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by Miro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: purchase fees

The purchase price is the purchase price: the price that goes on the escritura should be the total agreed sale price. How it's split and who receives what is irrelevant. If the property was jointly owned by two individuals, making out two cheques for half the total each doesn't reduce the amount you...
by Miro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: purchase fees

He's not paying the sellers fees (depending on how you look at it - you could say the buyer always pays the seller's costs, since the seller presumably incorporates these into his sale price); he's merely being asked to deduct these fees from the amount he pays to the seller, and pay it to the selle...
by Miro
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: purchase fees
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: purchase fees

Ditto that, no reason for you to agree to make out 3 seperate cheques - but in my experience, Spanish banks usually charge a percentage fee of the value of the cheque (an outrageous abuse IMHO), so whether it's one cheque or three may not actually make any difference to the cost incurred by you. I w...
by Miro
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

Yep, Pentagon is the one I sold to.
by Miro
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

The stories that come up on that search are quite old. Never heard of them, or any of the company names mentioned. It does seem a little coincidental that they were operating in Nottingham, however - there's not many LHD dealers, so there could well be a connection, but the company I dealt with has ...
by Miro
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What gender are you
Replies: 21
Views: 876

Re: What gender are you

I guess El Cid is a bloke - otherwise she'd be La Cid, surely? :P

Another cat here - named after the street on which it was found, the street being named after a famous artist. Both cat & artist were male, so there's your clue :wink:
by Miro
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

Obviously a question of personal preference, and I guess littleeak will do his/her own research and arrive at the best solution for their circumstances. Don't really see what the hassle would be in taking the LHD to the UK - after all, the majority of the journey will be on the right. As 1bassleft s...
by Miro
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

Mine was 2003, albeit with only 50,000 Kms on the clock.
by Miro
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

We moved back to the UK last year with our cat. We drove our Spanish reg LHD - knowing the history of the car and it's reliability were important factors, especially with moggie on board. We almost sold the car privately (via a forum contact) to someone heading the other way, but that fell through a...
by Miro
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 2171

Re: Itchy Feet..

Just to clarify, we moved back to the UK after 20 years in Spain, and found no difficulty in adapting, and in no way feel that we have regressed! In fact, in many ways we feel we just leapt forward 20 years!! Pros & cons of both places, of course...
by Miro
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Itchy Feet..
Replies: 50
Views: 2171

Re: Itchy Feet..

Does Stay mean Stay? Or could there be a chance later on to change your mind again? :D It seems, like us, you're very good at making lists and weighing up all options in order to make very well informed decisions, so I'm quite certain it's the right choice for now. I've no doubt when, or if, you do ...
by Miro
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...
Replies: 32
Views: 4134

Re: Thinking of buying in Andalucia...

On the other hand I have no idea why you think they should have asked your thoughts about this subject ! No reason I suppose - but I didn't really say they should have asked our opinion first; only that it's difficult to comment when they ask us what we think after they've done it. If they had aske...
by Miro
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Linea Directa
Replies: 25
Views: 1294

Re: Linea Directa

https://www.rastreator.com/ Have never used it, so cannot comment on it's "credibility". As far as I know, comparison sites in general naturally direct you only to their participating companies, and may not therefore necessarily inlcude the best or cheapest available in the relevant market...
by Miro
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: "You have no Data Connection" android mobile
Replies: 42
Views: 2216

Re: "You have no Data Connection" android mobile

I bought a dual SIM Moto G from Amazon UK last year and put a UK PAYG SIM & a Spanish Orange (contract) SIM in. No problems with either.
by Miro
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: "You have no Data Connection" android mobile
Replies: 42
Views: 2216

Re: "You have no Data Connection" android mobile

Yep, requires 4.4 and up. If your phone won't update to a newer version, definitely time for an upgrade! Not sure Argos have the best choice, maybe worth trying Currys (or others) as well. Motorola G6 32GB for £169 looks a good bet.
by Miro
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: "You have no Data Connection" android mobile
Replies: 42
Views: 2216

Re: "You have no Data Connection" android mobile

Have you tried un-installing the app and re-installing it? Rebooting phone?
by Miro
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sabadel national bank transfer fees.
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Sabadel national bank transfer fees.

Gerry, it appears either they've changed how they work, or (more likely!) I've just forgotten. Apologies to others if I have mislead. Recommendation still stands though!
by Miro
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sabadel national bank transfer fees.
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Sabadel national bank transfer fees.

I think you'll find the bank's charge is not for sending the money to Madrid or anywhere else; it's for exchanging it to sterling. With Currency fair there is no charge for exchanging - the rate you see is the rate you get. Can't say for World First, don't know - it's possible their exchange rates a...
by Miro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: How to claim plus valia with tax office
Replies: 8
Views: 2392

Re: How to claim plus valia with tax office

Unfortunately I haven't yet heard of any succesful claims being completed, but going forward, I understand that it's now possible to avoid paying it in the first place as long as you can prove that there has been no gain. I think you still have to submit the tax return, but can do so with a zero res...
by Miro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Sabadel national bank transfer fees.
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: Sabadel national bank transfer fees.

Sabadell are consistently inconsistent on their fees; if you ask two people, you'll get at least three different answers, and I wouldn't trust any of them. When we sold our place last year, we set up an account with https://www.currencyfair.com . Very easy to use, you can even set what ex-rate you w...

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