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by fyfin
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Communal satellite dish for UK TV
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Communal satellite dish for UK TV

I agree completely, but we actually have residents who still pay for a Sky subscription even though they also have internet. I think the only downside for internet, especially streamed live TV is that the wimax type internet here is so unreliable. Maybe fibre optic next year so that will make a diff...
by fyfin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Communal satellite dish for UK TV
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Communal satellite dish for UK TV

I am president of a community here in Almeria and we have a communal 2.4mtr satellite dish which provides us with the usual BBC/ITV channels. We've just had a recent change of multi switch and lnb which is causing major problems and I've had advice from Satandpcguy who certainly knows his stuff (pit...
by fyfin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: International driving licence
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: International driving licence

Miro. I actually got them to say irrespective of deal or no deal we can drive in UK with Spanish licence only I.e. no further document required
by fyfin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: International driving licence
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: International driving licence

Not needed as per dvla. I contacted them a while back. Also the link by Miro
by fyfin
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ID cards for resident Brits?
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: ID cards for resident Brits?

My understanding is that if you already have a certificado de registro you will automatically be asked to exchange for a Tie. No need to apply.
by fyfin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Resedencia Certificate encripted with Permanent Residence
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Resedencia Certificate encripted with Permanent Residence

Incidentally, we tried to do this at Almeria and were told that we needed a different type of padron, called a padron historico. The guy at the town hall insisted it should not be necessary, as we had only lived in the same place for 6 years, and the date was clearly shown on a normal padron certifi...
by fyfin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Channel 5 SD on Humax box (can't see it)
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Channel 5 SD on Humax box (can't see it)

I might have found the answer and it's not good. It appears that HD receivers will only get the HD channel 5. Yet BBC ITV etc all give you the option which is handy when there is a weaker signal.
by fyfin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Channel 5 SD on Humax box (can't see it)
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Channel 5 SD on Humax box (can't see it)

We had high winds which slightly moved the large communal dish (2.2mtr here in Almeria). Previously all UK channels were being received no problem. But as President I get all the complaints and 3 people said they had lost Channel 5. I called the guy out and he did a bit of tweaking and C5 was perfec...
by fyfin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar

Believe it or not they were caught on a neighbour's cctv although not the faces. The local police are fairly certain they know who they are and have arrested one of the suspects but on another charge. They say they don't have enough evidence to charge anyone for the for the robbery. It's a small tow...
by fyfin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar

Yep we have Securitas and we know it works as I triggered it when I forgot to unset it. I just wish she had said something before and I could have advised her. I had no idea she had such valuable stuff. No insurance company is going to pay out when you can't even describe properly what was taken and...
by fyfin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar

I know Sid, I can't believe she was so silly but she is so distressed that I don't want to say too much to her. She's sorting out an alarm now like so many here do after a burglary but too late.
by fyfin
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Jewellery covered in contents insurance Cajamar

Has anyone any experience if contents insurance here (with Cajamar in particular) is similar to UK e.g. you have to itemise anything over £1,000 or some other arbitrary figure. I have a Spanish friend here who lost her husband a couple of years ago and then was burgled on her birthday when she was o...
by fyfin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Community AGM Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Community AGM Help

Regrettably it doesn't have to be an owner. I have been given proxies for an adjacent building community so I know it to be a fact. It is really up to the President or Administrator to control the meeting. I am President of a community and would simply not tolerate unreasonable behaviour.
by fyfin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish income tax 2018 exchange rate
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

Re: Spanish income tax 2018 exchange rate

I do exactly the same as Sid. Income coming in from the State pension is paid directly as euros into our euro account. The rest is calculated at the average rate.
by fyfin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Pensioners moving to Spain - where to start?
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: Pensioners moving to Spain - where to start?

Thanks for that, it has changed since we did it as Nie and residency were separate but it makes sense to do both at the same time now. It's the time scale that is the problem as they haven't really made their minds up. My suspicion is that living under the radar is likely to be more difficult after ...
by fyfin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Pensioners moving to Spain - where to start?
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Pensioners moving to Spain - where to start?

I have a couple who we have been friends with for a long time who are thinking about moving to Andalucia and have spent a few months on and off already. They are both pensioners and have small private pensions as well and own a house in UK. I've explained what I think they need to do and to do it qu...
by fyfin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transferwise Borderless account
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: Transferwise Borderless account

I think it might be when you have a new payee. I'll have to do another transfer to test it but it makes sense I suppose as you've verified the account is correct that you are transferring to.
by fyfin
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Transferwise Borderless account
Replies: 17
Views: 2329

Re: Transferwise Borderless account

Lol. I forgot about the security code
by fyfin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: S1 for disability - prescriptions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Re: S1 for disability - prescriptions ?

Many thanks for your answer Gerry. Very reassuring
by fyfin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: S1 for disability - prescriptions ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

S1 for disability - prescriptions ?

I know you can get an S1 if you have a transportable benefit like PIP but what I don't know is whether this allows you to have discounted prescriptions. I have a friend who has this benefit and has just moved here but has a lot of medication so it will make a big difference if she only has to pay 10...

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