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by maureenscot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Raising the money for a house deposit ?
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Raising the money for a house deposit ?

Go to a broker. They will know all the 100%, 95% and 90% lenders and are better at negotiating. make sure it is a tried and trusted one. Have a look on Martin Lewis;s website
by maureenscot
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Somewhere to go?
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Somewhere to go?

Love Seville and Malaga. Museums, castle, Roman ruins, bars, shops everything
by maureenscot
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Extortionate car hire prices
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Extortionate car hire prices

We got put off from car hire companies because of their underhand tactics and ruthless practices. Practically forced a 'free' upgrade on us then took £84 for it out of bank card; charged for 'damage' that was a speck you would need a magnifying glass to see, forced excess insurance when we had our o...
by maureenscot
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: No tourists until after summer
Replies: 222
Views: 21211

Re: No tourists until after summer

Easyjet are puting on domestic flights that they haven't done for years eg Liverpool to Bournemouth. They obviously think people will be staying at home. Pamela1, same thing happened to me with the the Ryanair change of flights. I was getting charged for seats and bags which I had paid for. Went on ...
by maureenscot
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: buying beds and bedding
Replies: 34
Views: 13520

Re: buying beds and bedding

El Cid, are you saying Gus is banned for making a joke?
by maureenscot
Mon May 24, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Non Resident bank accounts
Replies: 18
Views: 7089

Re: Non Resident bank accounts

Caixa bank non-resident charges are a joke now.
by maureenscot
Fri May 21, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: No tourists until after summer
Replies: 222
Views: 21211

Re: No tourists until after summer

Who is the latest ginger-whinger?
by maureenscot
Fri May 21, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Rejas
Replies: 7
Views: 971

Re: Rejas

I agree with Enrique. In our village there are lots of little workshops making, rejas, windows, persianas, mozzie blinds etc. But you would never know just passing by. You need to ask locals
by maureenscot
Thu May 20, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Carta de Invitacion
Replies: 34
Views: 4595

Re: Carta de Invitacion

Yes Pamela 1,
I hope that it stays forever in the WA agreement and is not a transitional thing. Because it will irritate home owners, resident and non-resident. And Spain needs tourists' money
by maureenscot
Thu May 20, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Carta de Invitacion
Replies: 34
Views: 4595

Re: Carta de Invitacion

I have always been asked to declare my accommodation when holidaying in US. In Italy, on top of hotel costs, we have had to pay a Tourist Tax on top of hotel charges
by maureenscot
Thu May 20, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Land grab
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Land grab

Let us know how you get on
by maureenscot
Wed May 19, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Carta de Invitacion
Replies: 34
Views: 4595

Re: Carta de Invitacion

Yes, also been told of this on my local Spanish village forum. Me and my sister are booked to go to my wee casa in July. This would mean that I need to go through all that rigmarole for my sister to stay with me. There are also standard fees for her to stay with me. Think it is E74 fee and E7 per pe...
by maureenscot
Mon May 03, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: driving offence ...?court lawyer
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: driving offence ...?court lawyer

Is there a Citizens Advice or Gestor you can contact?
by maureenscot
Mon May 03, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Janet Street Porter

Just looked it up. Oooops. What possessed her?
by maureenscot
Mon May 03, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 2
Views: 1866

Re: Janet Street Porter

What did she say?
by maureenscot
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Alcohol sales after 1800 banned !
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Alcohol sales after 1800 banned !

It is to make things equal with the pubs. Pubs are shut for obvious reasons
by maureenscot
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?
Replies: 140
Views: 17350

Re: New CaixaBank fees ... time to change banks?

I am not a resident that is why the charges are even higher. I used them for house insurance as it was easier at the time of purchasing my house. Doubled from this month. So I will give the email a shot. Thank you
by maureenscot
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Vaccine war with EU
Replies: 436
Views: 16517

Re: Vaccine war with EU

Stormont furious.
by maureenscot
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Shop local, save your shops ! Perhaps the people who say that are rich?
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Shop local, save your shops ! Perhaps the people who say that are rich?

Hi Pamela 1. Fear not. It is going the other way where I live since Covid. Folk are reluctant to shop for big items online. They fear lost items as so many deliveries are going astray. They fear customs charges. A lot of sites look like you are ordering from UK but in fact they are 'middle men' and ...
by maureenscot
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Presents from Amazon.UK
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Presents from Amazon.UK

Nothing to do with exports, sorry. I didn't know how to send my Amazon kindle books to my other kindle. I pressed the 'call me' button and received a call within seconds. The lovely chap talked me through it in seconds, job done.