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by Wicksey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Double Taxation
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Double Taxation

FaL HMRC are all over the place these days. All the local offices have shut where I used to live and work, and everything seems to go through centralised call centres which just don't give you that personal service. Plus the staff don't seem to be so well trained. I guess it's the same for most thin...
by Wicksey
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Double Taxation
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Double Taxation

I altered my OH's tax codes directly through their website that I am registered to use (used to be the Gateway but seems to have changed now). They kept allocating far too much allowance to a small fixed pension and too little to the larger one meaning that he was paying tax unnecessarily. It seemed...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: amazon
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: amazon

I have used the PO as a collection point on several occasions and it's worked very well for me as I live in the campo. They have even delivered a small vinoteca to the PO but anything larger I've had to get sent to a friend's address as grappling with a courier company has never really worked. They ...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Torrox
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Torrox

Some places have had hugely expensive looking refits only to last one season before closing. We don't eat out that often but when we do it does tend to be on the Costa more than anywhere else. A very Spanish place we like for raciones is El Rubio II on Av el Faro. No menu or opening hours outside bu...
by Wicksey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Torrox
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Torrox

Bought my first property here in Torrox campo in 1996 and have never found anywhere else that I would like to live, but then I am a campo girl (the only other place that I like is Caleta de Velez). As others have said, the pueblo has banks, farmacia, health centre etc that you may need day to day bu...
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: NIE updating
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: NIE updating

My residencia doesn't show any passport details and I have never considered telling anyone that I changed my passport.
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

Exactly! Door to door is 6 hours for us and even on shorter flights we are often in the air around lunch time and I need to eat :crazy:
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Home Insurance Question.
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Home Insurance Question.

Our house doesn't have rejas but does have windows with built in persianas. We managed to get house insurance OK with Liberty Seguros.
by Wicksey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Giraffe Franchise Malaga Airport Airside

I never usually buy anything at airports. I take through my water bottles to refill airside and take my own packed lunch! It's not just the money saving, I don't generally like the food on offer and prefer my own.
by Wicksey
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

I do know of 3 people who were lucky enough to sell without a DAFO (also one who bought without one). They were offered a lower amount than they were asking so said if you don't ask for a DAFO you can have it at that price. Luckily the buyers' representatives all agreed that it wasn't necessary. If ...
by Wicksey
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel sickness aids
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Travel sickness aids

From a bit of googling, Stugeron should be available in Spain under various trade names all containing Cinizarina. Stugeron, from my experience, is the solution favoured by serious sailors. Although I have sailed about 20000 miles I have been spared seasickness, but I have seen Stugeron being very ...
by Wicksey
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Travel sickness aids
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Travel sickness aids

Just wanted some feedback as to different forms of travel sickness aids. I always take Stugeron which strangely is not available here. At least it wasn't when I asked at the local farmacia a few years back as the generic drug simply wasn't listed in his book. I am very sensitive to any pills, but th...
by Wicksey
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE
Replies: 14
Views: 1326

Re: SPANISH EXAM DELE FOR NATIONALITY CHANGE

No this happens down here too. I think it's really nice when people enter the bank or post office and say hello to everyone. Also the immediate question when entering a crowded shop or office is 'quien es el ultimo?'. I believe visitors often think that the Spanish don't queue but they do, it's just...
by Wicksey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: Buying a rural property - are any legal??

Another scam to watch out for is properties, apparently with escrituras, that have been built on land that has been divided up physically but which has not been legally segregated. This is known as 'proindiviso'. This means that the whole plot of land is owned jointly and undivided by a number of p...
by Wicksey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: More4 on Film4 907
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: More4 on Film4 907

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=39136

I mentioned it a while ago. It seems to be a permanent change.
by Wicksey
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month

Sabadell have just started to charge 95c for an instant transfer between Spanish banks, free transfers go the next day. I've noticed that they've stopped paying the refund of 2(?)% on direct debits on my account. Perhaps they've changed something in the small print as we only have one utility bill a...
by Wicksey
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 6537

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47412708

At the moment it would seem that Spain wishes to maintain the status quo regarding British living here, deal or no deal. Obviously they want a reciprocal arrangement which I think the UK has always offered re EU citizens in the UK.
by Wicksey
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 6537

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

I see in the second paragraph of that article that it mentions there could be bilateral agreement with the UK regarding licences after the 9 months. So there may be an extension in time. At least the 9 months may give me a bit more time as we cannot apply at the moment as we need our licences to hir...
by Wicksey
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car Bodyshop
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Car Bodyshop

Slightly east of Velez, we've used Jonathon at Star Cars (on the main road down from the motorway into Nerja, opposite side of Lidl roundabout in the slip road). He's done a very good job a couple of times for us. 637801325
by Wicksey
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: annual car rental excess insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: annual car rental excess insurance

I use this company:
https://www.icarhireinsurance.com/#0

There's no problem being a Spanish resident. I paid 40 pounds for a year's cover.

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