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by AndyLucyOne
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Residencia. Yes or No ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2510

Re: Residencia. Yes or No ?

What "should" Brits living in the UK but owning a holiday home in Spain do (especially with regard to Brexit) ? By holiday home, I mean snatching the odd long weekend to spend in Spain plus a week or fortnight at a time for planned holidays ?
by AndyLucyOne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Reconnecting Electric and Water in property
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Reconnecting Electric and Water in property

Hi AndyLucyOne, Following on from Gerry's Post....... Will depend on what you're going to use for cooking , heating etc...... iii) Our supply is Rated at 3.3Kw so 15Amps, can run washing machine, dish washer, microwave and two electric water heaters. BUT not at the same time :!: The higher you go o...
by AndyLucyOne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Reconnecting Electric and Water in property
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Reconnecting Electric and Water in property

iii) what are the practical options and considerations for mains potencia/voltage choices ? (I'm just used to the UK where you simply get a "domestic supply" - as far I know its all 240V and thats all you need to know) In Spain you contract for a fixed maximum potencia depending on what your total ...
by AndyLucyOne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Reconnecting Electric and Water in property
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Reconnecting Electric and Water in property

Spanish lad if perfectly correct. A new contract means everything has to comply with the current standards and be signed off with a bolletin. It cost me €2000 for a new contract etc as I wanted the potencia upgraded. Cheers Gerry I'm considering a campo property that has been empty for about 10 yea...
by AndyLucyOne
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154
Replies: 6
Views: 13411

Re: Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154

Do you know what those road works between Loja and VdeSJ are trying to achieve ? ... are they for some sort of drainage, for example, or are they going to straighten the road ? Regarding the yellow shrubs, from the replies (many thanks!) and from obsessive googling they are most likely either Mimosa...
by AndyLucyOne
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154
Replies: 6
Views: 13411

Yellow Shrubs in Alginarejo A4154

At the beginning of March, I was driving north skirting round the edge of Algarinejo on the A4154 when I saw a (civic?) planting of half a dozen or so shrubs (on the left hand side) which were absolutely smothered and dripping in bright yellow flowers, making a magnificent and really beautiful show ...
by AndyLucyOne
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

I found this on the Interweb. It mentions the houses, but not the churches. Reasons for Whitewashing Houses in Andalusia 6 May 2010, 07:12 BennyMalaga Malaga, Spain The white towns in Andalusia whitewash their houses twice a year, as per custom. There are two reasons for doing this, and a recent gui...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Re: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

I notice that if you're unlucky enough to brush against a wall - inside or out - you come away with a "go-faster" stripe emblazoned on your shoulder and down your arm ! Is it a special kind of paint ? "Addidas White" ? It certainly doesnt have the grip of Dulux Vinyl Emulsion ! I remember staying in...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 5307

Pueblos Blancos Churches and Towers

Does anyone know why in the Pueblos Blancos, it seems that the churches and towers that stand proud above the villages are so often bare and aren't whitewashed ?

Were they originally whitewashed/decorated and this has worn off, or were they never so ?


Many thanks !
by AndyLucyOne
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?

Thank you. Do you have the address or directions ?
by AndyLucyOne
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Re: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?

Many thanks, Maureen, I shall seek him out.
by AndyLucyOne
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1460

Electrician in Lucena / Iznajar area ?

Hello,

Please can anyone recommend an electrician in the Lucena / Iznajar area to check wiring / quote for possible rewiring and increasing the power rating to a house ?

Many thanks !
by AndyLucyOne
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?

Ah, thanks, Wicksey. Does a gestoria also do the lawyer bit, or is he an extra intermediary agent/fixer (i.e. if you have a gestoria do you still need a lawyer) ? My abogado did email me a nota simple and a copy of the escritura, but didnt turn up to the notary appointment as arranged (the seller's ...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

What "should" a Spanish Abogado do for a UK non-resident buying in Spain ?

Is there a minimum baseline level of professional service that an Abogado should provide to a UK non-resident buying a property in Spain ? What "must" an Abogado include, and what is included in normally accepted practice ? What would "better" and "best" practice include ? Is there a code of conduct...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Pozo negro
Replies: 46
Views: 29216

Re: Pozo Negros / Fosa Septicas

If you actually mean a Septic Tank, that is a good way of dealing with sewerage. The tank needs to be a good size, about half a cubic metre per person in the house ....... There is the choice of a composting toilet - no water at all. Many people around here use those, especially as they are on priv...
by AndyLucyOne
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2466

Re: Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?

Thank you for your comments. I think wood is traditional and looks quaint-Spanish, but termites have eaten all my frames, leaving behind only a crinkly 'tape' of paint and varnish and no wood structure left, so I feel I have an excuse for appearing a philistine and going for a more modern material (...
by AndyLucyOne
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Taking on Water and Electricity accounts (+- phone line)
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Taking on Water and Electricity accounts (+- phone line)

I'm in the process of buying a 50-year old townhouse. In the words of a currently famous person: "... It's going to be great; it'll be the best house ever" and ... it's got walls built already. I shall be attending the signing of the escritura at the Notary, with my abodago. Is life as easy as colle...
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2466

Replacement doors and windows: PVC, Aluminium or Wood ... and Persianas or not ?

What are the pros and cons for replacing external doors and windows with PVC ones, Aluminium ones or wooden ones ?
... cost (buying and installing), practicality, maintenance, security, looks, sun/shade and hot/cold insulation ... maybe also any planning or permissions considerations
by AndyLucyOne
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Why is the ground around Olive trees kept bare ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7299

Re: Why is the ground around Olive trees kept bare ?

Thank you for the discussion. I just look at all that soil doing nothing and wonder that there must be something that could productively grow there (I know not what). I like the idea of legumes, a crop that would put nitrogen into the soil, and annual crops that could be turned into the soil to enri...