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by spanish_lad
Fri May 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: NIE updating
Replies: 23
Views: 1482

Re: NIE updating

I think they will normally want to see your passport and require a copy. It may not be on the list of requirements, like photos, but that doesn’t mean they won’t ask for it. Sid they did for my dad, and for me - and i had two passports - the expired one (number associated with my NIE on their compu...
by spanish_lad
Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Terrace/Balcony Rails (Barandillas)
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Terrace/Balcony Rails (Barandillas)

It used to be €120 / m2 fitted and painted when i was doing it a few years ago?
by spanish_lad
Wed May 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Pay as You Go sim Card
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Best Pay as You Go sim Card

a movistar second line with their fusion package is only 15€ a month so 50c a day ?

What telephone service do you have at home John?
by spanish_lad
Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Shopping around for contents insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 847

Re: Shopping around for contents insurance

would it be out of place to suggest looking at https://www.rastreator.com/ maybe ?
by spanish_lad
Sat May 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Estufa pellets
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Estufa pellets

Gerry, do you have to drive all the way to malaga for them? i mean.. isnt there somewhere closer ? nowhere in velez that sells them?
by spanish_lad
Sat May 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING
Replies: 12
Views: 2050

Re: BEST APP FOR STOPPING VIDEOS FROM AUTOMATICALLY PLAYING

on which website ? if you mean on facebook, theres a setting "play videos automatically" that you need to change.
by spanish_lad
Sat May 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar Energy
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Solar Energy

However, in many of those videos, they have the inverted connected to the battery rather than to the "load" ports on the controller. Am I missing something ? Its a question of "load" i guess - the inverter, mine is 2000w - its connected directly to the battery. The 12v lighting ...
by spanish_lad
Fri May 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: "you´ll need at least 40k in the bank before i can start showing you properties"
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: "you´ll need at least 40k in the bank before i can start showing you properties"

Have a look at idealista, they have an online mortgage calculator which, if you put down 10k they will give you a 20 year mortgage at €435 pm (if you meet their criteria) personally if any estate agent spoke to me in that fashion he would get a mouthfull of invective and possibly a slap ! Thats whe...
by spanish_lad
Fri May 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: "you´ll need at least 40k in the bank before i can start showing you properties"
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

Re: "you´ll need at least 40k in the bank before i can start showing you properties"

...property in Torrox pueblo, some as little as €50.000. Is it not possible Spanish Lad, that you downgrade you desires and go for something cheaper and easier to maintain. Do you get tax relief on Travel expenses ? If you can find me something with a garden (2 dogs) under 30 minutes from the airpo...
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: No Internet
Replies: 25
Views: 1124

Re: No Internet

sounds silly.. but sometimes unplugging both the router and the roof top thingy for 30 sec - 1 min can reset things ... try that maybe ? It works with ours sometimes. (not the same providor)
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar Energy
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Solar Energy

Have a look on youtube for something like "solar powered shed". Ive got a 250w panel, with a 10a solar charge controller, a 250ah battery.. cable etc etc.. The shed, all the powertools, lighting, garden lighting, chargers etc run from that battery. Its not cost me 500€ to set up, and i did...
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: "you´ll need at least 40k in the bank before i can start showing you properties"
Replies: 16
Views: 1294

"you´ll need at least 40k in the bank before i can start showing you properties"

We have been looking at buying a house.. We found one recently in the campo near Alhaurin / Villafrano.. €116k with a pool.. When i contacted the agent he was pretty blunt.. "if you havent got 40k in the bank you are wasting my time"... no wonder spanish children live at home till their 40...
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: house alarm
Replies: 35
Views: 1102

Re: house alarm

we have the securitas system as well - 1x door, 2 x cameras, 1x smoke bomb thingy. We paid 80€ ish the first month, then 51€ ish each month following. it seems to fluctuate by a euro up or down? we are between alhaurin el grande and alhaurin de la torre. Ours came with 6x flower keyring things for d...
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BEING MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTER
Replies: 17
Views: 1180

Re: BEING MADE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANTER

woah.. 2 gerrys .. and they both live in Cajiz ? :wtf:
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Electricity Connection.
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: New Electricity Connection.

My Parents house has a 2.2.kw supply, they have an electric oven & hob, a+ fridge freezer, new kettle. gas water. then the usual tv, stereo, phone etc. I only recal it tripping one christmas .. but it was raining. This is an old townhouse tho. the downstairs is rewired, the upstairs is "old...
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?
Replies: 382
Views: 50187

Re: Can UK O.A.P'S Survive in Spain On Basic Pensions.?

katy wrote:
Pamela1 wrote:A neighbour had a drinks party last week. He was 80. Showed us a letter he had had from the DWP. Said now that he is 80 he is entitled to another 25p per week. Wonder when that was set, about 1920 :lol:


I imagine it would of cost more than 25p to send the letter :wtf: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
by spanish_lad
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2601

Re: Lone and ill

A friend aged 80 without family has had a stroke and is in hospital. He has residencia etc. He is incapacitated and will be needing care. What are his options if has to leave hospital? ignoring what everyone else has said for a minute, and as someone with recent experience (last year) I might be ab...
by spanish_lad
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Electricity Connection.
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: New Electricity Connection.

the "smallest" (cheapest) contract that you can have, and bear in mind that it will be a new meter so it WILL trip if you go over it, is 2.2kw - sounds like alot, but a kettle while the microwave is on, and click.. darkness.

the one at 4.65kw is what I would recommend, at the very least.
by spanish_lad
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Google News
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Re: Google News

my phone wont load google newstand any more, they changed it.

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