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by Free at Last
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Padron renewed every 5 years
Replies: 24
Views: 2369

Re: Padron renewed every 5 years

When I moved last year, I just went to the Oficina Atención del Cliente of our Ayuntamiento and changed my details to the new address. You'll need to take a copy of your escritura or rental contract for your new address, plus your passport and resident certificate. No need to pay your lawyer to to d...
by Free at Last
Wed May 23, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: buying
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

Re: buying

It used to be, before the property crash. A property might have been on the market for a year, not sold, but at the start of the following year the vendor would still put the asking price up rather than reducing it! It used to amuse me as it was so much the opposite to the UK. When we were looking f...
by Free at Last
Mon May 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ryanair Flights & Entering Passport Information
Replies: 64
Views: 5732

Re: Ryanair Flights & Entering Passport Information

Yes, that's right.
by Free at Last
Mon May 21, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 27
Views: 1912

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

I'm keen to hear of any issues you encountered when buying - what went wrong (and what would you do differently, if there were a next time). On more mundane items; how easy is to organise electric, gas and water? I am assuming it's a more painful process than in the UK? I bought a house in Spain in...
by Free at Last
Mon May 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ryanair Flights & Entering Passport Information
Replies: 64
Views: 5732

Re: Ryanair Flights & Entering Passport Information

I have already paid for priority boarding but still haven't the option of inputting API information, does this mean that 2 months before I can input my info without paying anything extra ? As I said with Primera you can input your API info months before and you DON'T have to pay for priority boardi...
by Free at Last
Sat May 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ryanair Flights & Entering Passport Information
Replies: 64
Views: 5732

Re: Ryanair Flights & Entering Passport Information

I have found out that it can be entered whilst checking in online but as we have cases to check in at the airport surely we will have to enter this beforehand online? I have always believed that online check in is for people with hand luggage only so they can check in at the airport quickly without...
by Free at Last
Sun May 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: judiciary
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: judiciary

They do exist - we have one here in Vélez-Málaga, which is the administrative capital of the Axarquia area. There's a list here of where all the Juzgados in Málaga province can be found, and you could use the site to locate them anywhere in Spain, if you were that interested. http://www.poderjudicia...
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

Of course, I actually have no idea (and no way of finding out, other than by asking her) whether she ever did pay it - and frankly, I don't care, either! Several years ago, we bought a property from non-resident sellers, and it never occurred to us to retain & pay the PV on their behalf - we as...
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

If it has to be reclaimed, I wouldn't hold my breath. Town Halls appear to be a bit of a law unto themselves (making up their own, and often totally disregarding actual laws). I'm sure that just like everything else, different Ayuntamientos will be dealing with the question of plus valia not having...
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

Unfortunately, Maureen, that link doesn't seem to work. I've found a Spanish legal article which mentions the Real Decreto Len refers to - but it also confirms that in the case of a non-resident vendor, the buyer (or their lawyer) retains the plus valia amount at the time of sale. https://www.todoex...
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

I am not an expert in such matters but I would refer you to Real Decreto Legislativo 2/2004, de 5 mars Articulo106. This reference was given to me by a colleague. May I suggest you research it yourself and let us have your thoughts. As I said I am not an expert, but am led to believe Blevins Franks...
by Free at Last
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

No, it isn't the case that non residents who sell their property are not liable to pay plus valia. They are (unless, as in Miro's case, the buyer agrees to pay it). What normally happens in the case of non residents is that the buyer's lawyer withholds the amount of plus valia from the sale proceeds...
by Free at Last
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

The legal position appears to be that in the absence of an agreement between the vendor and the buyer to split the cost, the vendor is obliged to pay the IBI bill for the whole year in which it is sold.

http://www.abc.es/economia/abci-acabo-v ... ticia.html
by Free at Last
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Responsibility for Payment of IBI
Replies: 26
Views: 3082

Re: Responsibility for Payment of IBI

I sold a property last year and bought another one shortly afterwards, and in both cases we agreed to split the IBI bill for 2017 proportionately. In the case of the one I sold, the buyers' lawyer witheld a sum of money to cover my share, and in the case of the one I bought, the vendor paid the bill...
by Free at Last
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Where to next
Replies: 18
Views: 2731

Re: Where to next

When you go to Valencia, don't miss the Fallas Museum - it's about the most enjoyable small museum I've ever visited. It's very close to the City of Arts and Sciences. http://www.valenciavalencia.com/sights-guide/museums-listings/fallero-museum.htm The shops around the city which sell the traditiona...
by Free at Last
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Where to next
Replies: 18
Views: 2731

Re: Where to next

If your husband would like to visit somewhere in Northern Spain, I would recommend San Sebastián (but only in the warmer months, we went in June and it was lovely then). It's the nicest city by the sea we have visited in Spain. Can easily be combined with a stay in Bilbao, which we did (flew to Bilb...
by Free at Last
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: El Palo to Torre Del Mar
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: El Palo to Torre Del Mar

The M167 is the Malaga to Nerja route (it does not go to Vélez) and yes, it does stop in Torre del Mar as I said earlier. Most of the services go via the coast but the Directo ones don't, they join the motorway just before La Cala del Moral and leave it near the El Ingenio Centro Comercial to go int...
by Free at Last
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: El Palo to Torre Del Mar
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: El Palo to Torre Del Mar

You can catch an M260 service (Málaga to Vélez-Málaga) in El Palo which stops in Torre del Mar, or alternatively a Málaga-Nerja or Málaga-Torrox bus (don't know the route numbers for the latter two, sorry).
by Free at Last
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 5931

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

Francesco at Punto y Pasta makes it the Italian way, without cream, but also offers an alternative with cream for those customers who actually prefer it that way - probably because that's the only version they have ever eaten.
by Free at Last
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: 2 New Italian Restaurants
Replies: 35
Views: 5931

Re: 2 New Italian Restaurants

Are these places actually owned by Italians? lots on the west coast are owned by Spaniards serving awful pizzas. One genuine Italian chain is almost unrecognisable as authentic Italian. They have compromised and gone native, a bit like Chinese, they adapt to suit the clientele with dishes like gamb...

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