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by Gasman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Moved to Portugal with car
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Moved to Portugal with car

Sorry Costa - as I said, we have had developments since .... I should have responded directly to your PM of Thursday afternoon, a Bank Holiday here, but the next day we changed plans, as I posted on Friday, and now we have nearly decided to either sell it in Portugal, or rematriculate there, so we w...
by Gasman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: ayamonte/faro
Replies: 13
Views: 4877

Re: ayamonte/faro

If you did you signing up of the credit card in the machine by the border, then you get a slip of paper from the machine confirming the details and also shows clearly that it is valid for a month ... thereafter you have to do it all again. This is a system for foreign cars entering portugal, and the...
by Gasman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Moved to Portugal with car
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Moved to Portugal with car

We have had a development since l posted the other day, we have found an importer here in Portugal who wants to buy our car. Now the question becomes, what do we need to do to organise the Spanish side, Trafico etc. We have printed a form that goes to Trafico to notify venta de vehiculos, and we bel...
by Gasman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 8204

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

Patience solves all??!!
Congratulations!
by Gasman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Moved to Portugal with car
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Moved to Portugal with car

Morning all We are in the process of moving to Portugal and have had to take our car with us, (Spanish registered). I don't want to go through all the hassle of rematiculating here in Portugal. In practice we have left Spain but we are on my 90 days insurance. Does anyone know what we have to do to ...
by Gasman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 8204

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

and meanwhile, all this is costing you money and time ... for something that is yours by right - I feel a moan to the bank manager, with copy to the bank's head office, coming on ... This really is getting ridiculous!
by Gasman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: New here
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: New here

If you are now in France as your location indicates, you probably know Leroy Merlin, bricolage and DIY superstores - they are in Spain to, along with Bauhaus and various others. Look at what they have online and see if you find anything of interest. For any detailed advice about the gardening side o...
by Gasman
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Old Dell computer - disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Old Dell computer - disposal

To EbnFlow - I am with you all the way on that ... since XP got the shove from Microsoft, it has been languishing in a corner, but with the keyboard half-knackered, the battery dead for several years now, and no direct link to use the DVD player onto the TV, it is just past its sell-by date ! It had...
by Gasman
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Correos mail hold
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

Re: Correos mail hold

Yes - use the neighbour - we had to do this one time when we were away for a couple of months. The main problem, as we had discovered on a previous occasion, is that if any official documents, parcels, or other oddments come, with the usual notice being posted into your box - if noone take attention...
by Gasman
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 27
Views: 2231

Re: amazon

I agree with Sid on this, especially if you are not at a "recognised" middle of town address - if anywhere in the campo, I suggest you check the details as you are filling in your delivery details and there is usually an option to opt for the local Correos as your collection point - may be...
by Gasman
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Old Dell computer - disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Old Dell computer - disposal

Thanks folks - going for the "drill a hole" job I reckon ...
Cheers
by Gasman
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Old Dell computer - disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Old Dell computer - disposal

Hello I have an old Dell Inspiron laptop computer which still has Windows XP in it. I suppose a boffin could upgrade it with a new system, though it may be too old even for that .... AND its keyboard is failing with the central keys of the main character board not working, and several of the keys on...
by Gasman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: autonomo, iva for car refundable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: autonomo, iva for car refundable?

PS - it will be a lot easier to do all you need to do, having registered as becoming Resident first, which gives you your NIE number, gets you onto the Padron at the local Town Hall, gives you the right to apply for Social Services, giving your intended status as Autonomo, or whatever status you dec...
by Gasman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: autonomo, iva for car refundable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: autonomo, iva for car refundable?

It is over ten years since we did all that but I do not think much will have changed. We imported our work-horse Defender Land Rover from France when we moved and set up the Autonomo. As it was our only car, it was considered dual use as business and family, so was considered at 50% for all costs, w...
by Gasman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to Velez Malaga
Replies: 23
Views: 3718

Re: Moving to Velez Malaga

Well Quebin perhaps you can help out the OP if you know the place so well. Elusive is also giving useful information to the OP as to how he can find said market, not just talking to you ... Sorry, personally never been but interested to see that some old parts of town are getting revival attention -...
by Gasman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 8204

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

Nothing has happened yet ... So Lavanda, what happened when you went to the bank on that Tuesday some time ago ... and why has nothing happened yet and we are well into March now - did you clarify if they want you to be 65, or whether they are stuck with wanting a spanish document to be provided fo...
by Gasman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Who owns the entrance area?
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Who owns the entrance area?

When you completed the renovation, putting the two houses together as one, did you get a licencia de occupacion and/or fin de obras certification - that would include plans of the property, and should have included (researched by the architect?) the floor plan, presumably from the archway, and thus ...
by Gasman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

Re: Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154

Mimosa which you also see in abundance behind Cannes in France, small yellow balls in multiple big clusters, with fine feathery leaves - related to the "sensitive" plant who has the same leave type. A version of the Eucalyptus, which is also often called Mimosa, which has leaves more like ...
by Gasman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Roofing Costs
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: Roofing Costs

Woollie - Olive, is, I believe, a chap, and very knowledgeable about all things rural in Spain.

In general, the big problem is getting a builder that you can trust, that is not too busy to take the job, and can quote a realistic price - getting an estimate from our locals is the hardest thing!

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