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by gus-lopez
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Driving ban
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Driving ban

Not if you buy a micro car sin carnet.
by gus-lopez
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 3% retention tax
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: 3% retention tax

So the CGT rate is almost 39%, based on the alleged gain of 46.000€ (17.900€ as a % of 196.000 - 150.000€)?? I would be interested to know if the buyer has had an additional purchase tax bill for the difference between the 130k he paid and the alleged selling price of 196k. It all seems a bit odd t...
by gus-lopez
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car insurance during import process?
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Car insurance during import process?

Most spanish insurers will cover on foreign plates for years, as long as they have affiliates in the relevant country. Liberty seguros & Mapfre both cover the UK legally by supplying the dvla& MID with onfo each week . Just use a decent agent & ask for French cover.
by gus-lopez
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Problems cancelling car insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Problems cancelling car insurance

Many spanish insurers do not offer any refund whatsoever.
by gus-lopez
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Friends in Spain buying a UK car - legal?
Replies: 20
Views: 1937

Re: Friends in Spain buying a UK car - legal?

No. It is illegal to drive a foreign plated vehicle in the country where you are resident. There are no exceptions like " if it doesn't belong to you " & "ok if the owner is with you " I had it all out with dvla & EU in 2013 . A resident can only drive a vehicle plated in...
by gus-lopez
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Anyone bank on-line with La Caixa? Need advice.
Replies: 7
Views: 4511

Re: Anyone bank on-line with La Caixa? Need advice.

concorde wrote:Got it!


I have no plans to cancel anything yet, but just a little forward planning hopefully saves time and energy later.

Thanks for everyones input.

+ money as if you cancel at branch it is a maximum of 2€ & a minimum of 50cents. :thumbup:
by gus-lopez
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Mobiles
Replies: 15
Views: 1634

Re: Mobiles

.....or no MOT certificate: 200 euro fine On Tuesday night at the airport there was police roadblock and they were only stopping foreign plated vehicles, they pulled 4 Uk plates while I was watching. 3 of them were on Sorn, and one without mot, therefore no insurance. They knew immediately, and tow...
by gus-lopez
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Block pavers?
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Block pavers?

Must vary region to region. Cost of materials alone here for the licence. They even supply the price per linear metre ,M2, m3, etc; of everything applicable under 'small works licence'. All on freely available A4 sheets.
by gus-lopez
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Eroski sell hypermarkets to Carrefour
Replies: 57
Views: 5162

Re: Eroski sell hypermarkets to Carrefour

The one up the road to me is in the process of being changed to a carrefour as we post. Shut as eroski last week & re-opens as a carrefour on the 13th--
by gus-lopez
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: procedure for selling a used car
Replies: 23
Views: 10504

Re: procedure for selling a used car

Sold mine recently. 2 copies of a " contrato decompra-venta de Vehiculo usado entre particulares " filled in with sellers/buyers details & signed & dated. Gestoria just needed my NIe number & address & copy of both side of buyers DNI tarjeta. that was it + tax for trafico p...
by gus-lopez
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Intruder alarm companies
Replies: 18
Views: 5588

Re: Intruder alarm companies

Yes it seems to vary - my friend paid €499 installation but he has an extra camera outside and with Prosegur. I paid only €299 (seemed to be a very special discount - don't know why) for 2 internal camera and a magnetic door detector plus of course all the usual fobs and panels and access via app. ...
by gus-lopez
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Classic cars in Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 5126

Re: Classic cars in Spain

It is worth asking at your council as some, including mine, waive road tax on any vehicle over 25 years old regardless of whether registered as historic or not.
by gus-lopez
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Driving in tunnels wearing sunglasses.
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Driving in tunnels wearing sunglasses.

My Spanish prescription sunglasses came with a small leaflet. It states that they are graded by filtration from 0 to 4. The numbers are on the inside of the arms. 4= cannot wear for driving. ever, day or night. 3=Cannot be worn at dusk/night when driving 2 = as above 1=As above 0= are the only filte...
by gus-lopez
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: old car plate
Replies: 24
Views: 1881

Re: old car plate

To put it on retention or swopit the donor vehicle has to be mot'd/taxed. You cannot remove /put on retention from a no legal vehicle.
by gus-lopez
Thu May 05, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 4483

Re: Bathroom Shaver Socket Regulations

To my knowledge it has to have a socket in the bathroom ,& not a shaver one, otherwise it does not comply with the building regs.
by gus-lopez
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Spanish Reg car to the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 4421

Re: Spanish Reg car to the UK

You should actually lose the existing registration number & be given one starting with "P" & which are on green plates. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Temporary_license_plate_from_Spain.JPG/800px-Temporary_license_plate_from_Spain.JPG
by gus-lopez
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Mot of a British Car in Spain, what's involved
Replies: 16
Views: 4408

Re: Mot of a British Car in Spain, what's involved

We don't even know if we will want to stay longer than 6 months so no point in registering for permanent tax status. :lol: The other thing I wondered about is access to doctors. I know we can use our EHIC for emergency treatment and we can pay to see a doctor, we do have travel insurance which cove...
by gus-lopez
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Importing a British UK plated Car into Spain
Replies: 96
Views: 54121

Re: Importing a British UK plated Car into Spain

MOT's have long since changed. You can't just buy a fake and show it to the insurers or police. Everything is on the data base and fired through to DVLA when car finishes its test. Hence why the "certificate" you get is just a piece of white printed A4 paper for your records, easy to forg...
by gus-lopez
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Eroski sell hypermarkets to Carrefour
Replies: 57
Views: 5162

Re: Eroski sell hypermarkets to Carrefour

Chinese "pound shops" here in Spain. I just do not get the business model. You hardly see people buying yet the square metreage is huge. Subsidised from China - probably. My understanding is they are subsididsed by local governments in Spain. It seems that are excempt from certain taxes f...

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