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by dxf
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Cadiz
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Cadiz

Hello,we are thinking of flying into,either Gibraltar,or Seville.We would like to visit Helluva,but if you want to do the triangle,it seems you have to go back to Seville.The national park stands in the way.Is there a short cut through the park?, or is there a ferry along the coast.Any help much ap...
by dxf
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 34
Views: 3489

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

Hola Thank you for that - much appreciated. If you have an AFO you can now apply for a licence of Obra to change your house. Whilst currently it only applies to maintenance, there are plans afoot to allow you to do anything up to but not including rebuilding the house. Therefore you should never nee...
by dxf
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 34
Views: 3489

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

Hola To the unitiated newby getting a piece of paper saying the house is "regulated" by the authorities is a piece of paper the Estate Agent made a great fuss about. However if you have an AFO then you should be inscribed on the catastral and have an escritura. Remember back to when you kn...
by dxf
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 34
Views: 3489

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

Hola The decreto 3 de 2019 24th September issued by the Junta now allows an AFO inside a PGOU town plan. The advantage of an AFO is the right to connect to nearby services like electricity & drinking water. Depending where you are the AFO can be completed in six months to a number of years &...
by dxf
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BANK CHARGES
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: BANK CHARGES

Hola

Slightly different; Does anyone operate an NGO account and if so what charges do they pay?

Davexf
by dxf
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: padron
Replies: 20
Views: 3138

Re: padron

Hola From memory it was about 2006 that the law was changed to allow non-resident home owners to purchase motor vehicles. Obviously as home owners there is an address for bills etc. but it is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to pay the tax. I wander into the Ayuntamiento and using my NIE get ...
by dxf
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Credit card fees for car hire
Replies: 23
Views: 6064

Re: Credit card fees for car hire

Hola

Are the differences between a debit & credit card the same in Spain as in the UK?

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotels near M5
Replies: 10
Views: 3621

Re: Hotels near M5

Hola

We always use Booking.com - easy to filter for what you need

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Legal report
Replies: 31
Views: 7117

Re: Legal report

At this moment Town hall is not interested in demolition or any other action; they don't want to put people in trouble, because this would have consequences for the attractiveness of a region that is highly depending on tourism. The law of Spain changed in 2012 from memory because of campaigning by...
by dxf
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Legal report
Replies: 31
Views: 7117

Re: Legal report

Sorry Beachcomber but a point of information. The Junta de Andalucía have pronounced that they will tackle the problem of ALL illegal house in Andalucía with Article 9 / 2019 with a decree to follow. While there are pros & cons about buying an illegal house, in general illegal houses are cheaper...
by dxf
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Legal report
Replies: 31
Views: 7117

Re: Legal report

Hola As has been said, if the constructions are over six years old AND there are no ongoing actions against the property, then the building will be allowed to stand "as is". The advantage of an "AFO" (asimilacion fuera de ordanacion) is it gives you the right to the normal servic...
by dxf
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cooperative living for older people
Replies: 56
Views: 33989

Re: Cooperative living for older people

Hola I realise that you need committed people but without an actual home for all people it is difficult to justify more than 50 euros a year. I could afford to lose 50€ but 840€ is really a leap in the dark. I attended a meeting which I described as shambolic; it started an hour after the stated tim...
by dxf
Wed May 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one
Replies: 69
Views: 21904

Re: Exchanging UK driving Licence for a Spanish one

Hola

When I turned 70 I lost a few categories including B1 as I believe I am no longer entitled to drive certain categories due to my age?

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: house alarm
Replies: 35
Views: 3703

Re: house alarm

Hola

I have two dogs as a deterrent and also a Maplin 8 camera system. I stress it is a deterrent as they can see the infrared lights of a night and therefore there has to be a system behind it.

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Dart charge for expat users

Hola

It is easier to use the M20 to the Blackwall tunnel and the M11 to the M25 again if going North, and the reverse if going south

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: No dash-cams at ITV centre
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: No dash-cams at ITV centre

Hola

I also have a dashcam and am very happy to use it. However I recently discovered they are banned in Portugal - I pop over the border several times a year so just a word of caution for all - check the countries you intend to travel in if you have a dashcam

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Lone and ill
Replies: 25
Views: 3505

Re: Lone and ill

Hola

Depending on where he lives, Age in Spain or Age Concern maybe able to help try https://www.ageinspain.org/about

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Price of butano
Replies: 37
Views: 11444

Re: Price of butano

Hola

I checked today and the price of the orange regulated bottle of gas is 13.86

Davexf
by dxf
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 34
Views: 3489

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

Hola It was a condition of the AFO at one time that the septic tank was one of the new three part plastic ones, not just the "hole in the ground" that most properties have. I don't know if that is still the case but I do know that there are several Ayuntamientos that will not issue an AFO ...
by dxf
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Buying a rural property - are any legal??
Replies: 34
Views: 3489

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

Hola The answer is complicated in some ways until you understand the law of administrative silence when after six years without any action against the house, it is allowed to be there for ever more. If proceedings have already started then beware in most cases. So any house that is over six years ol...

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