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by Miro
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Where would you advertise house sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Where would you advertise house sale.

Like I said, every property is different. I guess a "track" in the campo, no matter how busy, relatively speaking, is not going to have quite the same passing traffic/visibility as a town centre apartment on the second floor! Having said that, I would imagine the local "corredor"...
by Miro
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Where would you advertise house sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Where would you advertise house sale.

Not quite sure I understand what you mean about the difference in cost (to what?) It's true, you do get an awful lot of timewasters - dreamers, nosy neighbours, just plain idiots who have no idea of market prices - but anyone who rings at least knows the location, which is more than can be said for ...
by Miro
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Where would you advertise house sale.
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Where would you advertise house sale.

I think it depends very much on the type of property and especially the location: is it residential/vacation, urban/campo, old/new, mainly Spanish or more foreign owners? etc. etc. Our place was a modern (2003) 2/2 apartment in a small town centre block that appeals to either permanent residents or ...
by Miro
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Premium bond prizes taxation
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Premium bond prizes taxation

I always declared the winnings as income/interest. (Is there are differentiation?) Unfortunately (I guess) it never really made any significant difference to my tax. I never lost sleep over what I would do when the million came up: I'd be gone so fast, Hacienda wouldn't see me for dust!! (I did alwa...
by Miro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Health care in Almeria / Andalucia
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Health care in Almeria / Andalucia

Just curious - if you are not already registered as residents, how did you get your son into "mainstream" school? Or is it a private school?
by Miro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Applying for Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Applying for Tax Residency

Sorry but two different advisors either gave wrong info, or you misunderstood. Being a UK passport holder does not in itself require tax residency. "Residency", or more correctly, registration at the police station is the first part of the process. Registration on the padrón (census) shoul...
by Miro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Applying for Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 473

Re: Applying for Tax Residency

Strictly speaking, if you intend to remain in Spain more than three months you are supposed to register on the foreign residents register (for EU nationals; you don't actually get "residencia" anymore). And the experiences of others prove that yes, the requirements literally do depend on w...
by Miro
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying car from other EU country
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Buying car from other EU country

As I suggested on the other thread you posted on, you should really check the cost of shipping first - unless you just fancy the drive for the drive's sake, it will probably cost you far more than simply using a freight company. If on the other hand you are in the market for a Spanish reg car for fu...
by Miro
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car insurance refund
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Car insurance refund

Have you checked out the cost of simply having the boxes shipped down to Spain? Unless there's a compelling reason to buy a Spanish reg car in the UK, which considering your thought of then selling it fairly soon again, it doesn't sound like there is, it may just make more sense, logistically and fi...
by Miro
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 455

Re: Does Anyone know what happens to Expats after March 2019?

Tax evasion is the obvious one, although most of those who don't bother registering will probably vehemently deny that they are avoiding or evading taxes, with the usual diatribe of "I don't have to pay taxes in Spain because I'm British/pay my taxes in the UK etc." No doubt many of those ...
by Miro
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Sky tv in Spain
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Sky tv in Spain

I can't remember the last time I paid the full monthly price for Sky Sports on NowTV (£34?): whenever my current offer runs out, I cancel it, and then almost always manage to get the same offer again, which at the moment is 2 months @ £20 per month. For the entertainment package, you can buy voucher...
by Miro
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Registering residence locally
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Registering residence locally

Although theoretically there's no connection between registering on the padrón and the tax authorities...personally I wouldn't risk it, even if your town hall allow you (incorrectly) to register. You could potentially end up being classed as fiscally resident in Spain - and you really don't want to ...
by Miro
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: iva on community redecoration
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: iva on community redecoration

Never knew IVA was so complicated!
by Miro
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Linea directa insurance - beware
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Linea directa insurance - beware

Duplicate thread - I have posted on the other one about my own experiences with LD and returning to the UK
by Miro
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car insurance refund
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Car insurance refund

I was with LD for years, before moving back to the UK June last year. They do NOT issue refunds for unused policies, BUT: you can opt to pay your new premium quarterly, and then just cancel the policy when you no longer need it - so the most you'll lose would be 3 months' worth. Ring them up and exp...
by Miro
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: iva on community redecoration
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: iva on community redecoration

Not sure why it would be anything other than 21% - but surely your administrator would know? Or ask the contractors who are going to quote for the work.
by Miro
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 2 selling prices on the Escritura
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: 2 selling prices on the Escritura

They won't want a higher rate (percentage), but the CGT will be calculated on the difference between the fiscal value on the sale, and the price you paid when you bought - which will clearly be greater than the actual gain (if any) you've made. So yes, it will affect the buyer as they will pay more ...
by Miro
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The rain in Spain
Replies: 80
Views: 3026

Re: The rain in Spain

Snowing heavily again on Merseyside right now.
I wonder how Spain is going to fund all their white elephants once the Brexit black hole kicks in? Still, at least we'll have an extra £350 million a week to spend on snow plows here :lolno:
Oh, and trains that can actually run in the snow!
by Miro
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The rain in Spain
Replies: 80
Views: 3026

Re: The rain in Spain

This is exactly why we moved back! Just couldn't stand the weather in Spain anymore - much happier here with The Beast From The East :lol: But joking aside, we have been pleasantly surprised at how little rain we've had since moving back last June, do not miss the filthy flooded streets of Torremoli...
by Miro
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport

I meant the opening hours - they're closed in the afternoons

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