on board to take over some of the development work to give him an opportunity to go out and sell to customers. Initially this will be me working from home remotely, however ultimately he has asked me to relocate to Norway and join him in the office, although this is a few months away. Once based out of the office we would then work on further expanding the reach of the product and work to launch the product in the global market.
We have agreed a deal in principle with a good salary which would be linked to company performance (any new customers will increase my salary past a certain point and I would also gain equity in the company).
Am I being unreasonable to expect or want a relocation package as part of this job offer? Would it be fair for me to ask for one?