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by dxf
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotels near M5
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Hotels near M5

Hola

We always use Booking.com - easy to filter for what you need

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Legal report
Replies: 31
Views: 1918

Re: Legal report

At this moment Town hall is not interested in demolition or any other action; they don't want to put people in trouble, because this would have consequences for the attractiveness of a region that is highly depending on tourism. The law of Spain changed in 2012 from memory because of campaigning by...
by dxf
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Legal report
Replies: 31
Views: 1918

Re: Legal report

Sorry Beachcomber but a point of information. The Junta de Andalucía have pronounced that they will tackle the problem of ALL illegal house in Andalucía with Article 9 / 2019 with a decree to follow. While there are pros & cons about buying an illegal house, in general illegal houses are cheaper...
by dxf
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Legal report
Replies: 31
Views: 1918

Re: Legal report

Hola As has been said, if the constructions are over six years old AND there are no ongoing actions against the property, then the building will be allowed to stand "as is". The advantage of an "AFO" (asimilacion fuera de ordanacion) is it gives you the right to the normal servic...
by dxf
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cooperative living for older people
Replies: 55
Views: 28059

Re: Cooperative living for older people

Hola I realise that you need committed people but without an actual home for all people it is difficult to justify more than 50 euros a year. I could afford to lose 50€ but 840€ is really a leap in the dark. I attended a meeting which I described as shambolic; it started an hour after the stated tim...
by dxf
Wed May 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 16769

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Hola

When I turned 70 I lost a few categories including B1 as I believe I am no longer entitled to drive certain categories due to my age?

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: house alarm
Replies: 35
Views: 1743

Re: house alarm

Hola

I have two dogs as a deterrent and also a Maplin 8 camera system. I stress it is a deterrent as they can see the infrared lights of a night and therefore there has to be a system behind it.

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Dart charge for expat users

Hola

It is easier to use the M20 to the Blackwall tunnel and the M11 to the M25 again if going North, and the reverse if going south

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: No dash-cams at ITV centre
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: No dash-cams at ITV centre

Hola

I also have a dashcam and am very happy to use it. However I recently discovered they are banned in Portugal - I pop over the border several times a year so just a word of caution for all - check the countries you intend to travel in if you have a dashcam

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 2781

Re: Lone and ill

Hola

Depending on where he lives, Age in Spain or Age Concern maybe able to help try https://www.ageinspain.org/about

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Price of butano
Replies: 37
Views: 10667

Re: Price of butano

Hola

I checked today and the price of the orange regulated bottle of gas is 13.86

Davexf
by dxf
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 13
Views: 2106

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

Hola It was a condition of the AFO at one time that the septic tank was one of the new three part plastic ones, not just the "hole in the ground" that most properties have. I don't know if that is still the case but I do know that there are several Ayuntamientos that will not issue an AFO ...
by dxf
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 13
Views: 2106

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

Hola The answer is complicated in some ways until you understand the law of administrative silence when after six years without any action against the house, it is allowed to be there for ever more. If proceedings have already started then beware in most cases. So any house that is over six years ol...
by dxf
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 2308

Re: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz

Hola

Go for the CoC from Nissan - language is not important as it is a CoC

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for Americans living in Cadiz
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Looking for Americans living in Cadiz

Anyone can give me advice on US tax laws and how they work when you are an expat. How to find a community of english speakers to share their journey of living in Spain. How to navigate the town hall for information. Thank you in advance for your help. Hola Sorry can't help with US tax laws but the ...
by dxf
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Looking for Americans living in Cadiz
Replies: 10
Views: 1311

Re: Looking for Americans living in Cadiz

Hola

What's so special about Americans? Can no one else help?

Davexf
by dxf
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: International driving licence
Replies: 12
Views: 1984

Re: International driving licence

Hola

I got an IDP a couple of years ago - simple and no fuss at the Trafico in Cádiz - I needed it because there was a hiccup in renewing my Spanish licence so I got one to drive through France to England.

Davexf
by dxf
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish tax office trying to collect tax on UK Govt Pension
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Re: Spanish tax office trying to collect tax on UK Govt Pension

Hola,

Spain is trying to make everyone get the gross pay from the UK and have it taxed here. Cyprus & the UK recently came to an agreement about not taxing such pensions in the UK. Spain as yet do not have an agreement - unless anyone knows different

Davexf
by dxf
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 2308

Re: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz

Hola

Yes I do know an engineer that can provide a Ficha Technical Reducida in the event that the OP does not have a European Certificate of Conformnity. I obviously will not put the contact details on an open forum.

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz
Replies: 15
Views: 2308

Re: Gestor for matriculation in Jerez/Cadiz

Hola If you haven't signed onto the Padron then you can avoid the first registration tax. However taxes are payable as in 1) if you haven't got a certificate of European conformity then a Spanish Engineers Ficha Technical Reducida is about 120€ 2) ITV test about 150€ 3) Ayuntamiento for car tax top ...

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