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by Free at Last
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Advice please on buying an apartment in Caleta de Velez
Replies: 18
Views: 2009

Re: Advice please on buying an apartment in Caleta de Velez

As others have said, there is nothing sinister about friends of the owners holding the keys. We have done this for a number of friends over the years, including letting estate agents have access to conduct viewings when the properties were for sale. Our friends preferred us to hold the keys rather t...
by Free at Last
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property Sales Starting to Improve ?
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Property Sales Starting to Improve ?

The person that I mentioned who had viewed over 30 properties had tried several agents all non Spanish, and I did suggest trying Spanish agents , but they were concerned about not understanding them,but I've rarely come across any who didn't speak English and told them so. However, none of the thre...
by Free at Last
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property Sales Starting to Improve ?
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Property Sales Starting to Improve ?

The wrong view of Maroma - priceless! Not so funny for you though, DA. As to the ones who announced they'd put their property on the market after saying they would buy yours, I was adamant that I wouldn't even start looking at new properties when we were selling our house (although I did trawl all t...
by Free at Last
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Property Sales Starting to Improve ?
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: Property Sales Starting to Improve ?

It must be very annoying to have lots of people viewing your property who are just wasting your time, but I have to say that wasn't our experience when we sold our house in 2017. During the 3 months it was on the market we had just 4 viewings (all couples, one Belgian and the others British) and non...
by Free at Last
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Property valuation
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: Property valuation

If the deceased had made a Spanish Will regarding her assets in Spain and a UK Will regarding her UK assets, is it necessary for the Spanish property to be included in the application for the Grant of Probate in the UK? This seems to suggest they should be dealt with separately:- https://worldwidela...
by Free at Last
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Repsol bombona delivery
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Repsol bombona delivery

Haven't used it for the past 2 years since we moved house, but when we did we got the old style bombonas delivered by Repsol (we had a contract) and paid whatever the Government regulated price was at the time - there was no extra charge for delivery. We just ordered one as and when it was needed. I...
by Free at Last
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sabadell Expansion Account -Introduction of Monthly Charge
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

Sabadell Expansion Account -Introduction of Monthly Charge

I have just read elsewhere that Sabadell are to start charging a monthly fee of €5 for their Expansion Account. As I hadn't received any notification of this change I logged into my account and checked the mailbox in the Personal Area. Sure enough, there is a notification in there, dated 4/10/19 con...
by Free at Last
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1482

Re: Endesa Sales Pitch

You can find the tariff and other conditions on Endesa's website - see here for the price per kwh of the potencia contratada charge and the unit cost of electricity in the non-discounted hours. https://www.endesaclientes.com/static/iberia/ficha-tempohappy20dha.pdf I did a comparison exercise last ye...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Death, what now?
Replies: 20
Views: 2872

Re: Death, what now?

As the property is in Iznate, it looks as though there could be one glimmer of good news for you - in that municipality they decided to-reduce the plus valia due on inherited properties by 95%. This article says there are no conditions attached so the fact that you are not resident presumably does n...
by Free at Last
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Death, what now?
Replies: 20
Views: 2872

Re: Death, what now?

In addition to the IHT, I'm sorry to have to tell you that once the tax has been paid and the property transferred to you, you will also be liable to pay plus valia to the Ayuntamiento and if your friend had owned it for 20 years it may be quite a substantial sum. A few years ago a friend inherited ...
by Free at Last
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Milky coffee
Replies: 15
Views: 2917

Re: Milky coffee

You could try ordering a sombra or a nube, but you might find them too milky and not enough coffee, guess you just have to experiment. There is an accepted range of coffee types in the Málaga area, but apparently it's quite a local thing and if you tried ordering a sombra or a nube in Madrid, for ex...
by Free at Last
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 3751

Re: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga

And if we don't use independent local stores, eventually we will lose them.
by Free at Last
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 3751

Re: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga

Cumarjus in Calle Magalllanes. They sell all kinds of spare parts and general electrical supplies.

https://www.paginasamarillas.es/f/velez ... 00001.html
by Free at Last
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16477

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Hi FAL, sounds like yours was indeed a perfect sale with no troubles to speak of.......perfect. As you also say it felt right for us too giving a lot of our belongings to charity rather than unwanted haggling and bartering. As you may know my OH is lawyer here in the UK and although she is often cr...
by Free at Last
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16477

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

We were dreading having to cope with timewasters or obnoxious people when we decided to sell, but I think we were lucky because we only had 4 viewings in total and they were all nice, polite people. We sold the house furnished (the agent came and took more photographs to tally with the inventory of ...
by Free at Last
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16477

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

I agree that owners need to be realistic about asking prices, but I also think that sometimes agents seem to prefer a fast sale albeit with less commission. When we sold in 2017 the agent advised an asking price 25% lower than what I thought it was worth, having kept a close eye on sales in the surr...
by Free at Last
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 16477

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

A friend who sold her house in April 2018 has just been refunded the 3% retention against CGT - only a year and four months since the claim was submitted by her gestor! She was advised to keep her non resident bank account open until both that and the plus valia refund she had applied for (and which...
by Free at Last
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Hospital Comarcal - good? Or go Private?
Replies: 12
Views: 4137

Re: Hospital Comarcal - good? Or go Private?

It's the cuadro medico of your insurance company you would need to check, surely, to see which clinics/doctors are included?
by Free at Last
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills
Replies: 10
Views: 4105

Re: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills

jhonie99 wrote:U not pareja de hecho? If yes, that suffices.


In our municipality, even being married does not suffice. I own 100% of our property, and when we moved to our new address and went to update the padron in 2017, I had to sign a form confirming that my husband had my permission to live there.
by Free at Last
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: madrid malaga train
Replies: 13
Views: 5493

Re: madrid malaga train

I have just noticed from the Renfe website that they say the meal service to individual seats in Preferente on AVE services has now been scrapped. They claim this has made Preferente tickets cheaper, but I probably wouldn't bother to pay the extra over Turista now.

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