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Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby soleil » Wed May 09, 2018 9:16 am

......... Andalucia :P

I've been reading through the forum and its various very helpful topics for quite a while now.... and would like, firstly, to thank you all for your very informative posts and, secondly, to thank the moderators who helped me to register after many unsuccessful attempts (you might all live to regret my subscription, mind you) :lol:

Ok -- I'll try to be brief. I'm English, hubby's a Frog. We live in France. At long last the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel of working life is getting brighter and brighter and hubby will retire in October and as from 1st November we will be moving to Andalucia for good.

What we're planning on doing at first is renting an appartment in the Torrox area for a few months in order to take our time to find a place we want to rent definitively afterwards.

I've written to three leading estate agents in the area that I found on the web and who advertise long-term/winter rentals -- one wrote back to say they had nothing to offer (inspite of their website stating differently!!!!) and, three weeks later, I'm still waiting for replies from the other two :( I've also contacted the *owners* of two different appartments on one of the *rent directly* sort of sites (I don't want to put any names because I don't want to break the rules in my first post :angel: ) but the automated confirmation of receipt reply shows that the so-called private owner is in fact yet another estate agent who also has not had the decency to reply to my demand for further info.

I must admit I'm getting more than a little distressed/fed up with this lack of communication so thought I'd ask a couple of questions on here, hoping someone will be kind enough to answer :)

1. Are the agencies all closed at the moment?

2. Is it because I asked for a three-month contract that I'm being totally ignored -- should I have asked for a six-month rental?

3. Why do they advertise so many appartments to rent if, in fact, they're not available for those long-term offers?

4. Do you think three months is long enough to find a nice (unfurnished if possible) appartment to rent afterwards.

I'm wondering if I'm not going to have to book a place via a holiday website for, say, a month and pay the excessive holiday price instead of the much more reasonably priced monthly fees advertised for long-term rentals of the same properties.

I do hope this all makes sense and that my English isn't too rusty -- it's not often I get to speak it these days :wink:

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any answers/advice..... and have a nice day everybody :)

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby BENIDORM » Wed May 09, 2018 9:51 am

Good Morning Soleil,
Welcome to the Forum.. :wave:
Letting agents are notorious at not replying and advertised properties are usually long gone.

I would also guess that you would be better to ask for a 6 month rental, maybe it will help.!
Can I suggest that you contact selling agents with a selection of properties to view ( to buy) and then ask them if they could 'fix you up' with a temporary let while you complete the transaction and carry out any improvements.
Some sellers may even agree to renting to you with a view to 'try before you buy', obviously you would have to complete an agreement, I have done this twice over the years..successfully.
Anyway may I wish you every success with your plans..

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Gordon

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby Wicksey » Wed May 09, 2018 10:20 am

I have sent you a private message.

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby soleil » Wed May 09, 2018 11:04 am

@ Gordon -- thanks for the advice about the selling agents -- I'll keep it in mind if I don't have any luck with the rest. The sites I contacted (some run by English people from what I could gather) had both rentals and sales and some very good (obviously invented lol) reviews about how very helpful they were at helping people find property they had wanted to rent (ie not only buy). I swear I'm no longer naïve but I must admit I hadn't expected such rudeness and will make sure I won't use them once we're in the area :(

@ Wicksey -- thanks for the MP -- reply sent ;)

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby Manchesteral » Wed May 09, 2018 2:30 pm

Hello Soleil, go to http://www.milanucios.es, there you can buy, rent or sell anything in Spain !!

Moderators, this is not intended to be an advert, just trying to help a fellow poster out and I can see no way of sending them a pm !

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby soleil » Wed May 09, 2018 3:09 pm

Mil thanks Manchesteral -- I've already got that one bookmarked (with an extra "n" in the middle ;)) -- I thought maybe it was safer to go through an agency but I'm beginning to change my mind lol.

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby gerryh » Wed May 09, 2018 3:46 pm

Manchesteral wrote:.. I can see no way of sending them a pm !

Click the contact button on the right hand side that shows their name, Number of posts, joining date, location etc.
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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby Manchesteral » Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm

Tried that Gerry, no response (or maybe it's me) thanks anyway :-)

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby firsttango » Thu May 10, 2018 2:52 pm

Soleil have sent you a P.M

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby soleil » Thu May 10, 2018 3:36 pm

Thanks firsttango -- mail sent in response ;)

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby Evelyn » Thu May 10, 2018 6:11 pm

Bonjour Soleil, je vous ai envoyes un message prive.

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby katy » Thu May 10, 2018 7:25 pm

This is going well :roll: who has sent who a message. :lol:

PS I haven't sent any. :silent:

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Re: Hola, Hello, Bonjour ......

Postby soleil » Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am

@ Evelyn -- merci beaucoup -- réponse envoyée! ;)

@ katy -- that explains why I didn't send you a reply :lol:

@ everyone -- thanks again for being such a friendly, helpful group -- it's truly appreciated :)


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